We usually like to keep Band Booking to a few questions, but when Amy Klein submitted this essay about Patti Smith, there was really no way we were going to turn it down for a few reasons: 1. Amy Klein rules. 2. We love Patti Smith. 3. Amy is in Titus Andronicus. They’re maybe the best rock n’ roll band on the planet right now. She also does a side project called Hilly Eye that we really like also. Patti […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll Amy Klein plays guitar in the excellent punk rock band Titus Andronicus; Amy Klein also maintains a blog in which she talks about music, the media, gender, and more. Chances are good that you came across a link to a post of hers from a recent tour diary, titled “Rock and Roll is Dead” — and if you haven’t read it already, you really should. Klein also plays in a two-piece band called hilly eye; they’ve […]
Weekend Bites: Willa Cather’s Hood, Etgar Keret, Emma Straub’s Rituals, HTMLGIANT Looking Fresh, Andrew W.K.’s Philosophy, and More
Willa Cather’s Nebraska. At N+1: a story by Etgar Keret from a book that is yet to be published in English.
Passover Bites: Franzen’s Cover, Warhol’s Pals, Cheever’s Story, Atwood’s Addiction, Kerman’s Excerpt, Neil Young on Skype, and More
Jonathan Franzen has a new novel coming out and The Millions show us the cover. The New Republic posted a John Cheever story from 1936. Margaret Atwood might need a Twitter intervention. Levi Asher on Reality Hunger. An excerpt from Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black. Andy Warhol had a lot of friends that he took pictures of. Neil Young, Jonathan Demme, and Skype. Titus Andronicus and rock from New Jersey. Bluto, Otter, D-Day, Boehner, Cantor, Brown, and […]
Weekend Bites: New Jersey Rock, Dr. Seuss on the Couch, Twain’s Political Legacy, Portnoy Turns Forty, and More
In the New York Times: Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, and New Jersey rock Speaking of T.A., Pitchfork basically echo my statement made a few weeks back, about the bands newest album, The Monitor, being one of the best albums of the year. Levi Asher plays analyst on Dr. Seuss. The enduring political wisdom of Mark Twain. Portnoy’s Complaint is 40. “Can you turn a J.D. Salinger into a Mark Cuban?” Huh? Indie rock and classical composers: the list. L Magazine […]
The Monitor, is going to end up being the best real rock n’ roll album of the year. Mark my words. Village Voice profiles the band.
Bites: Philip Marlowe, Kevin Sampsell Picks, “Literary Hipsters”, Titus Andronicus on The Awl, and More
An essay on Raymond Chandler’s iconic character, Philip Marlowe. (Thanks 3:AM Magazine) Kevin Sampsell picks 9 of the best books from indie publishers. “Literary hipsters” Blake Butler, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, and Miranda July’s favorite books of the year. One of those “literary hipsters” wants you to donate his book. T.S. Eliot wrote a letter. The Awl meets Titus Andronicus.
Pizza meets math. Lit. Good for you Greg Kuntzman, ordering a chicken sandwich when talking to Jonathan Safran Foer. Paul Auster has a cool daughter. Nextbook announce a new “partnership” with record label, JDub Records. The Guardian gives us their books of the decade. HTMLGiant picks the most important poetry books of the 00’s. An interview with Martin Amis. New albums Titus Andronicus covering the Civil War on their next album. Interviews The Rumpus talks to a Mountain Goat. Politics […]