Josh Rosenthal of Tompkins Square label released memoir, going on book tour; guitarist Harry Taussig playing NYC event
We mentioned that folk artist Bob Brown would be playing DC as part of a show featuring a reading from Josh Rosenthal who runs the Tompkins Square label (who are reissuing two of his albums.) It's part of a tour for Rosenthal promoting his new memoir, The Record Store of the Mind:
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part “music criticism”, the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Crackling with insightful untold stories, The Record Store of the Mind will surely delight and inspire passionate music lovers … especially those who have spent way too many hours in record stores.
Each stop on the tour will feature a "special guest," including people like Peter Walker, Chris Forsythe and Max Ochs. The NYC stop on the tour happens at Secret Project Robot on April 6 and will feature three guests -- Wax Lion (featuring Kid Millions and Jessi Carter), Michael Daves and the first-ever NYC performance by American primitive guitarist Harry Taussig. That event is $10 at the door and more info is here.
The Record Store of the Mind is out now in paperback and all manner of digital options. All tour book tour dates are listed below.
Josh Rosenthal/The Record Store of the Mind -- 2016 Tour Dates
April 2 - Deep Thoughts, Jamaica Plain MA w/ Sam Moss
April 3 - Feeding Tube Records, Northampton MA w/ Trevor Healy
April 4 - Albany Public Library, Albany NY w/ Michael Eck
April 5 - Rocket 99, Kingston NY w/ Peter Walker
April 6 - Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY w/ Kid Millions, Harry Taussig, Michael Daves
April 7 - Brickbat Books, Philadelphia PA w/ Chris Forsyth
April 8 - Red Onion Records & Books, Washington DC w/ Bob Brown
April 9 - Atomic Books, Baltimore MD w/ Max Ochs
April 10 - Steady Sounds, Richmond VA w/ Diane Cluck, Mark Fosson
April 12 - Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC w/ Steven Weiss (UNC)
April 13 - Horizon Records, Greenville SC w/ Wes Tirey
April 14 - Downtown Books, Asheville NC w/ Wes Tirey
April 15 - A Cappella Books, Atlanta GA w/ Tyler Higgins
April 16 - Grimey's, Nashville TN - Record Store Day DJ set & signing
April 17 - Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville KY w/ Nathan Salsburg
April 18 - Boxcar Books, Bloomington IN - A Bill Wilson tribute
April 20 - CityLit Books, Chicago IL w/ Mike Vallera