Quiz time: Who was the inspiration for the following song co-written by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby? “I’m a fuckin’ redneck, I live to hang out with the boys/Play some hockey, do some fishin’ and kill some moose.” Yes, who else could it be but Wasilla mayoral hopeful Levi Johnston? Leaked last year, the silly tune titled “Levi Johnston’s Blues” now appears on the new album Lonely Avenue, featuring 11 “musical short stories” with music and vocals by Folds and lyrics by Hornby. Tonight, join them at this release party and benefit for the HIV/AIDS service organization Housing Works. Presented by Spin, the evening includes a discussion moderated by the magazine’s deputy editor, Steve Kandell.
Tue., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2010