The Stains: Interview by Jimmy Alvarado. Straight up, an oral history of one of the godfathers of Los Angeles punk rock. For a band of this caliber, you’d better believe this will be a two parter. (http://www.myspace.com/stainsofficialsite)
Cheap Time: Interview by Ryan Leach. There’s more to Memphis Tennessee than the garage rock of Jay Reatard and Greg Cartwright. Like Jeffrey Novak, who have ties to both of them. (http://www.myspace.com/cheaptime)
Dead Uncles: Interview by Dave Brainwreck. Considering how close they are to Yale—and the hard-hitting poppy punk they play—it’s not surprising these guys have managed to get kicked out of medical studies. (www.myspace.com/spicysoupproductionsct)
Sean Carswell has got some good stories.
Jim Ruland has some good tattoo advice.
Amy Adoyzie needs a goddamn job.
Liz Prince needs to get off the internet.
Mitch Clem isn’t a dog person.
Maddy Tight Pants is the first polar punk.
Rev. Nørb is welcomed back.
Nardwuar interviews Micky Dolenz.
The Rhythm Chicken celebrates another year hatched.
Designated Dale loves rock’n’roll and Mexican food.
Ben Snakepit hates sports.
Kiyoshi Nakazawa loves being over twenty one.
Adrian Chi lives in a busy house.
Gary Hornberger hates campus police, but loves comics.
Art Fuentes loves Street Figher, but hates dicks from the internet.
And enough reviews to get you good and ready for porch season.
This issue is dedicated to the memory of Mike Kelley.