Rock Writ

Explorations in rock criticism and old-school fanzine culture.


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On the 30th anniversary of Chickfactor, Gail O'Hara joins us to discuss her much beloved indie pop fanzine.
August 30, 2022
Former music exec and lifer Howie Klein shares stories from his enchanted life! Sandy Pearlman, Richard Meltzer, doing time with the Fugs, partying with Hendrix, pissing off Tom Verlaine, and more.
July 24, 2022
Music journalist Bill Kopp talks about his latest book, "Disturbing The Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave" which tells the story of this influential SF punk and new wave label. 
June 26, 2022
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

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