I'm very pleased to say that three of our backlist titles in the series will be getting a deserved turn in the spotlight tomorrow evening. The event kicks off at 7.30pm sharp on Thurs June 26th, at SOLAS BAR, on Ninth St. btw 2nd and 3rd Aves.
Much more information follows below:
33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike. St. Mark's Bookshop will invite 33 1/3 Authors LD Beghtol (Magnetic Field's 69 Love Songs), Franklin Bruno (Elvis Costello's Armed Forces) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (Abba's Abba Gold) to the Solas stage.
About our readers:
LD BEGHTOL (MAGNETIC FIELDS' 69 LOVE SONGS) is the singer/musical director for the experimental pop outfit LD & the New Criticism and is one-half of the bicoastal musical project Moth Wranglers. In 1998 Beghtol was invited by songwriter/producer Stephin Merritt to collaborate as a guest musician and designer on the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple-CD boxset, 69 Love Songs (for which he wrote the 33 1/3 book). Beghtol has written extensive about the arts and culture for Time Out, The Village Voice, Chickfactor, the Advocate and other publications
FRANKLIN BRUNO (ELVIS COSTELLO'S ARMED FORCES) is a singer-songwriter, academic, writer, and blogger originally from Upland, California Civics, the first album by Bruno's new band, The Human Hearts, was released by Tight Ship Records in 2007. In addition to his own recordings, he also records with The Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle as The Extra Glenns. Bruno writes music criticism for The Village Voice, Time Out New York and Salon.com. He received a doctorate in philosophy from UCLA and currently is a visiting professor of philosophy at Bard College.
ELISABETH VINCENTELLI (ABBA'S ABBA GOLD) is Arts & Entertainment Editor at Time Out New York. She also contributes to the New York Times, the LA Times and Slate. She considers Sweden to be her own personal Holy Land of Pop Music, with Stockholm as its Mecca.
Signed books will be available at St. Mark's Bookshop before the reading. All St. Mark's Bookshop events are free to the public. It begins Thursday, June 26th, at 7:30PM sharp, at SOLAS BAR (232 E. Ninth Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).