“The live show is often neglected as a key element of modern music history; it’s harder to document than an interview, harder to preserve than a record. In this extensively researched work, Reiff does a commendable job of translating a half-century of intangible musical energy into a compelling panorama of cultural evolution. You’ll come away with something new, whether you’re familiar with every artist on the list or you’ve never been to a show before.”— Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest
(New York, NY) Lesser Gods is gearing up to release their new title Lighters In The Sky: The All Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016 by Corbin Reiff on October 10, 2017. Reiff is currently the deputy music editor at Uproxx and has contributed to several publications such as Consequence of Sound, Guitar World, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, and The AV Club. As a live show enthusiast and resident of Chicago (a hotspot for concerts and festivals like Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, and Riot Fest), Reiff was inspired to research and create a year-by-year account of the best concerts from 1960 to 2016 in one book while also including the ‘#1 Single of the Year’ and the ‘#1 Album of the Year’ for each year.
Lighters In The Sky features transcendent moments from music legends, from the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and the King of Pop to Queen and Queen Bey. These shows made jaws drop and changed music history. Each concert narrative makes readers feel as if they’re at the show, experiencing the excitement as it happened. There are heaping servings of classic rock, rap and pop, but the scope of artists and genres is vast and there’s something for music fans of all stripes. There are dozens of music icons, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Nirvana, Green Day and Jay-Z. Relive festivals that changed music history, including Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Lollapalooza.
Lighters In The Sky is available for pre-order now, here: http://www.lessergodsbooks.com/book/lighters-in-the-sky.
Table Of Contents
60s: Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jerry lee Lewis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Woodstock
70s: The Who, The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Crosby, Stills, and Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, The Band, The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen
80s: Pink Floyd, The Clash, Ozzy Ozzbourne, U2, The Replacements, Prince, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Michael Jackson, N.W.A.
90s: Madonna, Jane’s Addiction, Nirvana, Big Daddy Kane, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupak Shakur, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
00s: Outkast, Jay-Z, The White Stripes and The Strokes, The Dixie Chicks, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Green Day, Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, U2
10s: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Dr Dre, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Drake, Desert Trip
About Lesser Gods
Lesser Gods is the first U.S. imprint of Amsterdam-based Overamstel Publishers. Based in New York City, Lesser Gods publishes books by and about musicians, across a variety of genres such as The Strokes: The First Ten Years, Inside Taylor Nation: True Encounters with Taylor Swift, A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains, So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield, Color Me Kanye: The Greatest Unauthorized Kanye West Coloring Book of All Time, My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory, Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N’ Roses and many more