It's the SEASON OF THE WITCH and we're celebrating all things witchy! The House of Screwball presents TWO EVENTS: a lecture with the author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll" at Catland and a performance art variety show and dance party at Secret Project Robot.
A talk with Peter Bebergal, author of the new book
Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock 'n' Roll.
Saturday October 25th from 2-4pm
at Catland, 987 Flushing Ave. $7-13 sliding scale donation
Books available for purchase.
SEASON OF THE WITCH HALLOWEEN PARTY!
at Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, 7pm
DJ Damian (Buddies/The Eagle/Metropolitan)
DJ Sex Libris
Monsterland Art Show
Performance Art Variety show with:
Queen Amor (Witchy Woman),
The Glitter Twins,
TAROT SOCIETY readers;
Bruno Coviello, Molly Burkett, Homospicious NY and Denora Indigo Crystal,
Body painted skeletons,
Hosted by Miss Darcey Leonard
Official book blurb:
This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions in rock and roll—from the Beatles to Black Sabbath—and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world.
From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop—and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll.
With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this web of influences to produce the definitive work on how the occult shaped—and saved—popular music.
As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical ideals gave rock and roll its heart and purpose, making rock into more than just backbeat music, but into a cultural revolution of political, spiritual, sexual, and social liberation.