Please Kill Me
The Invisible Dog Art Center (51 Bergen St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Kill Me—the book—is the result of hundreds of hours of interviewing the creators of American punk rock music: it is a tragicomic immersion into the lives of the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, the Ramones, the MC5, the New York Dolls, Richard Hell and others.
Please Kill Me—the show—(re)embodies these voices and destinies. Five musicians and singers, voices, guitars, drums and keyboards, tackle these interviews and a dozen of classics of punk music. Shifting from crazy anecdotes to iconic songs, the performance is moving, endearing and funny. Far from indulging in nostalgia, the show recalls this radical epic to our memories and conveys its sheer energy… sometimes verging on desperation.