You are here

The Books

Performing Arts

Photo courtesy the Books

The Books


This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Sun, May 8, 2005 8 PM

"An aural kaleidoscope...The Books remain more or less a genre of one."—Pitchfork

The impossible-to-categorize music of the Books has garnered enthusiastic support from fans of experimental indie sounds.

From the quiet postindustrial hamlet of North Adams, Massachusetts, the band has made its mark with The Lemon of Pink and Thought for Food. The CDs feature glitchy sampledelic rhythms undercut by bluegrass or country that devolve into ambient evocations of inner worlds previously unimagined. This rare tour follows the Books' next CD release and a special side project remixed by Prefuse 73. Onstage the band's audio sample archive is augmented by projected videos, smoke ring machines, a filing cabinet used as a rhythm section, plus cello, guitar, mandolin, a clavinet, and whatever else sounds right.

Please note: this is a SRO show.

support credits

Music season presented by National City.

Major support for the performing arts season provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.