You can imagine how honored I feel to be included in Mike's BANNED BOOK PARTY (which takes place this Friday night.) I'll be talking about an especially dopey bout of pop culture hysteria, I'll do a short slideshow, read from a "controversial" novel and screen one of my all-time favorite film clips.
The line-up includes Mike Albo, Judy McGuire, Rusty Ward and the Interstellar Rendezvous Band.
Friday September 28th, 9:30 pm (changed from 8pm)
92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street
An evening of literary hi-jinks, state-sponsored fear, vampires, music, sex and smokin’-hot smarty-pants thrills!!!
Author and provocateur Mike Edison hosts the wildest edition yet of his annual party celebrating “Banned Book Week,” joined by the Interstellar Rendezvous Band. Twirling a beatnik’s brew of outer-space bop and dirty blues, the all-star band features drummers Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), Dee Pop (Bush Tetras, Gun Club), and keyboard ace Joe McGinty (The Loser’s Lounge), along with Edison on his patented set-for-stun Theremin.
Edison performs his pragmatic and hilarious piece “How to Write a Porn Novel,” and a selection from his latest outrage, the X-rated political satire, Bye Bye, Miss American Pie, which he hopes one day will be banned.
As always, the show ends with the legendary “Name That Banned Book Contest.”
Come on out and see how well you know your banned and censored classics! Count on prizes, surprises and a headful of fun.
“Smart, filthy, and funny, Mike Edison is no ordinary author… Edison brings the stories from his book to life with the performance chops of a seasoned rock’n’roller and the humor and bombast of a former Screw magazine editor-in-chief.” —Spin
“One of the raunchiest stars of modern gonzo journalism." —Flavorpill
“Mike Edison could read from a tractor manual and I would be interested.” —Supermodel Paulina Poriskova in HuffingtonPost
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of
Doors 9:15 pm, Show 9:30 pm