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Heads Talk: A Portable Psychedelic Symposium

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Sunday, June 5 2016
7:00PM
 
 

Jesse Jarnow, music journalist and author of the acclaimed new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo, 2016), brings us this multi-media conversation-presentation-roundtable delving into the secret history of psychedelics, the counterculture, and the Grateful Dead. 

Presented in association with Denver-based creative agency Blank Space and featuring a different lineup of historians, writers, and people who were truly there, at every stop, each Heads Talk is part of a multi-sensory, decades-long conversation. 

featuring:  
Richard Loren, former manager for The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, The Doors, and Jefferson Airplane, author of High Notes: A Rock Memoir (East Pond, 2014), and Maine resident!
​Buzz Poole, author of 33 1/3: Workingman’s Dead (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Jesse Jarnow, author of Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo, 2016) & Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham, 2012). 
 

Press on Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America…
“This book reads like an actual acid trip.”
— Geologist, Animal Collective

“It is not advisable to drive or operate heavy machinery while reading this book.”
— Lee Ranaldo, Sonic Youth

“A lucid, illuminating, profound, and often hilarious history of how psychedelics have shaped this great nation—not just music (though the Dead loom large), but across the entire cultural-spiritual landscape. As all goes to hell in a bucket, there are lessons here about what gives our lives meaning, and the roads forward.”
— Will Hermes, author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

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