YOU SHOULD HEAR THIS! #2, $3, 5½” x 8½”, 16 pgs.

Jan 26, 2021

Unpretentious, sweet, and fun, You Should Hear This! (#2, I didn’t encounter the first one before this issue) does perzine, music review, and comics right all in one. I’ll say it: I’m tired of people telling me something they want me to listen to is just so important. Whatever happened to just loving something and being excited to share it? Ricky Vigil does just that. I don’t even care about Weird Al (sorry, I just didn’t grow up on it!) and he had me feeling sentimental about the guy. One of the best parts of sharing music is seeing a friend’s excitement, listening to them share their experience with a song or band, and Vigil captures that experience very well, keeping a healthy balance of the personal and political, too. It’s also worth mentioning that while each issue of the zine collects several songs, the individual songs are posted as columns on Bearded Gentleman Music (“very irregularly”) if you just can’t wait. –jimmy cooper (Ricky Vigil, rickyvigil.com, instagram @supercoolnstuff)

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