Words & Music: Anna North and Miss Eaves
In this reading and live music series, songwriters perform “answer songs” written in response to a story. On April 24th, author Anna North, will read from a short story and songwriters Miss Eaves and Ben Arthur will perform their responses.
Doors: 9:00pm, Show: 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
Anna North is a senior reporter at Vox and the author of two novels, America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which received a Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Prix Medicis in France. Her writing has appeared at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and elsewhere, and she lives in Brooklyn. You can follow her on Twitter @annanorthtweets.
Miss Eaves is the feminist sound storm of Brooklyn based multimedia artist Shanthony Exum. Her fierce femcee electro-pop-rap-dance-explosions were born as a phoenix arisen from the hot fire of both a band and romantic break-up, and she has since spread her wings and played music around the world. Miss Eaves’ brazen, patriarchy push-back, it’s my body, take-no-shit lyrics are rabid animals of honesty. “Hand down my pants I flick the bean. My boo ghost but I don’t need him. Five digits gonna make me squirm and scream. This is all on me.” She says in “Hump Day,” which was was featured on New York Times, Huffington Post and Billboard. Her zero-fucks attitude landed her an invitation for a European tour with collaborator and friend, Surfing Leons as well as tours with Wheatus, MC Frontalot and Tune Yards
Ben Arthur’s upcoming release, American Castles, is his second collection of “answer songs” responding to other artists’ work. The album contains songs inspired by the works of Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Orlean, and Patricia Lockwood, and Ben even had the thrill of co-writing a song with bestselling authors George Saunders and Jonathan Lethem. Ben has released seven previous albums and two novels, and has shared the stage with artists including Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, and Toots and the Maytals. Ben’s songwriting video series, SongCraft Presents has aired two full length episodes on PBS, garnering five Emmy nominations.