The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Byron Coley C'est La Guerre Book Launch

Three books will be launched this Friday by L’Oie De Cravan. C'est La Guerre is a collection of Byron Coley's early writings from 1978–1983, which includes letters and writings, an introduction by Minuteman Mike Watt and silkscreened cover art by Simon Bossé. Launched with Coley's collected writings is Holy Moly, a book of drawings by Jeff Ladouceur, and The Words To The Songs Of Michael Hurley, a book of song lyrics calligraphed by Hurley, hand stitched by Julie Doucet, and with a foreword by Byron Coley.

Coley will be reading at the launch, accompanied by Loren Mazzacane Connors. A musical tribute to Michael Hurley is also planned, with performances from Black Ox Orkestar members Gabriel Levine and Jessica Moss, plus Thomas Hellman, Keiko Devaux, Nadia Moss and more. Montreal Sala Rossa, 6 May, 8:30pm.

EDIT: Loren Mazzacana Connors has pulled out of the launch due to illness. In his place Glenn Jones will accompany Byron Coley's reading.