Yo La Tengo has lit up the indie scene for three decades, part of an underground revolution that defied corporate music conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and found a third way.Read more...
Yo La Tengo has lit up the indie scene for three decades, part of an underground revolution that defied corporate music conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and found a third way. Going behind the scenes of one of the most remarkable eras in American music history, Big Day Coming traces the patient rise of husband-and-wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who over three decades helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free path to the global stage, selling millions of records along the way and influencing countless bands.
Using the continuously vital Yo La Tengo as a springboard, Big Day Coming uncovers the history of the legendary clubs, bands, zines, labels, record stores, college radio stations, fans, and pivotal figures that built the infrastructure of the now-prevalent indie rock world. Journalist and freeform radio DJ Jesse Jarnow draws on all-access interviews and archives for mesmerizing trip through contemporary music history told through one of its most creative and singular acts.
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- ISBN-13: 9781592407156
- ISBN-10: 1592407153
- Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
- Publish Date: June 2012
- Page Count: 362
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds