Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Celebrate All Women's Issue of NY Tyrant with Girls Write Now

Party for Girls Write Now on Saturday. WOO HOO!

Celebrate the all-women issue of the New York Tyrant on Saturday June 28th, featuring a female artist and a female-fronted band, with a portion of the proceeds going to Girls Write Now , which all WGFG readers should know is a nonprofit devoted to encouraging NYC public school girls to develop as writers.

Saturday, June 28th, 9 pm
Bar Nine
807 Ninth Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets
C,E to 50th Street; NRQW to 57th Street

A $10 cover includes a copy of the latest issue, featuring work from:
S.G. Miller, Cezarija Abartis, Leni Zumas, Paula Bomer, Jessica Anya Blau, Nadxieli Mannello, Rachel B. Glaser, Elizabeth Koch, Leigh Newman, and Deb Olin Unferth, among others.

10 pm: Lucy Wainwright Roche
Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. She is the daughter of two performing musicians, Loudon Wainwright and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). Her childhood was spent living out of a suitcase, either on the road, with her parents or being ferried around to different relatives in her big musical clan. Described by The New York Times as having the best qualities of both her parents and a voice "clear as a bell", Lucy is a refreshing, pure, alternative to the jive pop culture, alarmingly straightforward and unadorned. In the past year Lucy has toured the US doing solo shows and opening for many musicians from Dar Williams to her brother Rufus. In 2007 Lucy released her first recording, an EP entitled "8 Songs", and in the spring of 2008 she released her second EP, "8 More".

11 pm: The Choke
NYC's punk 'n' roll darlings The Choke filter the influences of 60s Motown, soul, and garage rock through the attack of 70s anthemic punk. Since its debut in May of 2005, the band has already performed for large audiences throughout New York and London, toured with the UK's legendary Buzzcocks, enjoyed regular rotation and performed a live set on WFMU 91.1 FM (NYC/NJ), performed for a special NYC Animal Rescue Benefit opening for The Beastie Boys, completed 2 UK Tours, and also 2 US tours of the Midwest. Punk Magazine has called them "One of the most explosive and original acts to hit these parts in years". The Choke is currently in the midst of finishing a full-length album with producer Tony Barber (bass player/producer of Buzzcocks).

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls Write Now:
GWN provides at-risk New York City high school girls with emerging writing talent an opportunity to be custom-matched with a professional woman writer who serves as her personal mentor and writing coach, meeting with her weekly for the duration of an entire school year, and for up to four years. Founded in 1998, GWN was the first organization to ever present this combination of powerful services, and it continues to be the only program of its kind in the eastern United States.

We believe in the power and urgency of the story and the story's ability to describe and illuminate the interior and exterior landscape: we believe in the power of narrative and its ability to make life more astonishingly alive.
New York Tyrant

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