Who’s Performing and How and When to Watch
Live and In-Person at
787 Third Ave.
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Directions: R to 25th Street, D to 36th Street
Venue is at 27th Street
The event will also be streamed via Facebook Live
And it will be available online in full the next day at
Keira E. is a 15-year-old songwriter and guitar player, and a student with Blue Balloon Songwriting School.
5:15 p.m. Steve Espinola (music)
Steve Espinola repairs Wurlitzer Electric Pianos by day. He was a regularly performing songwriter at the Sidewalk Cafe for over two decades. As of late he plays piano in Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob and Atomic Meta Pagans. He serves at the beck and call of four cats: three indoor, one backyard. Backyard cat says “Hello” in Elmer Fudd English when she is in the mood. Melanie Einzig photo.
5:30 p.m. John Pietaro (poet)
John Pietaro is a writer, poet, and musician from Brooklyn. His latest work, A Bleeding in Black Leather, was just published by the Raw Art Review. Prior books include the poetry collection The Mercer Stands Burning, chapbook Smoke Rings, and short fiction set Night People. Pietaro is highly active in arts journalism and organizing, and leads post-punk neo-Beat ensemble The Red Microphone. The band’s new album, also entitled A Bleeding in Black Leather, is out on the ESP-Disk label
5:40 p.m. C.O. Moed (poet)
C.O. Moed grew up on New York’s Lower East Side when it was still a tough neighborhood. A recipient of The Elizabeth George Grant for Fiction and an alum of the WOW Café, her work has appeared in various presses and anthologies, including the Silver Tongued Devil Anthology, Thorn Literary Magazine, Unexpected Stories, Sensitive Skin, and Inspirational Art Magazine. Ted Krever photo.
5:50 p.m. John Mulrooney (poet)
John Mulrooney is a poet, filmmaker, and musician living in Cambridge, Mass. Mulrooney is the author of If You See Something, Say Something (The Anchorite Press), co-producer of the documentary The Peacemaker, from Central Square Films, and serves as Boog City’s poetry editor. He records and performs regularly with a number of musical groups in the greater Boston area. Mulrooney is professor of English at Bridgewater State University. His work has appeared in Fulcrum, Pressed Wafer fold’em zine, Solstice, The Battersea Review, Poetry Northeast, Spoke, Let the Bucket Down, and others. Rachel Layne photo.
6:00 p.m. Abbie from Mars (music)
Abbie is from Mars. Now based in New York City, she makes and performs experimental pop music with a penchant for improvisation, noise, and performance art. Her live act is unique for incorporating tap dance with electronic processing between raw, impassioned, highly physical performances of her songs. Abbie from Mars has seen solo, duo, and full band iterations live. A champion of the underground, she is the host of RadioActivity, a weekly radio show at freeform station WFMU. Her latest release, My Second Debut Album, is available on Bandcamp for purchase and everywhere else for streaming.
6:15 p.m. Meghann Boltz (poet) https://www.instagram.com/meghann___boltz/
Meghann Boltz is a poet and author of the chapbooks Cautionary Tale (b l u s h) and rebel/blonde (Bottlecap Press), and the microchap Roleplay (Ghost City Press). Her work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, PeachMag, GlitterMOB, Voicemail Poems, Shitwonder, and elsewhere, and has recently been anthologized in Erase the Patriarchy: An Anthology of Erasure Poetry (University of Hell Press). She received her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
6:25 p.m. Amanda Deutch (poet)
Born and raised in New York City, Amanda Deutch is a poet, educator, and social practice artist. She is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Bodega Night Pigeon Riot (above/ground press) and Surf Avenue and 29th Street Coney Island (Least Weasel Press). Her poetry has been published in The New York Times, Oversound, The Rumpus, Cimarron Review, Ping Pong, and many other journals and magazines. Deutch has been awarded residencies from Footpaths to Creativity (Azores, Portugal) and The Betsy Writer’s Room (Miami). She lives in Brooklyn, an unceded Lenni-Lenape Territory, where she works as a library specialist for youth and as the executive director of Parachute Literary Arts.
6:35 p.m. Jordan Davis (poet)
Jordan Davis lives in Brooklyn. His third collection, Yeah, No, will be published by Mad Hat later this year. He is a former editor of several publications, including The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Hat, Teachers and Writers, Ladowich, and the poetry section of The Nation. His essays and reviews appear in Fence Magazine’s Constant Critic website, the Boston Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Poetry Foundation website.
6:45 p.m. Brian Ember (music)
Ember left the strings in the background for his first solo endeavor, The New Chastity, a full-on loungy, soulful baroque pop album that takes inspiration from late ‘70s musicians like Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Eric Carmen, and the Electric Light Orchestra to deliver a deeply personal record about divorce and lost love.Ember left the strings in the background for his first solo endeavor, The New Chastity, a full-on loungy, soulful baroque pop album that takes inspiration from late ‘70s musicians like Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Eric Carmen, and the Electric Light Orchestra to deliver a deeply personal record about divorce and lost love.
With a host of works written for string quartet, symphony orchestra, and choirs under his belt, Ember started the string quartet-powered rock band The Tet Offensive in New York City, fusing his love for counterpoint and horsehair strings with theatrics and thrashing.
Classically trained composer and singer, Brian Ember, has been making music since singing “You Are So Beautiful” as a toddler in the bathtub. A musical chimera, his love of rock and glam sat side-by-side with doo-wop, Mozart, Bach, and contemporary composers like Györy Ligeti and John Corigliano.
Ember left the strings in the background for his first solo endeavor, The New Chastity, a full-on loungy, soulful baroque pop album that takes inspiration from late ‘70s musicians like Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Eric Carmen, and the Electric Light Orchestra to deliver a deeply personal record about divorce and lost love.
His follow-up EP, Tomorrow Looked Better Yesterday, and second LP, Get Ready to Hate Me are coming soon.
7:00 p.m. Rusty Doves (music)
Rusty Doves is sorry he couldn’t be here tonight, but the legacy of purple fountains moved him first to tears and then distraction. Rusty Doves has never forgotten her first rodeo clown, rough hands and delicate temperament that always kept a fine tuned sapphire just out of reach. Rusty Doves wonder where all the money went. Rusty Doves stare through the holes in their pockets straight through to where your finger nervously traces the lacquered surface of the planchette.
Boog City Classic Albums Live presents,
for its 10th anniversary, Taylor Swift’s Red
“State of Grace”
Téa M, Blue Balloon Songwriting School
Téa M. is an 11-year-old songwriter and ukulele player, and a student with Blue Balloon Songwriting School.
“I Knew You Were Trouble”
“All Too Well”
(see 6:45 p.m.)
“I Almost Do”
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
“Stay Stay Stay”
(see 5:15 p.m.)
“The Last Time”
“Sad Beautiful Tragic”
Abbie from Mars and Coffee Nap
(see 6:00 p.m.)
“The Lucky One”
“Everything Has Changed”