April's Recommended Book: What Are You Doing Here?

April 16, 2013 | TPL Local Music

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What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (2012) Laina Dawes In her debut book, What Are You Doing Here?, music journalist and photographer Laina Dawes explores black women's relationship to heavy metal, punk and hardcore music. Often faced with racist and sexist cultural...

What Are You Doing Here, LAINA DAWES?

April 1, 2013 | Ken Sparling

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"Talking about Toronto's aggressive rock scene... what else!" Join metal journalist Laina Dawes and special guests CBC's Garvia Bailey and local musician Saidah Baba Talibah as they talk about their experiences blazing new ground in Toronto’s aggressive rock scene. Dawes’ book, What Are You Doing Here, chronicles the challenges and...

Get published: Broken Social Scene-inspired story contest

January 30, 2013 | TPL Local Music

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Remember YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE? Think Broken Social Scene-sters Leslie Feist, Charles Spearin and Brendan Canning might like to read a story by you? Enter the Broken Social Scene Story Contest, sponsored by House of Anansi press, and get a chance to have your story published in THE BROKEN...

New Titles On Old Rockers

December 12, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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Memoirs! Memoirs! Get your hot new memoirs here! It may be a cliche, but there's something very soothing and predicatable when long serving members of the rock and roll establishment sit back and reflect on the wild and crazy times. 2012 has seen a bumper crop of both memoirs and...

Stories and Songs with Misha Bower

November 26, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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We here at Make Some Noise are excited to be able to sneak in one more program before the end of the year. On December 14, the amazing and talented Misha Bower will be stopping by the Lillian H. Smith library to share some stories from her debut book, "Music...

June's Recommended Books

June 2, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis shook up music, me and mom (2010) Mark Alan Stamaty As hard as it is to believe nowadays, Elvis used to be just about the most annoying music you could play, as a young Mark Stamaty discovered. In this heartwarming graphic...

May's Recommended Books

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007) Oliver Sacks Neurologist and Physician Oliver Sacks is best known for his engaging books and collections of stories about the human mind. In Musicophilia, Sacks explores the extraordinary effects of music on our grey matter, and the ways that music shapes our...

April's Recommended Books

April 2, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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Ripped: t-shirts from the underground (2010) Cesar Padilla (ed.) 1000 Indie Posters (2011) John Foster Popular music produces a wide range of ephemera, from customized guitar picks to Gene Simmons Bobbleheads. For artists and graphic designers, this range of products and promotional materials provide a fertile ground for their creative...

March's Recommended Books

March 1, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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Nocturnes (2009) Kazuo Ishiguro In this short story collection, five tales of love, loss and redemption are set against a decidedly musical backdrop. In each story, Kazuo Ishiguro (author of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go) casts music as a central character in between his protagonists, winding...

January's Recommended Books

January 4, 2012 | TPL Local Music

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Have Not Been the Same: the CanRock renaissance (2001) Michael Barclay, Ian A.D Jack & Jason Schneider Canada's musicians hold a respected and (compared to population) disproportionately large place in the international music community. With all of the Arcade Fires and MSTRFTs and Leslie Feists that are touring today, its...