Interview by Josh. What happens when four jerks get interviewed by a jerk? Read this and find out!
Routineers: Interview by Sean Koepenick. The first Sammich Records band in a really long time and the band who brought you the Number One Smash Hit “True Tales of Swashbuckling Heartbreak!” And we’ll also tell you that it’s Ian Mackaye’s sister because we’re lazy!
This Bike Is a Pipebomb: Interview by Scott Stanton. Chances are, if you like basement shows and house parties, you might have seen This Bike Is a Pipebomb during one of their many cross-country jaunts. And they probably wouldn’t want it any other way.
Paul Roessler: Interview by Ryan Leach and Mor Fleischer. Former keyboard player for the Screamers (among many other bands) and current member of Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Paul Roessler was a very central part of some of the most experimental bands of the early LA punk scene.
All-Girl Bands on the Big Screen: Article by Jennifer Whiteford. Inspired by the lack of girl-centric movies in Speedway Randy’s recent article about punk rock movies, Jennifer presents six of the best all-girl band movies out there, including Desperate Teenage Lovedolls and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains.
Bloodbath and Beyond: Interview by Megan Pants. With a sound not unlike four monkeys on roller skates smoking cigarettes in a beef jerky factory, these guys are here to drink all your boxed wine and fart up your furniture. And how will you stop them? Here’s a hint: YOU WON’T.
Liz O. remembers her introduction to the band-aid-over-the-nipple world of Morrissey.
Art jokes about the debilitating knee injury he recently suffered while skating.
Jim Ruland presents part one of his interview with his father, a Swift Boat veteran in the Vietnam War.
Designated Dale discusses some ridiculous product recalls.
Nardwuar interviews Fat Mike about… yeah… Canada.
Jason Willis teaches you how to play guitar… via a cartoon that looks like an ad for Grit Magazine!
Rev. Nørb uses the phrase “douche” several times in several different forms while discussing Social Distortion.
Josh writes about eating… with sexy results.
Gary Hornberger talks about the idiocy of some Dodgers fans and reviews comic books.
Sean Carswell tells the story of a working-class guy who forgets his relationship problems by working, reading, and talking to an old lady named Gertie.
The Rhythm Chicken records the ruckus. That’s right, THE RHYTHM CHICKEN HAS A RECORD OUT!
Plus hate-mail-generating reviews galore!