An informal office poll reveals that the most common descriptors of our music editor, Rob Harvilla, are almost always variations of “brilliant,” “unassuming,” and “really fucking tall.” Experience his extremely wry wonderment, live and amplified, at Stories in High Fidelity, Union Hall’s evening of “musical readings.” He’ll read from his works alongside Dean Wareham (member of Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta, as well as the author of Black Postcards) and Dan Kennedy (McSweeney’s contributor and scribe of Rock On: An Office Power Ballad and Loser Goes First). Everyone, especially Harvilla, should prove moving and wonderful and hilarious until the pure communal joy of cultural appraisal floods over the audience in a glowing wash of love and the room explodes into spontaneous song. No, seriously, this will be an awesome night. PS: Rob, I want a raise.
Tue., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., 2009