Monday, August 01, 2005

Stumping Sloth

These guys are coming to your town! Or....probably at least a town very near to the town that you are currently in!! Peter and Davy Rothbart So, as many of you know, I have a long nurtured little crush on Davy Rothbart, the founder of FOUND Magazine. I am going miss his tour this year, but YOU should not. I am not at all exaggerating when I tell you that attending the FOUND event in Boston last year was one of the top 5 mostwickedawesome things I have ever experienced. I laughed so hard that I got really really hot and had to take some of my clothes off. That may happen to women at other FOUND events too, so you should definitely go! I have also been reading Davy's new book, "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas" and I will bet you $63 that he doesn't even know how amazing it is. It's a series of short stories, all of which contain a whiff of autobiography and personal experience, even if it is sometimes vicarious (as it is in one hysterical, heartbreaking story that is written in all caps from the perspective of a prison inmate in a writing class). You can buy the book here, but I suggest you check your local, independent bookstore first. If they don't have it, ask them why because that's just crazy talk talkin'! Check out the tour schedule and if you can make it to one of these shows, GO. You will be so glad you did. Trust me - I am so totally trustworthy!! Schedule: sept 19, 2005 -- portland, me » space gallery, 8 pm, 538 congress street, 207.541.3842 sept 20, 2005 -- boston, ma (brookline) » coolidge corner theatre, 6 pm, 290 harvard st., 617.566.6660 sept 21, 2005 -- montague, ma » lady killigrew, two shows! 7pm & 9 pm, greenfield rd., 413.367.9666 sept 22, 2005 -- brooklyn, ny » galapagos, 8 pm sharp!, 70 n. 6th street, 718.782.5188 sept 23, 2005 -- manhattan, ny » housing works, 7 pm sharp! 126 crosby street, 212.334.3324 sept 24, 2005 -- philadelphia, pa » fergie's pub, 8 pm, 1214 sansom street, 215.928.8118 sept 26, 2005 -- durham, nc » man bites dog theater, 8:15 pm, 703 foster st, 919.682.3343 sept 27, 2005 -- chapel hill, nc » the nightlight, 8 pm, 405 w. rosemary, 919.933.5550 sept 28, 2005 -- richmond, va » firehouse theater, 7:30pm, 1609 w. broad st, 804.355.2001 sept 29, 2005 -- charlottesville, va » gravity lounge, 8 pm, 103 s. 1st street, 434.977.5590 sept 30, 2005 -- washington, dc » politics & prose, 7 pm, 5015 connecticut ave nw, 202.364.1919 oct 1, 2005 -- washington, dc » wonderland ballroom, 9 pm, 1101 kenyon st. nw, 202.232.5263 oct 2, 2005 -- baltimore, md » atomic books, 7 pm, 1100 west 36th st., 410.662.4444 oct 3, 2005 -- pittsburgh, pa » future tenant, 7:30 pm, 801 liberty ave., 412.325.7037 oct 4, 2005 -- buffalo, ny » at medaille college, details tba oct 5, 2005 -- toronto, on » the drake hotel (undrgrnd), 7 pm, 1150 queen street west, 416.531.5042 oct 7, 2005 -- detroit, mi » 555 gallery, 8 pm, 4884 grand river ave., 313.894.4202 oct 8, 2005 -- grand rapids, mi » division ave. arts coop, 8 pm, 115 s. division street, 616.774.4842 oct 9, 2005 -- kalamazoo, mi » kraftbrau brewery, 7 pm, 402 e. kalamazoo avenue, 269.384.0288 oct 12, 2005 -- chicago, il » neo-futurarium, 8 pm, 5153 n. ashland, 773.275.5255 oct 13, 2005 -- lagrange, il » borders, 7:30 pm, 1 s. la grange road, 708.579.9660 oct 15, 2005 -- madison, wi » orpheum theater, 10 pm, 216 state street, 608.255.6005 oct 16, 2005 -- minneapolis, mn » pulaski auditorium, 7 pm, 2114 5th street ne, 612.706.7879 oct 17, 2005 -- west lafayette, in » hicks library bookstall, 7 pm, purdue u., 765.494.4740 oct 18, 2005 -- indianapolis, in » big car gallery, 8 pm,1043 virginia ave., 317.408.1366 oct 19, 2005 -- bloomington, in » playwrites project theater, 7 pm, 314 s. washington st., 812.339.8710 oct 20, 2005 -- st. louis, mo » mad art gallery, 8 pm, 2727 south 12th st. (soulard), 314.771.8230 oct 22, 2005 -- montana, ks » details tba oct 23, 2005 -- denver, co » hi-dive/sputnik, 9 pm, 7 south broadway, 720.570.4500 oct 24, 2005 -- salt lake city, ut » slc public library, 7 pm, 210 east 400 south, 801.322.8133 oct 26, 2005 -- seattle, wa » university books, 7:30 pm, 4326 university way ne, 206.634.3400 oct 27, 2005 -- portland, or » the wonder ballroom, 8pm, 128 NE russell, 503.284.8686 oct 28, 2005 -- eugene, or » sam bond's garage, 9:30 pm, 407 blair blvd., 541.343.2635 oct 29, 2005 -- sacramento, ca » true love in exile @ mother india, details tba oct 30, 2005 -- santa cruz, ca » bookshop santa cruz, 7:30 pm, 1520 pacific avenue, 831.423.0900 nov 1, 2005 -- berkeley, ca » cody’s bookstore, 7:30 pm, 2454 telegraph, 510.845.7852 nov 2, 2005 -- san fran, ca » intersection 4 the arts, two shows! 7pm & 9pm, 446 valencia, 415.626.2787 nov 3, 2005 -- san fran, ca » clean, well-lighted place for books, 7 pm, 601 van ness, 415.441.6670 nov 4, 2005 -- l.a. (los feliz) » skylight books, 7:30 pm, 1818 n vermont ave, 323.660.1175 nov 5, 2005 -- long beach, ca » koo’s art center, 8 pm, 530 e. broadway blvd., 562.499.6736 nov 6, 2005 -- l.a. (hollywood) » bang studio, 7 pm, 457 n. fairfax ave., 323.653.6886 nov 7, 2005 -- phoenix, az » modified arts, 8pm, 407 e. roosevelt, 602.462.5516 nov 8, 2005 -- albuquerque, nm » guild cinema, 8pm, 3405 central ave. NE, 505.255.1848 nov 9, 2005 -- taos, nm » caffe tazza, 7 pm, 122 kit carson rd., 505.758.8706 nov 11, 2005 -- dallas, tx » lakewood theater, details tba nov 12, 2005 -- austin, tx » alamo drafthouse, 9:30pm, 409 colorado street, 512.476.1320 nov 13, 2005 -- houston, tx » aurora picture show, 8pm, 800 aurora street, 713.868.2101 nov 15, 2005 -- new orleans, la » details tba nov 16, 2005 -- jackson, ms » lemuria books, 7:30pm, 202 banner hall, 4465 i-55 n, 601.366.7619 nov 17, 2005 -- birmingham, al » rojo, 9 pm, 2921 highland ave. s, 205.328.4733 nov 19, 2005 -- ann arbor, mi » michigan theater, 8 pm, 603 e. liberty street, 734.668.8463

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