Punk Rock Etiquette: The Ultimate How-To-Guide for Punk, Underground, DIY, and Indie Bands (Paperback)

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

By Travis Nichols

Roaring Brook Press, 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

Travis Nichols is a cartoonist whose comics appear in "Nickelodeon Magazine" (RIP). He's also an artist and former elementary school teacher, and has played in more than a dozen bands you've probably never heard of (how's THAT for indie cred?). A lifelong Texan, he now lives in New York.