Legends Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye To Appear with Millennials Shilpa Ray and Outernational at Southpaw
BrooklynTheBorough.com and FortnightJournal.com are excited to announce a benefit performance featuring Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers and Outernational plus special guests Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at Brooklyn’s hometown rock venue Southpaw on Thursday, November 11, 2010.
The show is a benefit to further the mission of Fortnight Journal—a website launched on October 20, edited and curated by Samantha Hinds and Adam Whitney Nichols—Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye will appear alongside up-and-coming millennial rockers in a cross-generational passing of the torch.
The announcement of the date comes on the heels of a National Book Award nomination in Non-Fiction for Ms. Smith’s memoir Just Kids, which the New York Times Book Review called, “Terrifically evocative and splendidly titled…the most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late ’60s and early ’70s that any alumnus has committed to print….This enchanting book is a reminder that not all youthful vainglory is silly; sometimes it’s preparation.”
Ms. Smith’s chance encounter with confident Robert Mapplethorpe took place in Brooklyn, an inspiring moment for millennials moving en masse to the borough from around the country and the world.
In the coming weeks, these pages will feature content on Fortnight Journal, Shilpa Ray, Outernational and Ms. Smith to introduce you to a new generation, and to help support Fortnight Journal’s mission of mentorship and dialogue.