The zine that spawned the record label: Touch and Go fanzine will get it’s due this summer as Bazillion Points Books will publish a pretty wonderful looking anthology that features hardcore gods like Minor Threat, Negative Approach, Black Flag, Poison Idea, and many others. Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late ’70s, TV and DS set […]
Peaches and Bats is a spiffy looking zine poetry out of Portland, Oregon features new work by: Eric Baus, Allison Cobb, Robert Dewhurst, Michael Farrell, Emily Kendal Frey, Anne Gorrick, Alina Gregorian, Matthew Hattie Hein, Derek Henderson, Robert Kelly, Sheila E. Murphy, and James Yeary. Fellow New Yorkers can pick theirs up at Bluestockings.
Go here for more information. New fiction and poetry from: John-Michael Bloomquist Scott Fairfax Kathleen Galvino Sarah Greenwell Anahit Gulian Laura Henriksen Chelsea Hodson Chase Kamp Garrett Phelps Matt Purtrino Jennifer Stohlmann Six stories and five poems in Garamond typeface. Staple-bound with card stock cover. Illustrations by Stephen Steinbrink, Gerardo Medera and Melissa Marriott. Designed by Sydney Colburn. Edited by Chase Kamp and Laura Henriksen. 66 pages. $3 an issue, $5 for both. Postage paid.
Over at The Rumpus, I discussed new zines by Aaron Cometbus and Aaron Lake Smith, and made mention of Tobias coining the term “post-Cometbus generation of punk rock memoirists“. A good link between Cometbus and Lake Smith would be Al Burian and his phenomenal zine Burn Collector. Until today, after an e mail from a friend, I had no idea that Burian was still publishing Burn Collector, but a new issue is out on Microcosm, and it looks snazzy.
Not only is tonight the party that we look forward to all year, The Desk Set’s Biblioball, but it’s also the release party for “The Borough is my Library: A Greater Metropolitan Library Workers Zine”. An exploration of the bibliographic undergrowth of New York City through the eyes of those at work in independent libraries, academic institutions and in the streets. Featuring day-in-the-life comics created by zine librarians, narratives of those who started their own collections from scratch, and other […]
By Jason Diamond Gawker’s proclamation of the “Heeb Magazine Deathwatch” got me thinking again about “radical Jewish culture”, but this time in terms of it’s short life, possible death, and whether the tag really means anything other than getting donors to contribute to off-kilter non-profits. Of course, I find that there have been valiant attempts to get the old gears of Jewish thought turning again. From what I can gather, John Zorn coined the phrase with his marvelous Tzadik label, […]
Sooner or later, there is going to be a definitive book on the 90’s punk rock scene, and when that time comes, there really needs to be at least a chapter on Sam McPheeters. The guy was a member of what in my mind is one of the greatest bands of all time, Born Against, then started the extremely underrated Men’s Recovery Project, ran the now defunct Vermiform Records, and he’s a great visual artist to boot (see above, Google […]
1. I guess we are at this point where Aaron Cometbus can walk around claiming he is the best zine writer in the game; he undoubtedly is, and I don’t think many people will argue that. He is up to issue number#53, and while I was under the impression he was supposedly finished a few years ago, I am pleased that he didn’t decide to put a halt to his nearly 30 year old series. This time around, we find […]