Eccentric frontman Ian Svenonius of bands such as The Make-Up and the Nation of Ulysses certainly knows a thing or two about surviving in rock. So it only makes sense that he would now share them with the world in his new book, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group: A How-To Guide (With Illustrations), on Akashic. Here, he breaks it all down step by step, from how to form your band to how to survive being with the same people in a cramped van day in and day out. Tonight, he’ll share his years of wisdom and spin records before and after his reading.

Fri., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., 2013