Book Launch Events


Thursday 14 February
Talk on L&D


Friday 9 June
Das Market
Zieglergasse 40
1070 Vienna

Friday 26 May                                                                                       
Liverpool Sound of the City Festival                                                   
with Greg Wilson
Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 0BY

Tuesday 2 May
Book talk, “New York City Party Culture 1980-83: Conjuncture, Queers, Women”
UMass Boston Campus Center 3540, 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston
Free and open to the public
Link to follow

Monday 1 May
Jersey City
Book talk plus DJ set by Jersey City’s Wyse Rodriguez of Soulful Cypher plus refreshments by PJ Ryan’s Squared
Jersey City Free Public Library, 472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Books available for pre-order,
Free and open to the public

Friday 28 April
Book readings
Prairie Lights Bookstore
1103 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
 Free and open to the public
Free and open to the public

Thursday 27 April
Panel paper “Arthur Russell’s New York Sound”
140 Schaeffer Hall, University of Iowa (with Legion Arts)
Free and open to the public
I’ll be presenting a paper at the “Straight Outta Ottumwa: The Music, Life and Times of Arthur Russell, from Iowa to Downtown New York City” panel alongside Geeta Dayal and Lucy Schiller, with Kembrew McLeod moderating
Free and open to the public

Wednesday 26 April
Los Angeles
Book readings
Mount Analog, 5906 1/2 N. Figueroa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Free and open to the public

Tuesday 25 April
Riverside, California
Book talk, “New York City Party Culture 1980-83: Conjuncture, Queers, Women”
CHASS INTS 1111, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
Free and open to the public

Monday 24 April
San Francisco
Fireside chat chaired by Christopher Orr, the inaugural event of the VDSF speaker series, followed by Christopher Orr DJ set
Vinyl Dreams, 593 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Free and open to the public

Sunday 23 April
San Francisco
Book readings
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Free and open to the public

Saturday 22 April
Panel paper “Multivocal partying in early 1980s New York City”
Museum of Pop Culture, JBL theatre
I’ll be presenting a paper on the “Sounds from the Underground” alongside Jack Halberstam, Josh Kun and Gala Porras-Kim

Wednesday 19 April
Book talk “New York City 1980-83: Conjuncture, Parties, Music”
Studio for Creative Inquiry, CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University
After-party and record popup
VIA, Ace Hotel lobby, 120 S Whitfield St, PA 15206, 8:00pm-midnight, where I’ll join Pittsburgh DJs Kelly, Selecta and Buscrates behind the decks…/afterparty-life-and-death-nyc-dan…
Both events are free and open to the public

Saturday 18 March
10 High Street, Limerick, Ireland
Book talk and Q&A led by Paul Tarpey at Mother Macs, followed by Backwards party (invite only), midnight-8:00am. I’ll be selecting some music at the start of the party, after which the pros will take over.

Wednesday 01 March                                                                            
University of East London                                                                    
"New York City party culture, downtown convergence and the configuration of hip hop, 1980-83".

Tuesday 21 February                                                                            
Manchester: Screened                                                                        
A monthly arts/film discussion night, at Texture                                      
67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL                                                     
Book talk, screening of Downtown 81, Q&A, DJing.                              

Sunday 11 December
Karolinenstr. 45                                                                                      
Hamburg, Germany (Telekom Electronic Beats)
20:00 to 02:00                                                                                        
Book presentation followed by Finn Johannsen DJ set                         

Friday 3 March
Dublin: Syrias Vibes—Downtownsounds DISCO-versary
Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland D1
Book talk and 14th anniversary party of Syrias Vibes, I’ll be playing a few records to start off the party, after which Paul Fogarty and co. will take over                     

Wednesday 1 March
London: Public talk, "New York City party culture, downtown convergence and the configuration of hip hop, 1980-83”
Centre for Performing Arts Development, University of East London
University Stratford Square, 1 Salway Rd, London E15 1NF                           

Tuesday 21 February
Manchester: Screened / a monthly arts/film discussion night at Texture
67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL
Book talk, screening of Downtown 81, Q&A, DJing
More Info here  

Saturday 10 December
Robert Johnson Theorie
Nordring 131                                                                                                                 
Offenbach, Germany (Telekom Electronic Beats)
10pm to 11:45pm                                                                                                      

Friday 9 December
Echo Bücher
Grüntaler Str. 9                                                                                                             
Berlin, Germany (Telekom Electronic Beats)
7pm to 10pm                                                                                                               
Reading from the book, followed by a moderated Q&A with TEB's editor-in-chief Sven von Thülen                                                                                                                            

Thursday 8 December
Institut für populäre Musik der Folkwang Universität der Künste                        
Prinz-Regent Str. 50-60
Bochum, Germany (Telekom Electronic Beats)
Doors 18:00, Reading starts at 19:00                                                                         
Free entry
Monday 5 DecemberCreative Talks at Sketch
9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG

Sunday 4 December
Lucky Cloud Sound System winter party
Rose Lipman, 
5:00pm to midnight
Winter party and Tim Lawrence book signing
Reservations here

Saturday 26 November
Walthamstow Rock n Roll Book Club
Waterstones, Walthamstow
6pm to 7.30pm
Conversation between Tim Lawrence and Greg Wilson with some readings. After Party at Wildcard Brewery, Ravenswood industrial estate off Shernall St, Walthamstow, featuring Soul Picnic DJs and guest DJ, 8:00pm–1:00am. Followed by Greg Wilson DJ set at Slide, Brixton, with concessions for those attending in Walthamstow. 
Ticket information here                                                                                            

Wednesday 23 November
The Refuge
The Palace Hotel, Oxford Street
Manchester M60 7HA                                                                                                   7:30 to 9:30pm
Conversation between Tim Lawrence and Greg Wilson, there will be an after party with Mr Scruff, Paulette and Rob Bright DJing                                                                                               

Monday 21 November
The Baltic Social
27 Parliament Street
Liverpool L8 5RN                                                                                                        
7:00 to 9:00pm
Conversation between Tim Lawrence and Greg Wilson                                          

Thursday 10 November
Behind this Wall
411 Mare St
London E8 1HY
Tim Lawrence illustrated talk with music/q&a/book signing. 
More information here

Sunday 6 November
Classic Album Sundays
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Rd,
London E8 4AE
featuring Dinosaur L’s 24>24 Music, hosted by Colleen Murphy, with Tim Lawrence talk/q&a/book signing. 
Ticket information here

Wednesday 02 November
Worldwide FM
Tim Lawrence interviewed by Gilles Peterson                                                            
11:00-12:00 noon


Thursday 27 October
Love Vinyl
5 Pearson Street                                                                                                         London E2 8JD
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tim Lawrence readings, Frank Tope DJing
Free, no reservations. More info

Wednesday 26 October
Phonica Records51
Poland Street                                                                                                         
London W1F 7LZ
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Tim Lawrence readings and q&a
Free, no reservations. More info here

Wednesday 26 October
The Do!!You!!! Show / NTS Radio
Charlie Bones hosts a 3-hour radio show with Tim Lawrence                                     
9:00-12:00 noon

Monday 17 October
Columbia University, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
754 Schermerhorn Ext,
New York, NY 10027
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tim Lawrence lecture
Free, no reservations. More info here

Sunday 16 October
pt. 1 Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects/SHFAP exhibition, Paradise: Underground Culture in NYC 1978-83
208 Forsyth StNew York, NY 10002
Tim Lawrence in discussion with Steven Harvey.
Free, no reservations. More info here

Sat 15 October
pt 2: Better Days at Analog BKNY
177 2nd Avenue. Brooklyn
New York, NY 11215
10pm to 7am
Bruce Forest DJing, Tim Lawrence book signing. 
Ticket information here, Facebook event

Saturday 15 October
pt 1: Superior Elevation Records, 100 White St.
New York, NY
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Tim Lawrence conversation with Ivan Baker and Justin Strauss, DJing set by Ivan Baker and Justin Strauss. 
Free, no reservations. More info here

Thursday 13 October
Museum of Modern Art
Film Plus, Titus 1 Theatre, 11 W 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
Book signing, Dany Johnson DJing, screening of Downtown 81, panel discussion led by Tim Lawrence featuring Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite / Fab 5 Freddy, Johnny Dynell, Michael Holman and Ann Magnuson. 
Open to MoMA members and invitees

Tuesday 11 October
Rough Trade
64 N 9th St., Brooklyn
New York, NY 11249
7pm to 8pm
Tim Lawrence conversation with Bruce Forest (Better Days), Steven Harvey (New York Rocker), Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy) and Will Socolov (Sleeping Bag) plus book signing. 
Free, no reservations. More info here

Monday 10 October
Private event for ex-members of the Saint
Hosted by Tim Smith

Sunday 9 October
pt 2: 718 Sessions party at Space
637 West 50th Street, bet 11th & 12th Ave, 
New York, NY 10019
With Tim Lawrence book signing
Ticket information here

Sunday 9 October
pt 1: Loft party
Second Avenue
5pm to midnight
With Tim Lawrence book signing
Invite only.

Saturday 8 October
pt 2: Howl Gallery
6 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Book photo show featuring presentations by Allan Tannenbaum, Harvey Wang, Ande Whyland with Dany Johnson, and Bobby Grossman with Richard Boch
Free, no reservations. More info here

Saturday 8 October
pt 1: NYU book symposium, NYU Tisch Performance Studies
721 Broadway (at Waverly Pl.), Suite 612
10:00am to 6:00pm
Featuring panels on Downtown Video and Film; The Lifecycle of the NYC/Downtown Party Scene; The Downtown Sound; and Collaboration, Convergence, Democracy. Keynote: Tim Lawrence. Featuring Leonard Abrams, Emily Armstrong, Patti Astor, Glenn O'Brien, Jeffrey Deitch, Johnny Dynell, Bernard Gendron, Kit Fitzgerald, Jim Fouratt, Steven Harvey, Pat Ivers, Danny Krivit, Sal Principato, John Robie, Sukhdev Sandhu, Chi Chi Valenti, Sharon White, Michael Zilkha. Readings: Patti Astor and Tim Lawrence. Lunch and refreshments provided. Held in conjunction with CCSR/UEL. 
Free, no reservations. Full schedule of the symposium here

Friday 7 October
Graduate Centre, CUNY
365 5th Ave, NY 10016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tim Lawrence lecture and conversation with Ricardo Montez and Tavia Nyong’o followed by reception. 
Free, no reservations. More info here

Thursday 6 October
Cornell University, Musicology Colloquium Series, Music Department
Lincoln Hall, Room 124, Ithaca, NY 14850
Tim Lawrence lecture followed by Q&A and reception
Free, no reservations. More info here

Tuesday 4 October
Yale University, Interdisciplinary Performance Studies Working Group
Loria Center, York Street, New Haven, CT
5:00pm to 6:30pm                                                                                                     
Tim Lawrence lecture
Free, no reservations. More info here

Saturday 1 October
Donlon Books
75 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tim Lawrence readings and early 1980s exhibition (curated by Conor Donlon/Tim Lawrence)
Free, no reservations, Facebook event

Friday 30 September
Pages of Hackney, Institute of Light
376 Helmsley Pl.
London E8 3SB
7:00pm to 1:00am
Greg Wilson discussion with Tim Lawrence, Tim Lawrence intro to Downtown 81, screening of Downtown 81, DJing by Guillaume Chottin/Simon Halpin
Reservations here

Sunday 25 September
Lucky Cloud Sound System’s autumn Loft party
Rose Lipman Building, de Beauvoir Road, 
London N1 5SQ
5:00pm to midnight
Dance party and book signing
Reservations here