Yesterday Emma Straub announced that she would open for the Magnetic Fields this fall — as a reader. Yes, as an opening act Straub will read from her new novel. Considering singles are now ads for concerts that are ads for t-shirts, this model seems like a great way to sell books. These are the rock star/author pairings I’d like to see. (PS this summer I read a book by each author on this list. PPS I love all the authors, singers, and publications on this list. Read and listen to them RIGHT NOW.)
*Margaret Mitchell reads from Gone With the Wind before Cat Power weeps against the instrumentals of her new disco album.
*Cynthia Carr recites her non-sentance sentences prior to Mickey Blanco’s artistic strip show.
*Diplo and Karren Russell for one night only. They’re Florida’s finest.
*Victor Hugo shouts The Hunchback of Notre Dame WITH Morrisey, because Watch the Throne Tour wasn’t egotistical and melancholy enough.
*Thought Catalog Presents The Tao Lin and Kitty Pryde Show.