Nov
16
Fri
Why The Beach Boys Matter & Why The Ramones Matter? @ The Astoria Bookshop
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm
Why The Beach Boys Matter & Why The Ramones Matter? @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join in Donna Gaines and Tom Smucker as they discuss their two books Why The Ramones Matter and Why the Beach Boys Matter.

“Donna speaks for me and every one of us who found our salvation in the only band that really mattered to the outsider in us all.” —CJ RAMONE

“Smucker’s mix of unabashed fanboy enthusiasm with razor-sharp analysis makes him the perfect teller of this story.” –Marc Ribot, guitarist

Donna Gaines is the author of Teenage Wasteland and A Mis t’s Manifesto. She has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Since 2013, she has taught social science, music, youth and community studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York.

Tom Smucker has written rock criticism for Creem, Fusion, Rolling Stone, and the Village Voice.

Nov
18
Sun
Book launch: HOLLY’S HURRICANE by Marie Carter @ Q.E.D.
Nov 18 all-day
Book launch: HOLLY'S HURRICANE by Marie Carter @ Q.E.D. | New York | United States

Come and celebrate the launch of tour guide and author Marie Carter’s new book, HOLLY’S HURRICANE. Discounted books will be available for sale. There will be a short talk, reading, trivia prizes such as walking tour passes, books, and other surprises!

What others are saying about HOLLY’S HURRICANE:

“HOLLY’S HURRICANE, smartly set in the near future after a category 4 hurricane hits New York, will appeal to futurists and history buffs.”—Laurie Gwen Shapiro

“Prepare to be swept away by the sheer force of HOLLY’S HURRICANE—a fantastical ode to New York City’s glorious and horrifying past, as well as a warning to us for its future.”—Molly Gaudry

“This is the kind of novel that haunts you, and you’ll find yourself thinking about it for days to come.”—Liz Scheid

Marie Carter is a writer, editor, and tour guide who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre and ghostly historical walking tour company. She designed and leads the tour “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria.” She is also the author of THE TRAPEZE DIARIES and the forthcoming novel, HOLLY’S HURRICANE.