Tonight at Velvet Lounge “FOUND” Magazine (a collection of objects/stories/art found by its founders Davy & Peter Rothbart and its readers in the garbage) will hold a party to celebrate its 5th edition. The FOUND show is a rowdy reading-and-music performance, full of heartbreak and humor (I mean, even David Sedaris says so).
FOUND, which has been published yearly since 2001 started one snowy winter night in Chicago a few years back, when Davy went out to his car and found a note on his windshield — a note meant for someone else, a guy named Mario:
as the magazine’s “about us” states:
We loved this note — its amazing mixture of anger and hopefulness — and so we shared it with as many folks as we could. Each friend we showed the Mario and Amber note to seemed to have a few finds to show us in return; clearly we weren’t alone in our fascination with FOUND stuff! As a way for everyone to join forces and share their finds with everyone else, we decided to start a magazine called FOUND, a showcase for all the strange, hilarious and heartbreaking things people’ve picked up.
Now, six years later, the magazine has a cult following (everyone from Drew Barrymore to Dave Eggers to aforementioned Sedaris is hooked) and does a major national tour to celebrate each issue.
Today is our turn: At the show, which costs 10 dollars Davy will share a trunk-load of sparkling, brand-new finds, and Peter will blast you with his new songs based on notes from FOUND #5.
We figured we would prep you for what to expect with some sample audio and visuals from issues past as well as the one being celebrated:
The Booty Don’t Stop (live, Minneapolis, MN 10/16/05) [mp3]
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(I dare you to try to stop looking through all the “finds of the day” )
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