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William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N Roll: Author Reading + Q&A

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Songbyrd hosts Casey Rae, author of new book "William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N Roll" for a reading and discussion!

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Wednesday August 7, 2019

FREE // All Ages // RSVP's given priority access

Pre-order a copy of the book at checkout for pickup night of event!

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Join us for an evening with Casey Rae, author of new book "William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N Roll" for a discussion, Q&A and celebration of this fantastic and critically acclaimed new book!

with co-host Michael Shields of Across the Margin!

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"Rae, a musician, professor, and cultural critic, is a music lover and a Burroughs fan. Both things shine through in this book. He writes with the passion of a teenager discovering new sounds, and the control and self-assuredness of a seasoned academic."

-- NPR Books

"From the legendary Lower East Side scene where Patti Smith and Lou Reed skulked to the birth of grunge, Rae explores Burroughs' renowned cut-up method and music samples, the drugs that dominated the rock scene and his writings, his occultist beliefs, controversial legacy and more through the lens of musicians who would come to define rock music today."

-- Billboard

"D.C.-based rock critic and SiriusXM music licensing director Casey Rae meticulously details the connections in “William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ’n’ Roll.” The book is at its best when tracing the lyric and sonic collages of art rock and its offshoots to Burroughs’s groundbreaking use of literary cut-ups — the snipping and reassembling of texts to form new texts."

-- Washington Post

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