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Quimby's Offers Up A Night With The 33 1/3 Book Series

By Kim Bellware in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 9, 2010 7:00PM

2010_09_3313.jpg If you've ever been curious about the concept and creation behind the four-audio-channel-demanding glory/mess of Zaireeka, or want to know why AC/DC rocks so hard on Highway to Hell, the good folks at Quimby's Bookstore would like to drop some knowledge on you with one of their always-excellent in-store readings.

The indie bookstore and zine emporium will host a reading next Friday with the authors from the 33 1/3 series, covering the installments for AC/DC's Highway to Hell, The Flaming Lips' Zaireeka and Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister.

If you've never browsed a book from the series, the crate-digging record collector/hardcore music historian-approved tomes exhaustively chronicle significant albums by a variety of artists from the past 50 years; at the helm of each installment is a single author who researches the album's creation, success and cultural impact (among other topics).

Joining the list of Pitchfork writers and editors to pen a 33 1/3 book are Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Scott Plagenhoef and Managing Editor Mark Richardson; Northern Illinois University English Professor Joe Bonomo will round out the panel of authors for the evening.

33 1/3 Reading, Friday September 17, 7 pm, Quimby's Bookstore 1854 West North Avenue