In a rare solo appearance, Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara performed alongside author Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors, A Wolf at the Table) at SPIN’s Liner Notes at the Housing Works Bookstore CafÃ©.
The event further featured an acoustic performance by Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive) and readings by Elizabeth Seward (Spelling & Grammar) and Stephen Christian (Anberlin), who recently published his first novel, The Orphaned Anythings.
While exploring the shared experiences of authors and musicians, the intimate event raised more than $8,000 for theÂ services provided by Housing Works Inc. to homeless and low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe hosts many amazing events throughout the year.
Wow, what a night. Before the event, I didn’t consider myself a fan of any of the evening’s illustrious lineup. (I’m talking plain old ignorance here.) Afterward, I had the distinct need to read more memoir and listen to a few more bands.
As far as the photography was concerned, I shot the entire thing save the lead and end shots with ambient light using Canon’s mid-range and tele zoom “L” lenses.Â The light was ample and the audio system packed enough punch to drown out my numerous shutter clicks. I often restrain trigger finger when shooting at intimate shows, but the mood was lively enough that it didn’t seem to be a problem.
Check out a video of the event over at SPIN.com.