In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Emily X.R. Pan’s new novel, interviews with Chelsey Johnson and Chance the Rapper, and more.
If you’ve been paying attention to punk rock over the past few decades, chances are good that you’re familiar with Larry Livermore. He founded Lookout! Records, and his columns for Punk Planet took a satirical approach to challenging pretty much every punk orthodoxy you could think of. Earlier this year, Don Giovanni released Spy Rock Memories, Livermore’s account of his years living in a cabin in the California mountains, making music with The Lookouts, and starting the record label that would introduce thousands […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I really don’t think I can come up with one punk label that had as huge an effect on me as Lookout! Records did when I was a teenager. While my tastes would change as I got older, there was hardly anything as thrilling to a 14-year-old kid in the suburbs than to receive a Lookout! poster/catalog in the mail, then checking off nearly every release that I wanted to buy. As you may or may not have […]