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Sam McPheeters released a new book, touring (speaking at Columbia College & Permanent Records)

an Easter message from Sam McPheeters
Sam McPheeters

American journalist, artist, and former frontman of Born Against, Sam McPheeters has a new book out, titled, The Loom of Ruin. McPheeters, also previously involved with the bands Wrangler Brutes and Men’s Recovery Project, has written for Vice, the Village Voice, the Huffington Post, and his own blog.

On McPheeters site, he offers a summary of the novel, released April 1, via Mugger Books.

“The book concerns Trang Yang, the angriest man in the world, and could be described as “satire”, or “a dark comedy”, or “a story in which lots of terrible things happen to a lot of good people.”

He also published a three-chapter excerpt on Vice if you’re interested in previewing more. You can buy at Amazon.

Sam is now on the road, touring in support of this book (his first novel), with two scheduled stops in Chicago. His tour is split between spoken word events, and book readings, and while in Chicago he’ll be doing one of each. On April 12, he’ll be reading excerpts from The Loom of Ruin at Columbia College Chicago at 2:30 p.m, followed by a spoken word performance at Permanent Records at 6 p.m.

All tour dates are listed below…

Sam McPheeters

Sam McPheeters — 2012 Tour Dates
4/8/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Molly’s, 7PM w/ Al Burian (spoken word)
4/9/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7PM (book reading)
4/10/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Rotten Meat Gallery, 7PM w/ David Cintron (book reading)
4/11/12 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex, 7PM (book reading)
4/12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Columbia College Chicago, 2:30 (book reading)
4/12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records, 6PM (spoken word)
4/13/12 – Cincinnati @ Static Age, 8PM (reading, speaking, art show opening)
4/14/12 – Louisville, KY @ Green Haus w/ Jake Snider, Brett Eugene Ralph (book reading)
4/15/12 – Chattanooga, TN @ Leo Handmade Shop & Gallery, 4PM (book reading)
4/15/12 – Chattanooga , TN @ Sluggo’s North Vegan Cafe, 8PM (spoken word)
4/16/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records, 6PM (book reading)
4/16/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Gato Bizco, 8PM (spoken word)
4/18/12 – Columbia, SC @ Bluetile Skate Shop, 7 PM (reading & spoken word)
4/19/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Flyleaf Books, 7 PM (book reading)
4/20/12 – Richmond, VA @ Chop Suey Books, 5 PM (book reading)
4/20/12 – Richmond, VA @ Steady Sounds, 7 PM (spoken word)
4/21/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery, 3PM (spoken word) w/ Lexie Mountain, Bob O’Brien, Old Songs, Santa Dads
4/21/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Atomic Books, 7-9 PM (book reading)
4/22/12 – DC @ Joint Custody, 2PM (book reading)
4/22/12 – DC @ Smash Records, 5:30 PM (spoken word) w/ Chelsea Norment, Queer Pressure
4/27/12 – Claremont, CA @ Claremont Forum (book reading)
4/28/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records, 6 PM (book reading)
4/30/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell (spoken word)
5/2/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Needles & Pens (book reading)
5/2/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Secret Alley (spoken word)
5/3/12 – Oakland, CA @ 1234Go Records, 7:30 (book reading)
5/4/12 – Humboldt, CA @ TBA
5/5/12 – Portland, OR @ Land Gallery, 5 PM (spoken word)
5/5/12 – Portland, OR @ Reading Frenzy, 7 PM (book reading)
5/6/12 – Olympia, WA @ Northern, 3 PM (book reading)
5/6/12 – Seattle, WA @ Vermilion, 9PM (book reading)
5/8/12 – Austin, TX @ End Of An Ear Records, 6 PM (spoken word)
5/8/12 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Draft House, 9:45 PM (introducing 1988’s “Miracle Mile”)
5/9/12 – Austin, TX @ Domy Books Austin (book reading)
5/10/12 – Houston, TX @ Domy Books Houston, 7PM
5/11/12 – New Orleans, LA @ McKeown’s Books, 5 PM (book reading)
5/11/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Mudlark Theater, 7PM (spoken word) w/ John Gerkin
5/12/12 – Little Rock, AR @ TBA
5/13/12 – Memphis, TN @ TBA
5/15/12 – St. Louis @ APOP (book reading)
5/16/12 – Madison, WI @ TBA
5/17/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Treehouse (book reading)
5/18/12 – Lincoln, NE @ Cultiva Coffee, 7PM (book reading)
5/19/12 – Kansas City, KS @ Windhorse Tattoo Gallery (book reading)
5/20/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
5/30/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Book Soup, 7 PM (book reading)

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