Festival of Strikes

Tuesday, November 30 7:00 PM
Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tablet Magazine is a proud co-sponsor of Festival of Strikes a Hanukkah party and concert to benefit JDub.

Join comedian Eugene Mirman and kick off the holiday season one night early!
Featuring live performances by The Sway Machinery, DeLeon and Tel Aviv’s Soulico.

Tuesday, November 30th, from 7-11 PM
Brooklyn Bowl
Doors at 6 PM, Show 7-11 PM, 21+
Tickets: $15 Advance / $18 Door

The Festival of Strikes is made possible with support from the UJA-Federation of New York and is sponsored by Tablet Magazine. Co-sponsors include the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, HIAS, Birthright Israel NEXT, and Joshua Venture Group.

Those interested in a VIP experience in support of JDub are encouraged to purchase a donor bowling packages; details at jdubrecords.org/vip or 212.930.3671.

About the artists:

Russian-born comedian Eugene Mirman was recently named the “Best New York Comedian” by The Village Voice and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine.

The Sway Machinery‘s sound stems from Lockwood’s rich musical relationships with his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and his mentor Carolina Slim, the renowned blues player who fondly guided Lockwood’s musical development. The band will perform songs off of their debut album, Hidden Melodies, Revealed, as well as from the forthcoming album, The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1, the inspired result of a trip to the Festival of the Desert in Timbuktu.

“Lockwood sings, chants, and growls in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic. But there is something familiar in his arrangements, rich with wailing horns, testifying guitar, and rhythms and cadences borne out of Africa, forced across an ocean and deposited in the New World where they became the blues and jazz.” – Tablet (link tohttp://www.tabletmag.com/arts-and-culture/music/1147/swinging-in-the-new-year/)
“Deep and funky at times, bluesy and hypnotic at others…exhilarating, incomparable moments.” – Jambase

Reimagining 500 year old Ladino folk songs as modern indie rock, DeLeon’s debut album was described as “a dizzying ride that answers the question, what if the Os Mutantes were Jewish?” (Heeb) and “seamless swirls of low-rent loft rock and Spanish-crooned sunset laments.” – CMJ

Israeli DJs Soulico create “an exuberant synthesis of traditional Israeli folk melodies and familiar hip-hop sensibilities.” – Pitchfork.

About the event:

Festival of Strikes is the holiday party to kick off the season on the night before Hanukkah. While at the concert, capture that perfect holiday picture to send to friends and family and create last-minute gifts. Plus, the first 150 people in the door will receive a free drink!

Upcoming Books

  • From Pashas to Pariahs by Lucette Lagnado
  • The Dairy Restaurant by Ben Katchor
  • Show of Shows by David Margolick
  • Messianism by Leon Wieseltier
  • Mrs. Freud by Daphne Merkin