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  • Joni

    The Anthology

    Selected by Harper's Bazaar as one of the "Best New Books of 2017 (So Far)"A Library Journal Fall Editors' Pick"Nearly 50 years’ worth of critical efforts to solve Mitchell’s mysteries have now been rounded up in Barney Hoskyns’s Joni: The Anthology....what comes through most consistently is a possessive impulse, a desire to really know an artist whose fierce privacy has often seemed at odds with ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • NOFX

    The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

    by NOFX, Jeff Alulis ...
    The candid, hilarious, shocking, occasionally horrifying, and surprisingly moving New York Times bestselling autobiography of punk legends NOFX, their own story in their own wordsNOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Importance of Music to Girls

    The Importance of Music to Girls is the story of the adventures that music leads us into—how it forms and transforms us. As a soundtrack, it's there in the background while we go about the thrilling and mortifying business of growing up: raging, falling in love, wanting to change the world. Lavinia Greenlaw turns the volume up loud, and in prose of pure fury and beauty makes us remember how the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Sound Play

    Video Games and the Musical Imagination

    by William Cheng ...
    series Oxford Music / Media
    Video games open portals to fantastical worlds where imaginative play and enchantment prevail. These virtual settings afford us considerable freedom to act out with relative impunity. Or do they? Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of people's creative engagements with gaming's audio phenomena-from sonorous violence to synthesized operas, from democratic music ... Read more

    $28.79 USD

  • Revolution in the Head

    The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

    by Ian MacDonald ...
    This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion” recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews ... Read more

    $15.19 USD

  • Reckless Daughter

    A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

    by David Yaffe ...
    "She was like a storm." —Leonard CohenReckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • From the Streets of Shaolin

    The Wu-Tang Saga

    This definitive biography of rap supergroup, Wu-Tang Clan, features decades of unpublished interviews and unparalleled access to members of the group and their associates.This is the definitive biography of rap supergroup and cultural icons, Wu-Tang Clan (WTC). Heralded as one of the most influential groups in modern music—hip hop or otherwise—WTC created a rap dynasty on the strength of seven ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Soul Picnic

    The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro

    by Michele Kort ...
    Laura Nyro was a beloved and pioneering singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s, whose songs were covered with great success by the Fifth Dimension; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Three Dog Night; and Barbra Streisand. This first biography from Michele Kort, Soul Picnic, uncovers previously never revealed details, including a love affair with Jackson Browne, and her relationship with painter Maria ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Gold Dust Woman

    The Biography of Stevie Nicks

    by Stephen Davis ...
    Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At 68, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller.Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Broken Horses

    A Memoir

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about faith, sexuality, parenthood, and a life shaped by music in “one of the great memoirs of our time” (Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed).NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND AUTOSTRADDLE • “The best-written, most engaging rock autobiography since her childhood ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition

    A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

    by Nikki Sixx ...
    The shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious bestselling memoir of Nikki Sixx’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction, featuring exclusive new content.When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn’t any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn’t do. He spent days—sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers—in a coke- and heroin-fueled daze.The highs were high, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine

    A Love Story, in Music Lessons

    by Jeremy Denk ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A beautifully written, witty memoir that is also an immersive exploration of classical music—its power, its meanings, and what it can teach us about ourselves—from the MacArthur “Genius” Grant–winning pianist“Jeremy Denk has written a love letter to the music, and especially to the music teachers, in his life.”—Conrad Tao, pianist and composerIn Every Good Boy Does Fine ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Dangerous Rhythms

    Jazz and the Underworld

    by T. J. English ...
    From T. J. English, the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, comes the epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20****th century America."[A] brilliant and courageous book." —Dr. Cornel WestDangerous Rhythms tells the symbiotic story of jazz and the underworld: a relationship fostered in some of 20th century America’s most notorious ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Dilla Time

    The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm

    by Dan Charnas ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER"This book is a must for everyone interested in illuminating the idea of unexplainable genius.” —QUESTLOVEEqual parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century.He wasn’t known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Millennial Cantor and Conductor

    From Jewish Cantillation to Contemporary Contexts

    The Millennial Cantor and Conductor is a practical resource for choral conductors and worship leaders. This work may be used as a textbook for introduction to conducting classes, particularly in Christian Higher Education settings. The text may also be used for personal exploration of conducting fundamentals. The resource also includes an introduction to worship band techniques. The author, ... Read more

    $42.50 USD

  • Nirvana's In Utero

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    Though Nevermind was Nirvana's most commercially successful album, and the record that broke them - and the grunge phenomenon - internationally, In Utero has increasingly become regarded as the band's best album, both by the critics and the band members themselves. Instead of sticking to the "grunge pop" formula that made Nevermind so palatable to the mainstream, Nirvana chose instead to challenge ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • Neighborhoods Under Siege

    Memoirs of a Brooklyn Don

    by Calvin Bacote ...
    Enter the world of Brooklyn, the underworld of New York City through the boundless, in-depth mind of Calvin "Klein" Bacote. Making himself believe he had nothing to live for, he turned his life into a crime scene, finding something he was willing to die for. The Game.  Klein was addicted to drugs, but not by way of usage. His high was obtained via hustling. He was a major figure, flooding the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • On Streisand

    An Opinionated Guide

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • Soul Mining

    A Musical Life

    by Daniel Lanois ...
    Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, U2, Peter Gabriel, and the Neville Brothers all have something in common: some of their best albums were produced by Daniel Lanois. A French-speaking kid from Canada, Lanois was driven by his innate curiosity and intense love of music to transcend his small-town origins and become one of the world's most prolific and successful record producers, as well as ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Anvil!

    The Story of Anvil

    In the early seventies, when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world, Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto, vowed to rock together forever. A decade later, their band Anvil released one of the heaviest records in music history, Metal on Metal, which influenced a whole musical generation, including the world-dominating bands ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Dvorak's Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music

    **A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021A provocative interpretation of why classical music in America "stayed white"—how it got to be that way and what can be done about it.**In 1893 the composer Antonín Dvorák prophesied a “great and noble school” of American classical music based on the “negro melodies” he had excitedly discovered since arriving in the United States a year before. But ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • Music and Capitalism

    A History of the Present

    series Big Issues in Music
    iTunes. Spotify. Pandora. With these brief words one can map the landscape of music today, but these aren’t musicians, songs, or anything else actually musical—they are products and brands. In this book, Timothy D. Taylor explores just how pervasively capitalism has shaped music over the last few decades. Examining changes in the production, distribution, and consumption of music, he offers an ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • Twice: The Story of K-Pop’s Greatest Girl Group

    by Jamie Heal ...
    In the space of just five years, Twice have taken the K-Pop world by storm.With hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, a sell-out world tour and record-breaking album sales under their belts, Twice have well and truly earned their place in the K-Pop hall of fame. And they’re only just getting started.Twice: The Story of K-Pop’s Greatest Girl Group tells the amazing story behind one of the most ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Folk City

    New York and the American Folk Music Revival

    From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Café to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company ... Read more

    $29.69 USD