Georgia Reads Atlanta Kick Off With Rodger Lyle Brown

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Georgia Reads Atlanta Kick Off With Rodger Lyle Brown
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This is the kick off for Georgia Reads, a new virtual book club launched in partnership between Georgia Public Broadcasting, the University of Georgia Press, and Georgia Humanities. The inaugaral title is the 25th anniversary edition of Rodger Lyle Brown's Party Out of Bounds: The B-52’s, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia.

Originally published in 1991, Party Out of Bounds is a cult classic that offers an insider’s look at the underground rock music culture that sprang from a lazy Georgia college town. Brown uses half-remembered stories, local anecdotes, and legendary lore to chronicle the 1970s and 1980s and the spawning of Athens bands such as the B-52’s, Pylon, and R.E.M. Their creative momentum helped to usher in a new wave of music on a national and international level, putting Athens, Georgia, on the map.

Brown takes the reader on a heady, keg-beer-fueled romp from the South’s dirty back roads and all-night porch parties to the precipice of rock superstardom. This twenty-fifth-anniversary edition includes new and rarely seen photographs by locals on the scene; a foreword by Charles Aaron, former longtime editor and writer at SPIN magazine; and an afterword by producer/engineer and musician David Barbe, drawn from an essay originally published in the Oxford American’s 2015 music issue.

This event at the Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge will feature Brown and a panel of special guests, who will be interviewed by Paste Magazine editor-in-chief Josh Jackson. A Cappella Books will sell books.

For more on Georgia Reads, go to gpb.org/georgia-reads.
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By: University of Georgia Press