Music Books

Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374607371
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

Faith, Hope and Carnage is a meditation on faith, art, music, freedom, grief and love.

Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with Seán O’Hagan, it is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.


Acid for the Children: A Memoir By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455530540
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 20th, 2022

With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a New York Times bestselling love letter to his wild Los Angeles youth in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir, now in paperback.


How to Write a Song that Matters By Dar Williams Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780306923296
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Published: Hachette Books - September 6th, 2022

An effective and inspiring guide to songwriting by prolific, iconic singer-songwriter Dar Williams.

How to Write a Song That Matters is an invaluable guide to writing music by a woman who knows how to do it and do it well: iconic singer-songwriter, Dar Williams.


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.


Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks By Simon Morrison Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520304437
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Published: University of California Press - October 4th, 2022

A stunning musical biography of Stevie Nicks that paints a portrait of an artist, not a caricature of a superstar.

Reflective and expansive, Mirror in the Sky situates Stevie Nicks as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.

This biography from distinguished music historian Simon Morrison examines Nicks as a singer and songwriter befor


Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir By Stevie Van Zandt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780306925436
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Published: Hachette Books - September 27th, 2022

Uncover never-before-told stories in this epic tale of self-discovery by a Rock n Roll disciple and member of the E Street Band.

What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock and Roll has the power to change the world for


Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld By T. J. English Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063031418
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Published: William Morrow - August 2nd, 2022

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 20th century America.

"[A] brilliant and courageous book." —Dr. Cornel West


Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces By Laura Tunbridge Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780300264623
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Published: Yale University Press - August 16th, 2022

A major new biography published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, offering a fresh, human portrayal
 
“Illuminating. . . .


Bowie at 75 By Martin Popoff Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9780760374382
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Published: Motorbooks - September 6th, 2022

A unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Bowie at 75 features a slipcased hardcover with a gatefold timeline, gatefold artwork, frameable pull-out gig poster, and a pull-out photo print!

Hendrix, Joplin, Mercury…few rock artists garner as much adulation after passing as they did in life.


Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop Music: A History By Bob Stanley Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781639362509
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Published: Pegasus Books - September 6th, 2022

The must-read music book of 2022—and the first such history bringing together all musical genres to tell the definitive narrative of the birth of Pop from 1900 to the mid-1950s.

Pop music didn't begin with the Beatles in 1963, or with Elvis in 1956, or even with the first seven-inch singles in 1949. There was a pre-history that went back to the first rec


The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro, Dean Budnick (With) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306845185
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Published: Hachette Books - August 2nd, 2022

The engrossing, insightful, and personal musical odyssey of Peter Shapiro, perhaps the most notable independent concert promoter since Bill Graham

Peter Shapiro is the best known and most influential concert promoter of his generation.


Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM By Paul Steinbeck Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780226820095
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Published: University of Chicago Press - August 3rd, 2022

A groundbreaking study of the trailblazing music of Chicago’s AACM, a leader in the world of jazz and experimental music.
 
Founded on Chicago’s South Side in 1965 and still thriving today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is the most influential collective organization in jazz and experimental music.