At a double-bill evening of city planning poetry & city-themed pop songs, veteran local politics reporter-turned-government-speechwriter Josh Feit will read from his latest collection of poems, trading sets with jazz club duo Emily Westman (piano) and Annie J (torch-song vocals) at the Cloud Room.
Letting his cosmopolitan bias show, Feit's new batch of poems, The Subway Arts Movement, meditates on mass transit, multi-family housing, witchcraft sleeper cells, and other key tenets of the pro-city agenda. The collection doubles as a municipal policy brief on love & loss.
Westman and Annie J regularly gig as Sidecar, playing their repertoire of American songbook standards at Seattle haunts like Vito's and the Sorrento, and at downtown venues like the Triple Door. Teaming up with Feit, the pair will work out a set of power-pop gems that celebrate the romance of big cities.
Josh has put in a request for the Kinks' tube station treatise "Waterloo Sunset," but who knows. We'll be in their hands for the evening's jams.