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Total Chaos (Third Man Books)

2 January 2017

The Stooges only released a few albums in their heyday, but they changed the world. Read Total Chaos to find out how.

Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace Omnibus/Overlook

Kristin Hersh - Wyatt at the Coyote Palace BOOK+2CD (Omnibus/Overlook)

12 November 2016

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave delivers an astounding third musical novel that continues to blur the lines between melodic sound and the written word.

New York Rock: From The Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB

17 October 2016

Steven Blush serves up a compelling history in New York Rock: From The Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB.

Manor Threat - Snakepit Comics 2013-2015 (Microcosm Publishing)

9 August 2016

Ben Snakepit is back with a new collection of his punk-rock life, Manor Threat.

The Smiths by Nalinee Darmrong (Rizzoli, 2016)

10 July 2016

This is, on the whole, a book about being completely in love with the music of one band and about what possibilities that could lead to.

Your Song Changed My Life

3 May 2016

Before they were stars, they were fans. Find out the influences behind the music.

Heartworm

17 November 2015

The album serves as a kind of character in and of itself, providing consolation, comfort, commentary and even defiance when needed. It’s no wonder that Heartworm started out as a 33 1/3 series book on the aforementioned album.

Censorship Now!!

16 November 2015

Just what in the hell is Ian Svenonius going on about in Censorship Now!!?

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

2 November 2015

Kristin Hersh writes of her friendship with Vic Chesnutt in the compellingly frank Don’t Suck, Don’t Die. You’ve never read anything like it.

Los Lobos: Dream In Blue

12 October 2015
Los Lobos are America’s “melting pot” personified- a mixture of cultures, sounds and influences that make up the wildly inventive band. Chris Morris is to be commended for putting the story of this most American of bands to paper.

Diary of a Hyperdreamer Vol. 2

10 July 2015

Bill Nelson, genius behind Be Bop Deluxe and Red Noise, gives us a glimpse of his daily life with Diary of a Hyperdreamer, Vol. 2.

Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records

11 May 2015

Bob Suren’s Crate Digger recounts a DIY life, punk rock style.

How Music Got Free (Viking)

22 April 2015

How Music Got Free is well written, engaging, and thought provoking. It speaks to the larger issues the music industry faces with its infrastructure and with the consumer.

gordon-girl in a band

Girl In A Band- A Memoir

9 April 2015

Kim Gordon is a pioneer of American popular culture from Sonic Youth to X-Girl. Her memoir doesn’t disappoint.

Tago Mago

6 December 2014

Scottish novelist Alan Warner (Morvern Callar, The Deadman’s Pedal) has given us a unique and absorbing look at the great Krautrock classic Tago Mago by Can.

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Viking)

26 October 2014

Herbie Hancock is a name synonymous with Jazz. In his memoir Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the living legend takes on every facet of his career and life head on with a plainspoken zeal.

Playground: Growing Up In The New York Underground

Playground: Growing Up In The New York Underground

23 August 2014

Paul Zone was there in the early years of the New York punk scene and his images of that time bring it all back.