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Drew & The Medicinal Pen: Live Music & Film

Logo for the Knitting Factory featuring a ball of yarn

April 10
7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hosted by: Drew & The Medicinal Pen

The poppy post-punk quartet Drew & The Medicinal Pen will be performing a live show set against projections of their music videos and new films made especially for this show. There will also be giant homemade stage props (see below), a singalong, special guest HorHay from The Streets Will Run Red With Gringo Blood and lots more fun and surprises.

The “Drew” in the band name belongs to Drew Henkels, who originally began this music project as a solo act, but eventually grew it to include three other members: Anna Morsett, Missy Liu and Zach Arlan. Their new album is called Heavy Head and it totally effin’ rocks. I’m not much of a music critic, but I highly recommend Drew’s style of happy, poppy music with a strain of melancholy running through it. The CD is available via CDBaby.com and you should get it.

If you want a sampling of the Medicinal Pen’s music, watch their recent music video “Naming the Gap” that was animated by filmmaker Donna K. (That particular song is a solo tune by Drew.) Although someone else animated that particular video, Drew himself is a wonderful filmmaker, so whatever new films he’s been cooking up for this show should be great, if not awesome.

Lastly, regarding the homemade stage props mentioned above, you can see one being tested out below:


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