BIG TAKEOVER, THE, #88, $5.99, 8½” x 11”, glossy, 176 pgs.

A whole hellava lot is packed into this issue of The Big Takeover, including revealing interviews with J. Mascis and Murph of Dinosaur Jr. (the cover story), Joe Pernice of Pernice Brothers, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Juliana Hatfield, Danny Thomas of 13th Floor Elevators, and Paul Leary of The Butthole Surfers. There is an insightful “behind the lens” interview with British rock photographer Phil Nichols, whose photos of Echo & The Bunnymen, Nick Cave, Kim Gordon, Björk, the Pixies, and more accompany the article. Plus, there is an abundance of reviews, including of new releases from Triptides, The Bresnard Lakes, The Reds, Pinks & Purples, Chad Vangaalen, and a bunch more. Issue #88 of The Big Takeover really feels like it has something for everyone. Be ready to dig in. –Gina Murrell (356 4th St., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215)