Friday August 3, at the LBJ Museum in San Marcos, TX, it’s Sixties Night. I’m the headline act, playing at about 10 PM. Details here.
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My 4th Annual Howlin Wolf Birthday Tribute is Sat. June 9, Continental Club. The bands will be rocking! My Terrible Self + Denny Freeman, Eve Monsees, Sonny James & Mark Evans will be joined by Big Foot Chester & a dozen super special guests. See the poster for the full roster. All Howlin Wolf, All night, celebrating the 102nd year since the birth of the greatest American blues singer of them all.
7 PM Thurs. June 6, NOIR AT THE BAR at Opal Devine’s. What is Noir at the Bar? OK, it’s like this: Hardboiled crime fiction in a place where people go to drink booze at night. Simple version. Started in Philadelphia a couple years ago. Cool. OK, I’ll be playing and reading with other great authors. Come check out new crime fiction from Peter Farris, Jonathan Woods, and Barry Graham. Also, singer/songwriter Chris Hoyt. Books will be available for defacing by dese authors, and thanks to Scott Montgomery at BookPeople for setting this up.
Here’s the lineup:
Chris Hoyt (music)
Reading by Barry Graham
Reading by Jonathan Woods
Reading by Peter Farris
Reading and Music by Jesse Sublett
Q&A & book signing + drinking
Remember: You can always find a hardbound copy of my true crime and music memoir, NEVER THE SAME AGAIN at BookPeople. My Martin Fender crime novels Rock Critic Murders and Tough Baby are now available on the Amazon Kindle site. Rock Critic Murders is available for your iPad in an enhanced version with lots of music, video and pictures, supercool, go to the iBookstore and check it out now.
The THIRD Martin Fender Novel, Boiled in Concrete, will be available as an eBook in late June or July. Other works are coming soon. Keep rocking!!
Visualize a party: Beer, a little music, hip people and naked women covering the walls. This is what you will find at Yard Dog, that super hip gallery on South Congress Avenue in Austin, when my show opens on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, at 7 PM.
Here are some of the pieces you will see by me. My “COLORFUL WOMEN” show opens Friday, December 3.
Ah, yes, on Sunday, November 7, 5-7 PM, come to BookPeople for the Austin publication party for LONE STAR NOIR, a fabulous anthology of crime fiction by Texas authors like… yours truly, plus James Crumley, Joe Lansdale, Bobby Byrd, Tim Tingle, Sarah Cortez, George Weir, and many, many more. This is the latest in the Akashic “Noir” anthology series. Edited by the supercool Bobby & Johnny Byrd of Cinco Puntos fame. There will be beer, authors, a little music (as in murder ballads, by, uh, yours truly) and other cool stuff.
Here’s an update to our NOIR AT THE BAR reading with MUSIC event at Continental Club Gallery TUES JULY 27, 7-9 PM, no cover.
Great review in the Chronicle.
Sick City, by Tony O’Neill
Harper Perennial, 384 pp., $13.99 (paper)
In Tony O’Neill’s Los Angeles, the only difference between a bottomed-out junkie and a slot on Celebrity Rehab is a good talent agent. Less blatantly autobiographical than his opening double-barreled blast of Digging the Vein and Down and Out on Murder Mile, his terse, twitchy new novel, Sick City, still draws heavily on his personal experiences as a substance abuser washed up in Hollywood’s shadow. If this were still James Ellroy’s City of Angels, O’Neill’s protagonists would be the kind of tweakers and twinks that the old demon skull-breaker Captain Dudley Smith would have sliced up and left for the hogs on some Okie’s farm. But O’Neill’s L.A. has been abandoned to the junkies…
For the rest, go here.
And here, for your viewing pleasure, a few images from the history of dope lit.
And for past updates on this event & some musings on a legendary King of Noir, Jim Thompson, go here and here.
And the FACTS: Tony O’Neill will be reading & signing his new novel, SICK CITY, accompanied by yours truly on upright bass, and I, JESSE SUBLETT, will read from NEVER THE SAME AGAIN: A ROCK N ROLL GOTHIC, my very noirish memoir, and HARRY HUNSICKER, of Dallas, will be reading new work.
AND A REMINDER: Friday, July 23, come see JON DEE GRAHAM & JESSE SUBLETT’S MURDER BALLAD SHOW, with TERRI LORD on drums, at EVANGELINE CAFE, 8106 Brodie Lane, Austin. 9:30-Midnight, $5 cover.