John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders featuring The Citizen's Band (Angela McCluskey, Nina Persson & Rachelle Garniez), Nick Hornby, Stephin Merritt, Eugene Mirman, Aaron Neville, Emma Straub.- 10/19Friday, October 19 2012 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
A variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. It will make you laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit Vaudeville, a little bit rock n' roll — and a whole lot of fun.
Last Spring saw musical performances by Rosanne Cash, Ted Leo, Josh Ritter Nicole Atkins, Edie Brickell band members from The Decemberists and R.E.M; readings from authors John Hodgman, Colson Whitehead, Sarah Vowell and Rick Moody; and acts from comedians Eugene Mirman and Janeane Garofalo.
And, NPR joined together with Cabinet of Wonders to record, broadcast and exclusively distribute the radio show, making its engaging dialogue and eclectic performances available to audiences nationwide.
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The Citizens Band (Angela McCluskey & Nina Persson) New York’s own dazzling performance cabaret troupe, aim is to entertain with a powerful political punch. Their new album mixes classic interpretations with original songs, intended as a call to action for all to protect a democracy rather than embrace its greatest enemy: apathy.
Nick Hornby - Nick is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, and for the football memoir Fever Pitch. His work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists.
Stephin Merritt - A singer-songwriter who has created and played principal roles in the following bands: The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. His lyrics are known for bending and blurring the gender line. He is fascinated with the undead, often making veiled or explicit references to vampires. Other frequent motifs in his lyrics include trains and railroads, the moon, dancing, eyes, and, of course, love.
Eugene Mirman - Eugene is a comedian who lives in Brooklyn, NY and a regular on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, had his own special on Comedy Central, and voices Gene in the new animated Fox series Bob’s Burgers.
Aaron Neville - An American soul and R&B singer and musician Aaron has had four top-20 hits in the United States along with four platinum-certified albums. He has also recorded with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers and is the father of singer/bassist Ivan Neville. Of mixed African American and Native American heritage, his music also features Cajun and Creole influences.
Emma Straub - Native to New York City, Emma's first novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, will be published by Riverhead Books in September 2012. Her debut story collection Other People We Married, arrived in February 2012. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, Slate, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, and many other journals, and she is a staff writer for Rookie.