Two zines released in recent months each chronicle the life and times of a beloved band. One takes a historical approach and throws in some artistic history for context; the other takes a more collage-like approach, and in doing so evokes the diverse ways one can dedicate oneself to a particular artist. Black Flag and Neutral Milk Hotel are, admittedly, groups about which much has been written; still, each of the zines covered here brings a unique perspective to the […]
One of the few rules I live by is that anything involving Ian Svenonius is going to be good. The guy has never been in a bad band and he dresses better than just about anybody on the planet.
Pictures and words from the early 1980s fanzine We Got Power gets the book treatment this August. (Thanks @mariasherm for the tip.) Speaking of the West Coast, there’s a whole new Los Angeles Review of Books. Big mazels. Breaking down how much money it cost five women writers (including Dorothy Parker, Patti Smith, and Kate Christensen) to make it in New York at The Awl. Michael Robbins and friends hang out at Housing Works. The chemistry of old book smell. […]
Posted by Jason Diamond The always marvelous Lauren Cerand put together an impressive panel, “(Re)making media: DIY, zines, punk rock, gen X and millenials in the digital age,” at McNally Jackson the other night. If you’ve got an hour to spare, please consider watching the video recap posted above.
Al Burian is touring down the East Coast, then making his way back to Chicago for two nights. March 12 Bookthugnation, Brooklyn NY March 13 Molly’s Book Store, Philadelphia PA March 15 Towson University, (near Baltimore) MD March 17 Sugar City, Buffalo NY March 22 Quimbys, Chicago IL March 25 Chicago Zine Fest (Via HTML Giant)
Posted by Tobias Carroll [In which I attempt to create a semi-regular review of assorted zines that have crossed my path, of multiple types and disciplines. Here are two.] At a release party at the City Reliquary, I picked up the first issue of Caroline Paquita’s Womanimalistic. (Also celebrated that day: the latest issue of Slice Harvester, which should be reviewed in the next installment of these.) I’m familiar with Paquita primarily because of her music: she’s presently one-third of […]
Posted by Jason Diamond “Mirror Me” is a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by Brandon Stosuy and Kai Althoff, that has been turned into a zine. Knowing Stosuy’s good taste (which seems to extend far beyond just the music he writes about at Stereogum), I took the plunge and plopped down the eight bucks to attain a copy. The Zine features new materials by artists, writers and musicians such as Adam Helms, Brandon Stosuy, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Kai Althoff, Karlynn Holland, […]
Straight from the awesome department: Starring super-notorious musclebound punk/metaldudes Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins (with a little help from super-notorious soft-rockdudes Hall and Oates) Henry & Glenn Forever is a love story to end all love stories! Buy it at Microcosm.