Friday, April 20, 2012

Event: Joe Carducci

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7pm
Brickbat Books:

Joe Carducci

Joe Carducci will be at Brickbat on May 2nd to read, etc from his new book Life Against Dementia

"...a delicate blunt instrument, a diagnostic lead pipe, a triumph of American letters. Life Against Dementia is his most sweeping conspectus yet: books, movies, music, friends, history, style, art. Memoir blends into elegy, celebration into rearview manifesto. The learning is profound, the critique is total." -James Parker

"When Rock and the Pop Narcotic was first published in 1990, it incited a fair bit of controversy, startling many by the sheer aggression with which Joe Carducci lambasted America's rock-critical establishment and lashed its sacred cows. The book's vitriolic tone stemmed from the persecution complex the author acquired at the helm of SST, the hardcore punk record label founded by Black Flag that made bands like the Minutemen, the Meat Puppets, Husker Du, and Sonic Youth underground legends but failed to win them commercial success. Completed well before Seattle grunge took the punk-metal esthetic into the mainstream, Rock and the Pop Narcotic was an attempt to write '80s underground rock into history." - Simon Reynolds

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