By Jackie Sheeler
April 18, 2011 at 8:00pm
A lineup of electrifying but elusive performers that NYC knows and loves yet doesn’t hear from nearly often enough!
Joel Allegretti is a guitarist and songwriter whose influences embrace Anglo-American balladry, blues, Celtic traditions and even the sounds of India and the Middle East. He occasionally performs as one half of Blue Egypt.
Magdalena Alagna Schmidt
Magdalena Schmidt is a dilettante whose midlife crisis thus far has been indistinguishable from her existential crises that began in childhood when she first discovered regular visits to the dentist are a part of life.
Chris Brandt is a writer, activist, teacher, translator, carpenter, furniture designer, and theatre worker. His brand-new spoken word CD, “14” is being released on 4/18 and will make its world debut at the Electric Rarities show.
Meagan Brothers’ poetry has recently appeared in Night Bomb Press, Wormwood Press, and on Poetz.com. She also writes young adult fiction; her first novel, Debbie Harry Sings in French, was published in 2008, and her next YA novel entitled Supergirl Mixtapes is due out in winter of 2012.
Maggie Dubris is a writer and musician who lives in New York City. She was the guitarist for the band Homer Erotic, and is the author of WillieWorld, Weep Not, My Wanton, Skels, and In The Dust Zone.
Aaron Hyzen is a Harlem-based musician and songwriter for the indie rock band Quickly Quietly, which is releasing an EP later this year. In a rare solo performance, he will be playing some of his originals on guitar and keyboard.
Larissa Shmailo is a poet, writer and Russian translator. Her recent book of poetry is In Paran (BlazeVox Books).
Jackie Sheeler is a multitasking mofo as well known for juxtaposing divergently brilliant artists at the many NYC shows she’s developed as she is for her own written and WordRocking poetic creations. She is delighted to once again don her MC cap as host of this eClectiC eLectriC, and will be debuting some new work of her own that night.
With: Jackie Sheeler