Upcoming Performance: Hydrogen Junkbox 5/17/18

I am extremely excited to perform alongside my bandmates as Hydrogen Junkbox at the legendary Stonewall Inn at Muffins in the Window, the longest running monthly variety show in NYC!

WHEN? Thursday, May 17th 
WHAT TIME? Bar opens at 7:30pm / Show begins at 8pm
COST? $5 suggested donation/ 2 drink minimum
WHERE IS THAT AGAIN? Stonewall Inn / 53 Christopher St. in NYC
WHO ELSE IS PERFORMING? Amanda Hunt, Susan Jeremy, The Kloons, JK, Mary Jo Camel Toe, and HYDROGEN JUNKBOX! 
WHO IS THE MARVELOUS, CHARISMATIC HOST? Stephen Michael Rondel

MUFFINS IN THE WINDOW is the longest running monthly variety show in New York City. Audience members return (month after month) to support past, present and brand new performance artist as they try out never before seen material currently LIVE UPSTAIRS on the infamous and legendary Stonewall Inn stage. All are encouraged to perform in this monthly showcase of actors, singers, comedians, dancers, monologuists, film makers, instrumentalists, drag and burlesque entertainers. Join this sensational, tipsy, outrageous, and non judgmental crowd as we laugh, cry and ponder the ever changing artistic endeavours of our New York City family.

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This is What a Feminist Looks Like

Let me start by saying that I always wanted to play the drums. But memory tells me that my mom/dad/both said: too loud, choose again. So I/they/none chose the clarinet. Upon reflection, it is a gorgeous instrument, which deserves far more respect than I gave it. But I wanted to play the drums and bash my palms against the rhythm. Gave up clarinet and found myself playing the only instrument I found myself actually good at………the radio.

Made a bunch of mixed tapes, figured out I could record I Love Lucy, A Different World, The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time on my tiny, black-and-white television onto a tape.

Cut to two decades later and I am playing an instrument again. Hello, ukelele.

Oh, one more thing. I’ve always wanted to be in a band. Like Green Day. Like Thompson Twins. Like ’til tuesday.

Then, David Lawton. And he said, hey, wanna? and here we are. And so is Zita Zenda. And of course, Starchilde.

We call ourselves……HYDROGEN JUNKBOX

Thank you to Kat Georges, of the marvelous three rooms press for taking this video.

 

Upcoming Performance: February 16th!

HYDROGEN JUNKBOX PRESENTS: THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE

WHEN? Friday, February 16th   Doors open 7pm/ Show promptly starts at 7:30pm        

WHERE? Dixon Place  161 Chrystie St  NYC  

This show is FREE, but please support this excellent venue and purchase a drink or two.

Hydrogen Junkbox is a collective of poets and musicians looking to inspire, experiment and find new ways to rhythmically enhance poetry. They presents a night of NEW music and poetry exploring feminism, consent and the weaponry of words featuring very special guests: fantastic poet Liv Mammone and musician extraordinaire Davey Patterson.

HYDROGEN JUNKBOX IS:

Aimee Herman is a queer performance artist, teacher, poet, singer, ukulele player and cookie drum player.

David Lawton is a poet, actor, singer, ukulele player and cookie drum player. He is also co-editor of NYC small press great weather for MEDIA.

Starchilde plays synth, drums, and anything else you’ve got on hand. He makes magic with beats.

Zita Zenda is a director, poet and guitarist.

Upcoming Performances

I’m excited to read some new work…….hope you can make it!

Tuesday, November 21st, I will be reading poems at BIG WORDS, ETC reading series at 61 Local located at 61 Bergen St in Brooklyn. The event is from 6-8pm. Celebrate some wonderful writers exploring the theme of 5 more minutes! 

Friday, December 1st,  I get to celebrate Three Rooms Press’s Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia Street Cafe located at 29 Cornelia St. in NYC from 6-8pm. This event is $10, but it includes a drink. What a great line-up of writers including Meagan Brothers, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Karen Hildebrand, Jane Ormerod, Robert Gibbons, and more! Hosted by the marvelous Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges.

Upcoming Performances!

My poetryband Hydrogen Junkbox featuring David Lawton, Zita Zenda, Starchilde and I will be performing on Friday, November 3rd at Cornelia Street Cafe from 6-8pm. It will be an evening of poetry and music. Come hear some of our new songs!!! The night will also be featuring Obsidian and Matthew Hupert. Plus….a limited open mic, so bring something to read if you dare! It is $10, which includes a drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia St. in NYC. 

THEN…..join me the next day on Saturday, November 4th for a Brevitas reading at Parkside Lounge located at 318 E. Houston St. in NYC for a smorgasbord of poets reading short poems from 2-6pm. Two drink minimum (they have non-alcoholic beverages as well).

Sunday, September, 17th BOOG Fest Performance

I’m very excited to perform alongside David Lawton and Zita Zenda, my Hydrogen Junkbox poetry bandmates at this year’s BOOG City Poets’ Theatre Night at Sidewalk Cafe located at 94 Ave A in NYC. We will be performing a new, theatrical version of our song, Rice Paper Heart.

The event is from 5-7pm. Event is free, but please come and support this venue. They have great food! 

A great line-up also featuring the thought-provoking poetry of my spouse, Trae Herman-Durica!

5:00 pm: Welcome to Boog City 11 – 9th Boog Poets’ Theater Night, featuring:
5:00 p.m. “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” by Robert Moulthrop
5:15 p.m. “I wore suspenders …” by Trae Herman-Durica
5:30 p.m. “Dating van Gogh” by Francine Witte
5:45 p.m. “A Butterfly for Nabokov” by LuLu LoLo
6:00 p.m. “Rice Paper Heart” by Hydrogen Junkbox
6:15 p.m. “Charity” by Austin Alexis
6:30 p.m. “Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy
Kilgallen” by Davidson Garrett
6:45 p.m. “The Guides of March” by John J. Trause

Upcoming Performance: Sunday, September 3rd

I’m very excited to perform three new songs with David Lawton as (part of) our band Hydrogen Junkbox this Sunday, September 3rd at the Brooklyn Wildlife Summertime Festival!!

Hosted by Brooklyn Wildlife, an exciting afternoon of poetry, acoustic music, performance art and more at the LIVING GALLERY BK located at 1094 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY

Get ready to BBQ; we will have options for the folks that only eat veggies.

Doors at 4 pm – $5

PERFORMING LIVE:
Angry Young Mess 16:30
Jack M. Freedman 16:45
Hydrogen Junkbox 17:00
Elanzo 17:15
Joi Sanchez 17:30
Jordan Singh Vanderbeek 17:45
Brian Sheffield 18:00
Shanna Lim 18:15
Thomas Fucaloro 18:30
Melissa Hunter Gurney 18:45
Nathaniel Kressen 19:00
Mercy Bell 19:15
Craig Kite 19:30
PAN 19:45