The first book of essays by a long-time renowned chronicler of underground culture. Johan Kugelberg's book on the early history of hip hop won the NYPL books for the teen age award 2008 and his book on the Velvet Underground won the Foreword silver medal for music 2010. The way this book mashes up lo-bro and hi-bro is readable, funny and thought-provoking, and also downright provoking. Johan Kugelberg's essays on punk, style and pop culture have entertained readers of international publications including Dazed and Confused, Another Man, Ugly Things, Perfect Sound Forever, Spin, Raygun and Fact over the last couple of decades.
An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
David Bowie: every single song. Everything you want to know, everything you didn't know.
Rhian E. Jones
Class and gender in Britpop and after, and why 'chav' is a feminist issue.
Neoliberalism co-opts noisy riots like feminism and hardcore music--can melancholic siren songs fight back?
If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why discussion of this most taboo of bands has for so long been silenced-a collective cultural Omerta.
An anthology featuring the most astute commentators and participants of the underground rise of punk, in this nuanced portrait of the era.
Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.
Why do people choose to believe things they know are untrue?
Stefany Anne Golberg
A book of unorthodox obituaries from David Foster Wallace to Osama bin Laden.
Don't lose track, she moves fast.