A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Detroit Punk - Friday Night!

And lest we be accused of being NY-centric, here's short notice of a great looking event happening in Detroit tomorrow evening (Friday 30th).

Celebrating three recent books that look at the Detroit scene and including readings, live music, and a photography exhibit, Detroit Punk Fest is curated by Carey Loren and takes place at Book Beat in Oak Park.

The books in question are:

Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Scene, 79-83

Punk Rock Saved My Ass

and our very own

Cultural Dictionary of Punk, 1974-82, by Nick Rombes

The Detroit Free Press has a nice piece about the event, which you can read here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Big Star Tribute this weekend in NYC

Well, in Queens, to be precise...

Joe Bonomo, author of the 33 1/3 on AC/DC's Highway to Hell forwarded this on to me. He has an essay in the program, and there will be a reading from Bruce Eaton's excellent 33 1/3 on Radio City. Plus a preview of the Big Star documentary mentioned a few posts down on this blog.


An incredible day of music, food, reading, screenings and a concert celebrating the incredible talent of Alex Chilton whose legacy gave us The Boxtops [famous at 16!], Big Star and of course incomparable solo work as well as amazing productions for The Cramps.

Featuring Steve Wynn Vocals/Gtr [Dream Syndicate, Miracle 3], Jim Sculvanos Drms [Nick Cave,Sonic Youth, Cramps], Adam Falcon,Ryan Mil...ligan, Radio 4, Alice Texas, Musical Director Anthony Rizzo [Vic Thrill, Little Embers].

Kevin Hudson - drums, Michael Rafalowich-bass, Arthur Schupback-guitar

Many other Special Guests to be announced

With an exclusive screening of a preview 'Nothing Can Hurt Me' a Big Star documentary from Brooklyn Film Makers Drew DeNicola and Danielle McCarthy & Drew DeNicola. Plus rare Box Tops, Alex and Big Star clips.

Readings from Radio City [33/1/3Continuum Books] by Bruce Eaton, The Big Star Story [Rob Jovanovic]. Award winning Record Producer Richard Mazda [Fleshtones/Nick Cave/Wall of Voodoo/Fall] will host and read

Special free memento program with exclusive essays from Joe Bonomo [The Jerry Lewis Story/Sweat] Linday Hutton [Next Big Thing/Cramps Fan Club Founder]

Food provided by Manducatis Rustica and featuring the Secret BBQ Grille.
Sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Manducatis Rustica

There's also a facebook page for the event.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Amsterdam Book Launch

June 25th saw the launch of Sytze Steenstra's stellar study of the work of David Byrne - Song and Circumstance.

It took place in Amsterdam's finest music venue, Paradiso - here are a couple of photos of Sytze in action...