Reviews Books

271-300 of 1,075 entries
Summertime Peruse
Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues
Another own-worst-enemy musical genius

Ed Ward, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins but Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing
He died onstage, not on the page

Tim Stegall, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
Kentucky picker demures

Doug Freeman, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Cactus Burning: Austin, Texas and the Battle for the Iconic Cactus Cafe
A nasty business in toto

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns
The man wrote 'Hang On, Sloopy' for God's sake

Scott Schinder, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Russian punk rock activists take on the Kremlin

Nina Hernandez, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Merle Haggard: The Running Kind
Okie from Muskogee still waiting for his alt.country crosser

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
The Jesus Lizard Book
Zeppelinesque hammer of the gods

Raoul Hernandez, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
The Smell of Death
Not your typical get-in-the-van account

Tim Stegall, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock & Roll
Once upon a time, writers used to be the tour documentarians

Abby Johnston, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales
All too true tales of the music business

Greg Beets, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Shakespeare's Songbook
Singing Shakespeare tunes around the campfire

Graham Reynolds, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Exile in Guyville / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Liz Phair broke a lot of strings – and Kanye, from bootstraps to bootlickers

Chase Hoffberger, Music, May 29, 2014

Far Away, From Home
Thunderstruck and Other Stories
Elizabeth McCracken's stories examine the humanity of the mildly freakish and unspoken freakishness of daily life

Amy Gentry, Arts, May 15, 2014

Far Away, From Home
Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper
Through research and case studies, Robert Bryce argues that human ingenuity will beat environmental collapse to the punch

James Renovitch, Arts, May 15, 2014

Exhibitionism
The Snow Queen
This book by the author of The Hours is a frozen confection of a novel, at once simple and intricate – and gorgeous

Amy Gentry, Arts, May 15, 2014

Far Away, From Home
Monday, Monday
Elizabeth Crook's new novel charts the ripples radiating out from the Whitman shootings

Danielle White, Arts, May 15, 2014

Far Away, From Home
Out of Peel Tree
Laura Long's debut novel chronicles the tug-of-war between moving forward and staying the same in a small town

Chase Hoffberger, Arts, May 15, 2014

Far Away, From Home
Above the East China Sea
In her most ambitious novel, Sarah Bird entwines the tales of two teenaged girls, both on Okinawa but in different eras

Amy Gentry, Arts, May 15, 2014

Rock & Roll Books
If You Like the Ramones ...
Two hundred add-ons to your Ramones collection

Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Robert Plant: A Life
Robert Plant's now been a solo artists longer than he was frontman for hard rock's fab four

Michael Toland, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
The Replacements: Waxed Up Hair & Painted Shoes
Picture Book

Michael Bertin, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
This Music Leaves Stains: the Complete Story of the Misfits
First Misfits bio ever

Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir
Linda Ronstadt stays on point – the music

Scott Schinder, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Jazz Sides
Yardbird blows his alto hard, fast, and revolutionary

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene
What hath the Grateful Dead wrought?

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Roots drummer digs deep into his LP crate

Thomas Fawcett, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens
Bakersfield sound revived – posthumously!

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals
Musicals you never heard of from the industrial complex

Greg Beets, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

Rock & Roll Books
I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
The Staple Singer and their music march on Civil Rights

Ed Ward, Music, Dec. 5, 2013

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