A Book Reading, A Music Performance and a Performance Piece:
Friday August 18th, 9pm / $7
Meaner Pencil is a singing cellist whose style is influenced by blues, post-punk, and romantic opera. She uses her songs to glorify everyday experiences and acts of kindness, but is also willing to face the darkness. She is often heard singing in the New York subway
Dylan Angell is a North Carolinian, a musician, a writer and is currently based in Queens, New York. In 2016 he released the book "An Index of Strangers Whom I Will Never Forget A-Z," via his Basic Battles Books imprint. In early 2017 he released "I'll Just Keep On Dreaming And Being The Way I Am," a collaboration with the photographer Erin Taylor Kennedy. He has published stories with Fluland and Fanzine and more.
Jessica Cook is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Durham, North Carolina. After graduating from SUNY Purchase in 2005 to study dance, she moved to crumbly Bushwick to work with Noemie Lafrance, Gallim Dance Co. While dancing with sleek modern dance companies, she toured with rag-tag Eagle Ager and developed a costume based performance practice showing her own work in soggy basements, lofts, and other crumbly spots. Some music peeps that have played with her include Adventure with DJ DogDick, GDFX, UUMANS, and Pat Spadine of Ashcan Orchestra. Right now she's working on a sound and movement score for Roulette Intermedium for February 2018. Recent appearances include: Kim Brandt's Clear Night (Pioneer Works), Milka Djordjevich's Mass (The Kitchen, Showbox LA, LAX Fest, American Realness Fest), and Phoebe Berglund at moMA PS1. Her work has been shown in Spring Break Art Fair, Judson Memorial Church, New Museum, Westway, AUNTS, and Roulette Intermedium. Career Highlight: performing at Whartscape with Sheryl Cook before Ian McKaye of Fugazi lectures? He tells sound guy, "I must be getting old because that was weird and scary to me."