This Saturday, the Sequential Artists Workshop is hosting a release party for Radon, a new book about the influential Gainesville band, co-authored by Gainesville resident Travis Fristoe and punk-rock mainstay Aaron Cometbus.
The party begins at 7 p.m. with a reading and signing by Travis around 8 p.m.
We’ll be running an interview with Travis about the book in the near future as well.
Here’s the info from the back of the book:
Radon was a ‘90s punk band whose legend stretched from Tallahassee to Boca Raton. They avoided the problems of fame by willful obfuscation and a premature break-up. What little influence they had is like a curse or a plague, passed on to the works of their handful of fans. The initial pressing of their debut LP remains largely unsold, gathering dust two decades later on a warehouse shelf. Despite or because of that, it is a true masterpiece, and a quintessential example of the failures and successes of the DIY scene.
How often has a band so uncannily predicted their own futility, while reveling in their inability to transcend both their suffering and the time and place in which it was formed? Fristoe and Cometbus delve into the den of Radon’s lyrics with microscopes and emerge bearing telescopes.
The Sequential Artists Workshop is located at 18 SE 5th Ave. in Gainesville.
And in case you need a reminder about the awesomeness of Radon…