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Kim Gordon Book Girl In A Band

Posted by on Feb.10, 2015, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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If you’re a fan of Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth or anything Kim, you’ll love this book. We got our hands on an advance copy and highly recommend it.

Sometimes, the word insightful is overused to describe a book, but it’s justified in this case. Even hardcore Sonic Youth fans will learn something and we appreciated Kim’s honesty. 

Read an excerpt here.  Catch Kim on her book tour, many of the dates have incredible special guests.  Here’s the list.  And if you don’t believe us about how good the book is, here’s Stereogums’ take


Interview: Chuck Eddy “Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism”

Posted by on Aug.30, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

There are probably not a lot of critics you’d want to hang with, but Chuck Eddy is a guy you’d want to hang with and have a beer with.  You’d want to try and figure out how his brain works, why he likes certain things and hear his stories.  Thousands of critics have come and gone, but after thirty years in the business, Eddy is still an important and enduring voice that music fans rely on.

“Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism” is a collection of Chuck’s best reviews, interviews, columns and essays.  Each chapter, broken into themes, has an introduction written by Chuck to help guide you into what comes next.  The book runs the gamut from metal before Metallica, to Spoonie Gee, Brad Paisley and a whole lot of stuff in between.  To quote from the forward by Chuck Klosterman, “More than any other critic, Chuck Eddy showed how the experience of listening to music was both intellectually limitless and acutely personal. There was no “correct” way to hear a song”.

In this interview we talk about how Chuck put the book together, his endless curiosity about music, Bob Seger and the importance of Detroit, the rebirth of Creem Magazine, and how radio used to make finding music so magical.

Buy Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism.  Find Chuck on Facebook.  Sorry, he’s not on Twitter right now.


NY Times Reviews of Metallica and Queen

Posted by on Jun.08, 2011, under News No Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these New York Times reviews of the recent releases “Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica” and “Is This The Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen”. Read an excerpt from “Is This The Real Life” on Mark Blake’s website.