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Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...

The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...

Anger Is an Energy

by John Lydon Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words.

John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the...

American Hardcore: A Tribal History

by Steven Blush & George Petros Feral House (October 19, 2010)

The iconic, best-selling punk history receives over 125 new images and thirty new interviews.

The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide: Beer, Bowling and Debauchery Las Vegas Style

by Bob Oedy (April 03, 2014)

The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide is a Las Vegas travel guide for punks. Punks from all over the globe travel to Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend for an annual pilgrimage of live shows and tournament bowling....

Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy: The Emergence of DIY

by Alan O'Connor Lexington Books (April 30, 2008)

Unlike studies that consider punk as subculture and style, this innovative book maps the field of punk-rock labels. Using the ideas of Pierre Bourdieu, it describes the social life of the field and the struggles...

Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

by Michael Azerrad Little, Brown and Company (December 01, 2012)

This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other...

Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer For Freedom

by Pussy Riot The Feminist Press at CUNY (September 25, 2012)

Letters from prison, songs, poems, and courtroom statements, plus tributes to the punk band that shook the world.

Punching Nazis

by Keith Lowell Jensen Skyhorse (May 01, 2018)

Keith Lowell Jensen thinks you should punch Nazis. In this collection of essays, stories, interviews, and rants, he tells us why.

Jensen grew up and into the Sacramento punk music scene in the late eighties...

Burning Down the Haus

by Tim Mohr Algonquin Books (September 11, 2018)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  Rolling Stone * BookPage * Amazon *  Rough Trade

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

“[A] riveting and inspiring history of punk’s hard-fought struggle...

Everything Is Combustible

by Richard Lloyd Beech Hill Publishing Company (January 09, 2018)

Legendary Rock and Roll guitarist. Founding member of Television. Masterful storyteller. Written in Lloyd's inimitable, frequently humorous style, Everything is Combustible chronicles, through vignettes, Lloyd's colorful...

Punk Is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night

by Richard Cabut & Andrew Gallix Zero Books (October 27, 2017)

This original collection of insight, analysis and conversation charts the course of punk from its underground origins, when it was an un-formed and utterly alluring near-secret, through its rapid development....

Brave Punk World

by James Greene Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but it certainly didn’t stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe like a contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly...

First in the World Somewhere: The True Adventures of a Scribbler, Siren, Saucepot and Pioneer

by Penny Pepper Unbound (September 07, 2017)

Penny Pepper has led an extraordinary life. She is a writer. Poet. Punk. Pioneer. Activist. And she also happens to be disabled. In her absorbing memoir, which spans the mid-1980s up until the millennium, Penny...

My Riot

by Roger Miret & Jon Wiederhorn Lesser Gods (August 29, 2017)

Gangs of New York meets Mean Streets in this brutally honest memoir about surviving the treacherous 1980s Lower East Side and finding refuge and a voice in music.

Filled with danger, drugs, and abrasive music,...

Bu San Bu Si

by J.W. Henley Camphor Press Ltd (May 02, 2017)

Bu San Bu Si—"not three not four." To the Taiwanese people, it's an idiom used to describe the punks, lowlifes, and losers of society—the ones who don't fit in, and never will. It's what they would call...

LIFE Remembering Kurt Cobain: The Icon at 50

by The Editors of Life Life (February 17, 2017)

LIFE Magazine remembers Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.


by Scott Crawford Akashic Books (February 07, 2017)

"The pictures, which include some posed portraits but are mostly concert shots, are the chief attraction. They freeze moments of adolescent release, vein-bulging intensity and sweaty communion that fuses performer...

Lonely Boy

by Steve Jones Da Capo Press (January 10, 2017)

Without the Sex Pistols there would be no punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who, with his schoolmate Paul Cook, formed the band that eventually went on to become the Sex...

Punk Rock Entrepreneur

by Caroline Moore Microcosm Publishing (September 13, 2016)

Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can't afford to buy anything...


by Daniel Makagon Microcosm Publishing (August 17, 2015)

Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground...

Punk USA

by Kevin Prested Microcosm Publishing (November 29, 2014)

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout sold millions of records and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all...

LIFE Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later

by The Editors of Life Life (September 02, 2016)

LIFE Magazine remembers Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia

by Edward Anthony Avery-Natale Lexington Books (March 03, 2016)

This book explores the complicated negotiations of identity among punks and anarchists living in the Philadelphia. Of particular significance is the book’s application of theoretical approaches to subcultures,...

Transnational Punk Communities in Poland: From Nihilism to Nothing Outside Punk

by Marta Marciniak Lexington Books (July 16, 2015)

A transnational historical and ethnographic work that makes an interesting intervention into the field of subculture studies by emphasizing the seriousness, outreach, and attraction of these unique, yet similar...

I Slept with Joey Ramone

by Mickey Leigh & Legs McNeil Touchstone (January 11, 2011)

“A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback.

When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable...

I, Shithead: A Life in Punk

by Joey Keithley & Jack Rabid Arsenal Pulp Press (April 01, 2004)

The life and times of punk band D.O.A.

Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

by Alice Bag Feral House (September 27, 2011)

The birth of the 1970's punk movement as seen through the eyes of Chicana feminist and punk musician Alice Bag.

Die Young with Me

by Rob Rufus Atria Books (September 20, 2016)

In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, this incredibly moving and harrowing true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer is “a resounding affirmation...