Saturday, June 25, 2016

Event: C Joynes & Jesse Sparhawk



This Tuesday, June 28 at 8 pm

at

Brickbat Books

C Joynes  & Jesse Sparhawk



 

C Joynes (solo guitar) / Jesse Sparkhawk (solo harp)

Facebook Event Link

(by Donation)

C Joynes

First US tour for elusive British guitarist, June 2016

C Joynes is one of the UK’s most inventive and highly regarded solo guitarists. Over the last 10 years he has recorded a string of acclaimed albums exploring the fault-lines between traditional music, field-recordings from around the world, free improv and lo-fi experimentalism. His most recent album, ‘Split Electric’ (2016), a collaboration with Nick Jonah Davis, finds him blending the brittle ringing tones of electric folk with overdriven garage blues throw-downs and lumbering muddy-booted psychedelia. This is his first US tour.

“An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease, and dashed off with a phenomenal, yet lightly applied technique.” ROB YOUNG, THE WIRE

“As much Conlon Nancarrow and Ali Farka Toure as Blind Lemon Jefferson, the compositional mind at work here can take apparently disparate threads of modernism and ethnic tradition and treat them as though they were all archaic blues styles learnt from dusty 78s.” BRUCE RUSSELL, THE WIRE

“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled folk melodies and rhythms from a variety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach.” KEVIN MACNEIL BROWN, DUSTED MAGAZINE


Audio

https://soundcloud.com/cwkjoynes1/triennale-new-peasant-shirt


Video

Electric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWDbO40_a00

Acoustic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrlklaghCnM


Weblinks

http://cjoynes.tumblr.com/

http://cjoynes.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/C-Joynes/267434943288582


 
 
Jesse Sparhawk

Jesse Sparhawk is a multiinstrumentalist, composer, and improviser whose instruments include harp, guitar, and electric bass. His harp study began at the age of 10 with then recently retired principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Myor Rosen, as well as with the head of the harp department of Eastman School of Music, Kathleen Bride. Sparhawk has over 40 recording credits to his name performing various instruments with many solo performers and groups, is a regular member of the psych/folk group Fern Knight, and has recorded and performed with acclaimed producer Tony Visconti.

jessesparhawk.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Event: This Thursday: Ian Svenonius presents "Censorship Now!!!"



Thursday, June 16th
at 8pm
at 
Brickbat:
Ian Svenonius!

Facebook Event Link

Indie rock legend, author and raconteur Ian F Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, Make-Up, Chain and the Gang) will be holding forth at Brickbat Books.

Copies of his third and latest book, "Censorship Now!!!" will be available for sale. Stop by and say "yeh"


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Featured: Tammy!





Tammy Wynette, Stand By Your Man
Hardcover with dust jacket
(Signed and inscribed by Wynette)



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Friday, June 10, 2016

Event: Tonight, Shawn Kilroy





Tonight, Friday, June 10th
at 7pm
at
Brickbat Books:
Shawn Kilroy

Brickbat is hosting Philly's own streetwise art-pop troubadour, Shawn Kilroy, who has a great new solo project, Al Pinocchio's Men. Join us for this excellent performance!

Facebook Event Link

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Events

Thursday, June 2,  at 7 pm 

OXFORD COMA: Poetry Is Dead {Nihilism}

Facebook Event Link

Oxford Coma is a new reading series based in Philadelphia. This inaugural installation's theme is NIHILISM... The bleak, the black, the melancholy and misanthropic, and other splendors of emptiness. All are welcome...or whatever.

Poetry is dead. And we have killed it. There is no value to what has come before us but what value we've assigned to it for ourselves, and for the world. For our world was born out of judgement and cynicism. For our universe is a vast and vacuous void. And poetry is just as empty as that void, and just as beautiful, and just as dark. Our words mean nothing. Let's make it count.

Featuring readings by:

$Ø...or donation

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Friday, June 3 at 6 pm

Meghan Turbitt and Beth Heinly comic book signing

Facebook Event Link

Philadelphia Sketchbook, by Meghan Turbitt
meghanturbitt.tumblr.com

Camp, a horor comic by Beth Heinly
the30clockbook.tumblr.com


 

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Friday, June 10 at 7 pm

Shawn Kilroy: in-store performance

Facebook Event Link

Brickbat is hosting Philly's own streetwise art-pop troubadour, Shawn Kilroy, who has a great new solo project, All Pinocchio's Men. Join us for this excellent performance!



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Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm

Ian Svenonius presents "Censorship Now!!!"

Facebook Event Link

Indie rock legend, author and raconteur Ian F Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, Make-Up, Chain and the Gang) will be holding forth at Brickbat Books.

Copies of his third and latest book, "Censorship Now!!!" will be available for sale. Stop by and say "yeh"




 
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Tuesday, June 28 at 8 pm

C Joynes (solo guitar) / Jesse Sparkhawk (solo harp)

Facebook Event Link

Donation

C Joynes

First US tour for elusive British guitarist, June 2016

C Joynes is one of the UK’s most inventive and highly regarded solo guitarists. Over the last 10 years he has recorded a string of acclaimed albums exploring the fault-lines between traditional music, field-recordings from around the world, free improv and lo-fi experimentalism. His most recent album, ‘Split Electric’ (2016), a collaboration with Nick Jonah Davis, finds him blending the brittle ringing tones of electric folk with overdriven garage blues throw-downs and lumbering muddy-booted psychedelia. This is his first US tour.

“An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease, and dashed off with a phenomenal, yet lightly applied technique.” ROB YOUNG, THE WIRE

“As much Conlon Nancarrow and Ali Farka Toure as Blind Lemon Jefferson, the compositional mind at work here can take apparently disparate threads of modernism and ethnic tradition and treat them as though they were all archaic blues styles learnt from dusty 78s.” BRUCE RUSSELL, THE WIRE

“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled folk melodies and rhythms from a variety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach.” KEVIN MACNEIL BROWN, DUSTED MAGAZINE


Audio

https://soundcloud.com/cwkjoynes1/triennale-new-peasant-shirt


Video

Electric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWDbO40_a00

Acoustic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrlklaghCnM


Weblinks

http://cjoynes.tumblr.com/

http://cjoynes.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/C-Joynes/267434943288582




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Jesse Sparhawk

Jesse Sparhawk is a multiinstrumentalist, composer, and improviser whose instruments include harp, guitar, and electric bass. His harp study began at the age of 10 with then recently retired principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Myor Rosen, as well as with the head of the harp department of Eastman School of Music, Kathleen Bride. Sparhawk has over 40 recording credits to his name performing various instruments with many solo performers and groups, is a regular member of the psych/folk group Fern Knight, and has recorded and performed with acclaimed producer Tony Visconti.

jessesparhawk.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Event: Tompkin's Squares's Josh Rosenthal & Chris Forsyth






Thursday, April 7th , 6:30PM
at
Brickbat Books:
Tompkin's Square's Josh Rosenthal 
Reads from his book
A Record Store Of The Mind
with special guest
Chris Forsyth 

"One of the most thoroughly enjoyable, informative, wise and good-hearted books ever written about music and the industry"
-- MOJO * * * * 4 STARS 
"What pulls its disparate elements together is the accommodating warmth and wit of his writing and the wealth of great stories he has to tell"
-- UNCUT 8/10
"Josh Rosenthal is a record man's record man. He is also a musician's record man. He is in the line of Samuel Charters and Harry Smith. In this age where we have access to everything and know the value of nothing, musicians need people like Josh to hear them when no one else can."   
- T Bone Burnett
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part "music criticism," the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Crackling with insightful untold stories, The Record Store of the Mind will surely delight and inspire passionate music lovers ... especially those who have spent way too many hours in record stores.
Celebrating ten years in 2015, Rosenthal's San Francisco-based independent record label Tompkins Square has received seven Grammy nominations and wide acclaim for its diverse catalog of new and archival recordings.


Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences.  Long active in underground circles, he’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. 



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Arrivals: Photography




Taishi Hirokawa, Sonomama, Sonomama
Softcover
(out of print)



Paolo Pellegrin, Kosovo 1999-2000: Flight Of Reason
Hardcover
(out of print)




Nadar
Softcover
(out of print)





Malick Sidibe, Photographs
Hardcover
(out of print)



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Closed for Easter!




Brickbat will be closed Sunday, March 27th. We will re-open Tuesday, March 29th at 11am.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Art!




Yoshie  Watanabe & Yayako Uchida
Brooch
Hardcover





Mori Art Museum,
Medicine And Art
Softcover with dustjacket





Yoshitoma Nara
Nobody Knows
Softcover





Kandinsky
Guggenheim
Softcover



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday