Posted tagged ‘fanzines’

The History of Punk Fanzine #3

2016/06/16

The History of Punk Fanzine #3 was released at Clean Up Your Act Productions‘ Edmonton Zine Fair #5. Not going to lie, this zine has it all: Miro‘s script from his recent guest host stint on the radio show. Corey‘s review of the Friday the 13th show at 9910 with Counterfeit Jeans, Ball & Chain, The Brewtals, and The Mants. David‘s interview with Andy from A New Rhetoric. Blake‘s article “The Casualties Shitshow: One Year Later.” The linear notes to Paroxysm‘s cassette demo. Be Line on participating in the Edmonton punk scene. An interesting fact about Raymond Pettibon. Awesome insight from Shakira and Saara about Not Enough Fest Edmonton, Sled Island, Hillary Clinton, and other stuff too. And even though that’s more than enough, it also has the incredible and peerless artwork of Spyder Yardley-Jones!!!!

History of Punk Photo

 Thanks for the poster, Spyder!

Here’s the full zine: History Of Punk Fanzine 3

And thanks to everyone for contributing!

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The History of Punk! Volume III, Side A, Track III

2016/05/22

The History of Punk
Wednesday May 25 6:30PM
Location: Humanities 2-42, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“Fanzine Workshop”

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This class we are makin’ a ‘zine!

The Edmonton Zine Fair 5 is coming up fast on Saturday, June 11 at the Sewing Machine Factory. And we’re going to release The History of Punk Fanzine #3 there!

But first we have to put it together. That’s what this class is for! Bring whatever you’d like to contribute, and classmate David Prodan will lead us in our “putting a zine together” workshop!

Ideas on contributions:
-a review of a local show, album, or visual art.
– an essay on something Edmonton or punk related.
– photos.
– poetry, prose, anything creative really.
– interviews, scene reports, the sky is the limit!

The class will start with a short lecture on the history of punk ‘zines, and then we will drive right into the workshop!

And yes, THERE WILL BE VEGAN SNACKS! Feel free to bring more to share!

“Art = the Clash = Politics” The Clash play Edmonton, 29 June 1982

2015/06/29

Today in 1982, The Clash performed in Edmonton at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse. CJSR volunteers contributing to the station’s fanzine, Airtight, were there to cover the show.

Airtight August 82 Cover

An interview with Paul Simonon and Kosmo Vinyl:

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A review by Marc Coulavin:

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And another review by none other than Marcus Aurelius!

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Backlash on Nirvana

2014/03/02

Bleach Review

Review of the Nirvana album Bleach in the Seattle Fanzine Backlash. 

The History of Punk, Class #19

2014/01/26

The History of Punk
Monday 3 February 7:30PM
Location: Humanities Centre 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages & All-Welcome

“Fanzines” 

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Fanzines were publications that sprung out of local music scenes to engage and document the community. In the days before websites, blogs, and social media, they also served to connect participants of various local scenes with each other, and issues that concerned all of them.

Created and published by a scene’s actual participants, fanzines were a direct link to the music, ideas and debates that emerged within the community. Thus, they offered unique insights and showcased the relationship between participants as they negotiated with the various characteristics shaping the milieu.

In this seminar, we will examine different fanzines from throughout the punk network, and discuss the role they played in their particular scene. We will also look at fanzines that had a reach outside their local community and the impact this had in terms of developing a network of communication outside the mainstream.

In addition, we will discuss the a fanzine as an historical source.

Readings:
Fanzines
Punk Fanzines
Mark Perry gives birth to fanzine culture
Maximum Rocknroll Archive
Punk Planet
Raising the Maximum Punk Age
The Kids Are Alright
Czech Scene Report – Maximum Rocknroll #42 November 1986
Marchetto, Tune in, Turn On, Go Punk
“Radio Free Lithuania” Flagpole Magazine

Playlist:
Mark Perry talks about Sniffin’ Glue Fanzine
1980 BBC documentary about Guttersnipe Punk Fanzine
We Are The Writing On The Wall
NOFX – “I’m Telling Tim”
Guttermouth – “Baker’s Dozen” 

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The Backlash to Selling-Out

2013/05/20

In 1988, Seattle was still a few years away from seeing its music community explode into the mainstream. That didn’t mean the city’s musicians weren’t getting noticed by major labels. Here’s a page out of Backlash, a Seattle fanzine aimed at covering the local music community:

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(From Backlash, August-September 1988, p. 1)

J.R. Higgins’ article was about the rumors going around Mother Love Bone, a super-group made up of members of MalfunkshunGreen River, and Ten Minute Warning. Jokingly, it quotes frontman Andrew Wood on what would happen to the band after hitting the big time: “we won’t forget Seattle,” he said, “until we come back and we’re all at the Coliseum and we’re like, ‘Hello Portland! How ya doin! and everyone boos.”

Dawn Anderson’s piece was about how a stalwart of the Seattle punk scene left town and started a band in Los Angeles (hint: the group had a name that combined both guns and roses). Anderson playfully included old quotes from the migrant punk rocker, Andrew “Duff” McKagan on the topics of selling-out and community.

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This fanzine page offers a glimpse into the Seattle music community in 1988. At the time nobody knew, of course, what would happen three years later. What folks did see was a) local musicians on the threshold of the supposed fame and fortune that comes along with signing a major-label contract and b) a guy that left the community for greener pastures and it had panned out.

Everyone knows that things ended up ok financially for McKagan. Mother Love Bone, unfortunately, ended up with a huge debt when Andrew Wood passed away on the eve of the release of Apple, their debut LP. The surviving band members were fronted a lot of money by their record company, which was now almost impossible to pay back.

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Luckily, two of the members of Mother Love Bone, Jeff Ament and Stone Gosssard went on to form Pearl Jam. But the musicians mentioned in Backlash showcases the tension between local music scenes and major labels, and the dangers posed by being drawn further into the depths of the music industry.

The Kids are Alright

2013/02/17

Seattle Scene Report in Maximum Rocknroll, July 1983.

Northwest Scene Report July 83

Members of bands listed here went on to be in Guns N’ Roses, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam.