There will be a pretty cool event in Williamsburg on Thursday, to celebrate the publication of Ben Sisario’s Doolittle book.
Details as follows:
In a collaboration with Todd P., author Ben Sisario will host NIGHT OF A THOUSAND PIXIES, a reading and concert event on THURSDAY, APRIL 27 at UNION POOL in Williamsburg that will feature more than 20 bands, each playing one Pixies song of their choice. The evening will be a combination of smart rock criticism and lots of loud, wonderful music celebrating one of the most beloved bands in alternative rock.
Sisario’s book, Doolittle, is a probing look at the band’s knotty masterpiece from 1989, revealing its inner workings and discussing it in depth with members of the Pixies in exclusive interviews.
READ… how a young Charles Thompson (now known as Frank Black)
found inspiration in a 1929 Surrealist film and cultivated his “sex
and death vibrations”!
LEARN… Joey Santiago’s favorite chord, borrowed from an unlikely
SIT… in Frank Black’s canary-yellow Cadillac as he cruises the
Oregon countryside discussing his songs in depth, and checks out some
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND PIXIES will have two parts: first, at 7 p.m.,
Sisario reads from Doolittle, answers questions, and signs books.
This part of the evening is free. Next, at 9 p.m., the music begins.
(This part is not free.) The acts are still being confirmed, though
it will feature of diverse lineup that already includes some local
rock luminaries and a 60s-style soul revue. “There’ll be dozens of
bands,” Todd says, “real ones, made-up pick-up ones, famous ones —
and everybody will get drunk as hell.”
THURSDAY, APRIL 27: NIGHT OF A THOUSAND PIXIES. With Ben Sisario,
author of Doolittle, a new book in the 33 1/3 series, and
lots and lots of bands each playing songs by the Pixies. Produced by
Todd P. Reading and signing at 7 p.m., free. Bands at 9 p.m., cheap
($TBA). At Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., at Meeker Ave., Williamsburg.
Bar: 718-609-0484. Info: www.toddpnyc.com.