An evening of literary hi-jinks, state-sponsored fear, vampires, music, sex and smokin’-hot smarty-pants thrills!!!
Author and provocateur Mike Edison hosts the wildest edition yet of his annual party celebrating “Banned Book Week,” joined by the Interstellar Rendezvous Band. Twirling a beatnik’s brew of outer-space bop and dirty blues, the all-star band features drummers Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), Dee Pop (Bush Tetras, Gun Club), and keyboard ace Mickey Finn (the Left Banke), along with Edison on his patented set-for-stun Theremin.
Featuring special guests:
Edison performs his pragmatic and hilarious piece “How to Write a Porn Novel,” and a selection from his latest outrage, the X-rated political satire, Bye Bye, Miss American Pie (available in September), which he hopes one day will be banned.
As always, the show ends with the legendary “Name That Banned Book Contest.”
Come on out and see how well you know your banned and censored classics! Count on prizes, surprises and a headful of fun.
“Smart, filthy, and funny, Mike Edison is no ordinary author… Edison brings the stories from his book to life with the performance chops of a seasoned rock’n’roller and the humor and bombast of a former Screw magazine editor-in-chief.” —Spin
“One of the raunchiest stars of modern gonzo journalism." —Flavorpill
“Mike Edison could read from a tractor manual and I would be interested.” —Supermodel Paulina Poriskova in HuffingtonPost
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of
Doors 9:15 pm, Show 9:30 pm
Mike Edison is the author of the legendary cult memoir, I Have Fun Everywhere I Go (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! – Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers, an American Tale of Sex and Wonder (Soft Skull Press), in addition to 28 incredibly filthy “adult” novels. He is the former publisher of High Times magazine, and was the editor-in-chief of the irresponsibly outrageous Screw. Edison has also worked as a foreign correspondent for Hustler and as a high-paid gun-for hire of the legendary Penthouse letters. He speaks frequently on free speech, sex, drugs and the American counterculture. In addition he is an internationally known musician and ferociously dedicated spoken word artist. His most recent work is the bawdy political satire Bye Bye, Miss American Pie, available this Fall as an ebook through amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, iTunes bookstore and wherever ebooks are sold.