Much like the muppets, Barrelhouse takes Manhattan

Movie watching and Barrelhousing. They’re two great tastes that go great together, which is why Barrelhouse will present Take that Hill, an evening of short movies and short stories at the KGB Bar (85 East 4th Street) in New York City on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

The event is totally free and open to the public.

Here’s what you'll get if you come:

1) Stories about death metal, drug addled Japanese basketball teams, long nights at southern gas stations, and the perils of fathering the cool kid, all of which will be read by their authors, including David Barringer, Matt Bell, Justin Taylor, and Matt Kirkpatrick.

2) Movies about dead cats, punk rock, European bread-chasers, and post-industrial small town Pennsylvania.

3) Shit loads of revelry.

The stories first appeared in the print edition of Barrelhouse. “Cool” by David Barringer and “Metal Church” by Matt Kirkpatrick were published in Barrelhouse #1, while “White Lines and Headlights” by Matt Bell and “Ft. Smith, Arkansas” by Justin Taylor come from the recently released second issue, which will be available for purchase the night of the reading. You can also buy it right now by clicking here.

The films on the program are all over the place. “An Impression: Dischord Records,” gives a thirteen-minute overview of Washington’s Dischord record label and includes concert footage as well as interviews with prominent members of the DC music community, including label co-founder Ian MacKaye. On a completely different note, “Dead Kitty” by Rachel Max is an homage (sort of) in song and animation to a not quite beloved family pet. Rounding out the movies are shorts by Bert Mains (“The T of Pennsylvania”) and Andy Bely (“Bread Story”).

Tell your friends. Invite them along. Get drunk afterwards. Get drunk beforewards. God knows we will. It’s FREE, people. In the meantime, here’s all the info you’ll need:

Take That Hill-NYC
Friday May 12 @ 7 pm
85 East 4th Street

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