Music

How to Be Invisible: Lyrics by Kate Bush - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
How to Be Invisible: Lyrics Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780571350940
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Faber & Faber Social - January 8th, 2019

The publication and presentation of Kate Bush's lyrics are a perfect match with their creator. No photographs, grandiose dedication, or acknowledgement. Only her words, her masks, her elusive, enigmatic, dark, challenging, and breathtaking persona. And to think: there's music, too. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll by Ian S. Port - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501141652
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Scribner - January 15th, 2019

This is so much more than just another history of the birth of the electric guitar. Port's masterwork covers it all, not just the minutiae of the cultural influences, technical innovations and inventors' personal lives/travails/aspirations (on which he does do remarkable work) but even more entertainingly, his research masterpiece strikes countless rich pockets of tasty anecdotes in the fertile young soil of rock and roll's formative years and the myriad Gods who shaped it. Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Hendrix and more and, of course, the unstoppable creative forces that were Leo Fender and Les Paul. An overflowing gold mine of amplified, electrified, rock and roll treasure awaits here- highest recommend! ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


Listen to This by Alex Ross - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Listen to This Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312610685
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Picador - October 25th, 2011

This collection of essays from the music critic for the New Yorker is a delightful grab bag of his best work (outside his contemporary classic The Rest Is Noise). The initial essay charts his personal musical growth from classical music to pop via the lunatic fringe of the experimental ends of both bleed into one another and where genre demarcations aren’t helpful. From there he covers Bach to Björk, Radiohead to John Luther Adams, Kurt Cobain to John Cage, with great stops on the way like the multifaceted effects of recording on music. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Beastie Boys Book Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780812995541
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 30th, 2018

A love letter to fans from the remaining two Beasties. This hardcover tome traces the band's revolutionary path from punk dirtbags to Buddhist hip-hop icons. Numerous guest articles, full color photographs and incredible insight make this a must for any fan. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville by Michael Streissguth - Book Review

Staff Pick Logo
Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062038197
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: It Books - February 25th, 2014

Head on down with Willie and Waylon and the boys who started a revolution. Tired of the same old tunes in Nashville, a few brave outlaws took country music by storm, and changed the rules for everyone while doing so. Are you sure Hank done it this way? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Gifts For Music Lovers

 

Everyone loves to jam out every now and then. As our lives have gotten more and more digital over the years, music streaming has become as normal as turning on the FM radio and rolling the windows down to annoy those around you. There's nothing better than finding a great new artist who speaks to you, or even going back to a band you grew up with and falling in love all over again.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Music
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs