Join Powell’s Books and Literary Arts for an evening of conversation about music with David Byrne and Carrie Brownstein, to coincide with the publication of Byrne’s new book, How Music Works, a remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. David Byrne is a Scottish-born musician and artist, best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and nonfiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Carrie Brownstein is an American musician, writer, and actress, best known as a guitarist and vocalist in the band Sleater-Kinney. Since 2010 Brownstein has sung and played guitar for the band Wild Flag. Brownstein stars with co-developer Fred Armisen in Portlandia, a sketch comedy show which began airing in January 2011 on the Independent Film Channel. Ticket price includes admission and a copy of How Music Works. Books will be distributed at event.
Tickets are available online and also at the Bagdad Theater, the Crystal Ballroom, and Edgefield.