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Book reviews and concert previews brought to you by Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, and Austen Diamond, producer of 13% Salt. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during NPR's Weekend Edition.

Books & Beats: November 21, 2015

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little hurricane will play at Urban Lounge on Saturday, November 28.

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Local poet Melanie Rae Thon is a creative writing professor at the University of Utah.  Silence and Song (University of Alabama Press) and The 7th Man (New Michigan Press) are her newest works.  In her review of both, Betsy Burton says, “Thon, like no one else alive, captures the pain and the ecstasy of our existence, its harrowing, often brutal nature, and the transcendent joy of soil and of souls, making sense of the urge to hurt and the will to rescue, unbearable loneliness and the solace that makes life bearable.”  Thon will read at The King’s English Bookshop at 7:00pm on Monday, November 23rd.

Multi-instrumentalist Ty Segall is involved with many musical projects.  You can see his metal band Fuzz at Urban Lounge on Monday, November 23rd.

Also at Urban Lounge, Saturday, November 28th, it’s San Diego-based, blues-rock duo little hurricane.

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers play at The State Room on November 28th.  

Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:

1: "Rat Race" by Fuzz.

2: "Sheep in Wolves Clothes" by little hurricane.

3: "Center of Attention" by Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.

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