So Punk Rock: (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)

by Micol Ostow and David Ostow

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Despite his dreams of hipster rock glory, Ari Abramson's first-ever band, the Tribe, is more white bread than indie-cred. Comprised of four suburban teens from a wealthy Jewish day school, their Motley Crue is about as hardcore as SAT prep and scripture studies. But after a one-song gig at a friend's Bar Mitzvah - a ska cover of Hava Nagila - the Tribe's popularity erupts overnight. Now, Ari is forced to navigate a minefield of inflated egos, overbearing parents, misplaced romance, and the shallowness of indie-rock elitism. It's a hard lesson in the complex art of playing it cool. Loaded with sarcasm and delicious pop culture condescension (not to mention David Ostow's too-cool-for-school cartooning work), "So Punk Rock" is the E! Behind the Music story of an epic Jewish band that never was. If it got any more kosher, it'd be totally traif.
  • ISBN10 0738714712
  • ISBN13 9780738714714
  • Publish Date 8 July 2009
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 19 March 2015
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Flux
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 264
  • Language English