Press Release Fun: Launch Party and Tiger Beat in Concert
Yeah, I’m doing a lot of these lately, I know. It’s been a crazy coupla last days. In any case, I don’t usually push stuff going on in town that’s for a single publisher, but this just looked so cute I couldn’t resist . . .
Rock God Launch Party &
Jam Session with Young Adult Writers band, Tiger Beat,
at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, January 19
Who: Barnabas Miller, YA author and drummer for Tiger Beat, drew on his own musical background and history to write his latest novel, ROCK GOD: THE LEGEND OF BJ LEVINE. He started his professional life as “kid jingle singer” for brands like Toys R US and Matchbox (just ask him to perform the Matchbox Rap or I’m a Toys R Us Kid.) His love of music led him to his current work producing music for film and television.
What: An entertaining, rock-charged wild ride featuring more outlandish characters than This is Spinal Tap, ROCK GOD is the hilarious story of B.J. Levine, a mild-mannered nebbish who wants to escape his humdrum existence, bond with his rocker father and find his true purpose in life – not necessarily in that order. BJ knows that he is destined to be a Mega Lord of Rock — if only he had a modicum of musical talent. The perfect combination of Rock N’ Roll comedy and a coming-of-age novel, ROCK GOD has Kirkus Reviews chuckling, “The story makes as much sense as your average Queen song, and it’s just as much fun.”
Event Information: Tiger Beat is celebrating the launch of ROCK GOD with a blow-out jam session at B&N’s Upper East Side store on Thursday, January 19th at 7pm. Barney will be reading from his new book and performing songs “created” by the main character, B.J. Levine. B.J’s first “single” can be found at http://www.facebook.com/rockgodbjlevine
Tiger Beat ‘s author-members (with self-described talents) are:
Ø Libba Bray: Vocals & Toddler Serenading (Beauty Queens)
Ø Natalie Standiford: Bass & Coolness (How to Say Goodbye in Robot)
Ø Daniel Ehrenhaft: Guitar & Bafflement (Americapedia)
Ø Barnabas Miller: Drums & Problem Solving
As an extra-special bonus, ALL the band members will be reading from their masterworks and signing too!
Thursday, January 19
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 369-2180
Contact: Edwin Tucker
Derry Wilkens | Publicity Manager, Children’s & YA
@jabberwockykids | @sourcebooksfire
232 Madison Ave., Suite 1100
New York, NY 10016
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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