A contender for the title of Most Underrated Rock Guitarist Ever, Richard Lloyd — best known as a co-founder of the band Television — has released a book titled “Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist,” and will sign copies of it at Little City Books in Hoboken, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
James Mastro — who was a member of The Richard Lloyd Band before he joined The Bongos, and owns the nearby Guitar Bar— will perform music and talk with Lloyd at the event. Tickets are $30, and include a signed hardcover copy of the book; visit littlecitybooks.com.
Lloyd will also appear in conversation with Chris Frantz of Talking Heads at the Strand Bookstore in Manhattan, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.; and in conversation with photographer David Godlis at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, Jan. 27. For information, visiteverythingiscombustible.com.
In the book’s introduction, writer and television executive Bill Flanagan describes it as “a harrowing journey in which the supporting characters include not only criminals, quack psychiatrists, junkies and holy men, but Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, and the cast and crew of CBGB’s — a group with Richard at its bull’s eye.”