Massachusetts native Joe Pernice has been making records for 15 years as a solo artist, and as a member of the Scud Mountain Boys and Pernice Brothers. Ever versatile, he has also released a book of poetry and a novella. But, for the first time Joe is touring in support of a novel…with music. According to Pernice, “Though the book is not explicitly about music, there are quite a few cover and fictional songs mentioned, so I thought it would be a cool idea for me to record some of those songs and release them, as a soundtrack album to the novel.” In the vein of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, Pernice’s debut novel is a coming-of-age tale for the modern-day slacker, and an unlikely love story with a masculine perspective—but with a mordant humor and unexpected warmth. Pernice combines reading sections of the book with performing songs from the book/album to create an intimate and unique performance. Opening the show will be The Walsh Brothers, a Charlestown-bred, Los Angeles-based comedy duo, which has quickly become an underground sensation. The Walshes have created original internet content for Sony and are working with Comedy Central to develop a show about their lives. This will be their first rock tour.