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JOHN DOE - Under the Big Black Sun

Sunday, July 17th at 2:00pm

John Doe
speaking & signing
Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk


The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
Line tickets are required to join the signing line.
Line tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Under the Black Sun from BookPeople. 
Line tickets will be available the day of the event starting at 9AM at our store.
Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can order your copy of Under the Black Sun here. Simply add the book to your cart and indicate SIGNED COPY. We ship all over the world!


"The true story of the Los Angeles punk scene. A set of vivid personal essays. The most artist-centered look yet at a scene that helped define the future of a music whose rallying cry was no future." - Record Collector, May 2016


Explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk. Compilers John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together a story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there, sharing chapter-length tales by them along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.


John Doe has worked as a roofer, an aluminum siding mechanic, a manager of poetry readings, a musician, and an actor. He met Exene Cervenka at the Venice poetry workshop in 1976 and started working with Billy Zoom around the same time. When DJ Bonebrake joined X in mid-1977, the lineup was complete. As one of the last original punk rock bands standing, they continue to tour, most recently with Blondie and Pearl Jam in front of stadium-sized crowds and audiences born after the band s formation. He has recorded eight solo records with numerous renowned singers and musicians and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions, including "Road House," "Great Balls of Fire," "Boogie Nights," and "Roswell." He currently tours as both a solo artist and with X. Doe lives north of San Francisco. .

If you cannot attend the event and would like to order a signed copy of the book, add the book to your cart and put SIGNED COPY in the comments field at checkout. We ship all over the world!

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Event date: 
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413