Rock Writ

Explorations in rock criticism and old-school fanzine culture.


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Everything you wanted to know about this legendary DIY rag from the 70s, plus deep early Boston punk history, and a sweetly surreal Jonathan Richman story for the ages!
May 7, 2022
Tim Hinely of Dagger fanzine and the recent book "Where the Wild Gigs Were" (HoZac Books) reminisces about zine shopping at See Hear, getting snubbed by J Mascis, fave venues, and more.  
April 3, 2022
Andy Schwartz of the late great New York Rocker spills the goods on his seminal music mag. 
February 14, 2022
We roll out the red carpet for Jim "Jymn" Parrett of the legendary 70s pre-punk fanzine Denim Delinquent. Abject worship of Iggy, KISS, Greg Shaw, Ugly Things, and "unscholarly" rock writ.
January 9, 2022
Daniel Raeburn of the brilliant underground comics fanzine The Imp on Chick tracts, Mexican historietas, friendship with Chris Ware, Hüsker Dü, and his deepest artistic experience.  
December 24, 2021
The legendary Phast Phreddie Patterson regales us with tales of Oki dogs, LA pre-punk, Claude Bessy, Thee Precisions, and the legacy of Back Door Man.
November 16, 2021
John Marr of Murder Can be Fun treats us to much inspired chatter on his beloved zine, book collecting, Cometbus, early SF punk, volunteering at Maximum Rocknroll, and more.
October 14, 2021
A tell-all session with no wave obsessive Glen Galaxy! Naval academy debauchery, false starts with Trout Mask Replica, John Peel, getting no respect from the hip hop underground, and joy in Christ.
September 27, 2021
We got noted rock journo Michael Azerrad on the horn to discuss the 20th anniversary of Our Band Could Be Your Life, inspiration vs. influence, rock writing cliches, and more.
August 31, 2021
We get down with Mark Dancey of the immortal Motorbooty Magazine! Art, the superiority of satire to fandom, Michigan hardcore, Big Chief, touring with the Beastie Boys, the wrath of ICP, and more.
August 1, 2021

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