Jake Brennan, host of the explosive true crime music podcast Disgraceland, has announced that he will be joined by My Favorite Murder hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on October 22 at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of his his debut book Disgracleand: Musicians Getting Away With Murder And Behaving Very Badly. Since its inception in early 2016, My Favorite Murder has broken download records, become a top 10 regular on the iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, sold out shows worldwide and published a wildly successful book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide.
The Disgraceland book is an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre collection of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history, will be released on October 1, 2019 via Grand Central Publishing and is now available for pre-order.
“Karen and Georgia are partly why I got into podcasting. They showed me that you can be punk as fuck in your approach to this new medium and rise on the strength of your authentic self,” said Jake Brennan. “My Favorite Murder is obviously incredible as their millions of fans can attest and their book, ‘Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered’ is here to remind us all to never lose sight of where we come from or how we got here and the unique things that make us us. The difference between Karen, Georgia and most of the rest of us though, is that they’re funny as hell, as their book shows. I really don’t know what we’re going to get into at this event but I know it will involve both of our books, a lot of laughs and hopefully some discussion on Norwegian Black Metal and Glenn Danzig.”
“Disgraceland is such a great podcast, and the content translates beautifully into book form. We’re excited to talk about it all with Jake in person!” said Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
On the eve of the book’s release, September 30, Brennan will host a reading at the Coolidge Corner Theatre followed by a signing at the Brookline Booksmith across the street. The evening will feature music by Adam Weiner of the Philadelphia-based rock and roll band Low Cut Connie. Tickets are on sale now and include a copy of the book.
Brennan notes, “Writing this book was a lot of fun and creatively satisfying in a way I didn’t think possible. The stories within, particularly the ones on Elvis Presley and his relationship with his dead brother (aka Skinny Elvis) and on Phil Spector, are still thrilling for me to read after countless rewrites and edits and I can’t wait to get out into bookstores and read them to Disgracland listeners and get their feedback. The book allowed me to write these stories differently than I write the podcast. There was more room to stretch out and I think readers are going to appreciate this new extension of the Disgraceland universe. The events are going to be a lot of fun. We have some pretty interesting guests who will be joining me in conversation that we are going to announce in the coming weeks.”
The Disgraceland Podcast recently wrapped up its third season, which featured stories about Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, The Rolling Stones, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and more. Billboard said, “his shows feature just his voice, strong audio design and enough murder, mayhem and maniacal behavior to keep you on the edge of your seat,” while Complex said, “Disgraceland is the kind of podcast that will suck you in and make you binge half a dozen episodes before you realize what happened.”
US Book Tour:
9/30: Boston, MA – Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Corner Theatre
10/5: South Portland, ME – Books A Million
10/6: Concord, NH – Books A Million
10/12: Nashville, TN – Southern Festival of Books
10/15: New York, NY – McNally Jackson
10/21: Denver, CO – Tattered Cover
10/22: Los Angeles, CA – Chevalier’s Books
10/23: San Francisco, CA – Green Apple Books
10/24: Portland, OR – Powell’s Books
10/29: Atlanta, GA – A Cappella Books at Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge