I have one addition for tonight and a couple of events taking place on Thursday that I’d like to mention.
Tonight at the KGB Bar the Nonfiction Series Presents Mickey Hess and Ben Greenman:
Mickey Hess is the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, Is Hip Hop Dead? and Icons of Hip Hop. He is an English professor at Rider University.
Ben Greenman is an editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed books of fiction, including Superbad, Superworse, and A Circle is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories About Human Love. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Paris Review, Zoetrope: All Story, McSweeneys, and Opium, and he has been widely anthologized.
If you’re still not sure if Hip Hop is dead after the show you can buy Mickey Hess a Russian beer and hope he’ll pontificate further.
On Thursday Dan Teicher and The Vices and Vines String Quartet will be performing at the Bitter End.
Thursday is also opening night for the Abraxas Stage Company, which is presenting a new musical called Crazy Head Space at the Seaport Theater :
Crazy Head Space offers a riveting, wild score by contemporary composers Liz S. Davis and Michelangelo Sosnowitz, and a gloriously insane lyric book by Liz S. Davis. Taking inspiration from the (in)famous DSM IV Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, this musical will leave you wishing for a disorder of your own!
Stay tuned for more events!