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BK: George Grella and Bryan C. Parker present Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Beat Happening (33 1/3 series)

    11/05/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    George Grella, music editor for The Brooklyn Rail, presents his study of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, part of the 33 1/3 series. Bryan C. Parker joins with his take on Beat Happening's self-titled album.

    RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (33 1/3) Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781628929430
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Bloomsbury Academic - October 22nd, 2015

    It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Rock music was flying off in every direction, just as America itself seemed about to split at its seams.


    Beat Happening's Beat Happening (33 1/3) Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781628929270
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Bloomsbury Academic - September 24th, 2015

    This is the album that sent a shockwave of empowerment through the nation's cultural underground. In 1985, Olympia, Washington band Beat Happening released their eponymous debut of lo-fi pop songs on K Records and challenged every conception held about music. At the center of the group was the enigmatic Calvin Johnson and his revolutionary vision of artistic creation.