Brian Francis Slattery read from his newly released second novel, Liberation, Friday night. As with Spaceman Blues, he did the reading accompanied by a most awesome and versatile band. Without having rehearsed the evening, Brian would shout out a style of music and key and, with very little pushing and pulling, they were all off on a groove together ranging from funk, to circus music, to blues, to 80s style rock anthem. At first Brian was reading while the band played, by the end he was singing the book. It was highly effective. So much so, the crowd would not let him stop and applauded him into reading an extra passage. Well worth getting completely lost in the middle of Brooklyn for.