Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 28th @ The Comet VERSUS w/Nick Barrows, Mark Flanigan. + Seven Speed Vortex, Pillowbiter


An Evening with Nick Barrows VERSUS Mark Flanigan + Friends
 
Join AURORE PRESS for a night featuring performances by NICK BARROWS and MARK FLANIGAN. Nick and Mark will be reading and performing pieces from their latest book, VERSUS.

Music follows by our favorite anti-punk band, PILLOWBITER and the always fabulous, SEVEN SPEED VORTEX. Show begins at 9:30 pm

NICK BARROWS
... Nick Barrows came from the hills of the Westside of Cincinnati, Ohio were he began his first days of memory behind the bar of his father's Tavern down by the River Ohio. His works have appeared in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, Trained Monkey Press, Aurore Press, and the website, Semantikon. He was also the music editor for The Citizen. Music escapades include The 4 Track All-Stars, Eagle To Squirrel, and Jack Burton Overdrive. In 2007 Barrows released his chapbook, Rockets on Bibles, and in the past few years he has been seething in the concrete and playing concertina. Blog: http://www.nbboom.blogspot.com/

MARK FLANIGAN
Cincinnati writer Mark Flanigan has been churning out the work for over two decades now, his “Exiled” column having recently ended after an eleven-year run—first in X-Ray Cincinnati, then online at semantikon.com, and finally at CityBeat. A noted performer, critic Mark Sterner once said of Flanigan, “He is a born story teller, and his readings come off with the sheer delight in words and in the quirky sort of life they are capable of expressing… Flanigan’s exultant poetry, heard aloud in the theatre, reminds us of what it is to be alive.” Additionally, his free e-book, Minute Poems, is available online from Three Fools Press, and more work and information can be found at the author’s personal website, http://www.markflanigan.com/.

PILLOWBITER
Cincinnati no-core / noise tampered anti-punk institutionalist power-anxiety rippers and creep-crushing hyper-conscious slider jams / members of the anti-technocracy underground.

SEVEN SPEED VORTEX
Seven Speed Vortex is lyrical anachronism in short form noise pop, forming in the United States' Midwest in the summer of 1994. Website: http://www.hubcapart.com/7sv/index.html
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Versus from Aurore Press


Versus
THE RABBIT PUNCH DEFENSE (NICK BARROWS) | JOURNEYMAN'S LAMENT (MARK FLANIGAN) $14.95 | 7.5 x 9.25 | 100 pages | paperback | Pub Date: November 30, 2012

The Rabbit Punch DefenseThe Rabbit Punch Defense by Nick Barrows
Nick Barrows came from the hills of the Westside of Cincinnati, Ohio were he began his first days of memory behind the bar of his father's Tavern down by the River Ohio. His works have appeared in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, Trained Monkey Press, Aurore Press, and the website Semantikon. He was also the music editor for The Citizen. Music escapades include The 4 Track All-Stars, Eagle To Squirrel, and Jack Burton Overdrive. In 2007 Barrows released his chapbook Rockets on Bibles and in the past few years he has been seething in the concrete and playing concertina.
Journeyman's Lament. Cover art by Tim McMichaelJourneyman's Lament by Mark Flanigan
Cincinnati writer Mark Flanigan has been churning out the work for over two decades now, his “Exiled” column having recently ended after an eleven-year run—first in X-Ray Cincinnati, then online at semantikon.com, and finally at CityBeat. A noted performer, critic Mark Sterner once said of Flanigan, “He is a born story teller, and his readings come off with the sheer delight in words and in the quirky sort of life they are capable of expressing… Flanigan’s exultant poetry, heard aloud in the theatre, reminds us of what it is to be alive.” Additionally, his free e-book, Minute Poems, is available online from Three Fools Press, and more work and information can be found at the author’s personal website, markflanigan.com.
"The combination of the two marks a prodding of humanity and the human psyche that is sometimes dark, sometimes ethereal and sometimes humorous." -- Hannah McCartney, Cincinnati CityBeat
Gus Katsanis tending bar at the P N K Tavern, Jersey City, NJAurore Press would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gus Katsanis for keeping the light on at the P N K Tavern in Jersey City, NJ. Rest in peace, my friend.
Photo taken by Greg C.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Aurore Press Presents Versus Nick Barrows | Mark Flanigan


Aurore Press Presents Versus Nick Barrows ("The Rabbit Punch Defense") | Mark Flanigan ("Journeyman's Lament") Our next local writer spotlight zeroes in on two intense poets from Cincinnati whose comeuppance is long overdue: Mark Flanigan and Nick Barrows. On Final Friday, November 30, 2012, at MiCA 12/v in OTR, we present two writers who mean a whole hell of a lot to the AP family. Reception and Reading at MiCA 12/v 7:30 - 9:00 PM More details to come! Visit: aurorepress.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Focus Boom Foto

These are the worders
The singers
The dancers
The soul-catchers
The huggers
In a room full of wondrous
These hearts flutter
And mine is joy
Happy B-day to me

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ATL Fest 2012

It was as the madness of heat.
Of music.
Of friends.
It tickles and spurts the most of humble and peace.
Live the love of vacation

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bunbury Music Festival: M&E

One of my favorite bands in the world Messerly & Ewing killed it. A great mix of thrust and swirl that leaves a very warm feeling in your belly. They also have the founder of Bunbury playing drums. They are the perfect rock n roll band. Thants M&E.

Bunbury Music Fest: Hydration

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

From the Smoldering

Started reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. It has punctured a lovely pin-hole into my innards.

From the smoldering 
Infantile scraps and barbs
That make us who we are 
labors the distractions that keep us from our true life's passions
Petty squabbles
 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ReUse-aplooza After Party at Northside Tavern April 27

ReUse-apalooza After Party at Northside Tavern

Friday, April 27, 2012 10:00pm until 1:00am


  • Northside Tavern

  • ReUse-apalooza After Party features Messerly & Ewing performing R.E.M.'s seminal "GREEN" album in its entirety with very special musical guests Mike Fair (Adventure Seekers), John Erhardt (Wussy, Ass Ponys), Chris Comer (Chris Comer Trio), Pete Janidlo (Seven Speed Vortex, Clifford Nevernew), Trica Suit (Seven Speed) and Nick Barrows (Jack Burton Overdrive). Special treat: the evening kicks off with REM album inspired mini-sets from Shiny & the Spoon and Wussy. 
    Show starts at 10pm. Rare and collectable R.E.M. merchandise will be raffled off at NST with proceeds to benefit Building Value's ongoing efforts to keep Cincinnati GREEN.  
    Join M&E earlier in the evening for stripped down sets at Building Value's annual fundraiser, ReUse-apalooza, in Northside on Friday April 27th, 6pm to 10pm. This third annual event celebrates Cincinnati, Community and Environmental Consciousness with an evening of eclectic entertainment, music and fun. A framed R.E.M Green-era concert poster signed by all four original members will be available at silent auction.




     This should be a great show!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lyrical Synaesthesia 2

Just a heads up that I will be reading at this event and it should be a great evening!!!


Lovers of literature and language, join us for the second LYRICAL SYNAESTHESIA, a series of poetry and short story readings presented by Justin Patrick Moore and the Bardic Arts Council.

In this second installment at the Northside Branch Library on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-8 PM, the council will showcase the breadth of talent in Cincinnati to help foster a strong living literary tradition in the Queen City.

READING MARCH 13:

MATT HART
ABIYAH
NICK BARROWS
BETSY YOUNG

The first 20 to arrive will received a FREE chapbook sampler published by Aurore Press. Keep checking back in the weeks to come for more!

For more about Lyrical Synaesthesia 2 and the writers, please visit: www.aurorepress.com