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This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You By Susan Rogers, Ogi Ogas Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393541250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Boston Globe and Literary Hub

A legendary record producer–turned–brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music.


Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story By Joe Coscarelli Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982107888
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2022

A modern epic about the most consequential music culture today, Atlanta rap—a masterful, street-level story of art, money, race, class, and salvation from acclaimed New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli.

From mansions to trap houses, office buildings to strip clubs, Atlanta is defined by its rap music.


Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres By Kelefa Sanneh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525559610
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2022

One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year

One of the best books of its kind in decades.The Wall Street Journal


Bands do BK: A Guide to Brooklyn, by Bands, for Everyone By Sam Sumpter Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781735145846
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Published: Lit Riot Press, LLC - September 6th, 2022

Enter Sandwich: Some Kind of Vegan Cooking with No Connection to Metallica By Automne Zingg (Illustrator), Joshua Ploeg Cover Image
By Automne Zingg (Illustrator), Joshua Ploeg
$14.95
ISBN: 9781648410543
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Published: Microcosm Publsihing - May 10th, 2022

Reclaiming Calliope: Freeing the Female Voice through Undomesticated Singing By Fides Krucker Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623177065
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 2nd, 2022

The practice and politics of the unfettered female voice--reclaiming your power through voice, song, and opera-inspired exercises.


Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk By Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802125361
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Published: Grove Press - August 9th, 2016

"Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time."--Time Out New York

"Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching . . . Resounds with authenticity."--The New York Times


Why Patti Smith Matters (Music Matters) By Caryn Rose Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781477320112
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 31st, 2022

Patti Smith arrived in New York City at the end of the Age of Aquarius in search of work and purpose. What she found—what she fostered—was a cultural revolution. Through her poetry, her songs, her unapologetic vocal power, and her very presence as a woman fronting a rock band, she kicked open a door that countless others walked through.


Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 By Michael Azerrad Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316787536
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 2nd, 2002

The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever.


It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him By Justin Tinsley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419750311
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 10th, 2022

From a talented young journalist on the rise, a deeply reported, timely new biography of the Notorious B.I.G., publishing for what would have been his 50th birthday

The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s.


The Philosophy of Modern Song By Bob Dylan Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781451648706
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2022

The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan’s first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One—and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music.