by James Greer

Forthcomingness = There are a couple of upcoming events in which the legion of North of Onhava readers might be interested, be you of the literary or rockerary persuasion.

The first is a return visit to Jim Ruland’s legendary Vermin on the Mount reading series, this time pitting contributors from The Rattling Wall issue 1 against contributors from The Rattling Wall issue 2 in a fight to the bar. There will also occur Joshua Mohr, who I believe is on his way to Damascus (rumor). Details are on the poster just below, but for those with impatient eyes, the event is Sunday, February 12 at 8PM at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown. Just go to Chinatown and ask. No one will know what you’re talking about, but I’ll be secretly taping.

More details, should you need any, can be found here.

The second Event of Note is a party at the Empty Bottle in Chicago at AWP, which is a conference devoted to writers and publishers and alcoholics, not necessarily in that order. On February 29, 2012, at aforesaid venue, I will both read and perform a short set of rock music with my new band Detective. Details about the party are here. (Not many) details about the band are here. If you come expecting to hear Guided By Voices songs you won’t be completely disappointed. But you won’t be completely satisfied either.


There’s even more interesting things happening in the near future but let’s leave it at that for now, okay, because some of you have weak hearts.