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John Doe Book Signing + Q&A

  • Grimey's New and Preloved Music 1060 East Trinity Lane Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)

We’re so stoked to welcome John Doe of seminal punk band X to Grimey's to talk about his new book More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking & Legacy of LA Punk and sign copies for fans! This book is the sequel to Doe's Grammy-nominated bestseller Under The Big Black Sun. Picking up where that book left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. John Doe will talk about his book & read selections followed by a signing. You will need to purchase More Fun In The New World to meet the author and get your book signed.

Music journalist and WXNA honcho Randy Fox will conduct a Q&A with John Doe, who will also talk about his life and his books and will take questions from the audience, followed by the book signing.

Earlier Event: September 21
Queens of Noise Live at Grimey's
Later Event: September 25
Stone Jack Jones Live at Grimey's