Headz the Trilogy is the definitive novel chronicling the culture of music festivals.
First published in 2011, it features a diverse cast of rebellious American characters from New York, San Francisco, and Miami. The book follows their journey across the country to Chicago for Oracledang!
It’s the biggest and baddest festival of the summer.
Once there, paths converge for an event none of the characters will soon forget and a concert only a few will get to see.
Headz the Trilogy is a countercultural gem appealing to anyone who has been to a festival. Whether Woodstock, Bonnaroo, Ultra, Burning Man, Rolling Loud, Grateful Dead or Phish, Coachella or Lollapoalloza — you will enjoy this wild, timeless ride.
Set Break is a new novella featuring dozens of first person anecdotes, vignettes, and bonus scenes. It profiles most of the characters from Headz. In some instances, it serves as a prequel to the events and timeline of the original novel. In other cases, it adds nuance and context to the real-time events of the novel. It is a delightful, animated respite and deeper dive into the universe.
Encore is a new novella taking place directly after the events of Headz.
It is a sequel to the original novel set at different music festivals across the country. It features fifty first person anecdotes and scenes from several characters, both continuing the saga while being a stand alone novella. Like any good concert, a solid is the perfect ending to any memorable show.
“J.J. Colagrande’s first novel is a cause for rejoicing. He knows about the contemporary music scene because he is a part of it.” –David Amram Author, Collaborating with Kerouac.
“J.J. Colagrande has staked claim on a wild new territory of ecstatic music and young love in a time of hedonism.” –John Dufresne, Author, of Louisiana Power and Light.
“Headz gets inside the next generation jam band scene and turns it back out.” –Peter Conners, author, Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead.
J.J. Colagrande is the author of Headz: a Trilogy, Reduce Heat Continue To Boil and Deco 2.0. He is also a full-time tenured Professor at Miami-Dade College. J.J. earned his MFA from Florida International.
As a cultural contributor, he has written about Miami for almost 20 years, geez– has it been that long — first with The Miami Herald, then Miami New Times and Huffington Post.
He is also the publisher of Jitney Books.
Dude gets sh*t done!