Rock Writ

Explorations in rock criticism and old-school fanzine culture.


Episodes Date

On the 40th anniversary of Flying Nun Records we spoke with Richard Langston of 1980s Dunedin fanzine Garage about the sublime sounds emanating from the Kiwi underground.
April 4, 2021
Tim Ellison - a singular voice from the 90s underground fanzine explosion - drops mad knowledge on rock writing, Richard Meltzer, The Beatles, Stereolab, The Gories, no wave, and much more.
March 20, 2021
Brian Hogg of Scotland's Bam Balam fanzine dishes on the greatest 60s-oriented music mag of all time. Seek out Brian's latest book, Cosmopolitan Scum! Edinburgh, the Arts, and the Counterculture.  
March 1, 2021
We gab with dynamic rock critic, musician and PR vet Howard Wuelfing about Creem, Forced Exposure, Richard Meltzer vs. Lester Bangs, DC hardcore, and his days at indie label JEM and Columbia Records.
February 13, 2021
Joe Carducci joins us to discuss the 30th anniversary of Rock and the Pop Narcotic—"the Moby Dick of rock-crit"—and his more recent books Enter Naomi and Stone Male: Requiem for the Living Picture.
January 30, 2021
Sean Michaels - novelist, critic, and founder of the pioneering MP3 blog Said the Gramophone - kindly lets us pick his brain on the role of imagination in criticism and the state of music writing. 
January 15, 2021
Fanzine royalty alert—Lindsay Hutton of Scotland's Next Big Thing is on hand for a wide-ranging, brisk conversation on this beloved garage rock institution. A most auspicious start to the new year!
January 1, 2021
Music journalist Tony Rettman – of 200 Pound Underground fanzine and 3 richly researched books on the history of American hardcore punk – joins us for a revealing, unpredictable, gut-busting hour.  
December 18, 2020
Welcome to Rock Writ! In this first episode we chat with Jay Hinman of legendary 90s fanzine Superdope and the current podcast and fanzine Dynamite Hemorrhage.
December 4, 2020
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