A 2010 reissue of Jay Ryan’s underground hit book, with new material added, and essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr.
Subject: Music/Popular Culture/Art
Featured Music/Pop Culture/Art Titles
- Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group
- A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola
- Please Take Me Off the Guest List
- Letters to Kurt
- We Owe You Nothing, Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews Expanded Edition
- From a Basement in Seattle
- Hard Art, DC 1979
- Black Music
- Dance of Days: Updated Edition
- Will Work for Drugs
- Artificial Light
- Infinity Blues
An “anti-manifesto” from the co-author of Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital with a preface by Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.
The second book from the iconic Chicago underground poster artist, with a foreword by Andrew Bird and an essay by Joe Meno.
By guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal.
A new installment in Dennis Cooper’s “Little House on the Bowery” series.
The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.
The second issue of the groundbreaking new literary journal.
A literary journal’s debut featuring writing from: Donnell Alexander, Federico Anderson, Dana Crum, Michael A. Gonzales, KRS-One, Michael C. Ladd, Ferentz Lafargue, Reginald Lewis, Adam Mansbach, Caille Millner, muMs, and Greg Tate.
Nearly forty years after breaking his way into public consciousness, the indefatigable godfather of indie features and African American cinema presents a graphic novel that serves as the inspiration for his latest film.
Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk classic—with a new chapter, additional photos, and other original material!
New paperback edition; twenty artists illustrate twenty stories from the best-selling author of Hairstyles of the Damned.
California Book Award–winner Greer presents a hilarious and immaculately written story set in LA, exploring the inevitability of failure.
Cooper & Mansbach team with some of today’s most talented writers to vitalize American history.
Pearl Jam’s longtime in-house designer, Brad Klausen, presents his first book of visually stunning poster art. With introductions by Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam.
The debut collection of Mr. Fish’s searing and hilarious political cartoons, featured in Harper’s, Truthdig, and elsewhere.
A gift book for parents that will have them laughing even as they cry.
A selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
The debut novel from Akashic’s new imprint, Punk Planet Books. Also check out the smash hits How the Hula Girl Sings, Tender as Hellfire, and The Boy Detective Fails.
Ryan Adams presents his second book of passionate, transcendent verse.
Includes Goldberg’s groundbreaking book Dispatches from the Culture Wars, plus a new author introduction and additional chapters.
World-famous singer-songwriter Ryan Adams reveals his prodigious talents as a poetry and fiction writer.
Schalit critically interrogates everything from Middle Eastern politics to the New Economy, from debates in the independent music scene about “selling out” to the current cultural interventions of Jerry Falwell and his followers.
Jonah Sees Ghosts is a shocking, touching, and humorous first novel that blends magical realism with a figurative study of how alcohol abuse shapes the personalities within a family.
The paperback reissue of the national best-selling memoir from the M*A*S*H star, with a brand-new introduction by Martin Sheen.
A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.
A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love.
Founding member of world-famous rock band Nirvana offers a personal and political memoir.
Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.
The unspeakable sexual confessions of underground legend Lydia Lunch.
Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton–and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush
In Playing President, Robert Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind.
Best-selling author/activist William Upski Wimsatt is back with a blueprint for contemporary political organizers.
Please Take Me Off the Guest List is the latest in a series of creative collaborations by New York City artists and friends Zachary Lipez, Nick Zinner, and Stacy Wakefield.
A bad-ass noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically-acclaimed author Nelson George.
Norman Kelley joins hip-hop luminary Chuck D and others to dissect the historical plight of black artists in the recording industry, from blues to hip-hop and all points between.
In celebration of the release of Ian F. Svenonius’s Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, our latest Digit features excerpts from Ian’s book, along with the work of cult-rock authors Les Claypool (South of the Pumphouse), Lydia Lunch (Paradoxia), and Nick Zinner (Please Take Me Off the Guest List).
An authentic and riveting hip-hop memoir in the Joan Didion tradition from Bronx native Lewis.
From the illustrator of Go the F*** to Sleep comes a history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and Prohibition.
The children’s version of the #1 New York Times best-selling classic!
The first collection of work from the acclaimed underground music photographer.
Half the size, double the trouble. Simon’s cat has a new little friend who may be even more accident prone.
A debut novel from the art-rock pioneer and frontman of Primus, Les Claypool.
Washington, DC–based rock ‘n’ roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.
Two Times Intro is Michael Stipe’s intimate and evocative visual diary of Patti Smith’s return to live performance.
Revised and expanded edition of the punk classic (more than 15,000 copies sold), with six new interviews.
Lydia Lunch’s second book will provoke rage, awe, and infectious desire.
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.
Legendary indie rockers The Jesus Lizard present an idiosyncratic, impassioned document of their rock and roll conquests.
This year, the world’s favorite cat faces his biggest series of challenges yet, as he takes on the whole globe!
Autism spectrum disorder is found in one of every eighty-eight children—this gorgeous book offers powerful insight into the disorder.
The first book collecting the transcendent photographs by Grammy Award–winning music icon Omar Rodriguez Lopez.