Sunday, February 20, 2011

Upstairs at the Square -- A Great Music and Book Series at Barnes and Noble

Neko Case, beautiful female singer-songwriter and on-and-off member of indie rock group, The New Pornagraphers, will be participating in a free discussion and performance at Barnes and Noble's Union Square location on Thursday, February 24, at 7pm. Along with writer Michael Showalter, who will be reading excerpts from his latest book, Mr. Funny Pants, Neko will be interviewed by journalist Katherine Lanpher. This intimate event is part of Barnes and Noble's Upstairs at the Square series, which "pairs writers with musicians for an evening of words and music." A few months ago, I saw quirky singer-songwriter Ben Folds and author Nick Hornby at Upstairs, in an interview and performance related to an album they recently collaborated on, Lonely Avenue (Nick Hornby wrote the lyrics and Ben Folds then composed the music). It was a treat to be so close to the artists and hear their unique perspectives on their compositions. 

Get there early for Neko Case and Michael Showalter, as seats will surely fill up fast. See the official event announcement here.

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