Tag: grunge

Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr. and The Jesus Lizard With New Books!

Posted by on Mar.20, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Three new books to put on your radar bring back memories of the ’90’s.

Out March 24th from Keith Cameron, Mudhoney: The Sound And The Fury From Seattle. Formed in 1988, Mudhoney is still going strong and this is their story. Could they be the most influential Seattle grunge band?

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Our friends at Flavorwire let us know about the recently released Dinosaur Jr. and Jesus Lizard books.  Both are beautifully done art books and here’s a look inside both.

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Nirvana, Detroit Rock City, Al Jourgensen & The Pixies in Rock Books

Posted by on Jun.24, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Detroit Rock City is released tomorrow and it’s amazing. Also featured in this episode is Al Jourgensen news, upcoming releases about Nirvana, The Jesus and Mary Chain and a history of 4 AD. Plus, the Pixies book has been funded through Kickstarter and we tell you how to get an autographed copy and your name in the book.


News Round Up: Nirvana, Punks, Brian Wilson And MTV VJ’s books

Posted by on Apr.26, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

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-Bazillion Points Books announced its upcoming release Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe 1989 by Bruce Pavitt.

Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook Legacy Edition is now available.  Enter to win a copy here.

-Happy Punks 123, A Counting Book would make a cool gift for some hip new parents.

I Am Brian Wilson has been announced for 2015.

– Some early dish is being released from the upcoming MTV VJ’s book. Here’s a David Lee Roth coke story via The New York Daily News.



Grunge History New In Paperback Today– “Everybody Loves Our Town”

Posted by on Mar.13, 2012, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

One of our favorite books from last year, Mark Yarm’s incredible oral history of grunge “Everybody Loves Our Town”, is out in paperback today.

Check out our interview with Mark below. Buy “Everybody Loves Our Town”.


Interview: Mark Yarm “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge”

Posted by on Sep.13, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

A few years ago on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Sub Pop, Mark Yarm wrote an amazing oral history piece for Blender magazine, where he was then a senior editor.  After the magazine folded, Yarm still had a wealth of information left and thought it might be turned into a really cool book.  But Yarm didn’t just write a really cool book, he put together what turns out to be the definitive oral history of Grunge.  “Everybody Loves Our Town” is the “Please Kill Me” for a new generation of music fans.

Yarn conducted over 250 unique interviews with most-likely everyone who was there, including musicians, reporters, producers, scenesters and hangers-on.  And, the book has many first-time revelations from Courtney Love, Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm, and the late Mike Starr from Alice in Chains. (Yarm was one of the last people to speak with Starr before he died in March)

Everybody Loves Our Town” also includes rare, never-before-seen photographs of Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam and others.

In this interview, Yarm talks about how the book came together, the infamous Cat Butt/L7 tour that included everything from sex to hatchets, how everyone loathes the label “Grunge” and who the person you would least expect to see connected with the Seattle scene actually is.

Buy Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Find the book and Mark on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.  See Mark speak on a panel this Sunday the 18th at 2pm at The Brooklyn Book Festival.  It’s free!