Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Jeff Buckley exhumed

Our friend Daphne Brooks (no relation, I wish though...) will be reading/discussing her new amazing little book on Jeff Buckley this Thursday. Daphne is one of our favorite thinkers. Join us, won't you?

A Reading of Jeff Buckley's Grace
with author Daphne Brooks

Thursday, May 26
at 7:00 p.m.
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow
(between Stanton and Rivington)

The power and influence of Jeff Buckley's Grace increases with each passing year. Here, Daphne Brooks traces Buckley's fascinating musical development through the earliest stages of his career, up to the release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks illustrates Buckley's passion for life and hunger for musical knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the American music scene of the 1990s.

Jeff Buckley's Grace is latest in the 33 1/3 music series by Continuum Books. Copies of the book will be available at Cake Shop.

Daphne A. Brooks is an assistant professor of English at Princeton University where she teaches courses on African╦ćAmerican literature and culture, performance studies, critical gender studies, and popular music culture. She is the author of two books, Jeff Buckley's Grace (2005) and Bodies in Dissent: Performing Race, Gender, and Nation in the Trans╦ćAtlantic Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2006).