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Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

By Jon Fine (Viking, May 19, $28)

Punk guitarist-turned-award-winning journalist Jon Fine recalls his days playing for -- and then being booted from -- Bitch Magnet. The book then jumps ahead to show how the Internet gave new life to old cult bands, leading to a Bitch Magnet reunion that finds Fine, currently an editor at Inc., in middle age trying to juggle touring and his demanding day job.

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