MAGPIE DAILY – January 24 – Showpaper Benefit

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Showpaper Benefit  with Asa Ransom, Sigmund Droid, the Muggabears, and Nymph @ 92Y Tribeca, 8pm, $7-20 sliding-scale donation 

The Showpaper has been covering all-ages shows in the NYC and tri-state area for almost two years and has turned into a huge success.  It’s a simple formula, and a magnificent idea: a huge list of all-ages d.i.y. shows, absurdist horoscopes, a hipster-kid “I saw you” section and consistently rad artwork printed every two weeks and distributed to coffee shops/venues/etc. to keep your broke, (possibly underage?) ass in the loop.

But printing 10,000 copies without any advertising or other commercial support isn’t easy.  Showpaper stays afloat because of volunteers, donations, and revenues made at the benefit shows that they throw every two weeks.  Help the Showpaper help you by coming out to 92Y Tribeca and checking out Asa Ransom, Sigmund Droid, the Muggabears, and Nymph.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was, amongst other things, a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print publications and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I wrote a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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