This month, our show’s alive with pleasure.
We’re picking up the habit, reaching for that infamous object synonymous with late nights, the Lower East Side, as well as the bane of Bloomberg’s utopian vision of a Brave New York: cigarettes. We dare you to not get hooked on the rich, smooth stories we’ve bummed for this show.
Featuring tales of chain smokers, serial quitters, and manic pixie phlegmy-cough girls; also, the saga of the e-cigarette, anti-smoking campaigns, strange ads from history, and — for the first time on the show — live music.
Warning: the contents of this show may make you cooler and more sexually appealing (the FDA has not approved of these comments).
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth
Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.
Peter Aguero is a regular host of The Moth and lead singer of The BTK Band, NY’s Hardest-Drinking Improvised Storytelling Rock Band.
Lisa Kirchner’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon.com and BUST among others. She was once simultaneously the religion editor for a gay and lesbian newspaper, bridal editor for a society rag, and dating columnist for an alt newsweekly. Her memoir, HELLO, FEMALE LADY CREATURE: A Redhead Takes on Qatar, is out next year with Greenpoint Press. She smoked A LOT in Qatar.
Ken McCarthy is the writer of “The Troll” for College Humor and has contributed several indefinite articles to Slacktory under the clever pseudonym, Ken M. Most of his creative energy is devoted to his Tumblr, Horsey Surprise, for which he was recently named A Real Douchebag by a fan.
Meredith DiMenna is a vocalist and performer across a wide spectrum of disciplines. In her various incarnations, she has drawn comparisons to an impossibly diverse list of power females like Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, and Billie Holiday, as well as the occasional man, like Robert Plant, Greg Dulli, Jim Morrison, and “that guy from the Scissor Sisters”. She was featured on the single “Legend in My Own Mind” from the psychedelic soul band, The Stepkids. She is currently the front woman of a new band, Tomorrow Tomorrow, and one half of the duo, Oh, Cassius!, who recently made waves on YouTube with a cover of One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young”.
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.
And did we mention music? Yes, music!