Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001–2011

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Faber & Faber, Aug 1, 2017 - Music - 688 pages


New York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political volatility-and heralds the rebirth of the city's rock scene. As the old-guard music industry crumbles, a group of iconoclastic bands suddenly become the voice of a generation desperately in need of an anthem.

In this fascinating and vibrant oral history, acclaimed journalist Lizzy Goodman charts New York's explosive musical transformation in the early 2000s. Drawing on over 200 original interviews, Goodman follows the meteoric rise of the artists that revolutionised the cultural landscape and made Brooklyn the hipster capital of cool-including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend.

Joining the ranks of classics like Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can't Stop Won't Stop, Meet Me in the Bathroom is the definitive account of an iconic era in rock-and-roll.

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In this gossip-fueled, engaging oral history, fashion and music journalist Goodman traces New York’s tempestuous rock revival at the turn of the 21st century. Although the Lower East Side was rapidly ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Lizzy Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion, and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Interview and NME. She is a contributing editor at Elle and a regular contributor to New York Magazine. She lives in upstate New York with her two basset hounds, Joni Mitchell and Jerry Orbach.

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