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MAY – JUNE  2017

Do you have time to read?  I’d like to think you do.  After all, you’re reading this.  But, in the off-chance you’re able to skirt away from the digital confines of the Internet, perhaps you like to pick up a book, find a little nook, and escape into a story.  Because you’re a music fan, though, you might want to skip Woolf, Salinger, Kerouac, or Didion and pick up something more in your arena, no pun intended.  There are chronicles of remarkable individual talents like Miles Davis, Neil Young, and Marvin Gaye, as well as histories of scenes and phenomena – the American eighties indie rock underground, nineties rave culture – that had musicians and fans banding together toward a common goal or sound.  There are also more offbeat and untold stories, like Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle’s Black Sabbath-themed anti-coming-of-age novella Master of Reality or Dave Tompkins’ virtuosic recent history of the vocoder, How To Wreck A Nice Beach.  And contextualising criticism from originators Greil Marcus, Lester Bangs, Richard Meltzer, and Ellen Willis.  The good news is that there are a ton of stories penned by your favourite musicians.  So visit your local library, charity shop or Poundland and discover these ‘hard-copy’ goodies for yourself.

2017 CITA schedule:

May   #42 - CITA special Issue

Jun   #43 - quarterly magazine

Oct   #44 - quarterly magazine

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