SPECIAL WINTER EVENT!
Long Island LitFest Presents
Donna Gaines, author of Why the Ramones Matter
Sunday, January 13, 3:00 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington
In conversation with Bill German, author of Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up with the Rolling Stones (and Lived to Tell About It), plus live performance by The Young Rochelles!
Your $35 ticket ($30/Cinema Arts Members) includes a copy of Why The Ramones Matter, author talk, audience Q&A, book signing and live performance by The Young Rochelles!
Donna Gaines has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Her work has been published in underground fanzines, numerous trade and scholarly collections, professional journals and textbooks. Subjects have included music, tattoos, youth, guns, pornography, TV talk shows, suburbia, spirituality, gender culture, technology and intergenerational love. Her photographs, liner notes, lyrics and poetry have been published or shown as well.
Donna Gaines’ first book, Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia’s Dead End Kids was published in 1991. Rolling Stone declared Teenage Wasteland “the best book on youth culture.” A sociologist, journalist and New York State Master Licensed Social Worker, Dr. Gaines grew up in Rockaway Beach, Queens, a surf town made famous by the Ramones.
Gaines will be in conversation with author Bill German. His book, Under Their Thumb details his unlikely friendships with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and reveals how the Stones’ sausage is made. German is currently working on another memoir, titled “We’re a Happy Family.” It’s set during his teenage years in Brooklyn (late 1970s-early 1980s) and is about surviving chaos, knishes, the Stones and Ramones.
And this afternoon includes a special, live performance by The Young Rochelles — The band was born in Long Beach, New York in January 2013. The pop-punk trio has recorded several EPs including Cannibal Island, Know the Code, and Organ Trade, various splits and compilation tracks – the latest being a full-length CD/LP for Sounds Rad. The band aims to deliver levity through short bursts that rarely pass the two-minute mark and remain in your head long after they’ve ended.