Kristin Hersh won’t suck, won’t die

VicDon’t get me wrong, we’re proud of how “Comin’ Right At Ya” turned out. Nevertheless, the undisputed highlight of this fall’s music offerings from University of Texas Press is a different book, “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt” by the wonderful author/musician Kristin Hersh — an American Music Series title that is seriously beyond great. And the cool thing about publishing a book by a working musician like Kristin is how neatly bookstore appearances can fit into a tour itinerary. To wit, below is her reading/show schedule for the month of October, when “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die” arrives in bookstores.

I hope a city near you is on the itinerary. And even if it’s not, please check out this book.

Oct. 1 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (8 PM Performance)
Oct. 2 Highland Inn Ballroom, Atlanta (7 PM Book signing)
Oct. 3 Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta (10:30 PM Performance)
Oct. 4 Schuba’s Tavern, Chicago (8 PM Performance)
Oct. 5 57th Street Books, Chicago (6:30 PM Book signing)
Oct. 9 Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO (7:30 PM Book signing)
Oct. 10 Swallow Hill Music, Denver (8 PM Performance)
Oct. 12 Octavia Books, New Orleans (6 PM Book signing)
Oct. 14 Cactus Cafe, Austin (9 PM Performance)
Oct. 15 Book People, Austin (7 PM Book signing)
Oct. 16 Waterloo, Austin (5 PM Performance & Book signing)
Oct. 18 Cactus Music, Houston (4 PM Performance & Book signing)
Oct. 18 McGonigels, Houston (7 PM Performance)
Oct. 21Brooklyn Voices at St. Josephs College, Brooklyn (7:30 PM Book signing)
Oct. 26 Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco (8 PM Performance)
Oct. 27 Green Apple Books, San Francisco (7:30 PM Book signing)
Oct. 28 Nectar Lounge, Seattle (10 PM Performance)
Oct. 29 — Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle (7 PM Book signing)
Oct. 30 Powell’s City of Books, Portland (7:30 PM Book signing)
Oct. 30 McMenamins Theatre, Portland (10 PM Performance)
Nov. 1 Book Soup, Los Angeles (4 PM Book signing)
Nov. 1 The Echo, Los Angeles (7:30 PM Performance)
Nov. 4 New England Mobile Book Fair, Boston (6:30 PM Book signing)

ADDENDA: Kind words from Salon, and even (ye Gods!) Pitchfork. And here it is in Rolling Stone’s year-end top-10.
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