REVOLUTIONS: Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) DJ Set, Reading & Book Signing of "Tim Maia's Tim Maia Racional Vols. 1 & 2"
Amoeba San Francisco - May 15th @ 5:30pm
Revolutions presents author Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) for a DJ set, reading, and signing of his book Tim Maia's Tim Maia Racional Vols. 1 & 2 (33 1/3) at Amoeba SF on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Purchase the book at Amoeba SF to get it signed.
Allen Thayer is a music journalist, radio, and club DJ specializing in soul- and funk-infused music scenes from around the world, with a specialty in Brazilian music. In 2018 his first book came out on Bloomsbury's iconic 33 1/3 imprint, a series that encourages deep dives into seminal albums. Thayer’s volume is a groundbreaking exploration of Brazilian soul superstar's Tim Maia’s existential detour on his legendary "cult" albums, Tim Maia Racional Vols. 1 & 2. Thayer has written extensively for Wax Poetics magazine (where he also edited from time to time), The Fader, numerous online outlets, and his groundbreaking exploration of Chicano Lowrider music and culture originally published in Wax Poetics was reprinted in the Utne Reader. He also specializes in writing in-depth research-rich liner notes for respected record labels such as Light in the Attic, BBE, and Luaka Bop. He DJs under the name "The Ambassador" around his hometown of Portland, OR (with past residencies in NYC and SF) or anywhere someone wants to pay him to DJ, as well as on his weekly radio show “The Brazilian Beat” on KMHD Jazz Radio 89.1 FM/KMHD.org Saturdays 9-11am.