This Sunday 33 1/3 Abba's Abba Gold author Elisabeth Vincentelli will kick off the new 33 1/3 Multimedia Reading Series. The series will take place the first Sunday of every month at 7pm at Barbes in Park Slope. Here's a link to the Time Out NY listing with all the details.
And while we're on the topic of Time Out NY and Elisabeth Vincentelli, in the latest issue of Time Out there's this story by Elisabeth about Brooklyn writer Ian Christe who has started his own publishing company called Bazillion Points devoted to covering everything metal. The company's first book is called Swedish Death Metal, by Daniel Ekeroth and it looks amazing.
And, speaking of metal, this awesome review of 33 1/3 Black Sabbath's Master of Reality by John Darnielle is going to be this Sunday's LA Times!
Ed Park writes, "John Darnielle is the single constant behind the group the Mountain Goats and arguably the most rewarding lyricist working today. Taking into account his prolific wordsmithery ("Laugh lines on our faces / scale maps of the ocean floor") and affinity for horror both cinematic and literary ("Heretic Pride," the most recent Mountain Goats album, has song titles naming Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer and H.P. Lovecraft), it shouldn't come as a surprise that he'd contribute to Continuum's "33 1/3" series of short books pegged to iconic albums. But "Master of Reality" departs brilliantly from the typical "33 1/3" format, not just by choosing fiction over criticism or recording history, but in its structural gambits and unwavering sense of purpose."