Henry Owings: Chunklet

For those born to rock, ready to rock, or hoping to rock sometime in the near future, Grammy-winning producer and Chunklet publisher Henry Owings salutes you. And wants you to watch out for couches in clubs (they’ve never been cleaned), L.A. tour managers who wear ponytails (unless you plan to scalp them), and the urge to stage-dive into indifferent crowds (they may drop you). Penned by a compendium of rock and roll’s most irreverent comedic minds—chiefly Owings, Patton Oswalt, and Polyphonic Spree drummer Brian Teasley—The Rock Bible (Quirk Books, $15.95) is part history, part cautionary guide to those who fancy themselves musicians. Bands everywhere, rejoice: Your unholy scriptures have arrived! And unlike the author of the Christian Bible, who’s refused to interact with the public for the past 2,000 years or so, you can go meet Owings in person and ask him doctrinal questions. Take THAT, God! Sonic Boom Records, 514 15th Ave. E., 568-2666, www.sonicboomrecords.com. Free. 3 p.m. (Also: Third Place Books, 6:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14.) SARA BRICKNER

Fri., Nov. 14; Sun., Nov. 16, 2008

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