Monthly Archive for September, 2007

New Stuff 9/29/07

Well as September draws to a close the fall season onslaught keeps on coming, like a field of zombies in the new volume of Walking Dead, or like page after page of comic goodness in the Best American Comics 2007. Now if only the zine and mini comics would start pouring in we’d be in lit overload heaven!
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Superbitch Event at Quimby’s!

Oct ’07
27
7:00 pm

Superbitch Event at Quimby’s!

Saturday, October 27th, 7:00 PM
FREE
This event is a signing and release of the 13th issue of Superbitch Magazine and the first Superbitch Magazine DVD. The publisher will be on hand to answer questions, and counter any attacks, and preview the new DVD.

John Davies is the Publisher/ Editor of Superbitch Magazine, has published the small magazine dedicated to girls, booze, and music for almost 3 years. Mr. Davies is in his late 30s, single, no children, and lives in a studio apartment just outside of Detroit, Mich. His other endeavors include performing in a pornographic rap duo called Beaver Shoot, collecting rare 8-track tapes, and enjoying a good wine.

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Punk Houses Event at Quimby’s!

Oct ’07
22
7:00 pm

Punk Houses Event at Quimby’s!

Monday, October 22nd, 7:00 PM
FREE
Join Quimby’s in welcoming Abby Banks author of Punk Houses: Interiors in Anarchy, A 300 Page photo-documentary on American punk houses, edited by Thurston Moore.  Since this is Abby’s first book and the publisher is not sending her on book tour.  She decided to do it herself, with the help of some friends.

Not content for a typical reading. Abby and friends will screen a movie/slide show, talk about the book, and have live music by two acoustic acts “Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains” and “Jerk Off Jack Off Frig Face”

Abby Banks is a photographer/visual artist.  She has contributed to Slug & Lettuce, and is a graduate of Goddard College, VT

Timothy Findlen is a musician & writer and has contributed to Bee’s Knee’s, several self released CDs, including Jerk Off Jack Off Frig Face (country), and a collaboration with Sunburned Hand of The Man.

Pat The Bunny, is a musician who fronts/is Johnny Hobo & The Freight Trains, and Wingnut Dishwasher’s Union.

The “punk house” may come in any number of forms. The most common type is often where a large group of like-minded punks cram into a house usually intended to accommodate two or three people, resulting in low rent and, thus, extended hours of leisure for the residents to pursue their true interests.

Punk House features anarchist warehouses, feminist collectives, tree houses, workshops, artists’ studios, self-sufficient farms, hobo squats, community centers, basement bike shops, speakeasies, and all varieties of communal living spaces. In over 300 images of fifty houses in twenty-five cities in the US, photographer Abby Banks finds the already weathered face of a seventeen-year-old runaway; the soft hands of a vinyl junkie (record collector); the mohawked show-goer; the dirty dishes in the sink; silk screened posters on the wall; and many other revealing glimpses of these anarchist interiors.

DR. KATZ TONIGHT

7PM Don’t be Late!!!!

Eckhard Gerdes at Quimby’s!

Oct ’07
24
7:00 pm

Eckhard Gerdes at Quimby’s!
Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00 PM
FREE

Join Eckhard Gerdes as he reads from and signs copies of his new novels “The Million-Year Centipede” (Raw Dog Screaming Press), “Przewalski’s Horse” (Red Hen Press), He also recently released a  CD of fiction readings “Scuff Mud” (JEF/CD Baby), and a new issue of “The Journal of Experimental Fiction” (Six Gallery Press).

Eckhard Gerdes earned an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but not before one teacher threatened to choke Eckhard to death for producing writing that was too innovative.  Eckhard’s true teachers have been the voices he heard through literature—Brautigan, Patchen, Joyce, Beckett, Federman, Barth, Jaffe, Burroughs, Acker, Moorcock, Calvino, Ionesco, and the amazing Arno Schmidt, to name a few—and the voices he has heard through other art forms, such as Clyfford Still, Picasso, Pollack, Kraan, Captain Beefheart, Firesign Theatre, Pere Ubu, Stockhausen, Webern, and, of course, the Doors.  These are the voices of the idiosyncratic.  They will be heard long after the weak voices have faded.

He lives near Chicago with two of his sons, Ludwig and Ulysses.  His oldest son, Sterling, is away at college at Georgia Tech.  Occasionally, Eckhard publishes The Journal of Experimental Fiction.  At times, he writes about literature for The Review of Contemporary Fiction,  American Book Review, and Electronic Book Review.  His fiction appears in various journals every now and then. Przewalski’s Horse and The Million-Year Centipede are his fifth and sixth published novel.   Two more, Nin & Nan and The Unwelcome Guest are scheduled for fall 2007 publication by Six Gallery Press.  Scuff Mud, the CD of reading accompanied by experimental musicians Shelf Life, is his first recording.