The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Music


spacer

Music
Staff Picks


There are 38 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Music - Staff Picks
Page 1 of 2 next

Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
Staff Pick
In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $10.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
Staff Pick
"Here's a little story that must be told..." Jeff Chang, hip-hop journalist (URB, Village Voice, Spin, the Nation, San Francisco Chronicle), has penned an award-winning (2005 American Book Award) account of the origins of hip-hop. From Jamaica and the... (read more)

List Price $18.00
Your price: $8.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin
Staff Pick
A revelation for music buffs and science geeks — and all the better if you happen to be both. How do memory and music work together? What makes timbre? How do writers like Lennon and McCartney, or John Coltrane and Miles Davis, manipulate our... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $9.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
Staff Pick
"When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." Drummer, DJ, producer, and cofounder of the legendary Roots crew, Ahmir "Questlove" (a.k.a. "?uestlove" and "Questo") Thompson is one of the music world's most virtuosic... (read more)

Your price: $26.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
Staff Pick
Musicophilia is a fascinating look at music and its effects on our brains. Who but Oliver Sacks could make such a compulsively readable book?... (read more)

List Price $26.00
Your price: $7.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
by David Hajdu
Staff Pick
This is a biography of the brilliant jazz composer and collaborator with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, who created such classics as Lush Life and Take the A Train, as well as Boo Dah, a piece impossible to sit still to. Strayhorn's life was a... (read more)

List Price $18.00
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Life
Life
by Keith Richards and James Fox
Staff Pick
This riveting autobiography by celebrated (and famously hard-living) guitar legend Keith Richards reads with the unforgettable hook and crisp ferocity of the best Rolling Stones songs — most of which you'll rush to replay after learning about their... (read more)

List Price $29.99
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Tupac: Resurrection
Tupac: Resurrection
by Jacob Hoye and Karolyn Ali
Staff Pick
Designed as a companion piece to the documentary film of the same name, this highly unconventional posthumous memoir is functionally a curated exhibit of Tupac Amaru Shakur's short life. Eschewing an outside perspective, excerpts from interviews... (read more)

List Price $29.95
Your price: $14.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey
by Bill Brewster
Staff Pick
The authors of this book attempt a grand feat of music history revisionism by positioning the figure of the disc jockey at the center of music development and technology throughout the course of the 20th century. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life presents a... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $10.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
by Lester Bangs
Staff Pick
"Simply put, Lester Bangs is the Charles Bukowski of rock criticism. He may have been deranged and obnoxious, but he was honest. Main Lines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste provides a wealth of previously uncollected material sure to amuse, annoy, and... (read more)

List Price $16.95
Your price: $7.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now
Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now
by Barry Miles
Staff Pick
McCartney fans know there are precious few books on "Macca" worth reading. A close friend since the mid-sixties, Miles wrote... (read more)

List Price $29.99
Your price: $8.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
by Dan Kennedy
Staff Pick
Cleverly written and feverishly funny, Rock On is Dan Kennedy's account of his music-biz shenanigans at Atlantic Records. Written with entertaining and self-deprecating wit, Kennedy’s off-the-wall confrontations and dealings make for... (read more)

List Price $14.50
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
by Alex Ross
Staff Pick
Among its many other innovations, the 20th century was the first to truly have its own soundtrack. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross is nothing if not ambitious, and, as he tracks the history of 20th-century music (and the music of 20th-century history... (read more)

List Price $20.00
Your price: $11.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Last Holiday: A Memoir
The Last Holiday: A Memoir
by Gil Scott-heron
Staff Pick
Before his death in 2011, the great Gil Scott-Heron was enjoying somewhat of a resurgence in popularity and success. His 2010 album, I'm New Here (his first in 16 years), was released to wide acclaim from fans and critics alike, and both of his novels... (read more)

Your price: $16.00
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960's
Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960's
by Andrew Loog Oldham
Staff Pick
List Price $14.95
Your price: $8.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Cash: The Autobiography
Cash: The Autobiography
by Johnny Cash
Staff Pick
"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time..." Johnny Cash, born John R. Cash (and never given a middle name), was unquestionably one of America's most prolific songwriters and musicians. Born in the farmland of... (read more)

List Price $6.50
Your price: $4.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Bruce
Bruce
by Peter Ames Carlin
Staff Pick
Too often rock biographies seek to canonize their subjects, offering up for consecration the revelatory details of sexual conquests, pharmacological overindulgences, and distended egos. In an art awash with tragic figures and truncated careers, perhaps... (read more)

List Price $28.00
Your price: $7.95
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
by Randall Sullivan
Staff Pick
Who killed Tupac and Biggie? Randall Sullivan has the answer in this compelling true tale of political corruption and gangsta rap. Labyrinth follows Detective Russell Poole as he uncovers the dark morass within the LAPD and its connection to the death of... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
by Reinhard Kleist
Staff Pick
Reinhard Kleist gives us a dark and nuanced portrait of the Man in Black, with stunning black-and-white artwork that perfectly complements the retelling of Johnny Cash's life. Interspersed among the narrative are short selections of illustrated song... (read more)

List Price $17.95
Your price: $12.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith
by Autumn De Wilde
Staff Pick
Fans and newcomers alike will be mesmerized by the ache and beauty of this remembrance of Portland's indelible songsmith, which combines photographs with interviews from those who were closest to him.... (read more)

List Price $29.95
Your price: $15.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


1 2 next»


There are 38 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Music
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.