Zeek’s fall issue is being released this week! Dedicated to music and featuring artists including Philip Glass, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sagol 59, Laurie Anderson, Basya Schechter, Kobi Oz, and including a FREE CD of the best new Jewish music with every magazine, the fall issue is Zeek’s most ambitious ever. To celebrate, we’re having a series of events, coinciding with the Oy!hoo Jewish music festival in New York.
Below is a listing of the four NYC events. Note that the first one is also co-sponsored by Jewschool, so perhaps we’ll see some of you there!

Chana Rothman’s We Can Rise Launch Party
Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston Street
Zeek featured artist, Canadian-raised Brooklynite Chana Rothman, takes you on a roots-driven lyrical journey of spoken word, acoustic reggae, and freestyle rhymes. Incorporating both ancient and modern Hebrew into her message of empowerment and unity. $10.
The Party Continues…
Wednesday, October 24, 8pm
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
After Chana’s set, head over to the Bowery Poetry club for a night of poetry and music hosted by Zeek contributor and Mimaamakim impresario Jake Marmer. Featuring Jake’s own Frantic Turtle and a night full of howlers, screamers, shouters, and freaks. Zeeks for sale and drinks are flowing.
Shemspeed Launch Party
Thursday, October 25, 8pm
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street
Join Zeek and their frequent co-conspirator dj handler, for an all-star night launching Shemspeed, the largest and most diverse Jewish music site on the web, and Zeek’s Fall 2007 Music Issue. With performances by: Y-Love*, Pharaoh’s Daughter* Unplugged, King Django, Sway Machinery w/Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Smadar, Blue Fringe, Rav Shmuel, Rachael Sage, dj handler, Shem’s Disciples, Kosha Dillz, Yuri Lane, DJ Balagan, Michelle Citrin, Chana Rothman*, Juez*, Jon Madof, Noir, D. Wolf from Felonious, Luminescent Orchestrii, Jay Michaelson*, Matthue Roth, Hebrew Mamita, Adam Shechter, Jake Marmer* and many more special guests. Two floors, $15.
* indicates Zeek featured artist
Ravayah
Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Centerpoint Yoga Studios, 324 Lafayette St.
Ready for the biggest bash of them all? Join Zeek at Romemu‘s Ravayah, a full night of music, celebration, poetry, performance, and more. Celebrating both the release of Zeek’s fall issue and the publication of Zeek chief editor Jay Michaelson’s new book, Another Word for Sky: Poems. Featuring Jay’s ecstatic poetry performance with drums and music, performances by and more, and a dance party into the wee hours.
Lineup:
8pm: Zeek release concert w/ Basya Schechter & Avi Fox Rosen, plus readings by Jon Papernick from his new novel Who by Fire, Who by Blood
9pm: Havdalah w/Rabbi David Ingber & musicians
10p: Ecstatic poetry, drums, & performance w/Jayu2008Michaelson
11p dance party w/DJu2008Busquelo and drums

plus organic food, chill space, massage, community and more
Cosponsored by Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture Spirituality and Kehilat Romemu.
$10 with books, magazines, organic food, and CDs available for purchase.

Okay seriously folks – this Shamir wants to see you there so we can all party together.