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KROQ April Foolishness April 4., 2015This week instead of music how about some spoken word action, both comedic and tragic?

First we get the silly with the KROQ April Foolishiness.  Here are a few classic bits from the lineup.

Remember, this is comedy so it’s mostly NSFW!

Tenacious D

Iliza Shlesinger

Jay Mohr tells the best Tracy Morgan story

"HOWL  And Other Poems" by Allen GinsbergAfter you get your jollies on Saturday wash it down later this week at The Ace Hotel and get ready to snap your fingers to the beat as HAL WILLNER PRESENTS: A CELEBRATION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALLEN GINSBERG’S “HOWL” WITH MUSIC, WORDS AND FUNNY PEOPLE.

From that title, I have no idea what to expect.  I do know that it should make for a groovy night and the lineup of guests appearing is mighty impressive.

The Americans, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Kevin Drew, Will Forte, Petra Haden, Macy Gray, Andy Kim, Courtney Love, Mocean Worker, John Mulaney, Ken Nordine, Beth Orton, Van Dyke Parks, Amy Poehler, Tim Robbins, the Section Quartet, Lori Singer, Chloe Webb, Steve Weisberg, Lucinda Williams, Nick Cave, Chris Parnell, Eric Mingus, Terry Adams (NRBQ) plus surprise special guests.

Here’s Lana Del Rey‘s take on “Howl” talking about “LA.  The land of Gods and Monsters”.  This video is also very much NSFW.

Enjoy!

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

 

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