Niceness In The '90s: An Indie Music Memoir by Jim Miller will be released on March 23, 2011. La Luz De Jesus will host a book release event four days early on March 19th (this Saturday!) from 6-9 PM. Jim Miller will be available to sign books, reminisce and answer questions. Anyone attending who is mentioned in the book by name will receive a complimentary copy. Event is free and open to the public.
At its core, Niceness In The '90s is a behind the scenes, club level look at the rise and fall of grunge from the touring guitarist and songwriter of Black Angel’s Death Song and Trash Can School. This very personal memoir chronicles Miller’s life in and around bands during the late eighties and early nineties as he transitioned from musician to manager and became one of the most influential promoters in rock as the live music booker at legendary downtown L.A. dive, Al’s Bar. Although the book spans 1985 to 1996, most of the action takes place from 1989 to 1992: the years Punk broke.
Fellow musicians and L.A. denizens come to life in chapters dedicated to Jane's Addiction, L7, Hole, Tad and Nirvana. "Anyone interested in the early days of grunge music should find this book a quick read, chock full of grunge action," Miller explains. He adds "2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nirvana's Nevermind. It's a good time for older hipsters to look back and for younger hipsters to discover what all the fuss was about."
You can call the book manager to reserve your copy: (323) 663-0122.
And I almost forgot to mention that we got PICK OF THE WEEK in the LA WEEKLY –AGAIN!