Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NYC BI PRIDE EVENT: LIVE MUSIC Saturday 9/24 9 PM

NYC BI PRIDE EVENT: LIVE MUSIC Saturday 9/24 9 PM
Continue the NYC celebration of bisexuality with live performances by singer-songwriters rorie kelly and Robin Renée, comedienne Jessica Lovelace-Chandler and spoken word artist Geoff Kagan Trenchard!

Saturday, September 24 at 9:00pm – September 25 at 1:00am
BAR 82
, back room.
136 2nd Avenue between St. Marks and 9th Streets, NYC.

Doors open at 9pm. Admission $5. Artists’ CDs will be available for sale.


About the artists:
Geoff Kagan Trenchard’s poems have been published in numerous journals including Word Riot, The Nervous Breakdown, The Worcester Review, SOFTBLOW and Pemmican. He has received endowments from the National Performance Network, Dance Theater Workshop, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and the City of Oakland to produce original theatrical work. As a mentor for Urban Word NYC, he taught weekly poetry workshops in the foster care center at Bellevue as well as in Rikers Island with Columbia University’s “Youth Voices on Lockdown” program. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the Riggio Writing and Democracy program at the New School and the first ever louderARTS Writing Fellowship. He has performed poetry on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, at universities throughout the United States, and in theaters internationally as a member of the performance poetry troupe The Suicide Kings. He lives in Brooklyn and can be found at kagantrenchard.com.

Robin Renée is Mantra-Pop! Conscious and melodic with an edge, think of blending the voices of Chrissie Hynde and Joan Armatrading with thewordsmith intelligence of Elvis Costello and the mystical passion of Indian chant. The Courier News calls her “one of the Garden State’s finest singer-songwriters” and the San Francisco Spectrum says “Her smooth delivery… deliver(s) wonderful post-modern soul to the masses.”
Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Jessica Lovelace-Chandler is a stand-up comic as well as a sketch writer. She was previously a member of the famous ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. She has performed with Larry Miller, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Lee, Mayim Bialik, Walt Willey, and Keith Coogan just to name a few.

rorie kelly is a small redheaded tornado of sound. First-time listeners often comment, “I can’t believe that voice came out of that body.” rorie writes catchy, melodic rock songs that she plays with enough passion to break guitar strings–and go right on playing without batting an eye. The singer/songwriter has been compared to artists ranging from Fiona Apple to Janis Joplin to Liz Phair. She has opened for Alix Olsen and Jen Chapin, and was named one of Long Island’s “Top Ten Indie Artists You’ve Never Heard Of” by Pulse Magazine.

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