‘Bring Music Home’ Book Shares Stories Of Iconic US Venues

By Isabel Pena Dec 10, 2020 10:50 am PST

As the COVID pandemic swept across America, music venues have been forced to shut their doors, limiting fans’ ability to experience their favorite artists and venues and eliminating music industry revenue and history across the board. A new book entitled Bring Music Home (BMH) is the brainchild of Amber Mundinger, Tamara Deike and Kevin Condon who saw a need to share venues’ stories in this unprecedented time.

Together, with the support and collaboration of colleagues across music and entertainment — including 60 local photographers, producers and other creatives across 30 U.S. cities — they worked to visually capture the devastating repercussions of COVID-19 from the perspective of over 200 venues across North America.

The book features interviews with artists including Alice Cooper, Native Sun, Shakey Graves and also offers exclusive backstage access to the personalities behind such iconic venues as 9:30 Club, STAX, Emo’s, The Fillmore, Exit / In, The Showbox, The Fox Theatre, Tipitina’s and more.

Though this book is a long term project, BMH recognizes the hundreds of thousands venue staff that have been laid off and want to help now. And you, too, can help. For the cost of a night out at one of these esteemed venues, you can Bring Music Home in the form of this compilation of full-color and black and white portraits, interviews and histories.

At this unprecedented time in music’s history, Bring Music Home is a project that exemplifies what it means to come together. A portion of BMH’s proceeds go directly to National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), whose mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent venues and promoters across the United States.

Pre-orders of Bring Music Home are available here. The book ships in January 2021.

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