Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mike Faloon celebrates the release of his new book The Other Night at Quinn's!
Michael T. Fournier
John Jughead Pierson
Don’t let The Other Night at Quinn’s: New Adventures in the Sonic Underground by Mike Faloon (Razorcake/Gorsky Press) scare you. Yes, it’s a creative non-fiction collection about the explosive uncertainty of free jazz in a diner-turned-club in upstate NY. But you didn’t have to do mounds of coke and wreck Italian sports cars to be riveted by Neil Strauss’ Mötley Crüe tell-all, The Dirt. You didn’t need to live in a rat-infested apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to be swept up in Legs McNeil’s oral punk history Please Kill Me. And you don’t need to embrace the steep wall and seeming chaos of improvised music to enjoy this book. Like the best of Ali Smith, David Shields, and Mary Roach, it’s not just the topic. It’s your guide. Faloon is your guide into a community of creators surviving beyond the mainstream in an otherwise overlooked outpost of the cultural underground that cuts across distinctions of culture, gender, race, age, and genre.