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Archive >> April 2012

This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 4/2-4/9
Written by janice headley | Filed under Paul HornschemeierPat ThomasMonte SchulzeventsDaniel ClowesArcher Prewitt 2 Apr 2012 9:27 AM

Listen Whitey! edited by Pat Thomas

Monday, April 2nd

Los Angeles, CA: Join editor Pat Thomas at the Norman Lear Center for a presentation on Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power, 1965-1975. (more info)

Tuesday, April 3rd

Santa Barbara, CA: Author Monte Schulz will be making a hometown appearance for The Big Town, at Chaucer's Books. (more info)

The Big Town by Monte Schulz

 Wednesday, April 4th

Los Angeles, CA: Monte Schulz will return to Skylight Books to launch the last book in his Jazz Age trilogy, The Big Town! (more info

Los Angeles, CA:  Editor/curator Pat Thomas will be giving a presentation at BookSoup on Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975! (more info)

Kyoto, Japan: The exhibit Three Sides Chicago: Squares, Squirrels & Dots, featuring Archer Prewitt, alongside Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge, will be opening at the Trancepop Gallery. All three artists will make an appearance at the opening reception. (more info)   

Daniel Clowes self-portrait

Thursday, April 5th

 • Los Angeles, CA:  Meet Daniel Clowes at Meltdown in Los Angeles!  The evening will be hosted by Blair Butler (of G4's Fresh Ink), and there will be an interview conducted by Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing, followed by a Q&A.  Also, it's the First Annual "Enid Coleslaw" Meet-Up at Nerdmelt. (more info)

Los Angeles, CAPat Thomas will be giving a presentation on Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 at Amoeba Records. (more info)

Columbus, OH:  Join Paul Hornschemeier at the Columbus Museum of Art as he speaks with Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at Ohio State University. In conjunction with his talk, the museum will display a selection of Hornschemeier’s scripts, storyboards, and sketches highlighting his creative process. (more info

Saturday, April 7th

Santa Barbara, CAPat Thomas will be giving a presentation on Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 at Warbler Records & Goods. (more info)

Sunday, April 8th

Tokyo, JapanThree Sides Chicago: Squares, Squirrels & Dots spotlights the work of Archer Prewitt, alongside Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge, and they'll make an appearance at the Shibuya Parco B1F LIBRO on this final day of the exhibit. (more info)

Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power Tour
Written by janice headley | Filed under Pat Thomasevents 1 Apr 2012 10:24 PM

Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

Fantagraphics Books and Light in the Attic Records are excited to announce that author, lecturer, and music-man Pat Thomas is hitting the road with Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. Meet the mofo behind the book that pays tribute to the Black Power Movement of the '60s-'70s. Heading up the West Coast and then across the pond to England, Thomas will be giving talks, signing books, and playing tracks at both bookstores and record shops.

While researching this book project in Oakland, Thomas discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and others that form the framework of this definitive retrospective. Listen, Whitey! chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records' Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum, which released politically charged albums by Stokely Carmichael, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby, and Ossie Davis, among others. Obscure records produced by African-American sociopolitical organizations of the period are examined, along with the Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Watts Prophets, Roland Kirk, Horace Silver, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Stanley Crouch, and many more.

Thomas will give a slide and music presentation, and then sign copies of Listen, Whitey! and the companion CD of the same title from Seattle-based Light in the Attic Records. The album features rare tracks from African-American activists like Dick Gregory, Eldridge Cleaver, and the Last Poets, with protest music by Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Harper, and more.

Listen, Whitey! features nearly 200 pages of text accompanied by over 250 large sized, full-color reproductions of album covers and 45 rpm singles -- most of which readers will have never seen before. The book creates a cultural context for the iconic images and the accompanying album.

Tour Schedule:

Wednesday, April 4, 7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310.659.3110

Thursday, April 5, 7-8PM
AMOEBA Records
6400 Sunset Blvd.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
323.245.6400

Saturday, April 7, TBA
Warbler Records & Goods
131 E De La Guerra St
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101
805.845.5862

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30PM
The Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117
415.863.8688

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave.
BERKELEY, CA 94704
510.649.1320

Sunday, April 22, 7:30 PM
Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside
PORTLAND, OR 97209
503.228.4651

Wednesday, May 9, TBA
University of Southampton
University Road, SOUTHAMPTON SO17 1BJ
+44 (0)23.8059.5000

Thursday, May 10, TBA
SPONSORED AND PRESENTED BY
THE WIRE MAGAZINE
Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin St.
Dalston, LONDON E8 3DL

Friday, May 11, TBA
Rough Trade East "Dray Walk"
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane, LONDON
E1 6QL
+44 (0)207.392.7788

Tuesday, May 15, TBA
Durham University
Lecture Room of the Music Department
The University Office
Old Elvet, DURHAM
DH1 3HP
+44 (0)191.334.6305










































Listen, Norman Lear Center in LA! Tomorrow!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Pat Thomasevents 1 Apr 2012 3:21 PM

Listen Whitey! edited by Pat Thomas

I have to confess... at first, I confused Norman Lear with this guy.  I was like, "They gave him a Center? Well, I guess Mr. Roper was a nuanced characterization of a Santa Monica landlord..." Oops. At least they're both veterans of late 70's sitcoms, right?!

ANYWAY.

Join editor Pat Thomas at the Norman Lear Center tomorrow, Monday, April 2nd, for a presentation on Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power, 1965-1975.

He'll be discussing this impressive tribute to the Black Power Movement of the '60s-'70s, and playing tracks from the companion soundtrack album on Light in the Attic Records!

The event starts at Noon, and hey, lunch will be served!  The talk takes place in the Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Annenberg Room 207) at the Norman Lear Center [ Ronald Tutor Campus Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles ].  This event is co-sponsored by the Lear Center's Popular Music Project.

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