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YEAR OF THE ADULT: THE "ITCHY BOYS" VIDEO PREMIERE AND CONCERT

synopsis:

It's the New York premiere of boice's debut music video, "Itchy Boys". Directed by Adam Buncher, the video is a playful call to arms for anyone who's ever fallen for the commitment-phobic. The premiere is accompanied by a special full-band performance featuring songs from How To Be An Adult, boice's debut album.

HOW TO BE AN ADULT is the full-length debut album by author/musician boice. Recorded in Brooklyn, ADULT is a stunning collection of sixteen pop songs written and sung by boice. When we say pop, we mean in the classic sense of the word: highly melodic, infectious rhythms and clever lyrics. boice loves early Elvis Costello, the Beatles and solo Morrissey. January, three years ago, boice picked up his first guitar; two months later he wrote his first piece, “It’s Not Enough,” a dancey, doleful song. The breadth, diversity, and polish of his songwriting shines in the folk-story “Pauper’s Grave,” the easy soul of “Half-Brother” and the insanely catchy power pop of “Itchy Boys”—ADULT’S first single. ADULT resembles some sort of one-man jukebox while simultaneously retaining its cohesiveness. United by stick-in-your-head hooks and a novelist’s eye for lyrics, these songs prove this is the YEAR OF THE ADULT.

As a writer, boice-Terrel Allen is the author of the doublebook Screwball Comedy/Stories Going Steady, a novel-in-stories and short story collection under one cover. He is also the author of two novels, Janet Hurst and The Daughters of a Mother and the editor of Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers, which was praised by Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked. He holds degrees from both the University of Pittsburgh and New York University's Graduate School of Journalism. Allen has been the recipient of grants and scholarships from the Multicultural Arts Initiative, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation. He's also turned his eye to fashion by designing a collection of graphic tees. In 2005, Allen exhibited his first art installation, based on Screwball Comedy/Stories Going Steady, at the Mattress Factory museum in Pittsburgh.

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