Wow, yet another Public Service Announcement. This one for a book launch/gig.
fig. a: indeed!
Tonight only, Friday, May 6th, 2011, not only will you get the proto-freak folk stylings of Boone & Jocko, but you'll get a lineup that includes Thomas Hellman, Emilie Clepper, Gabriel Levine, Jessica Moss, Nadia Moss, Keiko Devaux, Marcus Lobb, Matt "Doc" Dunn, Jessica Moore, Marie Frankland, Myriam Gendron, Annie Goulet, Justin Karas, David Sheppard, Hannah Rahimi & Greg Burton (phew!), all interpreting the work of Michael "Mike" Hurley.
The occasion? A triple book launch by the good, good people at l'Oie de Cravan Publishing, Inc., in support of these three titles:
Byron Coley, C'est la guerre: Early writings 1978-1983 (with a foreword by Mike Watt)
Jeff Ladouceur, Holy Moly (a new collection of drawings)
and, yes, you guessed it!
Michael "Mike" Hurley, The Words to the songs of Michael Hurley (with a foreword by Byron "C'est la guerre" Coley)
fig. b: the artist formerly known as Mike
We're pretty big fans of Mr. Hurley in general, here at AEB. (Can't you tell?) But among many, many other accomplishments and accolades (Nick Tosches: “…I don’t know what else to say about what he writes and sings, other than that it is gosh-darned great. What kind of music is it? Hell, what kind of weeds does God grow? Let’s just shut up and listen and go to where Michael Hurley is. After all, we can always turn around and come back. He can’t.”), Hurley & Co.* may well have recorded the single greatest song ever dedicated to the hamburger.** Top that.
fig. c: burger by Hurley & Co.
Will someone be interpreting "What Made My Hamburger Disappear" at tonight's function? Chances are slim (see ** below), but there's only one way to find out.
Michael Hurley/Byron Coley/Jeff Ladouceur Book Launch
Sala Rossa, 4848 Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Friday, May 6th
Doors @ 8:30 PM, music @ 9:00 PM
$10 at the door
For more information, take a look-see here.
p.s. Unfortunately, Mr. Hurley will not be in attendance. "The world's longest friendly border," my eye!
* Have Moicy! combined the talents of Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, and Jeffrey Fredericks & the Clamtones.
** Hurley didn't write it, mind you--the song is a Jeffrey Frederick composition.