Celebrating the 35th anniversary of FREEDOM OF CHOICE and the release of Evie Nagy’s 33 1/3 book about the album!
Thursday, May 28th
Littlefield NYC, 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
JAKE FOLGELNEST is a writer for the Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp,” the Emmy nominated “Funny Or Die’s, Billy On The Street,” as well as the upcoming Hulu show, “Difficult People.”https://twitter.com/jakefogelnest
GERALD V. CASALE is the co-founder and a principal songwriter of the pioneering, thinking man’s pop group known as DEVO. One of the seminal rock groups of the early Eighties, DEVO counts among its credits three
gold albums, two platinum albums and several hit singles. In addition to writing and performing, Casale, A graduate of Kent State University(BFA) was the driving force behind the group’s elaborate multi-media stage productions and trend-setting graphics. Casale is also credited with having pioneered the music-video format. Beginning in 1977, he conceived and directed twenty of the group’s video clips including the innovative and award-winning pieces “Whip It”, “Beautiful World” and “Satisfaction”. He went on to direct videos for many other artists and hundreds of TV commercials, and in addition to other musical projects, reunited with Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh in 2010 for the band’s first studio album in 20 years.
DAVE HILL is an NYC-based comedian, writer, musician, and actor. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, BBC-America, MTV, Adult Swim, and a bunch of other channels besides those. He is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life and has written for the New York Times, GQ, Salon, McSweeney’s, and the Believer among others. His first book, Tasteful Nudes was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. Dave also hosts The Goddamn Dave Hill Show every Monday night on WFMU radio and is the frontman for the rock band Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme for HBO’sLast Week Tonight with John Oliver.http://davehillonline.com/
JOE GARDEN is a freelance writer. In the past, he was the features editor and creator of Jim Anchower for The Onion, writer for the Adult Swim website, and co-writer of two episodes of the children’s series Word Girl. He now exists in upstate New York, where he chases his cats around the house and writes epic Twitter rants. His favorite Devo songs are “Patterns” and “Gates Of Steel.” No offense to Freedom of Choice. http://www.votejoegarden.com/
SARA BENINCASA is a comedian and author who often helps out with co-hosting duties for the live, L.A. version of popular podcast “RISK!”, presented by her friend and mentor Kevin Allison of “The State”. She is currently in the middle of “This Tour Is So Gay” lecture tour, spreading love and acceptance of the country’s LGBTQI community. Pick up her memoir “Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom” and her YA novel “Great” right now. http://www.sarabenincasa.com/home
LIAM McENEANEY is a comedian, writer, and producer from New York City. Starting with a college tour at the age of 19, he has headlined across the United States and throughout Europe. At the age of 24, he was tapped to appear on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He spent two seasons as a regular panelist on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, and more recently, he appeared on IFC doing stand-up on their interstitial series Comedy Drop. He also appeared on the Showtime special Caroline Rhea & Friends.
In 2013, ASpecialThing records released his critically-acclaimed album, Comedian. It debuted at number 38 on the iTunes comedy bestseller chart, and at number 16 on the Amazon comedy chart. Liam also produced and starred in his own concert film, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film! with some of his buddies like Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, and Christian Finnegan. https://heyitsliam.com/bio
EVIE NAGY is a staff writer at Fast Company and a former editor at Rolling Stone and Billboard. Her work was published in Best Music Writing 2010, and she co-wrote the afterword to Out of the Vinyl Deeps, an anthology of rock writing by the late Ellen Willis, the New Yorker’s first pop music critic. She’s the author of the 33 1/3 book on Devo’s Freedom of Choice, and lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two daughters.http://www.devo333.com/
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