Jeff Jackson is the author of Destroy All Monsters, a heady yet visceral take on rock music, violence, and the nature of communities. Jeff Jackson also plays music in Julian Calendar, a postpunk band whose music could also be described as heady yet visceral. Since 2017, the group has released 5 records, including 4 EPs in the Crimson Static series.As an admirer of Jackson’s work in both spheres, I reached out to him about discussing the evolution of his foray into music, and how it’s affected his writing.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Laura van den Berg’s collection, an interview with Karolina Waclawiak, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Sarah Gerard, an interview with Slant 6, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeff Jackson, a review of Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s new album, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lynda Barry and John Crowley, Jeff Jackson and David Leo Rice in conversation, and more.
In our morning reading: fiction by Elle Nash, notable horror fiction from 2019, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jeannie Vanasco and Hillary Leftwich, thoughts on books by Saeed Jones and Thomas Bernhard, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Kate Zambreno and Juliet Escoria, revisiting the works of Terry Southern, and more.