Punk Rock Etiquette

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Punk Rock Etiquette

The Ultimate How-To-Guide for Punk, Underground, DIY, and Indie Bands

By Travis Nichols

Roaring Brook Press, Paperback, 9781596434158, 138pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2008


Looking to start an underground band? Don't make a move until you've read this book

So you KNOW you are destined to rock... well you're in luck -- all you need is this book (Please note musical talent, bandmates, a car for touring, and an uncle who owns a record label might also help.) An original blend of nonfiction how-to's about all things DIY rock created by an indie-circuit veteran with a knack for hysterical snark, PUNK ROCK ETIQUETTE teaches you everything from how to pick your bandmates and choose a name (Never deliberately misspell your band's name. C how lame it lookz?), to detailed guides on screenprinting your own merch, and interviews and advice from studio owners about the do's and don'ts of recording. PUNK ROCK ETIQUETTE is an unfiltered peek backstage that will appeal to aspiring musicians and anyone who's curious about what goes on in the hours between the last chord and the next big show.

About the Author
Born in Iowa in 1979, Travis Nichols now lives in Chicago. He is the author the poetry collections SEE ME IMPROVING (Copper Canyon Press, 2010) and IOWA (Letter Machine Edtions, 2010), and the novel OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER (Coffee House Press, 2010). An editor at the Poetry Foundation, his writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Believer, Details, Paste, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The Stranger. He also edits the online magazine Weird Deer.