The Forward and the Foundation for Jewish Culture present “Eli Valley vs the Sway Machinery in the Temple of Self Hatred” With special guests Girls In Trouble
The Forward and the Foundation for Jewish Culture present
“Eli Valley vs the Sway Machinery in the Temple of Self Hatred”
With special guests Girls In Trouble
Eli Valley, maker of mind-bending comics, teams up with Jeremiah Lockwood and The Sway Machinery, makers of mind-bending melodies, for an evening of neurotic superheroes, paranoid turtles, memories, music and mayhem. Valley’s work has brought back a marauding sensibility to The Forward, the landmark Jewish newspaper formed in 1897 as a bulwark of secular Jewish culture in America. The Sway Machinery has reinvented and reinvigorated cantorial melodies for a post-punk age. Together, they play off each other like a rabbi and cantor of a synagogue on the other side of sanity. Watch them mix and mash styles, share personal stories and narrate comics to a live, avant-semitic soundtrack, bringing a kinetic new spin to contemporary Jewish culture.
With special guests Girls In Trouble previewing their new CD, a reading from the winner of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and other prizewinning surprises.