Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Sparrow has been working on a manuscript attacking The Beatles—politically, aesthetically, philosophically, sexually—for 12 years. Now for the first time he will present a multimedia performance based on his (unpublished) book: How to Hate the Beatles: A Revue, with master guitarist Robert Burke Warren. Integrating cartoons, jokes, original music and half-baked theorizing, this performance will startle, awaken, and deeply disturb the innocent American public.
About Dave, Sparrow & Robert
Dave Channon is a multi-media artist who began his career with an apprenticeship to Joseph Cornell when he was 17. He later collaborated with such important artists as Red Grooms, Peter Max, Keith Haring, Phillip Guston, Ralph Fasanella, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Ron English and Robert Indiana. His sculpture has been favorably mentioned in the New York Times (Grace Glueck) the New Yorker, The Village Voice, Art in America, and New York magazine. During the 1990s, Channon focused on video art and had 250 inventive programs on Manhattan Cable TV, satellite broadcast, included in a Venice Biennale, and screened in museums, clubs and galleries. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in The New School, The Brooklyn Museum, Ft. Pierce Art Museum, and galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn. His paintings have been used to illustrate ecological themes in Mother Earth News and other magazines and web venues. His “Detroitus,” the discus hurler, is now installed at the gates of West Point Academy. He lives in Shandaken.
Sparrow lives in a double-wide trailer in the salutary hamlet of Phoenicia, New York. He has published 10 books, the most recent being Small Happiness & Other Epiphanies (Monkfish). Sparrow plays tonette in the axiomatic pop group Foamola. It sounds snobby, but sparrow reads Tintin comics in French! FB: Sparrow X. Carter Twitter: @sparrow14 Instagram: sparrowx.carter
Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, and musician. His work has appeared in Salon, The Weeklings, Akashic Books, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, Woodstock Times, longform, Vulture, Paste, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, The Bitter Southerner, Chronogram, and the Da Capo anthology The Show I ‘ll Never Forget. He’s ghost written for Gregg Allman and his liner notes appear on the award-winning CD Live at Caffe Lena. His debut novel, Perfectly Broken, is out now. As a songwriter, he has released seven CDs – two as Robert Burke Warren and five as Uncle Rock. His work also appears on albums by Rosanne Cash and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. The Roots used his tune “The Elephant In the Room” as John McCain’s entrance theme on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His songs have also appeared on Felicity and the 2015 rom com People Places Things. In the mid 90s, he performed as Buddy Holly in the West End musical Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story. Prior to that he traveled the world as a bass player. He lives in the Catskills with his family.