Book Review: Aaron Cohen's “Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music And Black Cultural Power”

Book Review: Aaron Cohen’s “Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music And Black Cultural Power”

The soul music that Chicago sold to the rest of the nation beginning in the late 1950s was more than
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Book Review: Joe Pernice's "It Feels So Good When I Stop"

Book Review: Joe Pernice’s “It Feels So Good When I Stop”

It is perfectly fitting, and almost expected, that Joe Pernice would bring a long work of fiction into the world.
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Book Review: David Berman's "The Portable February"

Book Review: David Berman’s “The Portable February”

Though he's best known for fronting the late, great Silver Jews, sardonic, cerebral country rock isn't David Berman's only talent.
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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos' "Drama City" and "The Turnaround"

Crime Stories: George Pelecanos’ “Drama City” and “The Turnaround”

Don’t be afraid of the raised lettering on the book jacket; a well-written crime-fiction novel deserves to be treated as
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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos' "Shoedog" and "The Night Gardener"

Crime Stories: George Pelecanos’ “Shoedog” and “The Night Gardener”

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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos’ Derek Strange/Terry Quinn Series

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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos’ Nick Stefanos Series

Don’t be afraid of the raised lettering on the book jacket; a well-written crime-fiction novel deserves to be treated as
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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos’ D.C. Quartet

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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos

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Crime Stories: George Pelecanos Makes MAGNET A Mix Tape

MAGNET has long been an admirer of George Pelecanos, a D.C.-based author who's penned 15 crime-fiction novels and written for
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Paul Westerberg’s Latest Super Value Record

Paul Westerberg has become the rock 'n' roll version of the Super Value Menu at Wendy's. Think of the former
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HE IS ... I SAY: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE NEIL DIAMOND: By David Wild [Da Capo]

HE IS … I SAY: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE NEIL DIAMOND: By David Wild [Da Capo]

Bill Murray’s character in What About Bob? told his shrink that there are two types of people in the world:
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THINGS THE GRANDCHILDREN SHOULD KNOW: By Mark Oliver Everett [Thomas Dunne]

THINGS THE GRANDCHILDREN SHOULD KNOW: By Mark Oliver Everett [Thomas Dunne]

Recent memoirs by Dean Wareham and Juliana Hatfield offer a glimpse into a musician’s life during the ’90s alt-rock boom
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BROAD STREET: By Christine Weiser [PS Books]

BROAD STREET: By Christine Weiser [PS Books]

Using insider info from her days as bass player in Mae Pang, Christine Weiser re-creates Philly’s mid-’90s underground scene in
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TOLERANCE: By Chris Mars [Billy Shire]

TOLERANCE: By Chris Mars [Billy Shire]

To those who might be expecting beercan-label designs or Skyway At Dusk, be forewarned that the paintings of Replacements drummer
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RE-MAKE/RE-MODEL: BECOMING ROXY MUSIC: by Michael Bracewell [Da Capo]

RE-MAKE/RE-MODEL: BECOMING ROXY MUSIC: by Michael Bracewell [Da Capo]

Much more than a straight band bio, this highbrow history of Roxy Music positions itself as a cultural overview of
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TELL THE TRUTH UNTIL THEY BLEED: Josh Alan Friedman [Backbeat]

TELL THE TRUTH UNTIL THEY BLEED: Josh Alan Friedman [Backbeat]

This excellent book by the author of 1986’s bestselling Tales Of Times Square collects 15 profiles on various music-biz figures
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THE EVOLUTION OF A CRO-MAGNON: by John Joseph [Punkhouse]

THE EVOLUTION OF A CRO-MAGNON: by John Joseph [Punkhouse]

Perhaps you’re under the impression that you’ve lived a full life. But have you slam danced to Fear with John
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BOMP! SAVING THE WORLD ONE RECORD AT A TIME: by Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren [AMMO]

BOMP! SAVING THE WORLD ONE RECORD AT A TIME: by Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren [AMMO]

This memorial to late Bomp! magazine/record label founder Greg Shaw (he was the man behind the Pebbles series) is second
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