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Mark Z. Danielewski meets Biffy Clyro

February 22, 2011 |  9:11 am

Markdanielewski Mark Z. Danielewski, author of the mind-bending "House of Leaves," will join Scottish band Biffy Clyro onstage in L.A. next Wednesday, March 2, to talk "Only Revolutions."

"Only Revolutions" is Danielewski's 2006 novel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and it also happens to be the inspiration for Biffy Clyro's 2009 album called, appropriately, "Only Revolutions." The record went gold in the U.K.

The event presents a rare opportunity to hear Danielewski, who is based in L.A., appear onstage and talk about his work. Chances are good that the author and band will discuss the intersection of books and music, in one way or another.

The event is the first L.A.-based edition of Liner Notes, an occasional series that pairs musicians and literary figures in discussions of art and culture. Previous Liner Notes have featured Amanda Palmer with Neil Gaiman, Augusten Burroughs with Tegan Quin, Salman Rushdie with Dredg and Nick Hornby with Ben Folds. It is co-presented by Spin Magazine.

The band and author will sign limited-edition posters, books and CDs following the discussion. All proceeds go to benefit Homeboy Industries.

Mark Z. Danielewski and Biffy Clyro will appear at the Bootleg Theater on March 2. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, at the theater or bookseller Skylight Books.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Mark Z. Danielewski in 2006. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press