Conflict of Great Interst

Collaborations from an SW songbird and her friend

“Art, home accoutrements, and dead people’s furniture.” That’s what they’ve got on offer at the Anne Bonny, a newish Capitol Hill shop that feels best-of-the-estate-sale brilliant and also like the warm living room of a friendly eccentric during its sporadically programmed art shows and musical performances (a Blood Brothers side project recently debuted in its cramped quarters). This evening, two of Seattle’s most talented women use the space to present a book release for their project House of Song. The children’s tale, one of “tragedy, triumph, and tunes,” was written by SW Clubs Editor Aja Pecknold and illustrated by artist/former Sub Pop publicist Joan Hiller. Now just about everything my colleague does is charming (including promising ants on a log, PB&J, and Goldfish crackers as tonight’s hors d’oeuvres), but penning a story about little birds—one with an injured wing, one who learns a song to cure it—just about tops it. Those in the local music scene know that these women wear many artistic hats; ours is off to them as they publicly unveil even more. The reception includes performances by Hoquiam (Damien Jurado) and J. Tillman.

Thu., March 20, 7 p.m., 2008

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