While touring North America and Europe last year with Tenacious D, Eddie Baranek of the Detroit band The Sights maintained an active blog to chronicle the adventure. He's now turned it into "Taken Alive," a collection of postings and pictures from the road, accompanied by a DVD from a Sights performance at the Park Bar in Detroit.
"We looked at it all and said, 'Man, that's a nice body of text, and there's some good pictures there. What if we turn this into a book release?' " Baranek explains. "It's been done on a national level, but I haven't seen too many people do it locally, so this is kind of a cool, different release."
The group celebrates "Taken Alive's" publication with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at New Center Park, 2998 West Grand Blvd., Detroit. Nadir, Six and the Sevens and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound will also perform. Visit www.newcenterpark.com.