The 2017 _Relix_ Holiday Gift Guide: Part Three

December 20, 2017

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? You’re in luck, as here are some additional options from our Holiday Gift Guide. You can find more ideas in Part One and the Kids Edition.


Imagine your favorite musicians like you’ve never seen them before. This award-winning INSTRUMENTHEAD book is a surrealist look into the soul of a musician—not through their eyes, but through their instrument. Featuring more than 360 different musicians, three variant covers and three different types of fine art photography paper, this is the perfect gift for any music and art lover.

DaVinci Vaporizer
The DaVinci IQ dry-herb vaporizer is what the future of cannabis use looks like. Slick, app-connected and with a unique 51-light grid interface, it’s setting the standard for a market that’s just getting warmed up.

PAX 3 is the most recent iteration in PAX Labs’ award-winning namesake line of intelligent, sleek, portable vaporizers. The innovative device is dual-use and can be used with loose leaf and concentrates, features superior heating, haptic feedback and is compatible with the PAX Vapor App to provide users with the most enjoyable vapor experience
possible. Available in new matte Black, Teal, Silver, and Rose Gold anodized aluminum colorways, the PAX 3 now ships in two package options: complete kit and device only.

One Big Holiday
Who doesn’t want to take a big holiday in the Dominican Republic (and see My Morning Jacket’s final scheduled shows for some times to come). It’s all happening on March 2-6, with Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats , Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Toots and the Maytals, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Hurray for the Riff Raff and more.

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Books and Music For the Deadheads in Your Life

Josh Baron and Jay Blakesberg, Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995

Peter Conners, Cornell ‘77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead’s Concert at Barton Hall

Mickey Hart, RAMU

Bob Weir, Blue Mountain

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 Keystone Berkeley

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center

Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip Soundtrack

Grateful Dead, May 1977: Get Shown the Light

Grateful Dead, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989

Bob Minkin, The Music Never Stopped – Marin County’s Music Scene, Photographs

The Sounds of Relix (music from the pages of the magazine)

Alison Krauss, Windy City

Chicano Batman, Freedom Is Free

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Barefoot in the Head

Deer Tick, Deer Tick Vol. 1 & 2

Dispatch, America, Location 12

Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up

Gov’t Mule, Revolution Come…Revolution Go

Gregg Allman, Southern Blood

Jack Johnson, All the Light Above It Too

Jackie Greene, The Modern Lives Vol. 1

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana

Neil Young, Hitchhiker

Portugal. The Man, Woodstock

Primus, The Desaturating Seven

Real Estate, In Mind

Ryan Adams, Prisoner

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, So It Is

The Barr Brothers, Queens of the Breakers

The National, Sleep Well Beast

The String Cheese Incident, Believe

The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Twiddle, Plump (Chapters 1 & 2)

Yonder Mountain String Band, Love. Ain’t Love


Anthony DeCurtis, Lou Reed: A Life

Jessi Colter with David Ritz, An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

Bruce Dickinson, What Does This Button Do? An Autobiography

Holly Gleason, Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives

Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

Scott Ian, Access All Areas: Stories From a Hard Rock Life

Noel Monk with Joe Layden, Runnin’ With the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen

Anna Powers, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

John Prine, Beyond Words

Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction