GRINDSTONE #11: $3.50 ppd., 8 ½ x 11, offset, 40 pgs.

Jan 25, 2011

Grindstone is a zine for the rockabilly/ urban redneck set.  This issue has interviews with Hank Williams III, The Domino Kings, Cave Catt Sammy, and a bunch of other names you may not know, but you’d recognize by their pompadours and tattoos.  It’s mostly interviews and reviews and hip-retro ads, but at the back is a really cool article that explores the past and present of Chicano Rock.  Grindstone is worth the $3.50 on the merit of that article alone. Otherwise, it’s a well-constructed and well-written zine, but I guess because I’ve never dipped a comb in pomade and my girlfriend looks nothing like Betty Page, I felt a little out of place in the pages of this zine. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… –Sean (Grindstone, 11288 Ventura Blvd. #450, Studio City, CA91604)