DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith

DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith

Sat, October 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith
DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith
Former WFMU radio rogue Kenneth Goldsmith ("Kenny G"), founder of Ubuweb, reads excerpts from his book, "New York: Capital of the 20th Century" (Verso, 2015), a rewriting of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project adapted for New York City. Accompanied by an evocative slideshow of vintage art and iconic photographs, plus a music soundtrack, Goldsmith revisits the downtown New York scene of the late '70s and early '80s—the era of CBGB, Rammellzee, Patti Smith, and Basquiat. Goldsmith reads from the eyewitness chronicles of Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Anthony Haden-Guest, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’Brien, Andy Warhol, Tama Janowitz, Bret Easton Ellis, and others. Adult content, discretion advised for young minds.




Photo: Irwin Chusid
Venue Information:
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
http://wfmu.org/montyhall