BK: Rob Sheffield Presents ON BOWIE (A Listening Party) with Amanda Petrusich

07/14/2016 - 7:00pm


This event takes place in our Brooklyn store.

We always say that our event space is your living room, but for this evening, it truly is. Come downstairs to our basement den for a listening party with Rob Sheffield and a special guest, TBD, to celebrate the publication of Rob's new book On Bowie. Bring a six pack and your favorite Bowie or Bowie-related records to throw on our record player. Let's talk music, and listen.

ABOUT THE BOOK: On his sixty-ninth birthday, David Bowie released his latest masterpiece, Blackstar. Two days later, on the morning of January 10th, 2016, the world found out that this would be his last. Every major news outlet broke the news that Bowie had died of the cancer few knew he had. Shock was the first response from fans and media alike. Then came the grief. “It was like losing a member of my family” was the phrase pinged around social media over and over, and in the months since, the flood of emotions hasn’t stopped.

Over fifty years, Bowie changed lives with his innovative, iconic, wholly original style. His life was spent striving to find new ways to surprise and challenge our sense of what was possible in art, music and living. Ever changing, always experimenting, Bowie brought his fans along on his journey of discovery, building a unique community around the world. Being a Bowie fan was a lifelong adventure like none other.

In this short, spare book, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield explores the enduring and powerful connection the icon shared with his audience. On Bowie is a thoughtful and tender meditation on Bowie’s legacy—a love letter to a legend who touched so many lives. Sheffield explores crucial moments of Bowie’s career, from his scandalous glam-rock breakthrough to Blackstar, and delivers a passionate celebration of this artist and his music—summing up why he remains unforgettable.

ROB SHEFFIELD is a longtime columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut as well as the critically acclaimed Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice. Sheffield’s forthcoming title, Dreaming the Beatles, is a celebratory look at the lasting significance of the band. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

AMANDA PETRUSICH the author of Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner; 2014), It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (Faber and Faber; 2008), and Pink Moon, an installment in the 33 1/3 series. She is a contributing writer for Pitchfork and a contributing editor at The Oxford American, and her music and culture writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Spin, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. 

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ISBN: 9780062562708
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Dey Street Books - June 28th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans