Every L-train-riding Brooklynite’s favorite author, JONATHAN LETHEM, is back on tour for his follow-up to 2003’s Fortress of Solitude. You Don’t Love Me Yet is a departure from the author’s native New York: this time around, the setting is the smoggy sparkle of Los Angeles, but Lethem’s hipster fan base won’t be disappointed by his choice of character archetypes. Lucinda (bass guitarist) and Matthew (frontman) are in an unstable relationship with each other, not to mention members of a band without a name and only a few half-finished songs. Can they pen a great pop song and still sleep together? Can Lethem write a comic novel with as much authority as a three-decade narrative on race relations? Find out when he reads and signs at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Boston | March 27 at 6 pm | $2 | 617.566.6660.
ELSEWHERE: Sound of the City is offering a pretty mp3 of Hallelujah the Hills' version of "Monster Eyes," one of Lethem's fictional rock songs in Love Me. It's so Brooklyn, it isn't even on Stereogum yet. Sucker. They played in NYC yesterday, but you can still download, listen, and read.