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Issue 87 Fall 2020 

Interviews: Joe Pernice of Pernice Brothers (cover) * The Beths * Guided By Voices, part II * '60s stars The Outsiders * Midnight Oil * Bruce Licher (Savage Republic/Scenic/Independent Project Records and Printing) * Blue Öyster Cult * Frontier Records’ 40th Anniversary * Reunited New York post-punk legends Flower * Tanya Donelly * Metz * Protomartyr * Mark Gardener (Ride) * Travis * No Joy * Bootblacks * Iress * bdrmm * Cut/Copy * Lyres

Editorials: Rabid: “The Disunited States, and The Electoral System That Makes It Worse” * Sommer: “Rock ’n’ Roll Needs to Be the Why, Not the How: Why Jack White Fails Us” * Kelson: “The Seven Best Albums of the Last Decade (2010-2019) and the Impact of Twitter during Covid”

CD/Vinyl/Cassette/Digital Reviews: A Certain Ratio * American Darlings * And Also the Trees * Animal Collective * Asteroid No. 4 * Albert Ayler * Bananas * Alice Bag * Bailterspace * Bats * Betwixt * Black Nite Crash * Black Watch * Blonde Redhead * Bluebells * Phoebe Bridgers * The Adam Brown * Bright Eyes * Cabaret Voltaire * Bill Callahan * Carnival Crash/Ritual Tension * Johnny Cash * Clan Of Xymox * Shirley Collins * Creedence Clearwater Revival * Cranberries * Crime * Cut Worms * Damned/Sensible Gray Cells * Dennis Davison * Martin Denny * D.O.A. * Tanya Donelly & the Parkington Sisters * Doves * Bob Dylan * Steve Earle & the Dukes * Electorate * Roger Eno & Brian Eno * Exploding Flowers * The Fall * Flying Vipers * Fontaines DC * Foxycontin * Bill Frisell * Furious Seasons * Bobbie Gentry * Get Smart! * Gretchen’s Wheel * Greg Griffin/Bad Religion * Grateful Dead * Guided By Voices * PJ Harvey * Hawkwind * Honeychain * Idles * Japandroids * Jayhawks * Jonsi *Kestrels * Steve Kilbey & Gareth Koch * Emma Kupa * L7 * L-Seven * The Last * Lemonheads * Barbara Lewis * Gordon Lightfoot * Live Skull * Lydia Loveless * Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets) * Lurkers * Roger Joseph Manning Jr. * Marilyn Manson * Meantime * Thelonious Monk * Moon Attendant * Thurston Moore * Mountain Goats * Moving Targets * Motörhead * Bob Mould * Muck & the Mires * Lisa Mychols & Super 8 * Willie Nelson * No Age * Angel Olsen * 100 Flowers/Trotsky Icepick/Petrified Max * Osees * Grant-Lee Phillips * The Reply * Revillos * Jonathan Richman * Rilo Kiley * Rolling Stones * Sciflyer * Slaughter & the Dogs * Silversun Pickups * Smokescreens * Sparkle Division * Spits * Spoon * Tobin Sprout * Sufjan Stevens * Stray Cats * Swervedriver *  Elliott Smith * Emma Swift * Taylor Swift * Television Personalities * Ten Million Lights * Richard & Linda Thompson * Throwing Muses * Johnny Thunders * Tricky * Tommy & the Commies * Toots & the Maytals * Tough Age * Claire Tucker * Twisted Nerve * Rufus Wainwright * Waterboys * Gillian Welch * Paul Weller * James Williamson & Deniz Tek * Marty Willson-Piper * Wipers * Wolfhounds * Yo La Tengo * Frank Zappa * And Hundreds More!

Issue 86 Spring 2020 Special 40th Anniversary Issue

Interviews: Guided by Voices (cover) * Best Coast * Peter Laughner Remembrance (Rocket From the Tombs/Pere Ubu) * Tennis * Slumberland Records’ 30th Anniversary * Brian James (Damned/Lords of the New Church) * Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid’s/Flipper’s David Yow pt. 2 * Liar, Flower (KatieJane Garside and Chris Whittingham) * L.A.’s Wild Honey tribute concerts * Fast Camels * Fleeting Joys * Ethan Gruska * Claudettes * Winter (Samira Winter) * Bambara * Loveblind * Kiwi Jr. * and more

Editorials: Rabid: “40 Years and the Takeover Continues!”, “Life in a Pandemic Epicenter,” and “Turn Him/Them Out in November, Or More of Us Will Die” * Sommer: “Letter to a Young Musician and Music Industry Hopeful” * Kelson: “The Distractions: The Best Album ‘Nobody’s’ Heard”

Live Reviews: Robert Forster * Hot Snakes * Joy Formidable * 999 * Pernice Brothers * Sloan * Stiff Little Fingers & The Avengers * Tribute to the White Album (Micky Dolenz, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jason Scheff) * Slumberland Records' 30th (Peel Dream Magazine, Jeanines, The Natvral, Lake Ruth, Pale Lights)

CD/Vinyl/Cassette/Digital Reviews: Adrenalin O.D. * A Girl Called Eddie * Chet Baker * Be Bop Deluxe * Beths * Big Star * Cilla Black * Black Books * Black Watch * Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers * Blue Öyster Cult * Bonniwell Music Machine * Breathless * Tim Buckley * Built to Spill * Buzzcocks * Bye Bye Blackbirds * Car Seat Headrest * Roy Clark * Close Lobsters * Cocteau Twins * Coil * Sam Cooke * Cream * Dead Horse One * Discharge * Distractions * D.O.A.* Drive-By Truckers * Dropkick * Dum Dum Boys (NZ) * Eyelids * Fake Laugh * The Fall * Fast Camels * Fawns of Love * Stephen Fellows * Ella Fitzgerald * John Fogerty * France Gall * Erroll Garner * Germs * Luke Haines & Peter Buck * Jimi Hendrix * Hinds * His Name Is Alive * Joy Cleaner * Nick Kizirnis * Ben Lee * Bruce Licher * Lil Smokies * Stephen Malkmus * Nick Mason * Joni Mitchell * Morrissey * Nada Surf * National Honor Society * Buck Owens & Susan Raye * Pale Saints * Pearl Jam * Pedaljets * Primitives * Proper Ornaments * Psychedelic Furs * Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree * Real Estate * The Residents * Rifles * Ringo Deathstarr * Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever * Mick Ronson * Ron Sexsmith * Shoes * Nina Simone * Slowness * Soccer Mommy * Sparks * Special Pillow * Christopher Paul Stelling * Frankie Stubbs * Staple Singers * Successful Failures * Sunshine Boys * Swallow The Rat * Swans * Tame Impala * Tangerine Dream * Linval Thompson * Undertones * Victims * Waxahatchee * The Who * Wire * Tammy Wynette * X * Young Canadians * and Hundreds More!

Issue 85 Fall 2019:

Interviews: Vivian Girls (cover) * DIIV * Versus * Tacocat * David Yow (Flipper/Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid) * Frankie Stubbs (Leatherface) * Bob Mould pt. 2 * Posies pt. 2 (Jon Auer) * photographer Bev Davies pt. 2 * Mikal Cronin * Futureheads * Comet Gain * Kazu (Blonde Redhead) * Tennis System * Menzingers * Submotile * Frieda’s Roses * GP Stripes label * Bodega * and more

Editorials: Rabid: “Who Killed the Norms? Republicans Did” * Sommer: “We’ve Got Punk All Wrong” * Kelson: “Liverpool’ 78-’88—Greatest Unnamed Scene”

Live Reviews: Alvvays, The Courtneys * Billy Bragg * Lemonheads * Graham Nash * Ride * Ken Stringfellow, Bridget St. John * Talbott Brothers * Undertones * Vivian Girls * Craig Wedren * Brian Wilson Band (with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin) * The Zombies

CD/Vinyl/Cassette/Digital Reviews: Adrenalin O.D. * Aints * Archies * Devendra Banhart * Bar-Kays * Beatles * Belle & Sebastian * Black Ferns * Black Keys * Black Swan Lane * Car Seat Headrest * Jimmy Cliff * Lloyd Cole * Frankie Cosmos * Creedence Clearwater Revival * Dead Kennedys * DIIV * Dream Syndicate * Bob Dylan * Steve Earle &the Dukes * Echo & the Bunnymen * Ex-Norwegian * The Fall * Foxhall Stacks * GospelbeacH * Guided By Voices * Juliana Hatfield * Lee Hazlewood * Jowe Head * John Lee Hooker * In Deed * Bert Jansch * Jeanines * Jefferson Airplane * Joy Formidable * Junior League * Kinks * Chip & Tony Kinman * Mark Lanegan * Latvian Radio * Peter Laughner * Mars * Mercvrial * Tony Molina * Motörhead * Muffs * My Morning Jacket * The Nazz * New Model Army * New Order * New Pornographers * Ocean Blue * Angel Olsen * Pernice Brothers * Peter Perrett * Persian Leaps * The Proletariat * Iggy Pop * Preservation Hall Jazz Band * Proper * Redd Kross * Terry Riley & Gyan Riley * Ride * Robbie Robertson * Rocketship * Mitch Ryder * Schizophonics * Secret Shine * Sleater-Kinney * Soft Cavalry * Sonic Youth * Spoon * Static Daydream * Stiff Little Fingers * Subhumans * Successful Failures * Television Personalities * Deniz Tek & the Godoys * Richard Thompson * Vicious Blossom * Wedding Present * Wilco * Wipers * Woolworm * Wreckless Eric * Thom Yorke * And Hundreds More!