Talking Heads percussionist Chris Frántz on his new book, ‘Remain In Love’

REMAIN IN LOVE: Photo courtesy St. Martin’s Press.

Chris Frántz is best known as a songwriter, producer, and founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. His sprawling and stylish drumming played a key role in pushing post-punk and new wave inflections beyond the commonly held notions of what constitutes rock ‘n’ roll, while always remaining at least three steps ahead of his contemporaries.

In a new memoir titled Remain In Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, and Tina (St. Martin’s Press), Frántz offers a look inside his storied life, recalling tales of meeting Talking Heads singer and guitarist David Byrne while studying at Rhode Island School of Design in the ‘70s, and shaping new facets of creativity in popular music alongside his wife and bass player Tina Weymouth.

On Wednesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. (Eastern), A Cappella Books hosts Frántz in a Zoom conversation with yours truly. We’ll discuss everything from reconciling art and live music on stage and scoring hits with Talking Heads songs such as “Psycho Killer” and “Burning Down the House” and Tom Tom Club’s “Genius Of Love” and “Wordy Rappinghood” to life in the modern world.

Our interview will be followed by an online Q&A session with everyone who tunes in. Tickets are limited to 100 guests. Pre-order a signed copy of Remain in Love via A Cappella Books to receive your private invitation via email. Signed copies of the book will arrive via shipping or local delivery (where applicable) shortly after the interview.

Head over to A Cappella Books to pre-order Remain In Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina.

Chris Frántz. Photo by James Swaffiield.

Bauhaus plays The Coca-Cola Roxy on Wednesday, September 23

Bauhaus plays The Coca-Cola Roxy on Wednesday, September 23. 6:30 p.m. (doors). 8 p.m. (show). $75 (general admission). $125 (seats) | Buy tickets

Please be advised that this performance is taking place while the Braves are hosting a game. Due to the increase of traffic around the Battery purchasing parking in advance through the Live Nation or The Braves websites is strongly recommended.

Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26

Bikini Kill photo by Debi Del Grande

Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26. $39.50-$70 8:30 p.m. | Tickets go on-sale Monday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Pre-sale starts Thursday, February 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The presale code will be sent out via the Bikini Kill newsletter

For this round of shows, the group’s lineup features Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.

Stay tuned for more information to be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV feat. Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Vimur, and more November 6-7

Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Monstrosity, Massacre, Cenotaph, Malignancy, Thornspawn, Estuary, Vimur, and more bands to be announced soon. November 6-7. | A limited number of $85 early bird tickets are on sale now
Read Chad Radford’s CL feature story, “Vimur finds truth in the abyss: ‘Triumphant Master of Fates’ takes black metal to a grand scale”

Ministry celebrates 30 years of ‘The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste’ + KMFDM and Front Line Assembly at the Tabernacle April 20

Al Jourgensen of Ministry. Photo by Derick Smith.

The Industrial Strength Tour: Ministry celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste w/ KMFDM and Front Line Assembly at the Tabernacle. Tuesday, April 20, 2021. $37-$55. 7 p.m. (doors). Tickets are on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. | Buy tickets.