An Evening of Reading to Celebrate the Author Saskia Vogel
Tuesday April 23 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Dig/Sow/Reap: Gene Williams, Jeff McLeod/Nick Bachman, Old Time Machine
Wednesday April 24 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Not A Cult Presents: EPIC
Thursday April 25 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Sunday April 28 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Sunday's BUSted at Stories.
BUSted is True Stories About Getting Around LA, Told By People Who Don't Drive!
Radical Reading Group
Sunday April 28 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Marza Panther Acoustic Show Live in Echo Park
Thursday May 02 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Strange Cures Book Reading with Rob Zabrecky
Tuesday July 09 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
AN EVENING WITH ROB ZABRECKY, DISCUSSING AND READING FROM HIS NEW MEMOIR, STRANGE CURES AS WELL AS LIVE PERFORMANCE
Strange Cures is a turbulent, against-all-odds memoir of self-discovery, success, failure, and reinvention, told by one of LA’s most interesting natives. With an unflinching gaze, musician/magician/actor Zabrecky recounts his bizarre coming-of-age tale and his quest to find a place in the arts—and the world. The author reveals a young life filled with both physical miracles and subversive role models, including an FBI impersonating uncle who in a drunken delusion, shot and nearly killed him. He takes readers on a roller coaster ride through the nascent days of Silver Lake’s music and art community, as seen through the lens of his critically acclaimed band, Possum Dixon; the left-of-center landscape of the LAs independent coffeehouse Jabberjaw, which featured the early talents of Nirvana and Beck; Zabrecky’s own struggles with drug addiction, love, and recovery; and finally his re-emergence as a magician venturing into the sacred world of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.
Strange Cures is a trip through the thrilling and hazardous landscape of Southern California at the close of last century. His story is a revelatory look a back at the pre-internet world of 80s madness and inside the LA underground music world of the early 90s —as seen through the alleys and doorways from a key insider.