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BAR YARNS AND MANIC-DEPRESSIVE MIXTAPES book launch celebration with Jim Walsh at Magers & Quinn

When Nov 16, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Walsh_Bar coverJoin Jim Walsh in celebrating the launch of his new book, Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes: Jim Walsh on Music from Minneapolis to the Outer Limits, at Magers & Quinn on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will commence with a reading and signing with Jim Walsh followed by an afterparty at Morrissey's Irish Pub (913 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408) featuring music by St. Dominic's Trio. Please RSVP here.


Writer and musician Jim Walsh distills thirty delirious, jam-packed years of some of the best music writing ever to come out of the Twin Cities. Capturing the pure notes and character of the sound of the Twin Cities and beyond, with a keen eye for trends and the telling detail, his book truly is a mix tape of unforgettable music.


"Jim Walsh's Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes is as much a chronicle of the past few decades of the Minneapolis scene as it is a pitch-perfect memoir of what it means to live for music. A crucial read for anyone who has spent their days and nights tangled in the tether of a song." —Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

"Most mere mortals would have burned out after so many years and so many decibels and late nights, but Jim Walsh is the battery rabbit of the local music scene. For him it really is all about the passion: his contagious joy, awe, and fierce fidelity to the communal spirit are there in everything he writes, and his voice is unmistakable." —Brad Zellar, author of Suburban World: The Norling Photos, Conductors of the Moving World, and House of Coates