The extremely good news is that Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Cool Moms, Original Grrrrl) has been added to the Queens of Noise bill at the Los Angeles Public Library. The bad news: The event “sold out” within hours. Still, keep checking the site for standby tickets or come early that night and hope to grab a seat.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform on the Guitar Center Sesssions tonight. In an interview during the show, she admits that she was a mess after the band broke up — though she doesn\’t go into some of the sad details. For those, read the book.
via Jett on Guitar Center.
You can now make your reservations to hear Exene Cervenka and I read at the Los Angeles Public Library January 9 at 7:15 p.m. The event is free but reservations are recommended. There will be a very special guest who we will be announcing shortly, so book your seat now!
David Chiu wrote the first article about Queens of Noise, and now he’s written the first Xmas/year-end list including it. He’s the man.
via Rock ‘n’ Read: Notable Music Books of 2013 | Brooklyn Based.
What with early Hanukkah this year, the holiday season is already here! I’m sure you have someone on your list who would like a copy of a widely heralded book about a band of teenage girls in 1970s LA. As much as I like to see my Amazon rankings rise, I recommend you buy your gifts of Queens of Noise from an independent bestseller. Book Frog in Rancho Palos Verde has signed copies, and you can order them online. You should be able to get a signed copy from Books and Books in Miami and Book Soup in West Hollywood too. And of course, there’s the incredible Powell’s Books in Portland. Available for the Kindle too! Perfect for music lovers, teenage girls, Twi-fans, Miley fans, California history buffs, etc. I will even send you a personalized, signed sticker if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn McDonnell at Miami Book Fair 2013
During the 30 years since committed literarian Mitchell Kaplan founded it, the Miami Book Fair has established itself as the preeminent bibliophile bacchanal in the States. It’s a stellar event, a place to knock heads with some of the best writers in the world — and enjoy the balmy weather just as winter begins to suck the sap out of the usual climates that harbor bookish types.
Except this year, the subtropics delivered torrential downpours. And I was coming from California, where, as your mother warned you, it never rains. Continue reading