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  • Gritty City

    An Oral History of Winnipeg Hip-Hop Music: 1980-2005 by

    Gritty City is a love letter to Winnipeg, a prairie metropolis born out of rebellion, a river city marooned in the middle of a continent. Maybe there is something in the water that makes us different... Gritty City is the first book to tackle the...

  • Journeys to the Bandstand

    Thirty Jazz Lives in Vancouver by

    What I didn’t know [when starting to research and write this book]: I would become full-on, hopelessly obsessed with finding out every arcane detail about the artists gathered in these pages, whether they are living or long gone. Those myriad...

  • Bad Gardening Advice

    Winnipeg Music Reviews From Artist Redacted to Zrada by

    What do reviews of the Winnipeg music scene have in common with crappy advice on growing a garden? The worm. This book’s worm is Steve Schmolaris, a man of discerning taste with over forty-five years of servitude and dedication to Winnipeg music...

  • The Missing Strad

    The Story of the World's Greatest Violin Forgery by

    Pay attention to that violin you used in high school. Look closely at the next violin you see at a garage sale. It might be worth millions of dollars. The greatest violin ever made is not in a museum. It might be in your violin case because it...

  • Poems & Songs

    Old & New by

    Poems & Songs Old & New is a collection of 120 songs and 55 poems by a writer that clearly adores them. There is a lot of love in the reproduction of so many songs and poems that people remember and appreciate, including such classic songs as,...

  • Still Competition

    The Listener's Guide to Cheap Trick by

    Following the success of his 2016 book Razama-Snaz! The Listener’s Guide to Nazareth, Robert Lawson returns with this meticulous reviewing of every Cheap Trick album, song by song. In his book, Still Competition: The Listener’s Guide to Cheap...