Category: Books

Mike Watt to publish ‘On and Off Bass,’ play with J Mascis at NYC book launch

Mike Watt to publish ‘On and Off Bass,’ play with J Mascis at NYC book launch

Legendary Minutemen bassist Mike Watt this May will publish a new book called ‘On and Off Bass’ that combines his 2000s-era tour diaries with his nature photography, and he’ll launch the memoir with a pair of release parties — including a New York show that’ll find him jamming with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Murph.

The Jesus and Mary Chain chronicled in new photo book with words, lyrics by Jim Reid

The Jesus and Mary Chain chronicled in new photo book with words, lyrics by Jim Reid

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s history, both visual and lyrical, is captured in a new 114-page coffee table book featuring scores of photos, many never-before-seen, by Andrew Catlin and text by Jim Reid and his wife Julie, the band announced today on its website.

New Order’s early performances chronicled in new photo book ‘From Heaven to Heaven’

New Order’s early performances chronicled in new photo book ‘From Heaven to Heaven’

A new book called ‘From Heaven to Heaven: New Order Live — The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters’ will chronicle 3½ years on the road with the pioneering electronic-rock act via 400 previously unpublished photos, 200 images of rare memorabilia and the memories of author Dec Hickey, who attended each of those shows.

Bob Mould sets fall ‘See a Little Light’ book tour with ‘reading and music’ performances

Bob Mould sets fall ‘See a Little Light’ book tour with ‘reading and music’ performances

Bob Mould will continue his ‘evening of reading and music’ performances in support of just-published autobiography ‘See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ this fall with a new slate of nine new dates, including stops in New York City, Chicago and San Diego.

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

Much has been made about the loss of album art in the download age, but pop-culture maven Matthew Chojnacki argues that even more endangered are the 7- and 12-inch single sleeves of the 1980s — ephemeral splashes of music history that he’s compiled in the new book ‘Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute.’

Contest: Win ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ new biography of the Thin White Duke

Contest: Win ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ new biography of the Thin White Duke

Next week, Little, Brown and Company will publish ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ an exhaustive 544-page biography of the Thin White Duke by former Mojo magazine editor Paul Trynka — and the publishing house has been kind enough to offer up copies for three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

Bob Mould sets ‘See A Little Light’ book tour, reissuing Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ on vinyl

Bob Mould sets ‘See A Little Light’ book tour, reissuing Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ on vinyl

With his autobiography ‘See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ due out next month, Bob Mould is gearing up for a busy summer that will include a book tour, dates with his Blowoff DJ side project, an opening slot at two giant Foo Fighters shows in the U.K. and the reissue of Sugar’s classic debut ‘Copper Blue’ on audiophile vinyl.

‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ concert honors Replacements, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr

‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ concert honors Replacements, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr

Contemporary indie acts such as Ted Leo, St. Vincent and Dan Deacon will cover the music of their predecessors at this May’s Our Band Could Be Your Concert, a 10th anniversary celebration of Michael Azerrad’s ’80s underground bible ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ and a tribute to the bands that book chronicled.

Bob Mould autobiography ‘See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ due in June

Bob Mould autobiography ‘See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ due in June

The long-in-the-works autobiography by Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould — titled ‘See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ — is scheduled to be published June 15 by Little, Brown and Company.

33⅓ book on Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ to be published in March

33⅓ book on Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ to be published in March

After some delay, the 33⅓ book series — pocket-sized titles that dissect one classic album at a time — will publish its much-anticipated title on Nine Inch Nails’ 1989 debut ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ in March.

Smiths Indeed fanzine (1986-1989) to be reprinted in limited-edition, 100-set run

Smiths Indeed fanzine (1986-1989) to be reprinted in limited-edition, 100-set run

The editor of Smiths Indeed — the classic fanzine published from 1986 to 1989 and sold at The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ shows in the UK — is reprinting the full set of 12 issues in a limited-edition run for the second time.

‘An Open Letter to Morrissey’: Publisher Faber & Faber pleads for Moz’s memoirs

‘An Open Letter to Morrissey’: Publisher Faber & Faber pleads for Moz’s memoirs

Esteemed UK publishing house Faber & Faber has posted “An Open Letter to Morrissey” on its blog, imploring the former Smiths singer to not only complete his long-discussed autobiography but let the company publish it — noting that, “History demands it; destiny commands it.”

New Hüsker Dü biography due in 2010

New Hüsker Dü biography due in 2010

Tweet Voyageur Press, the imprint behind the 2007 oral history “The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting,” next year will publish a new book about […]