Rock Writ

Explorations in rock criticism and old-school fanzine culture.


Episodes Date

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
Gary Pig Gold—pioneering publisher of The Pig Paper and all-around go-getter—tells tales of a charmed life managing Simply Saucer, producing Pat Boone, playing in a Beach Boys tribute act, and more.
July 1, 2021
We grill the one and only Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine about life at the helm of the ultimate rock & roll read.
June 5, 2021
Aussie underground notable Dan Stewart—of Distort zine and Total Control, UV Race, and Straightjacket Nation fame—waxes thoughtful on band dynamics, fanaticism, the Kinks, Black Flag, and heaps more.
May 13, 2021
We cornered Peter Davis - legendary booking agent and publisher of Your Flesh magazine - and pumped him for some stellar stories on life in the 80s/90s American indie underground.      
April 18, 2021
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

Load more

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App