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Next Week in Music | Feb. 1-7 • New Books

The week's offerings aren't particularly plentiful. But they are plenty interesting.

More pictures of Zimmy than anybody really needs. All the punk nostalgia you could ever want. And a musical SF fable from a veteran bassist. The upcoming week’s new books might not be plentiful. But they are plenty interesting. Read all about ’em:


No Such Thing As Forever: Images from 30 Years of the Never Ending Tour 1989-2019
by Paolo Brillo

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Never Ending Tour is the popular name for Bob Dylan’s endless touring schedule. During the course of the tour, musicians have come and gone as the band continued to evolve. The shows amassed a huge fan base with some fans traveling from around the world to attend as many Dylan shows as possible. Dylan played his 2,000th show of The Never Ending Tour in October 2007 and his 3,000th show of The Never Ending Tour in April 2019, in Innsbruck, Austria (featured in the book). Dylan has attributed much of the versatility of his live shows to the talent of his backing band, with whom he recorded each of his 21st-century studio albums. The tour’s name was cemented when a journalist asked Dylan if it was a never-ending tour — which Dylan affirmed. Since then he has tried to pay down the tag saying recently, ‘Critics should know there is no such thing as forever’.”

The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues
by Victor L. Wooten

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “We may not realize it as we listen to the soundtrack of our lives through tiny earbuds, but music and all that it encompasses is disappearing all around us. In this fable-like story three musicians from around the world are mysteriously summoned to Nashville, the Music City, to join together with Victor to do battle against the “Phasers,” whose blinking “music-cancelling” headphones silence and destroy all musical sound. Only by coming together, connecting, and making the joyful sounds of immediate, “live” music can the world be restored to the power and spirit of music. Vicor Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, is a founding member of the supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy-nominated solo recordings and tours. Among other accomplishments he is a skilled naturalist, teacher, author, magician, and acrobat and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including being voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine’s readers’ poll three times (the only person to win it more than once.) In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine voted Victor one of the Top Ten Bassists of all time. Victor has been heralded as “the Michael Jordan of the bass” and “one of the most fearless musicians on the planet.”

by Eddie Piller & Steve Rowland

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Fully illustrated with original artwork and photography, Punkzines explores the inspiration of Science Fiction and Rock fanzines of the early ’70s, the influence of Jamie Reid’s situationist Suburban Press on punk’s first celebrated U.K. ’zine Sniffin’ Glue and the first wave of ’zines in the U.K. and America, the global impact and punk subcultures that followed from new wave, anarcho, post punk, hardcore and street punk, to riot grrl. Interviews with leading figures from the scene including fanzine editors, bands, DJ’s, promoters, journalists, and main faces provide exclusive behind the scenes stories, anecdotes, and memories. Fully illustrated with original, rare artwork from key issues as well as front covers and spreads from celebrated fanzines including Sniffin’ Glue, Bondage, 48 Thrills, Punk, Jamming, London’s Burning, Kingdom Come, Ripped and Torn, Chainsaw, Alternative Ulster, Negative Reaction, Panache, Vague Allied Propaganda and many more.”

I’m Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-And-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion
by Nancy Barile

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Nancy Barile discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her place behind the boards and right in the front row as insurgents such as SSD, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag wrote new rules and made history. She survived punk riots and urban decay, ran the streets with outcasts, and ultimately found true love as she fought for fairness and found her purpose.”