|MAKE: A Literary Magazine Issue #14 VISUAL CULTURE Release Party presents:THE ADAM BURKE SHOW!
Thursday, December 5th , 7PM
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia
$10 / $7 for MAKE subscribers / 21+
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THE ADAM BURKE SHOW is a Dick Cavett-style talk show hosted by Chicago’s most literary comedian, Adam Burke.
Burke is a whip-smart host whose broad range of interests allow him to speak volumes (hilarious volumes) on any number of subjects. Guests, including MAKE #14 contributors Aguillón-Mata, Lisa Fishman, Kyle Beachy, Anders Nilsen, and Erin Nixon, will present short examples of their work—translation, fiction, poetry, illustration, and art criticism—and discuss with Burke. In addition, guest Nick Twemlow, will debut his short film As I get into it more and more why I enjoy it more and more, and musical guest Skech185, “one of the best writers in rap, hands down,” will perform. After the show, Skech185 will be joined by longtime collaborator Analog(ue) Tape Dispenser for a special set. Chicago poet and songwriter Marvin Tate will serve as the show’s announcer.
Don’t miss this event.
- Also featuring videos from Caroline Picard, Harrison Martin, Nick Twemlow, and Peter Rybchenkov.
- A complimentary craft service table (snacks!), courtesy of Jane’s Restaurant and Upton’s Breakroom.
- DJ Richard Every with special guest, poet Simone Muench, “spinning” film clips.
- Set design by Patrick McGee and co.
- Discounted subscriptions, prizes, t-shirts and more.
- AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
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More about the participants:
Originally from the UK, Adam Burke began performing stand-up after writing a piece on comedy for a Chicago magazine. Before long, Burke became a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases. His absurdist, verbose comedy is long on metaphor and analogy and short on common sense. He has appeared on Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Adam has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for four years running, and at the local stage of Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Jake Johannsen, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.
The journey of SKECH185 in the culture of hip-hop is one of the most colorful stories to touch the genre. Born Willie McIntyre on January 10, 1985 (hence the name), he entered the rap arena at 16, testing his own abilities at Chicago open mics and hostile freestyle cyphers. Always an avid and exceptionally intelligent student of rap techniques and timelines, SKECH learned and developed the foundations for his own approach through an advanced method of battle rapping and song writing studying the approaches of everyone from Jay-Z to Labtekwon. SKECH caught the attention of Galapagos4 at the age of 19 and embarked on a four-year stint with the infamous label. He began work on an album with G4’s own DJ Whitelightning, an instrumentally gritty and verbally abrasive effort that was terminated due to creative differences.
With the release of his highly-acclaimed debut album, New Age Middle Finger, he further cemented himself as a voice in Indie Hip Hop and reached the ears as distant as the UK and Japan. Being 1/7 of Chicago progressive rap outfit Tomorrow Kings, they are set to release their debut full length Nigger Rigged Time Machine on December 3rd while he works at his follow up record (with long time collaborator Analog(ue) Tape Dispenser) entitled WARCHURCH: Sons of The Throw Away Age.
Aguillón-Mata is a fiction writer and essayist from Mexico City. He has published the collections of stories Quién Escribe (Paisajista) in 2004 and, recently, Tratado (De Una Zona Privada). ____________________________________________________
Kyle Beachy is the author of the novel The Slide (The Dial Press, 2009) and is an Assistant Professor at Roosevelt University, where he teaches creative writing and lectures on American literature. ______________________________________________________
Lisa Fishman’s most recent books are f l o w e r c a r t (Ahsahta Press, 2011) and Current (Parlor Press, 2011). She lives in Orfordville, Wisconsin and teaches at Columbia College Chicago. ______________________________________________________
Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of the graphic novels Big Questions, Rage of Poseidon, and The End, among other works. He has received three Ignatz Awards as well as the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize. His work has been translated into numerous languages, and his drawing and painting have been shown internationally. He lives in Minneapolis. _________________________________________________________
Erin Nixon is an art writer and curator working in Chicago. She is involved in experimental arts programming, self-publishing, editing, writing about alternative art histories, and autonomous creative projects.
Caroline Picard is an artist, writer, and curator based out of Chicago. She is the managing editor for the blog Bad at Sports and founded The Green Lantern Press in 2013. Recent work appears in volumes 1 and 3 of The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press), The Coming Envelope (Book Thug), and art ltd. magazine. For more info, please visit cocopicard.com. _________________________________________________________
Nick Twemlow’s first book, Palm Trees, won the 2013 Norma Farber First Book Award. His video works have played Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, and many other film festivals. He is a recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Honorarium in Filmmaking. He teaches creative writing and film at Coe College.