Seattleites and Pacific Northwesterners are encouraged to check out this year's Bumbershoot Festival. As part of a Labor Day weekend lineup that includes just about everyone under the sun, on Monday afternoon at 4:45pm, there will be a panel discussion and listening party moderated by Ann Powers (Chief Pop Critic for the LA Times), including 33 1/3 authors Michaelangelo Matos (Prince's Sign o' the Times), Eric Weisbard (Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion I & II), Kate Schatz (PJ Harvey's Rid of Me), and Mike McGonigal (My Bloody Valentine's Loveless). Should be pretty sweet.
More info is here.
And while we're on the topic of the Pacific NW, Kate Schatz will also be reading at Powell's on Hawthorne in Portland, OR on Thursday, August 30th 2007 at 7:30 PM. If you can't make it to the reading, you can always pre-order a signed copy from the Powell's website.