In our afternoon reading: Mona Awad recommends books, new writing from Roxane Gay and Helena Fitzgerald, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: New Iceage, Steve Erickson on James M. Cain, Inside “Fairytale of New York,” and More
The story behind The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.” Steve Erickson on James M. Cain? Yes, we will read that. Roxane Gay’s notable reading for 2012. Seattle’s Wimps have a new album out next year. The Conversations With Women project has begun. Warren Ellis on hauntological literature. Details have emerged on Iceage’s second album. Nathan Larson talked with Bill Peters for Canteen. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Nathan Larson is getting set to release the second book in his Dewey Decimal series, and has released a trailer to let people know about it — as people do when putting out a book.
Posted by Jason Diamond The Faith/Void split LP was released into the world in September of 1982. Since its release, many enthusiasts of early hardcore claim that it’s one of best examples of the genre ever to be put onto vinyl — if not the best. It ranks high among the most popular albums in a Dischord Records catalog that includes Minor Threat, Nation of Ulysses, Lungfish, Fugazi, and a dozen other releases that earn the label “iconic,” and is still mentioned as […]
Above: Fanbase, pre-moshing. Or post-moshing… hard to tell. When does an event not only live up to its hype, but actually exceeds it? Bowie collaborating with Eno? The last episode of Alf? John Madden’s turducken? We can now add Vol. 1’s “Civic Pride: Washington D.C.” to that distinguished list. Held last Thursday at Greenpoint mecca WORD Brooklyn, Civic Pride’s latest edition was the end-all tribute to the District of Columbia, featuring a stellar line-up of authors and at an atmosphere […]