THIRD MAN BOOKS and RECORDS and BHQFU Present a night of Poetry, Fiction, Rock, Jazz…WITH KOOL KEITH!!!!

Saturday May 20th@ National Sawdust: 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Doors at 7PM
GA Floor: $20 adv / $25 door
VIP Balcony: $35 adv / $40 door

Nashville’s THIRD MAN BOOKS, the publishing wing of Jack White’s Third Man Records, and BHQFU, New York’s freest art school, present an unforgettable evening of music, poetry, prose and revelry with:

✨ KOOL KEITH reading poetry, telling stories about early hip hop, and even some freestyle!✨

✨ Readings by ZACHARY LIPEZ of Publicist UK and Freshkills✨
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✨ Third Man Books authors CIONA ROUSE, KIINI IBURA SALAAM and SAMPSON STARKWEATHER!✨

🎺 Music from ANTELOPER featuring JAIMIE BRANCH and JASON NAZARY🎺
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🎸 KINGS OF THE F**KING SEA featuring CHET WEISE and PONI SILVER of The Immortal Lee County Killers and The Ettes!🎸

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ANTELOPER is the electric brain child of Jaimie Branch (fly or die) and Jason Nazary (little women, bear in heaven). Branch and Nazary have been playing together as trumpeter and drummer for years, but in this duo both include synthesizers to push further into the spectral space ship ether. With telepathic improvisations and effortless melodic negotiations, Anteloper pushes forward, swinging its horns all the while. 

KINGS of the F**KING SEA are Poni Silver (ex-The Ettes) on drums and Chet Weise (ex-Immortal Lee County Killers) vox and guitar.

KOOL KEITH "After single-handedly redefining ‘warped' as the mind and mouth behind the Bronx-based Ultramagnetic MC's, "Kool" Keith Thornton -- aka Rhythm X, aka Dr. Octagon, aka Dr. Dooom, aka Mr. Gerbik -- headed for the outer reaches of the stratosphere with a variety of solo projects. His most recent record, a third Tashan Dorrsett album, The Preacher, appeared in 2016."— All Music

ZACHARY LIPEZ is the coauthor (with Stacy Wakefield and Nick Zinner) of Please Take Me Off The Guest List (Akashic Books), Slept In Beds (Evil Twin Books), and No Seats On The Party Car (Evil Twin Books). He sings for the band Publicist UK. He freelances for many fine sites, such as Noisey/VICE, Hazlitt, Talkhouse, and Bandcamp. He tends bar at 124 Old Rabbit Club (his regular shifts are Sunday and Monday).

CIONA ROUSE writes poetry in Nashville, Tennessee. She curates many poetry readings in the city, including the monthly Writings on the Wall at Atmalogy and Lyrical Brew reading series. She is the author of Like Breath & Water: Praying With Africa. Her chapbook is forthcoming with Third Man Books.

KIINI IBURA SALAAM is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work is rooted in eroticism, speculative events, and personal freedom. Her fiction and essays have been included in such publications as Dark Matter, Mojo: Conjure Stories, and Colonize This!, as well as Essence, Utne Reader, and Ms. magazines. Her first short story collection, Ancient, Ancient was co-winner of the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. award. She compiles micro-essays on writing in her Notes From the Trenches ebook series. Her latest book, When the World Wounds from Third Man Books, is a collection of speculative short stories, and includes the novella Because of the Bone Man.

SAMPSON STARKWEATHER is the author of PAIN: The Board Game (Third Man Books, 2016) and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather (Birds, LLC, 2013). He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He is also the author of nine chapbooks, most recently Until the Joy of Death Hits, a website chapbook of pop/love audio-visual GIF poems from Spork Press, and Flux Capacitor, a collaborative audio poetry album from Black Cake Records. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.