Rock nerd that I am, I'm a compulsive reader of rock biographies. So please trust me when I say that even if you're not a genre fan, Joe Oestreich's "Hitless Wonder" is extraordinary -- a sharply written memoir of his time in the trenches with the band Watershed, which plays Saturday night in Raleigh. Oestreich will also do a reading while he's in town, so see the interview in Friday's paper for details on both.
A Watershed book: Joe Oestreich's fantastic "Hitless Wonder"
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.