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Songs Cycled

The Henry Miller Memorial Library has done concerts in Big Sur, CA for years, and they're now bringing the celebration over to NYC for Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, a weeklong festival which goes down from May 12 - 19 in Williamsburg in multiple locations. The festival ends with a concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 19 with modern classical master Philip Glass and baroque pop legend Van Dyke Parks, plus special guests. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.

Other events throughout the festival include a pop-up book store at City Reliquary (right across from Knitting Factory on Metropolitan Ave); literary readings; more music like Jeffrey Lewis collaborator/Holy Modal Rounder Peter Stampfel at Spike Hill on May 15 (tickets); an evening of short film at Videology on May 17; and a UCB-presented comedy show at Knitting Factory on May 18 with Chris Gethard and others (tickets). Full schedule and more details below.

In related news, Van Dyke Parks just reissued his classic album, Song Cycle, and released a new "orchestral fantasy" album, Super Chief, on Record Store Day. He's also releasing a new album with re-imagined versions of old songs and covers, Songs Cycled, on May 6 via Bella Union. You can read Van's statement on the album at Bella Union's site. Stream his re-recording of "Hold Back Time" from his 1995 collaborative album with Brian Wilson, Orange Crate Art, below.

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On the Road

On the Road, the new film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic Beat Generation novel of the same name, hits theaters on December 21, but BrooklynVegan is proud to present an advance screening happening at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 PM with live jazz by the Stan Killian Trio beginning right after the movie to keep you in the mood. The screening is totally free to the public. All you have to do is show up. First come, first served.

On the Road was directed by Walter Salles and the screenplay was done by Jose Rivera. They also worked on The Motorcycle Diaries together. It stars Sam Riley (who played Ian Curtis in Control), Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights, Tron: Legacy), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings), Amy Adams (Junebug), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi and others.

Oh, and our screening at Knitting Factory is one of many events happening during "Beat Week". You dig? Movie trailer and full size poster below...

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