SMOKE RINGS BOOK LAUNCH reading & concert
Lady Stardust, 25 Avenue A, second floor, New York, NY
"Poetry for the after-hours, later than the night..."
Join us for the book launch/concert of writer and musician John Pietaro's new poetry chapbook, "SMOKE RINGS". Performers include
-Ras Moshe's Music Now! (Ras-tenor saxophone, Anders Nilsson-guitar, Larry Roland-bass)
-Rock poet Puma Perl
-Rose Tang Ensemble (Rose Tang-spoken word, others TBA)
-Dave Ross (guitar) & Shlomit Oren (dance/movement)
-Flames of Discontent (John Pietaro-spoken word/voice/guitar, Laurie Towers-bass, guest Charles Waters-clarinet)
-Rick Eckerle's ArchAngels
PLUS AN OPEN MIC TO KICK THINGS OFF
Lady Stardust is one of the hippest East Village spaces to come along in years. Just upstairs from the celebrated 2A Bar, Lady Stardust carries the heritage of downtown within a 1940s-50s decor. Come for the poetry, the music, the drinks or just the community.
With "Smoke Rings", John Pietaro, a writer whose work is impassioned with the literature of rebellion, the heritage of noir and the urbanity downtown, presents his debut chapbook. This set has been described as a terse, dark and sometimes satirical homage to New York at night. Dismissing the elitist venues and developers which have ghettoized artists over generations, "Smoke Rings" encompasses the edge of the tapestry, the free jazz, punk culture, modernist verse, bold performance and radical politics that cast the vision. Plainly put, here's a collection of works from just beneath the underground.
--COPIES OF "SMOKE RINGS" WILL BE AVAILABLE on 11/26
New Masses Media www.JohnPietaro.com