Book Reviews

The Riffs editorial board are keen to publish reviews of books, albums, gigs, and music-related boxsets on our website. In-keeping with the aims of Riffs, we to support our reviewers in experimenting with the form of the academic and journalistic review, and to find alternative methods to usefully communicate their insights and critique. These can be written, audio, or visual, and previous reviews have used methods such as podcasts and playlists.

The Riffs reviews are managed by Sharon Kong-Perring.

Current Reviews

“Renegades: Digital Dance Cultures from Dubsmash to TikTok” by Trevor Boffone, Oxford University Press, 2021. Reviewed by Deanne Kearney, York University.

“Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage” by Tori Amos, Atria Books, 2020. Reviewed by Jenny Cubin.

“We Bridge Musical Festival and Expo” produced by Infinite Prospects Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2023. Reviewed by Sharon Kong-Perring, Birmingham City University.