Join us Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm at The Lyric Oxford (1006 Van Buren Ave) as we celebrate the 25th Annual Oxford Conference for the Book! FREE admission. We are honored to have as our literary guest, bestselling author Martin Amis (“The Rub of Time”). Our musical guests will include sister blues duo Larkin Poe and country rockers, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers.
Radio: 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Martin Amis is the author of The Rub of Time – Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2017 (Knopf). This is the definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of the most provocative and widely read writers—with new commentary by the author.
For more than thirty years, British author Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics—politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. The Rub of Time is a vital addition to any Amis fan’s bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.
Amis is the author of fourteen novels, including the bestsellers Money and London Fields, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six previous nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ new album, Years (Bloodshot Records) will drop on April 6. The album highlights Shook’s sly lyrical wit and her band’s classic country sound mixed with contemporary earthy tension. Rolling Stone said, “Her sound is a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude.” Following their Thacker appearance, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers will play a full set at Proud Larry’s at 9 pm.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters who perform their own brand of roots rock. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2014 release, KIN, quickly established their sound: Haim-esque vocal harmonies with thick, gnarly guitar riffs. Their most recent album, Peach, finds the duo exploring their blues roots via covers of Son House, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly.