Rob Sheffield writes about music with an effervescent glee that's unparalleled in the increasingly cynical realm of rock criticism. He's like a kid that just discovered the radio for the first time and is joyously overwhelmed at the possibilities that it holds. In the words of Chuck Klosterman, "No rock critic -- living or dead, American or otherwise -- has ever written about pop music with the evocative, hyperpoetic perfectitude of Rob Sheffield.”
Sheffield's first memior, the New York Times bestseller Love Is a Mixtape, was a loving ode to his deceased wife (who died when he was just 31) as viewed through the prism of the music they shared. Sheffield now returns with his third book, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke, which picks up where Love Is a Mixtape left off. With the help of karaoke (and some Rod Stewart songs), Sheffield explores the path to finding love after tragedy. The book tour for Turn Around Bright Eyes, makes a stop at the Grotto at Rendezvous on August 15 at 7.
Aug 15 at 7, Rendezvous (Jewelbox Theater), Free