As for the content of this release, Fasano says it meshes his time in Denver with his past in Chicago, and resembles storytelling more than it does a poetry slam. But the cassette is also more than a reading. In the past, Fasano worked with a variety of musicians on accompaniment for his poems; Ryan Honaker of the band Fight Spider With Spider provides the synth-heavy backing music for The Oprah EP.
Fasano will celebrate the release of this cassette at the Fast Geek Boutique, 2298 Clay Street, at 7:30 p.m. tonight; the party will also feature music from Andy Thomas and Scooter James, as well as art by Vincent Cheap. Admission is free; for more information, go to www.fastgeekpress.com.
Sat., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2011