Third of Series of Books on Rockford Music Scene Released
Music Street Journal has just released the third in a new series of books focusing on the Rockford, Illinois music scene.
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The first book in the series featured The Attitudes, Audiodrive, Point Zero 8 and Rat Baxter and was done by the same two contributors. The second covered Clark Colborn, ModiFiRe, 99 Proof Devils and On My Six.
Each book in the series going forward will follow the same general concept by featuring several local acts (some current and some past) with information and lots of photos. The fourth book is scheduled for release on release on Rockford Day (August 15th) and will feature one retro act - Cheater - along with three current acts: Dark Sun, Name the Moon and Ript.
The series (titled "Music Street Journal Presents Rockford Area Music Makers") is the first part of the launch of Music Street Journal Local - a new endeavor for Music Street Journal. The first issue of Music Street Journal was released as an email document on February 1st, 1998. Since then the publication has grown into a website and continued by releasing an issue every two months. Music Street Journal publishes music reviews (CD, video, concert and more) along with music interviews. The primary focus is on progressive rock, but they cover everything. Since 2018 the publication is primarily print with an online version also available.
Music Street Journal is launching this new series as a way of documenting the Rockford area music scene. Having books chronicling the various acts brings a certain permanence and sense of history to the scene. Rockford and its surrounding areas has been fortunate to boast a vibrant and healthy music scene for decades. Alongside and supporting the scene over the years there have been various print and webzines. Additionally, at least one book focused on the Rockford music scene has been published in recent years. What's not happened before is a series of connected books to serve as a more massive and encompassing look at the Rockford scene. The intention of this book series is just that - to provide a massive record of the entire music scene history.
The online bookstore at lulu.com/strangesound will have all the books. That store also has books by Gary Hill along with books from Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing and more. Hill publishes Music Street Journal and is an author of such books as "The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft" and "Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters from Musicians to Music." and others.
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