Tag Archives: Sean Carswell

Featured Book Reviews Razorcake 111—Sketchtasy, Dead Extra, Mr. Know-It-All, Revenge of the She-Punks

Sketchtasy By Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, 268 pgs. In homage to David Wojnarowicz, Sycamore ripped my heart out and put it back together again (this book is dedicated, in part, to Wojnarowicz, and features his work as a cornerstone of queer grief and desire, and emulates him quite well). Sketchtasy is a whirlwind of tulle and

Razorcake Issue #72 from 2013, featuring Eric Oblivian

Razorcake Issue #72

“We asked Greg Cartwright if he wanted to start a band. He said. ‘That sounds stupid. Why not?'” -Eric Oblivian

Razorcake #69 from 2012, featuring Canadian Rifle, The Consumers, So Cow, John Wesley Coleman

Razorcake #69 from 2012, featuring Canadian Rifle

Canadian Rifle: Interview by Todd Taylor. Gritty Midwest punk that’s just a little off. Breaking rules and their own hands, they don’t even follow the conventions of their hometown’s pizza.

One Punk’s Guide to Pynchon Novels By Sean Carswell

One Punk’s Guide to Pynchon Novels

The first great thing about a Thomas Pynchon novel: it invites us to see life with more complexity. The world around us is chaos in the purest sense. The second thing about a Pynchon novel: it’s not for everyone.

Razorcake #68 from 2012, featuring Tenement, The Stains, Amy Oden, Dresden

Razorcake #68 from 2012, featuring Tenement

Tenement: Interview by Justin Telephone. Wisconsin punk rock that’s equally poppy, heavy and noisy. In the grand tradition of the Descendents, Ergs!, Die Kreuzen, and John Coltrane.

Razorcake #67 from 2012, featuring The Stains, Cheap Time, Dead Uncle

Razorcake #67 from 2012, featuring The Stains

The Stains: Interview by Jimmy Alvarado. Straight up, an oral 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.

Punknews Buyout

Punknews Buyout

Fuck it. Let’s get cynical. Punknews is primarily an aggregator of releases pumped out by the public relations machines at labels at an alarming rate.

Razorcake #63 from 2011, featuring Ben Cook, Tutu & The Pirates, Jack Grisham, and Found Footage Festival

Razorcake #63 from 2011

“I don’t want to be, “Why is everyone so stupid?” But it’s hard not to think like that. I just try and ignore the fact that people are so fucking clueless about music.” –Ben Cook

One Punk’s Guide to Professional Soccer, Book Publishing, and Corporate Ideology By Sean Carswell

One Punk’s Guide to Professional Soccer, Book Publishing, and Corporate Ideology By Sean Carswell

Every thinking person develops a process for deeply questioning the ideas that culture assumes as a given and actions resulting from these ideas.

Razorcake 100th Issue Celebration Reading Podcast

Razorcake 100th issue celebration reading

Readings by Chris Terry, Donna Ramone, Sean Carswell, Jim Ruland, Alma Rosa, Cynthia Guardado, Violeta M. Tablilla-Esquivel, and a performance by PHAG. Photos by Amina Cruz and Jennifer Federico