BIG TAKEOVER, THE, #85, $5.99, 8” x 10½”, color offset, 164 pgs.

Glossy magazine featuring interviews with Vivian Girls, Frankie Stubbs, the Posies, Bob Mould, Tacocat, David Yow of Jesus Lizard, and more. Also has band features, live reviews, and tons of record reviews and ads. I’ve heard of this mag for years, but I’m pretty sure this is my first exposure to it. A well done periodical, crafted with care, and harkens back to a time when publications like this were way more common. I’m glad this thing’s still being put out. –Keith Rosson (356 4th St., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215)