A long-awaited debut for a project several years in the making!
Josh Martin and Tom Blunt invite you to the first live performance of THE BOOK OF URIZEN, hosted by Brooklyn’s spectacular Morbid Anatomy Museum.
Poet and mystic William Blake wrote THE BOOK OF URIZEN in 1794, hoping to counter the tide of religious fundamentalism he’d observed in the Church of England. A bookmaker by trade, he knew every text printed by humans — including The Bible — would contain errors. These errors compounded over time, degrading any culture that insisted on interpreting their sacred texts literally.
Centuries later, URIZEN remains just as prophetic: a terrifying alternate Creation myth foretelling the decay of information as well as mankind’s spiritual idealism.
NYC show-people Tom Blunt (Meet The Lady) and Joshua Martin (The Imaginary Orchestra) have joined forces to cast Blake’s spell over intrepid 21st century audience members, pairing the poet’s vivid, apocalyptic storytelling with skilled live musical accompaniment. The result, a product of two year’s work, is a unique experience meant to stir up shadows in the soul, as well as pay belated respects to an overlooked bit of literary history.
Running time: 50 minutes
Afterparty at Haylards to follow!
406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
A friend just sent me this perfect pic from the Death & The Maiden event I hosted at NYSEC.
I made this video Christmas card to share with everyone this year! I am dreadful at sending out real ones but I wanted to put out something to acknowledge all of you who’ve shared stuff with me or otherwise contributed to my year.
This is just one of my regular commutes through the NYC, from Astoria down to Greenwich Village and back. I’m lucky to spend so much time flying past it all on a regular basis.
(h/t @griphus for the electro-jank version of the Mariah Carey classic)
Quite honored to be your host for this upcoming diversion! The best little slice of “I didn’t get tickets to Star Wars” entertainment you could possibly ask Santa for.
I’m bringing Carrie Fisher memoir realness and some choice 2015 memories to the stage in between music, comedy, and burlesque acts. Won’t you join us?
Here’s the event on Facebook.
Great mention in The New York Times of our show tonight! Look forward to seeing many friends in attendance.
Get your tickets before they sell out — the Kevin Geeks Out gang is taking over Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on Thursday, Dec. 3rd for a full-blown Christmas spectacular!
(Minus the Rockettes of course, but the popcorn is pretty good.)
I’ll be appearing alongside long-time cohost and collaborator Kevin Maher this Friday at Harmon Leon‘s VideoTALE showcase — very excited for my first performance at the People’s Improv Theater. Be there!
Here’s the FB event page with all the details.
This Friday I’ll be hosting a special event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, a meditative listening party for Schubert’s 1824 string quartet “Death and the Maiden.” The event will include elements from the Meet The Lady show on the same theme, which I presented in 2011.
Join us Thursday, November 5th at 6pm, in the Social Hall on the lower level!
Here’s a great post in the Greenpointers blog about the Kevin Geeks Out series that’s running at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema. Our show about lady robots last month was a success, below are a couple of snapshots — including my side of the phone Q&A with “T3: Rise of the Machines” star Kristanna Loken. <3
Photos by Matt Glasson.
This Thursday I’ll accompany my buddy Kevin Maher onstage as the co-host of Kevin Geeks Out About Lady Robots, part of his recurring variety program at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema.
I’ll be up to my old Meet The Lady tricks with presentations about robotic feminist revolutionaries and Wes Craven’s “Deadly Friend,” plus a very special Q&A with Kristanna Loken (“T3: Rise of the Machines”).
Here’s the link for tickets. Won’t you come out and join us?