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Read an extract from Peggy Seeger’s ‘First Time Ever’

October 5, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Peggy Seeger, whose memoir First Time Ever we publish this month, is one of folk music’s biggest legends. Born into a world where music was at the very heart of family life, she grew up under the influence of her musicologist father, Charles Seeger, and modernist composer mother, Ruth Crawford, as well as her brother, the celebrated writer of protest songs, Peter Seeger. Peggy’s childhood was also steeped in politics and she carried this through into adulthood, both professionally and personally. For 33 years she was married to actor, playwright and songwriter Ewan MacColl and during that time they travelled…

Mark Yarm’s Top 7 Grunge Videos

September 26, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This month Mark Yarm’s seminal oral history of the grunge scene Everybody Loves Our Town is published in paperback. Below, Mark lists seven of his fav…

RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang Clan

September 25, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

We’re excited to announce RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang Clan by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Due for publication…

Rob Chapman - Psychedelia and Other Colours

The Beatles, Ken Kesey and 19th Century Light Shows: Rob Chapman’s psychedelia influences

September 19, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Rob Chapman discusses the geneses of his latest book Psychedelia and Other Colours, from sixties politics to 19th century light shows to finding new a…

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Exclusive extract from Everybody Loves Our Town: A History of Grunge

September 12, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Few music scenes have had as much influence on international culture as the one that exploded in Seattle in the late 1980s and early 1990s. And few bo…

Rob Chapman Psychedlia Reading List

Rob Chapman’s Essential Psychedelia Reading List

September 6, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Take a plunge into the depths of the LSD-infused sixties counterculture with a reading list from Rob Chapman, author of Psychedelia and Other Colours….

The JAMs: Kiev to Kirby overland

August 22, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Built by the JAMs. Click here to buy 2023 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu now.

Why Did The K Foundation Burn a Million Quid?

August 15, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

A Public Hearing, The Black-E, Liverpool, 23rd August 2017. In the early hours of 23 August 1994, Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond, then operating unde…

The six essential Meet Me in the Bathroom records

Six Things: Lizzy Goodman’s essential MMITB record selection

August 14, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On a recent trip to London, we persuaded (with very little force necessary) Meet Me in the Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman to browse the shelves at Roug…

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (in a bathroom).

The official Meet Me in the Bathroom playlist

August 8, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Meet Me in the Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman, who is taking over the Faber Social website this month, has put together a banging – and pretty addictiv…

The Ice Kream Van Kometh

August 7, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

  To celebrate publication of their novel 2023 (Faber & Faber), The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will arrive in their Ice Kream Van at News Fr…

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