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About This Event

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Doors Open:

7:00 PM

Show Time:

7:00 PM


Litquake and WFMU present the New York debut of Way Behind the Music, a night of hilariously odd music memoirs brought to life onstage! Join our lineup of esteemed musicians, writers and comedians as they read excerpts from a choice selection of music autobiographies, featuring the actual published literary efforts of “authors” like Pat Boone, Flavor Flav, Vince Neil, Jewel, Billy Corgan, Barry White, David Cassidy, Tori Amos, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Sammy Hagar, Liberace, Miles Davis, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, George Jones, Cherry Vanilla, Trace Adkins, Marilyn Manson, video vixen Karrine Steffans, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Peggy Caserta (Janis Joplin’s lover), Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler (wife of Steven), Jane Carter (mother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter), Denise McLean (mother of Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean), and many more.
All proceeds go to Lit Crawl NYC, the annual literary pub crawl which takes place Saturday, September 14 through the East Village and Lower East Side.
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.


A Benefit for Litcrawl NYC
Julie Klausner

Comedy writer/performer. Media Ambassador. Podcast queen. Julie’s “How Was Your Week?” was named one of the top 10 comedy podcasts by Rolling Stone and GQ.

Beth Lisick

Bestselling author responsible for the comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool; gonzo self-help manifesto Helping Me Help Myself; and the Porchlight Storytelling Series.
Beth Lisick official site

Handsome Dick Manitoba

Radio personality. Lead singer of legendary punk rock band, The Dictators. Co-author of The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists. Kick-ass barkeep.
Handsome Dick Manitoba official site

Gaylord Fields

Planning-averse DJ for free-form radio station WFMU. Rolling Stone editor. Writer for Spin and Spy. Former editor, AOL Music.
Gaylord Fields on WFMU

Molly Neuman

Punk-rockin’ drummer. Zinester. Original Riot Grrrl. Former head of Lookout Records. Personal chef. Wellness consultant.
Molly Neuman official site

Tom Scharpling

Comedian. TV Writer. Music video director. Host of The Best Show on WFMU.
Tom Scharpling on Twitter

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