On Wednesday, October 2nd, One Teen Story is hosting a Homecoming Dance & fundraiser at 7pm at Littlefield (@622 Degraw Street in Gowanus Brooklyn). Please come in your best school dance attire.
The dance will be glorious, replete with the crowning of a Homecoming King and Queen (it could be YOU), gorgeous outfits, and rad tunes. That’s right–we’re getting TIGER BEAT, the splendid live band made up of YA authors, Natalie Standiford, Libba Bray, Barnabas Miller, and Dan Ehrenhaft AND DJ extraordinaire T Cole Rachel. We’re prepared to help you kings, queens, court, and loyal peons, dance the night away!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will go to support One Teen Story as it enters its second year of publishing great YA short stories, one at a time.
A history of rock icons: Tiger Beat
After meeting while still in elementary school in New York, four future YA authors formed Tiger Beat. The band rose to the pinnacle of the rock scene in 2008 with their debut album, Where’s the F*%ing Food Court? Their latest album, Gonzo Was Robbed, weaves Libba Bray’s politically charged lyrics with Dan Ehrenhaft’s arena-ready power chords, Natalie Standiford’s face-melting bass riffs, and Barnabas Miller’s searing drumming, to churn out a genre defining album chocked full of fist-pumping rock, tinged with after notes of dysfunction and identity confusion. With standout tracks like “Baby, NO!” already certified platinum in Turkey, Tiger Beat can count on loads of future success.
And here’s a little about Cole, our DJ.
T COLE RACHEL is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Interview, V, OUT, Numero, Purple, and The New York Times Magazine. His books include Surviving the Moment of Impact and Bend, Don’t Shatter. He is also a part-time bartender and collector of ceramic cats.