"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sunset Strip Music Festival Saturday, Agust 3rd

Don't forget about the Sunset Strip Music Festival which takes place again on Saturday, August 3rd just down the street from us on Sunset between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheney Drive.  This year's bill features Wale, Asher Roth, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and headliners Linkin Park.  And while you are in the neighborhood stop in at Book Soup to peruse the best music books selection on this or any coast!

A few of our favorites:

Rock 'N' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau

Landau was born & raised in Los Angeles and steeped in the urban landscape, particularly the Sunset Strip which he has photographed extensively since the seventies.  This is essentially viewing for classic rock fans!

Wonderland Avenue: Tales of Glamour and Excess by Danny Sugarman 

Embraced by rock & roll at a very young age, Sugerman escaped a troubled family life to the only world he could ever imagine living in.  He followed The Doors closely, first as a fan, then a kind of roadie, and eventual manager.  He pushed it to the limit too, throwing himself into the rock & roll lifestyle with all he had.  This book recounts a remarkable journey and offers a backstage look at a tender Jim Morrson and wild Iggy Pop.

The Art of Punk by Russ Bestley & Alex Ogg

Starving artists forging a new sound with no rules and no idea what they would do after the next gig.  Captured brilliantly by Bestley & Ogg, this book lovingly illustrates the histories of iconic bands from homemade gig flyers to major and indie record label deals.

between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive
between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive

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