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Anthem: Rush in the ’70s

By Martin Popoff

 

The definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North

Includes two full-color photo inserts, with 16 pages of the early days of the band on tour and in the studio

With extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from ... Read more

Any Night of the Week

By Jonny Dovercourt

The story of how Toronto became a music mecca.

From Yonge Street to Yorkville to Queen West to College, the neighbourhoods that housed Toronto’s music scenes. Featuring Syrinx, Rough Trade, Martha and the Muffins, Fifth Column, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Rheostatics, ... Read more

Après Satie

By Dean Steadman

Poems that echo Satie's haunting music and refract the ironies of the Parisian Dada movement.

 

A man who might be Erik Satie floats, à la Magritte, above Paris rooftops, thinking of a newly-extinct species of songbirds, "contemplating grief in the absence of song. " By turns ... Read more

Battle of the Five Spot, The

By David Neil Lee

This is a new-format reprint of a successful jazz book documenting the debate over ground-breaking jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Coleman revolutionized jazz when he first started playing at The Five Spot in New York City in 1959. Lee investigates this time, considering both ... Read more

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers

By Martin Popoff

“Motörhead, remember me now, Motörhead, alright!”

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers is the first book to celebrate the classic-era Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Through interviews with all of the principal ... Read more

Best Seat in the House

By Tom Stephen
With Keith Elliot Greenberg

 

For 15 years, Tom Stephen had the unique distinction of being both drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band. The dual role was fraught with conflicts of interest. One minute, he was leading the debauched life of a rock musician; the next, he was disciplining the band for ... Read more

Bon: The Last Highway

By Jesse Fink

The death of Bon Scott is the Da Vinci Code of rock

In death, AC/DC’s trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon, and the legend of the man known around the world simply as “Bon” grows with each passing year. But how much of it is myth?

At the heart of Bon: The Last Highway ... Read more

Boogie, Pete & the Senator

By Mark Miller

Biographical essays on Nelson Symonds, Sonny Greenwich, Claude Ranger and eleven other influential Canadian jazz musicians. Essential to the library of every Canadian music buff.

Burning Daylight

By Christine Fellows
Illustrated by Alicia Smith

Musical theatre meets poetry in Burning Daylight, a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon Gold Rush of the early 20th century and the Arctic iron ore mining mega-projects of the modern day. Through a feminist lens, it examines dislocation, isolation, family ... Read more

Céline

By Diane Massicotte
By (photographer) Laurent Cayla
Preface by Céline Dion & René Angélil

With more than 600 previously unpublished photographs, this book tells the story of Céline Dion through the unique and up-close perspective of photographer Laurent Cayla, revealing also his personal struggles with depression and dependency on alcohol and drugs and the hope ... Read more