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Catalog Tag: music

Beautiful Music

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A funny, poignant, thoughtfully rendered novel about love, fear, death, race, music, and the intense passions of youth.

While supplies last, books ordered through the website will have bookplates SIGNED by Michael Zadoorian!

The Darkest Hearts

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Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.

*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

Hard Art, DC 1979

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Pulitzer prize–winning photographer Lucian Perkins captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979, with narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material.

For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu above and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.” If you have any questions about your order, please contact info@akashicbooks.com.

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

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A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC, in a standout debut from TV/film star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, etc.).

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Michael Imperioli!

This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake

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International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore.   Note: This page is for the regular edition of This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 12" vinyl, please follow this link.

What I See: The Black Flag Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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A stunning collection of the most iconic photographs ever made of Black Flag, along with never-before-seen photos and a foreword by Chuck Dukowski. 256 jam-packed pages, over 300 photographs, and over 70% of the photos have never been seen.

For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

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Forthcoming Titles

Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist (Paperback Edition)

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Forthcoming: 11/1/22

The paperback edition of iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot’s darkly funny and subversive collection of writing, featuring brand-new essays not included in the hardcover

This page is for the November 2022 paperback edition of Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist. For the August 2021 hardcover edition, click here.

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