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WCBN presents the Books March 15 for FREE

8. February 2006 • Jason Voss
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Free tickets for the WCBN-presented show by the Books will be available at MUTO this Tuesday (2/14).

WCBN and UMMA present
The Books
Wednesday March 15th 8:00 PM
at The University of Michigan Museum of Art

WCBN is proud to announce the fourth installment in its concert series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art- New York musicians The Books!

The Books (aka Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong) have earned considerable praise for their unabashedly postmodern approach to musical composition, employing in any given song a mixture of live strings, gritty electronics, field recordings, vocals, and other sonic debris underscored by a wry sense of humor. They have released three acclaimed full-lengths, apart from various side projects and notable collaborations with the likes of Prefuse 73 (Warp Records).

Tickets for this event will be released on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday February 14th. The Tickets are very free, very limited, and available exclusively from the Michigan Union Ticket Office at 530 S. State St. in Ann Arbor. Limit two per person.

Questions about the event can be emailed to thebooks@umich.edu



  1. Do you send listings like this to Current? Mark said he hadn’t heard anything about this show. But he’d also never heard of The Books, so take it as you will.
       —js    Feb. 9 '06 - 02:58AM    #
  2. class, ticket-line, class, ticket-line… damn.

    How “limited” is “limited”, exactly?
       —Jen    Feb. 9 '06 - 06:59AM    #
  3. This should be a terrific show. I had their last album “Lost and Safe” in our jukebox for a couple of months.

    They are kinda a mix between the Avalanches and Yo La Tengo…or at least their last album is. I’d go if I had time.


       —todd    Feb. 12 '06 - 06:59PM    #