The Riot Grrrl Collection (ed. Lisa Darms) and essay by Johanna Fateman (of Le Tigre) promises to be a great read. If you're interested in Riot Grrl culture, feminism, punk rock, 90s subcultures, etc. check it out!
Not to be overlooked is the fact that we currently have not one, but TWO books about Prince in store!(Prince by Matt Thorne and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon published by Toure.) The former has a beautiful (and appropriate) purple spine that would look so amazing on your bookshelf. And both covers feature portraits of Prince himself, gazing sensuously into your eyes, as is his way.
Whatever your opinion on Prince's immense body of work, not to mention his controversial public persona, this man is a musical powerhouse, it must be said. Both books appear to offer some insight into the life and career of this fascinating artist.
If neither Riot Girl nor Prince nor prog rock are your faves, not to worry - look at all these other neat books we've got! Joy Division, Black Flag, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, The Smiths, etc.
Books to accompany summer jams of all stripes: we've got 'em.