Michael Stipe is one of the artists who will read from the
writings of the late Beat Poet Jack Kerouac on Monday night at L. A.'s Viper
Room. The performance is part of a record release party celebrating the Kerouac
tribute album, kicks joy Darkness (out last week).
The event will
also feature actress Edie Adams, former Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
member Moris Tepper, Van Dyke Parks, ATN columnist David Was, Devo leaders
Jerry Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh and possibly Rancid singer/ guitarist Tim
Armstrong and Auntie Christ leader (and ex-X singer) Exene Cervenkova.
will take place between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.