Sunday, November 24, 2019

Event: Carol Cleveland Sings & Pairdown

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Join us Tuesday, December 17th at Brickbat for a night of music with Carol Cleveland Sings and Pairdown.

$8-10 suggested donation, byob & snax

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Event: Bill Direen :: A Memory of Others

Brickbat is thrilled to welcome New Zealand musician and writer Bill Direen (The Bilders) to the shop!

In Bill's own words:  "I am a New Zealand musician, who has toured and released music since the early 80s, touring solo in November to celebrate a double-LP titled Bill Direen A Memory of Others , soundtrack of a documentary about me. The double LP was released this month by Sophomore Lounge of the USA. You will note that the liner notes, quoted on that page, were written by esteemed rock journalist Byron Coley.
My music is a balance of rock-informed electric guitar and soft electric ballads.  Here is a trailer for the documentary which is backed by a quieter ballad:

On stage, I play electric guitar and electronic keyboards. I sing. I also read three brief extracts from poetic works. A percussionist (Chris Davis) accompanies me on a last few songs. "

Other performers TBA very soon!

$10 admission -- BYOB and snax

Friday, November 8, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Event: Alexander and Jordan Burgis/Jesse Sheppard Duo

Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of good tunes and warm vibes with:

ALEXANDER (David Shapiro of CT's Headroom).
Jordan Burgis (Honey Radar) / Jesse Sheppard (Elkhorn) Duo

Suggested donation $10, byo drinks and snacks.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Event: Nick Millevoi, Ross Hammond, Christopher Bruno

Thursday, October 17th at 7pm

Nick Millevoi
Ross Hammond (CA)
Christopher Bruno

An Evening of Deep Listening Featuring:

 Nick Millevoi

Ross Hammond (CA)

Christopher Bruno

***7PM Doors / $10 / all ages***

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This Friday! Eli Winter, Barry Johnson, Swamp Yankee

This Friday, September 13th at 7:00pm
Brickbat Books:

Eli Winter
Barry Johnson
Swamp Yankee

An Evening of Acoustic Music

Eli Winter (TX)
Barry Johnson (OH)
Swamp Yankee (Phil)

***7PM Doors / $10 / all ages***

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Event: Beth Heinly & Meghan Turbitt

Friday, June 21st at 6pm
Brickbat Books:

Beth Heinly & Meghan Turbitt

Joins us! Friday June 21st at Brickbat Books, the best little, our favorite, book store in Philadelphia, 6-8pm at the birth of summer for *new comics* - Meghan Turbitt's "Laughter Birth" the follow-up to "Pregnant & Fired" about being a new Mom and Beth Heinly's "Cursed" another journal comic inspired horror story about cleaning houses that is really sad and not funny actually. Are you sensing a theme here? Come purchase these two comic books which express the very nature of making a living, surviving and having a life in late capitalism. 

For this book signing event Meghan & Beth will be for the first time ever achieving a "Two Panel Comic Challenge", a "Two Comic Panel Challenge" where two comic artists draw one two panel comic together! These original comics come as inserts for each comic purchase. 

Refreshments for all! Do attend.

More about the artists:

Meghan Turbitt is a self-described conservative media personality (lol) on social media. She lives in South Philadelphia with her baby daddy, daughter Billie "the chip" and two cats. Meghan's comics are a humorous romp in journal comic-ing, flipping the genre on its' edge stylistically - her lines are loose, improvised - like her sense of humor. You will feel like you have a new best friend once you start reading Turbz comics. Follow Meghan where ever you get your creative news feed on twitter @RIPMeghan, instagram @chips_and_tingles.

Beth Heinly is a self-described artist on social media. She lives in Philadelphia, nearly destitute. She writes an advice column on art making practice entitled "Ask Artblog" on along with her long running weekly journal comic "The 3:00 Book". Beth's comics are dark, strident, biting humor on the abject of mundane existence. That actually makes them sound more important than they are tbh. Currently she is desperate for patreons, so please do sign up:, membership comes with all sorts of prizes and exclusive weekly comics. As if she doesn't have enough to do, you should follow her social media accounts if you are interested in guerrilla performance art, comics or cats @berthheiny. Tweets too @bethheinly 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Event: A Reading with Stacy Wakefield and Zachary Lipez (Akashic Books)

Thursday, May 9th at 7pm
Brickbat Books:

A Reading with 
Stacy Wakefield and Zachary Lipez 
(Akashic Books)

STACY WAKEFIELD's novel Sunshine Crust Baking Factory is a riveting coming-of-age story that follows a young woman who squats abandoned buildings with comrades in 1990s New York City. 

Wakefield's artist books, published for many years under the imprint Evil Twin, have been collected by institutions include the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Tate Modern. She runs a studio dedicated solely to book design and production. Her first novel, The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, was published by Akashic in 2015. She lives in the Catskills and Brooklyn. Her other collaborations with Akashic are Please Take Me Off the Guest List and 131 Different Things, both with Zachary Lipez and Nick Zinner.

ZACHARY LIPEZ will read from 131 Different Things, an intimate novella of love and loss wrought from the cultural underground, perfectly expressed in an inventive object that rediscovers the magical possibilities of the book.

Lipez lives in New York City, where he has tended bar for the last twenty years. He is a regular contributor to Noisey, and his music and culture writing have also appeared in Vice, Hazlitt, Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, Talkhouse, Inc., and Penthouse. His collaborations with Akashic Books, Nick Zinner, and Stacy Wakefield are Please Take Me Off the Guest List and 131 Different Things.