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New Podcast!! With recordings from:

  • A Walk On the Wild Side: Downtown Stories with Brendan Jay Sullivan and More with WORD Bookstore
  • McSweeney’s Night of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
  • Tales of Cacophony: How To Make Your City a Playground
  • (vintage track from summer 2k12) Vol 1 Brooklyn’s Best 3-Minute Punk Stories Part Two

Tired Pony, featuring members Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey and Troy Stewart, will be playing a special late show (after our reading with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Richard Price) on Wednesday, September 25. Doors are at 10PM, show at 10:30PM, and tickets only $25. They’re going fast, get yours now!

(Source: Spotify)

This has nothing to do with books, really, I just love this band: First Listen: Typhoon, ‘White Lighter’ : NPR.

This has nothing to do with books, really, I just love this band: First Listen: Typhoon, ‘White Lighter’ : NPR.

"Her lyrics have a provocative showiness and enough wit that her occasionally droll delivery has been categorized as Daria-like." (via Can an Asian Woman Be Taken Seriously in Rap? - The Cut)
Sold. Awkwafina, the Daria-like rapper in question, is here tonight for our Noteworthy panel, free at 7pm.

"Her lyrics have a provocative showiness and enough wit that her occasionally droll delivery has been categorized as Daria-like." (via Can an Asian Woman Be Taken Seriously in Rap? - The Cut)

Sold. Awkwafina, the Daria-like rapper in question, is here tonight for our Noteworthy panel, free at 7pm.

Awkwafina “NYC Bitche$” (Official Video) (by awkwafina)

Can you spot Joan Didion in this video from Awkwafina, one of the featured ladies in our July 25 event Noteworthy Singer/Songwriters? How can you resist this, f’real:

Sloppy ass bitches comin’ out of the PATH train / Bitch where your pants at it’s 25 degrees out / You eatin’ nachos on the block with your pussy out

Tickets now on sale for Live from Home with Dawes, a benefit concert for Housing Works! Only $35 for a chance to see a rare acoustic performance from the band. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion open.

Tickets now on sale for Live from Home with Dawes, a benefit concert for Housing Works! Only $35 for a chance to see a rare acoustic performance from the band. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion open.

"He also recounted getting invited to stay for a couple of weeks at 2Pac’s house in Los Angeles, where, to the delight of him and Duck Down’s Buckshot, he discovered that the rapper had a fridge fully stocked with orange Fanta. One night he and Buckshot saw that the seemingly endless supply of soda had been whittled down to two, and the next morning, they found that their host had pulled a classic passive aggressive roommate move—by leaving a sticky note on the remaining Fanta that read “Pac’s soda.”"

Dru Ha’s story about his time in 2Pac’s house was pretty amazing. Also I am identified as the “Housing Works spokeswoman” for making another hologram joke! via 2Pac And Biggie Battle Book Comes Alive At New York Reading - XXL

We have some signed copies of the book in the store, stop by and pick one up.

Now on sale! Live from Home with Dawes - Events — Housing Works
First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film ‘The Great Gatsby’ : NPR
Jammin’ pretty hard to this and writing y’all an events newsletter for tomorrow morning.

First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film ‘The Great Gatsby’ : NPR

Jammin’ pretty hard to this and writing y’all an events newsletter for tomorrow morning.

Honored to be the charity for this month’s Perennials project from our friends Jones Street Station. Check out the first song here, and donate: Perennials Volume 36: “Atychiphobia” - Jones Street Station

Honored to be the charity for this month’s Perennials project from our friends Jones Street Station. Check out the first song here, and donate: Perennials Volume 36: “Atychiphobia” - Jones Street Station

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