Saturday night listening party at DBN.
Starts at 7. Donations for the artists very much appreciated.
July first will be the start of our 29th year on Lexington Avenue. In honor of such our founder, Emöke B'Racz along with several of her family members, will be featured on the News Gallery walls. The title of this family show is Papyrus Nugator. Come celebrate the work of Downtown Books & News and Malaprop's founder!
Sahba Sizdahkhani is our guest performer Saturday. He plays percussion as well as the santour; a traditional Iranian hammered dulcimer. Also performing will be Tashi Dorji, Sarah Louise and Falcon Mitts. Donations for the visiting musician appreciated. http://www.sahbasizdahkhani.com
Experimental musician and author Eugene Chadbourne will be at Downtown Books & News on April 1st!
He is touring in support of his new thousand page, three pound book (tome if you will) "Dreamory". Expect a reading and live music performance.
The event is free, but buy a book or CD, I mean come on.
Our next art opening is coming up on 2.10.17
Dozens of artists - - Dustin Spagnola, Lauren Deworde, Megan Kelley, Alli Good, Priya Ray, Joshua Spiceland, Blake Lee Ferguson, Liz Williams, Trish Tripp, Lisa Nance, Gus Cutty, Ian Wilkinson, Hailie Rudig, Justine Briggs, Jen Toledo, Justin Rabuck, Cayce Moyer, Mecaria Bakes, Milo Marlow, Melissa Hunsucker, Nathanael Roney, Alice Stearns, Cameron Zarrabzadeh, Marissa Zarrabzadeh, Dave Nalesnik, Andy Herod, Maxx Feist, Julie Wade, Peter Parpan - -
Live music - - Lunar Creature, Don Howland & The Bassholes, Prince of Sleep - -
Poetry - - Lisa Nance, Nathanael Roney, Joel Herring - -
Gonna be huge.
We only ask you to bring your love and rage.
Please join us for The Long Weekend Tour with music and poetry by Joe Carlough, memoir works by Katie Haegele and live music with the Tall Tall Trees.
Joe Carlough is a printer from Philadelphia. He’s been making zines and designing books for the past 8 years, and designs & prints chapbooks professionally for a range of clients from hobbyists to Random House authors. He enjoys hosting events, and has lately been attempting to inject more music into his performances. Here is his website: displacedsnail.com
Katie Haegele is a freelance writer and a longtime zinester from Philadelphia. Her third book of creative nonfiction will be published by Microcosm Publishing in 2017. She’ll be reading stories from this collection (teaser: they’re all about cats). Here is her website: thelalatheory.com
Mike Savino is not your grandaddy’s banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from NYC. A pioneer in the the world of experimental and psychedelic banjo music, Mike Savino has released two records and one EP on his own label Good Neighbor Records, Tall Tall Trees (2009), moment(2012), and The Seasonal EP (2014). Since 2012 Tall Tall Trees has been touring relentlessly, mystifying audiences with his “continually refreshing and innovative approach to the banjo” (Paste Magazine). Often performing solo, Savino’s modern take on the one-man band involves running his homemade instrument, dubbed the Banjotron 5000 through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements to support his lyrically driven songs. talltalltrees.com
As always; a free event, though donations (for the artists) are appreciated.
We are excited to have back with us poets from Hyannis House.
Hyannis House is a space for students who are affected by sexual violence, women, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and allies at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Hyannis House provides resources, sexual assault education and prevention, as well as programming that promotes education and awareness on LGBTQ and women’s issues.
Please join us Saturday October first for a group art opening with the Open Hearts Art Center. Starts at seven p.m. with a performance at 8 p.m. Drinks and light nibbles per tradition.
Open Hearts Art Center is an organization that serves adults with mental, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. Below is a link to their website and a short video.
Stop by on Sunday and visit with Manon Guenot author of the photo-work Bearded Strangers.
Bearded Strangers is a self-published, quality photograph book of hairy Asheville men. Each photograph accompanied by a quote from the subject. Text in English and French (Manon is European).
So stop in, Manon is lovely and the book is beautiful, fun and all local.