Pull up a seat and let’s get into the world of Cristy Road. There will be plenty of surprises, shared memories, remembrances of Lookout! Records, and insights into how she’s able to make it all happen and make it look easy.
I first saw Chip Kinman sing and play guitar when I was a student at UCLA in the mid-‘80s. I was a big fan of Rank And File, the genre-defining cowpunk band formed by him and his brother Tony (the bass player with the booming baritone), before I knew about The Dils, the first-generation and hyper-political punk band they also co-founded. I was excited to check out their noisy industrial duo, Blackbird. They were great.
Chris L. Terry’s Black Card is a novel about race in America that’s serious and unflinching while remaining tender and funny. It’s a novel about compassion and anger, hip hop and punk, cops and young black men. At its core, Black Card is a book driven by the search for identity.
Amyl And The Sniffers—live or on record—are like getting struck by lightning. You may not know what just happened, you may lose a shoe from the impact, but you won’t soon forget them. Turning gutters into butter and lightning into electrifying music, they’re folks you can trust.
When I listen to La Tuya, I hear the grand tradition of East L.A. backyards. I can almost see the dust rise up from the pit as they blast from my speakers. The band is smart, funny, and pissed. Their songs oscillate easily between both Marxes—Karl and Groucho.
This Kathleen Hanna interview, at its essence, is about the courage to restart several times—through darkness and light, through sickness and health—and continue creating truly meaningful work.
Chances are you’re familiar with the name Chris Dodge if you’re at all into powerviolence, hardcore, punk, or thrash. After all, he only founded Slap A Ham Records, the premier powerviolence and hardcore punk record label of the ’90s.
Largely working in autobiography and memoir, Mari employs emotionally honest storytelling and clean line work to tackle both the weighty (death, family, spirituality, misogyny, racism), and the everyday (crushes, work, food, clothes, friends) with a through-line of engaging readers as part of the conversation.
John Miner has not only been in a few bands, partied (underage allegedly) at the OG Mr. T’s Bowl (rest in peace ) pre-gentrification, created some real rad art, taught half the people we know how to screenprint, has some really sweet taste in all things vintage, but also has some tasty, recently acquired 45s from his recent trip to Michigan.
This interview covers: An unequivocal lube recommendation, the sentence “those aren’t male/female dolphins” changing a young Johnnie’s life, the best-ever comic book villain, and showing deference to the bronies when on Storage Wars as an expert appraiser.