First Blues: Rags, Ballads, Harmonium Songs, Chanteys and Come-All-Ye's

Photograph: Elmar Lemes
Lou Reed
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe , Soho Wednesday January 16 2013 19:00

Allen Ginsberg's 1983 double album, First Blues, is a moody combination of music and spoken-word verse, which features Bob Dylan and Arthur Russell, among others. To celebrate the album's vinyl and digital reissue, poets and musicians including Lou Reed, Ambrose Bye, CAConrad and Steven Taylor discuss the record, as well as perform some of its tracks.

Venue name: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Address: 126 Crosby St
New York
Cross street: between E Houston and Prince Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–9pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St