Brian Doherty reads from Lost in the Grooves


For L.A.-area readers interested in obscure records–I hope this includes many of you–I, and other contributors, will be reading from a new book Lost in The Grooves: Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed, tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The book is an encyclopedic guide to excellent but unfortunately non-canonical classics of (slightly) popular music. Appearing with me will be editors Kim Cooper and David Smay, and contributors Brooke Alberts, Tosh Berman, Sean Carrillo, David Cotner, Becky Ebenkamp, Ron Garmon, Max Hechter, P. Edwin Lechter, Domenic Priore, Ken Rudman and Gene Sculatt.

I'm not entirely sure which of my own entries I'll be reading, but you might hear about John Phillips' Wolfking of L.A., The Cowsills' IIxII, Robin Gibb's Robin's Reign, Appaloosa's self-titled album, or the Vulgar Boatmen's Please Panic, among a dozen or so other of my entries to the book.

That's Tuesday Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Book Soup at 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, for chatter about art that endures in the hearts and ears of fans, no matter how small that number of fans might be.