Author and comedian Brian Costello shares more notes from the rock underground


The time has come for you to go read some real live literature about band life. If you've ever read Brian Costello's The Enchanters vs. Sprawlburg Springs, a hilarious satirical novel about being in a suburban band, then you prolly wanna read his most recent writing. Here's an autobiographical account of the first show he ever played, in all of its understated, comedic glory.

[Editor's note: You may also want to read Costello's hilarious short story "The Fall and Rise of 'The Worst Commercial Ever Made,'" an Editor's Pick in our 2012 Pure Fiction issue: "The epic tale of 'Lincoln Carpeting Factory Outlet Superstore: Where We Roll Out the Red Carpet of Nonstop Savings!'"]

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