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August 2015

Video Vault Episode 76: 33 1/3 Author Pete Astor (feat. How to Write About Music)!

Today’s video vault is extra special for several reasons: The artist in this video is Pete Astor, author of our very own 33 1/3 book Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation. This video was premiered earlier this month on Overblown, and we can expect a full-length album in the near future! How to Write

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Excerpt: Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew by George Grella Jr., Coming in October

We are super excited to announce the upcoming release of one of our two October titles, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew by George Grella Jr.! Bitches Brew is still one of the most astonishing albums ever made in either jazz or rock. Seeming to fuse the two, it actually does something entirely more revolutionary and open-ended:

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Excerpt: Phish’s A Live One by Walter Holland, Coming in October!

We are super excited to announce the upcoming release of one of our two October titles, Phish’s A Live One by Walter Holland! This book considers the music and moment of Phish’s ecstatically inventive 1995 live document, a mix of weirdo acid-psych, ambient moonscapes, vaudevillian Americana, and riotous arena-rock energy, all filtered through bandleader Trey

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Excerpt: Metallica’s Metallica by David Masciotra, Coming in September!

We are super excited to introduce one of our two new titles for this September, Metallica’s Metallica by David Masciotra! In this book, Masciotra takes readers into the recording studio, giving them Metallica’s account of how their most successful and famous record was born and learned to walk into every radio station and stadium stage

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Excerpt: Beat Happening’s Beat Happening by Bryan Parker, Coming in September!

We are super excited to introduce one of our two new titles for September, Beat Happening’s Beat Happening by Bryan C. Parker! This is the album that sent a shockwave of empowerment through the nation’s cultural underground. In 1985, Beat Happening released their eponymous debut of lo-fi pop songs on K Records and challenged every

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Ill Communication: A Discussion of the Golden Era with 33 1/3 Author Dan LeRoy, Philadelphia 8/15

Anyone who will be in the Philadelphia area next Saturday (8/15) should make sure to check out this event with our 33 1/3 author of The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, Dan LeRoy. Dan and fellow music author Brian Coleman will be meeting at record store Brewerytown Beats next Saturday evening for a discussion of “the

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33 Things: July Edition

Every month, editorial assistant Michelle Chen will compile the best, weirdest, most interesting music and sound news from the past 30 days and serve it up to you in one handy, easy to digest list. May we present 33 Things that happened in July? July 27th marked the end of our Open Call where we

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