Tim Kinsella first registered on the public radar c.1990 as the frontman of Chicago emo band Cap’n Jazz, before going on to lead a number of weirdly named outfits (Joan of Arc, Owls, Make Believe) and finding time to write a novel. Now, he’s written another one. Let Go and Go On and On is based on the life and work of actress Laurie Bird, who appeared in just three movies (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter, andAnnie Hall) before taking a lethal dose of Valium at age 26. “Kinsella humbles himself before the character and the person, allowing his words and the feeling transmuted through them to let the novel tell its own story,” according to Bookslut. Join Vol.1 Brooklyn for a night of readings from the book.