Former MC5 Guitarist Hangs With Legs McNeil

Wayne Kramer rocks! Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Wayne Kramer, the brilliant onetime guitarist for the MC5

will join onetime Punk magazine honcho Legs McNeil for a series of

readings that will take place in L. A. beginning today. McNeil and Gillian

McCain are the authors of the recently published punk oral history, Please

Kill Me, which rather graphically documents the New York scene of the

mid-'70s. Kramer is expected to deliver a solo performance at the readings.

He'll also join onetime MC5 manager and revolutionary poet John Sinclair on

August 4 at the House of Blues. Sinclair has been touring with his avant-garde

jazz-rock-blues combo, Sinclair's Blues Scholars. Now we hear that Sinclair

will be recording an album later this year in collaboration with Kramer.

Punk readings:

Sat., July 27; Beyond Baroque Bookstore; L. A.;

8 P.M. Sun., July 28; Tower Records; West Covina; 2 P.M. Sun., July 28; Viper

Room; Hollywood; 10 P.M.