Saturday, May 30, 2015


I will be reading from A Western Capitol Hill and playing a song or two at Mutiny Information Cafe on Monday 7/6/15. Please see the press release below for more information on the July date, as well as general information.

Gregory Daurer has been selected as the featured artist for the July 6th edition of the monthly variety show Them Punk Arts. The event will take place at Mutiny Information Cafe (2 S. Broadway, Denver) on Monday July 6, 2015 from 7-10 p.m. (Daurer will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.)
Daurer will be reading from his novel A Western Capitol Hill, a darkly comedic tale of lust and avarice, set in the New West, complete with bad sex, bad drugs, and bad rock ‘n’ roll; it's barbed satire as applicable to our recent national zeitgeist as it is to the Mile High City. Daurer will also be performing a few of his songs.

Daurer records music under the moniker Gregory Ego, in addition to participating on the sonic collaboration Reverend Lead Pipe & His Pipe-Wielding Swingers. As a freelance writer and photographer, Daurer has been published by Juxtapoz, Salon, 5280, Headpress, The Huffington Post, Draft, Culture, and High Times. His interviews with noted authors (T.C. Boyle, Tom Robbins, William Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs) have been reprinted by, or cited within, scholarly books and a documentary film. A Western Capitol Hill is his first novel.

"Denver deserves satire that doesn't present the city in the best of light," Daurer says. "My novel A Western Capitol Hill spotlights Denver in a fashion similar to how A Confederacy of Dunces treats New Orleans, Portlandia pokes fun at Portland, and the films of John Waters dish out the violent and trashy sides of Baltimore. Similarly, my music takes on themes familiar within my fiction writing: loss, dislocation, off-kilter ideologies. The songs are witty, acerbic visions of life on this wonderful--yet heartbreaking--Planet Earth."
Them Punk Arts is a monthly variety show hosted by author Zack Kopp, The show has presented musicians, poets, monologists, authors, and magicians. Kopp also recently published the book The Denver Beat Scene, which spotlights Denver's connection to literary figures like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassady. (Kopp and Daurer were first introduced to each other, via email, by Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady's fellow Merry Prankster, the author Ken Babbs.)


Check out the cover art for A Western Capitol Hill, on display at Wazee Union through the evening of First Friday on 7/3/15.

Author Gregory Daurer alongside the cover art for his novel.

And while you're there, pay a visit to Studio #4: aka Studio Lyrico, where artist Larry Hubbell creates his illustrations and prints. Not only has Hubbell provided the graphics for my novel, he also created the t-shirt design for Wazee Union, itself.

Artist and printmaker Larry Hubbell.

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