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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pavement in the Pacific NW! (plus a little contest)

It's always a pleasure to post a review like this one from the Portland Mercury:
"[Bryan Charles] has turned in one of the best pieces of rock journalism in recent memory—a no-bullshit, heartfelt manifesto of fandom."
Check out Bryan reading at a pair of dates in Seattle and Portland this coming Sunday and Tuesday.

PORTLAND! Sunday, May 23, 7:30 pm
Reading w/Mike McGonigal (author of the My Bloody Valentine 33 1/3)
Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside

SEATTLE! Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.
Reading/discussion/signing
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Special bonus trivia question: Name a person who appears in both Bryan's book on Pavement and Mike's book on MBV. Leave your answer in the comments. Prize will be a collection of odds and ends laying around on or near my desk.

UPDATE! Larry, who was very quick off the blocks, will be getting the following in a package in the mail: Joe Bonomo's 33 1/3 on AC/DC's Highway to Hell, a yellow 33 1/3 carpenter's pencil, some random stickers, a 1988 Score Al Nipper baseball card, an Operation: Desert Storm trading card (M1 Main Battle Tank), and a few other doodads. Thanks for playing!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Brandon Labelle / Acoustic Territories

Brandon Labelle is the author of the very recently released Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life. While it's not part of the 33 1/3 series, I think there will be quite a few fans of the series that will be into the book. Brandon is based in Bergen, Norway and will be traveling across Europe and North America in the coming weeks and months. The dates are below, and you can find out more about the book and read the first few chapters on the Continuum website.
(Click 'preview' under the cover art to get to the free chapters.)

May 20: Bergen
Hordaland Kunstsenter, 7pm
Klosteret 17
Bergen
http://www.kunstsenter.no/

May 27: London
Somerset House, 7pm: lecture / 8pm: reception
Strand
London
http://www.soundandmusic.org/activities/events/river-sounding-talks

May 28: Amsterdam
Smart Project Space, 7pm
Arie Biemondstraat 111
Amsterdam
http://www.smartprojectspace.net/

June 4: Milan
o'artotoeca, 9pm
via Pastrengo 12
Milano
http://www.o-artoteca.org/news.htm

June 11: New York
Cabinet Event Space, 7pm
300 Nevins Street
Brooklyn
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/events/eventspacemain.php

June 17: Montreal
Fonderie Darling, as part of the opening of "The Accident", 7pm
745 Ottawa Street
Montréal
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/

June 24: Los Angeles
X-tra art magazine event, 8pm
Human Resources, 510 Bernard St., LA 90012
http://www.x-traonline.org/

July 9: Berlin
General Public, 7pm
Schönhauser Allee 167
Berlin
http://www.generalpublic.de/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celine + 33 1/3 Night at Happy Ending

Flavorwire has a short, info-packed interview with Carl Wilson, commenting on a recent poll that declared Celine Dion to be the most popular musician in America (still!).

Also, mark your calendars! The Happy Ending Reading Series will be hosting "A Night with the 33 1/3 Reading Series" at Joe's Pub on June 2nd. Geeta Dayal, Christopher Weingarten, and Dan Kois (tan, rested and ready, I assume) will be on hand to talk about Brian Eno, Public Enemy, and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Public risks will be undertaken, and musical guests will be announced. Always a fun time, that Happy Ending Reading Series.

I'll do another post to remind you when the time is at hand.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dan Kois is headed to Hawai'i


He'll be promoting his 33 1/3 on Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. If you should be so lucky to be in Hawai'i in the next week, check him out...

Hawai'i Book and Music Festival Appearances:

Saturday, May 15
2:00 Authors Pavilion: Reading/Q&A
3:00 Hawaiian Culture Pavilion: Panel discussion on Iz
4:00 Barnes & Noble Tent: Signing
Sunday, May 16
4:30 Barnes & Noble Tent: Signing

Bookstore Appearances:
Thursday, May 13
6:00 Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii (Ward Warehouse): Talk story & signing
Friday, May 14
2:00 Borders Waikele: Reading & signing
Saturday, May 15
6:00 Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center: Signing
Sunday, May 16
3:00 Borders Ward Center: Reading & signing with Stuart Coleman, author of Fierce Heart

Improv comedy:
Friday, May 14
7:30 One Night Stand in Aiea w/ Robb Bonnell, Stephanie Conching, R. Kevin Doyle, Sean TC O'Malley, and Garrick Paikai
Saturday, May 15
8:00 & 10:00 Q&A with Oil in the Alley + Aftermath, Laughtrack Theater

More information as it comes up can be found at Dan's blog.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

3 great links

Mike McGonigal, author of the 33 1/3 on My Bloody Valentine, has compiled an oral history of Galaxie 500 at Pitchfork.

An inspired fan of The Mountain Goats named Alex has marked up a google map of all of the place names mentioned in The Mountain Goats' oeuvre.

Nanohorses will soon be taking a fantastic voyage through your bloodstream.