Friday, August 4

Revenge of the Book Eaters

28 August (Monday)
Revenge of the Book Eaters
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

826 Valencia and Another Planet Entertainment present Revenge of the Book Eaters, a star-studded night featuring some of today's most recognized names in indie-rock, literature, and comedy, including Dave Eggers, Mark Kozelek, Aimee Mann, Patton Oswalt, Jonathan Richman, Zach Rogue and Sarah Vowell, in an event that promises to once and for all settle the debate: word or music—which is better?

Jonathan Richman, one of rock's most eccentric and unpredictable cult figures, is a performer whose eternally childlike public persona and seeming naiveté tends to obscure the dexterity and craft of his music, which skirts from garage rock to country to Latin stylings and back. Richman formed the influential proto-punk band the Modern Lovers in 1973 and has released 21 albums since then, gaining a fiercely devoted fan base, which expanded substantially in the 1990s, thanks to his frequent guest spots on TV's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and his prominent appearance in the 1998 film comedy smash There's Something About Mary.


Revenge of the Book Eaters tour website

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