When: Fri., July 31, 10 p.m. 2009
Local songwriters Mark Bryan (of Hootie and the Blowfish) and Danielle Howle share the stage with N.C. songsmith Leisure McCorkle at the West Ashley Home Team BBQ on Friday in celebration of a new piece of non-fiction. Author Michael G. Plumides, Jr. will be on hand for the release of Kill the Music — the “chronicle of a college radio idealist’s rock ’n’ roll rebellion in an era of intrusive morality and censorship.” Formerly of ’90s bands Misguided Youth and Funkenstein, McCorkle formed Leisure McCorkle while at Appalachian State University in N.C. In recent years, the songwriter switched gears from rock to science, relocated to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Anthropology. Now back in the Carolinas, he completed a collection titled 5000 Light Years Beyond the Speed of Sound.
T. Ballard Lesemann