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Love Rock Revolution
K Records and the Rise of Independent Music
Written by Mark Baumgarten


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $17.95

Punk isn't a sound--it's an idea! In its history, K Records has fostered some of independent music's greatest artists, including Bikini Kill, Beat Happening, Built to Spill, Beck, Modest Mouse, and the Gossip. In 1982, K Records released its first cassette and put its own spin on punk's defiant manifesto: You... Read more >
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The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey
The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey
Written by M. Shawn Crahan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875964
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The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey

Written by M. Shawn Crahan


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $55.00

M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, is the percussionist and founding member of the Grammy Award winning hard rock band, Slipknot. Crahan is also the art director for Slipknot and directed their DVDs,Disasterpieces, Voliminal: Inside The Nine, Of The (sic), and (sic)nesses: Live at Download. He has been the creative... Read more >
The Fan Who Knew Too Much
The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Written by Anthony Heilbut
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ISBN: 9780307958471
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

A dazzling exploration of American culture—from high pop to highbrow—by acclaimed music authority, cultural historian, and biographer Anthony Heilbut, author of the now classic The Gospel Sound (“Definitive” —Rolling Stone), Exiled in Paradise, and Thomas Mann (“Electric”—Harold Brodkey).

In The Fan Who Knew Too Much, Heilbut writes about art and... Read more >
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Written by Anthony Heilbut
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375400803
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $30.00

A dazzling exploration of American culture—from high pop to highbrow—by acclaimed music authority, cultural historian, and biographer Anthony Heilbut, author of the now classic The Gospel Sound (“Definitive” —Rolling Stone), Exiled in Paradise, and Thomas Mann (“Electric”—Harold Brodkey).

In The Fan Who Knew Too Much, Heilbut writes about art and... Read more >
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Chasin the Trane
Chasin the Trane
Written by J.C. Thomas
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ISBN: 9780307820327
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Chasin the Trane

Written by J.C. Thomas


Format: eBook, 252 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $12.99

He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s.

Trane was a giant of the saxophone and... Read more >
The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project
Written by Sam Stephenson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962454
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The Jazz Loft Project
Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965
Written by Sam Stephenson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 30, 2012
Price: $23.99

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets)... Read more >
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Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Written by James McCourt
Introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced “Mardu Gorgeous”) bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt’s entrancing send-up of the world... Read more >
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Stradivari's Genius
Stradivari's Genius
Written by Toby Faber
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ISBN: 9781588362148
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Stradivari's Genius
Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection
Written by Toby Faber


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $11.99

“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”
–George Eliot

Antonio Stradivari (1644—1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more... Read more >
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Site and Sound
Site and Sound
Written by Victoria Newhouse
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932813
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Site and Sound
The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls
Written by Victoria Newhouse


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $50.00

Victoria Newhouse, noted author and architectural historian, addresses the aesthetics and acoustics in concert halls and opera houses of the past, present, and future in this stunning companion to the highly regarded Towards a New Museum. Site and Sound explores the daunting, perennial question: Does the music serve the space, or... Read more >
Honky Tonk Girl
Honky Tonk Girl
Written by Loretta Lynn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594891
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Honky Tonk Girl
My Life in Lyrics
Written by Loretta Lynn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $29.95

One of the most beloved country music stars of all time gives us the first collection of her lyrics and, in her own words, tells the stories that inspired her most popular songs, such as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin'," and, of course, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl."
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Who Wrote The Book Of Love?
Who Wrote The Book Of Love?
Written by Richard Crouse
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674423
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Who Wrote The Book Of Love?

Written by Richard Crouse


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

¸  The words to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" were initially so risqué they had to be completely rewritten - in the hallway of the studio, as time was running out - before the song could be recorded. (He wrote the original version while working as a dishwasher in a bus station in... Read more >
Everybody Loves Our Town
Everybody Loves Our Town
Written by Mark Yarm
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307464446
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Everybody Loves Our Town
An Oral History of Grunge
Written by Mark Yarm


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $15.00

A Time Magazine Best Book of 2011, Featuring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney and more!

Twenty years after the release of Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the...

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Megadeth
Megadeth
Written by Bill Hale, Foreword by Dave Mustaine
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576875971
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Megadeth
Another Time, A Different Place
Written by Bill Hale
Foreword by Dave Mustaine


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $19.95

Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place gives the audience a front-row seat into the early days and meteoric rise of this young band who would become one of the most influential groups of all time and, with Anthrax, Slayer, and Metallica, consistently touted among the best “thrash metal” bands ever to... Read more >
Fifteen Poems
Fifteen Poems
Written by Leonard Cohen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961686
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Fifteen Poems

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $1.99

This selection of poems by Leonard Cohen, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in the world, is accompanied by twenty-four of his striking and provocative drawings.

Cohen first made his name as a poet more than half a century ago and since then his achievements in poetry and music have made him... Read more >
The Musician's Guide to the Road
The Musician's Guide to the Road
Written by Susan Voelz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307786326
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The Musician's Guide to the Road
A Survival Handbook & All-Access Backstage Pass to Touring
Written by Susan Voelz


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What's a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock 'n' roll are we talking here? The Musician's Guide... Read more >
Quasi Una Fantasia
Quasi Una Fantasia
Written by Theodor Adorno
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ISBN: 9781844677924
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Quasi Una Fantasia
Essays on Modern Music
Written by Theodor Adorno


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

This collection covers a wide range of topics, from a moving study of Bizet’s Carmen to an entertainingly caustic exploration of the hierarchies of the auditorium. Especially significant is Adorno’s “dialectical portrait” of Stravinsky, in which Adorno both reconsiders and refines his damning indictment of the composer in Philosophy on Modern... Read more >
Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Written by Jan Swafford
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ISBN: 9780307809896
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Johannes Brahms
A Biography
Written by Jan Swafford


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $16.99

An illuminating new biography of one of the most beloved of all composers, published on the hundredth anniversary of his death, brilliantly written by a finalist for the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award. Johannes Brahms has consistently eluded his biographers. Throughout his life, he attempted to erase traces of himself... Read more >
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Written by Paul Trynka
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ISBN: 9780767927222
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Written by Paul Trynka


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

“Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility. Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation... Read more >
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Hat Box
Hat Box
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Format: Boxed Set
ISBN: 9780307957726
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Hat Box
The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim
Written by Stephen Sondheim


Format: Boxed Set
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $90.00

In Hat Box, Stephen Sondheim presents his complete collected lyrics from the acclaimed Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat. This box set includes lyrics from Sondheim’s most popular shows like West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, richly annotated with... Read more >
Look, I Made a Hat
Look, I Made a Hat
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593412
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Look, I Made a Hat
Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany
Written by Stephen Sondheim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $45.00

After his acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, giving us another remarkable glimpse into the brilliant mind of this living legend, and his... Read more >
The Listening Book
The Listening Book
Written by W. A. Mathieu
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ISBN: 9781590308318
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The Listening Book
Discovering Your Own Music
Written by W. A. Mathieu


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides... Read more >
A Natural History of the Piano
A Natural History of the Piano
Written by Stuart Isacoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307701428
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A Natural History of the Piano
The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between
Written by Stuart Isacoff


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own.
 
With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history... Read more >
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Magician of the Modern
Magician of the Modern
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis
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ISBN: 9780307761248
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Magician of the Modern
Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $22.99

The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural... Read more >
This Business of Artist Management
This Business of Artist Management
Written by Xavier M. Frascogna, Jr. and H. Lee Hetherington
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307874993
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This Business of Artist Management

Written by Xavier M. Frascogna, Jr. and H. Lee Hetherington


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

This authoritative reference on artist management in the music industry is the standard for all phases of managing a musician's career from both the artist's and manager's point of view. This substantially updated edition covers the major changes that have transformed the business world and music industry over the past six... Read more >
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Written by Dave Tompkins
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ISBN: 9781612190921
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The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $25.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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