Book Event! Me! In Person, Even!

My latest book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, gets its official release this week (of course you can already order it direct from HoZac Books, from a certain mega-online retailer, and from your local independent bookstore via Indiebound).

I’m celebrating the release with a book event here in Asheville, North Carolina. Citizen Vinyl (14 O. Henry Avenue) is a way-cool record pressing plant, record store, cafe and amaro bar; it’s also an event space. I’ve led discussions there on the music of Shuggie Otis, Isaac Hayes and the Beatles, and have more events scheduled for this year.

But on THIS SUNDAY, February 13, from 4 to 6 pm., I’ll be hosting a book launch party. I’ll talk about the book, show a bunch of cool images (I collected 750 for the book and only used 300; there are the rest). I’ll also have some video clips featuring speial guests: 415 Records co-founder Howie Klein, John Thomas Griffith from The Red Rockers, and all four members of Translator.

Show up early and you might get to see some cool music videos. Who knows?

The event is FREE. It’ll be over in time for attendees to get home to watch the kickoff of The Big Game™. And I’ll have copies of Disturbing the Peace available for purchase (cash, Venmo, Zelle). I’ll even sign ‘em if you like.

If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you there.