Suzi Quatro interview by Billups Allen

Suzi Quatro illustration by Billups Allen

By the late-’70s, Suzi Quatro had been on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, produced charting singles, played a role on the popular sitcom Happy Days, and had an offer to do a spinoff. It was a recipe for mainstream stardom. But Quatro fought to make her own way as an entertainer. She eschewed the path to becoming a household name, but she never went away and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Suzi Q, a new documentary about her life shows Quatro keeps her foot on the gas and the wheel aimed uphill.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Kim Shattuck

Deb Frazin Photo, Kim Shattuck

I’ve had Kim Shattuck on my mind this week. July 17 would have been her fifty-seventh birthday. Not only was she a talented musician/songwriter, she was also an extremely talented photographer.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Baltimore Skate for Change

Baltimore Skate for Change photo by Lorien Lamarr

On June 21, Baltimore skaters organized with Queer Skate Baltimore and Skate for Change. Together, skaters occupied and skated the area around City Hall. Watching skaters grind and flip off rails and benches in areas regularly denied them was powerful on its own, but the community used their voices too.

Razorcake Podcast #696 with Jennifer Federico and Todd Taylor/ When Horns Are Okay

Scene from Lost Boys

We went down a little path trying to think of punk songs or bands that use saxophone (or other woodwinds or brass instruments) that we actually enjoy.

Webcomic Wednesdays #439 “How to Ruin a Show” by Mikie Manzer

Comic strip of a drunk dude irritating people a punk show.

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Razorcake 117, featuring Myriam Gurba, The Dumpies, Bad Moves, Patrick Kindlon, and One Punk’s Guide to John Waters

Razorcake 117 featuring Myriam Gurba

“I write with my eye, but I also write with my ear.” –Myriam Gurba

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Orville Neeley

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Orville Neeley

Bad Sports recorded a slew of great albums over the years, but their 2016 release Living with Secrets is my favorite. It’s a perfect EP from beginning to end. Each song is so extra good. It only takes one listen to get hooked!

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen, The Teragram, DTLA | Photo by Anthony Mehlhaff

Rodney Amadeus Anonymous fills a fans head full of Dead Milkmen lore.

Interview with Brontez Purnell, By Johnnie Jungleguts and Daryl

Brontez

Brontez doesn’t shy from admitting he wants acceptance and love from others in his community. It’s this vulnerability that makes him more believable to me than other queer artists who choose to present as indestructible. Brontez’s creative efforts are most commonly characterized by acceptance and fascination with these sorts of conflicts and contradictions in human interaction: individuality vs. acceptance, sexual freedom vs. emotional heartbreak, bottoming vs. pain.

Webcomic Wednesdays #438 by Erik Jasek

Comic strip of a zany guy becoming punk.

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