Joe Keithley reads fromI Shithead, a Life in PunkFriday, November 12th, 7:00 PMfree
Joe Keithley, aka Joey Shithead, founded legendary punk pioneers D.O.A. in 1978. Punk kings who spread counterculture around the world touring with bands like The Clash, The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Nirvana, PiL, Minor Threat. D.O.A. are also the subject of two tribute albums.
But punk is more than a style of music: it?s a political act, and D.O.A. have always had a social conscience, having performed in support of Greenpeace, women?s rape/crisis centers, prisoner rights, and anti-nuke and anti-globalization organizations. Twenty-five years later D.O.A. can claim sales of more than 500,000 copies of their eleven albums and tours in thirty different countries, and they are still going strong.
I, Shithead is Joe?s recollections of a life in punk, starting with a bunch of kids in Burnaby transfixed with the burgeoning punk movement, and traversing a generation disillusioned with the status quo: stories of riots, drinking, travelling, playing, and conquering all manner of obstacles through sheer determination. And through it all, Joe reveals that the famous D.O.A. slogan, talk – action = 0 is, for him, more than a soundbyte. The book also has an introduction by music producer Jack Rabid, publisher of seminal New York music magazine Big Takeover.
Joe Keithley will sign copies of I Shithead at the event
Checkout his website at: www.suddendeath.com