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  • Wish You Were Hereby Leslie Simon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A snarky, fact-filled look at the people and places that made the indie/punk scene what it is today The American underground music scene is exploding everywhere?not just in New York City and L.A. (although we've got those cities covered too!): In Washington, D.C. . . . Ian MacKaye and Fugazi inspired the straightedge culture, which had kids everywhere... more...

  • The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Musicby Terry Miller; Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 66.95

    The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music  is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this... more...

  • The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the Worldby Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Named one of New York Times Top-20 Cookbooks of 2006. Have you ever wanted to host a full evening of Indian food, culture, and music? How about preparing a traditional Balinese banquet? Or take a trip to Cairo and enjoy an Egyptian feast? The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook takes you around the world on a culinary journey that is also a cultural... more...

  • Girl Groups, Girl Cultureby Jacqueline Warwick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Then He Kissed Me , He's A Rebel , Chains , Stop! In the Name of Love  all these songs capture the spirit of an era and an image of "girlhood" in post-World War II America that still reverberates today. While there were over 1500 girl groups recorded in the '60s--including key hitmakers like the Ronettes, the Supremes, and the Shirelles - studies... more...

  • So This is Permanenceby Ian Curtis; Jon Savage; Deborah Curtis

    Faber & Faber 2014;

    So this is permanence , edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis , presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but seeped in a resigned longing,... more...

  • Funkby Rickey Vincent; George Clinton

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistable music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock,... more...

  • Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Meby Bernard Sumner

    Transworld 2014; US$ 28.33

    Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence. Until now. An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time. Chapter... more...

  • Never Mind the Pollacksby Neal Pollack

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    The most important document in the history of rock 'n' roll since the liner notes to Killroy Was Here.( This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more.) Never Mind the Pollacks , the first novel from acclaimed humorist Neal Pollack, is an epic history of rock-and-roll told through... more...

  • Rap-Upby Devin Lazerine; Cameron Lazerine

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    In this fun, edgy, and essential guide, the editors of today's hottest music magazine give you the ultimate, all-access pass to the exciting world of hip-hop and contemporary R&B. From the megaselling songs to the biggest stars to the most outrageous scandals, RAP-UP gives you a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary music that's... more...

  • Queens Reigns Supremeby Ethan Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95

    Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry. For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes... more...