Neighborhood Brats: Interview by Todd Taylor. They’re a San Francisco band that means something. It’s Mickey Mouse-Hitler tattoos, but they still mean something. http://soundcloud.com/neighborhoodbrats, www.facebook.com/neighborhoodbrats
Slow Death: Interview by Megan Pants. From the ashes of Pretty Boy Thorson And The Incredibly Handsome Cowboys comes this new incarnation of basically the same band. Oddly enough, most of their shows follow the plot of The Muppet Movie. http://theslowdeath.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Slow-Death/337016035978
White Lung: Interview by Chris Peigler. A Vancouver band that does that thing where if you didn’t know they were a great new band, you’d think they were a great ‘70s punk band. http://www.myspace.com/whitelungwhitelung, www.facebook.com/pages/White-Lung/23768817840
Straight Arrows: Interview by Ryan Leach. They are from Australia. They play some pretty crazy, great ‘60s-inspired psych rock. You’re allowed to do that when you live in Australia. http://www.myspace.com/thestraightarrows, http://www.facebook.com/straightarrows
Sean Carswell is a book-writing carpenter.
Jim Ruland has seen a lot of bars. http://www.vermin.blogs.com/bl/,
Mitch Clem remembers an awful venue. www.mitchclem.com, https://twitter.com/mitchclem
Nardwuar talks to Mike Watt. https://twitter.com/nardwuar, www.nardwuar.com
Rev. Nørb needs a goddamn job.
Liz Prince likes dudes in bands. https://twitter.com/comicnrrd, www.comicnrrd.livejournal.com, www.fuckyoulizprince.tumblr.com, www.lizprincepower.com
The Rhythm Chicken still has some cluck left in him after all. www.facebook.com/pages/Rhythm-Chicken/55275226167
Designated Dale gives some history lessons.
Ben Snakepit should just kiss Kiyoshi Nakazawa already. www.bensnakepit.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/bensnakepit, https://twitter.com/bensnakepit
Kiyoshi Nakazawa should just kiss Ben Snakepit already. www.facebook.com/kiyoshi.nakazawa, www.luckynakazawa.com
Adrian Chi has no regrets.
Amy Adoyzie has learned a thing or eighteen. https://twitter.com/amyadoyzie,
Art Fuentes loves video games. http://www.facebook.com/Art.eff
And tons of reviews for when you’re done either shoveling snow off the ground, or tacos into your mouth.
This issue is dedicated to the memories of Solomon Burke, Chalmers Johnson, and Václav Havel