Ric Ocasek in Conversation
Amoeba Music, Hollywood
Wednesday – March 6th – 6pm
Chris Douridas (KCRW) hosts an evening with Ric Ocasek at this special Q&A and signing in Amoeba’s Jazz Room! Space for this event is limited. To guarantee entry to the event and signing, receive a ticket with purchase of his new book, Lyrics & Prose, at Amoeba Music, Hollywood.
In Lyrics & Prose, Ocasek collects his poetry alongside lyrics from The Cars' self-titled 1978 debut album through 2011's Move Like This, as well as his six solo albums—punctuated throughout by the artist's early handwritten notes, set lists, doodles and photographs. Ocasek has enjoyed a storied career spanning his work with The Cars and as a solo artist, publishing poetry in Granta and elsewhere, and producing albums by musical artists such as Weezer, Bad Brains, Hole, Guided By Voices, and Jonathan Richman.
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Yes, that's Mr. Marky Ramone, drummer for the Ramones, checkin' in at our offices today. You can catch Marky on SiriusXM's Faction every Tuesday at 8pm ET (rebroadcasts Saturdays 3pm ET) where he plays rare, live and archival Ramones material, classic and contemporary punk, and hosts live guests in the studio!
A new two-part documentary, HISTORY OF THE EAGLES - The Story of an American Band, will make its television debut on Showtime this weekend. Directed by Alison Ellwood, this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of The Eagles. Part 1 investigates the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s through its breakup in 1980. Part 2 picks up in the 80s and charts the popularity of their songs despite the band's split.
Take a sneak peek at the trailer here: