Boog City Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with U2's Boy Live and Irish Poetry

Boog City is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a live performance of U2's debut Boy as part of Boog's Classic Albums Live series, with readings by Irish poets kicking off the festivities.

The event will take place on Sun. March 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave. in South Slope Brooklyn.

The album will be performed by area musicians, including Todd Carlstrom and the Clamour, Christine Murray, and Alan Semerdjian. The poets reading are Abigail Kirby Conklin, Terence Degnan, and Jen Fitzgerald.

Boog City is a small press now in its 28th year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has put out over 200 publications, including 35 volumes of poetry, various magazines, and a newspaper, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women's writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular performance series-d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses, featuring a non-NYC small press, its writers, and a musical act; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; Sleater-Kinney's, Dig Me Out; and Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville. Each February and September Boog puts on the Welcome to Boog City Arts FestivalL Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film, featuring up to 100 performers over five days.

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