"The cover feature is an epic, really long timeline of images and interview with the modern king of arts portrait photography, Michael Lavine; Amazing archival images by Gail Butensky and reflections on Pavement + what we think is the band's first new interview in a decade in anticipation of their reunion shows and events later this year. Tom Scharpling talks about prog rock with Matt Berry; A lengthy interview with the SF-based dreamy pop band Cindy by editor Mike McGonigal; Reuben Radding's killer photos and review of a recent show in Brooklyn by Chicago's Irreversible Entanglements; Ana Gavrilovska on why sax player and drone composer Lea Bertucci matters; Sara Jaffe on how essayist Aisha Sabatini Sloan is a genius. Also featuring: Lucy Sante on how the ironic transgressive aesthetic of the early 1990s has perhaps not aged so well: Catching up with self-taught soul artist and political cartoonist, painter Mingering Mike -- including never before printed flyers and Mike's painting of the 'Maggot Brain' cover; Yonatan Gat by Jay Ruttenberg. Plus work on/by: The debut of Mimi Lipson's advice column; Roving Bill Aspinwell -- true letters of a Civil War soldier tramp junkie hobo hero; The great writer RJ Smith on the evolution of 75 Dollar Bill's ecstatic music; SF-based Tamara Palmer on how she was there at the Love Parade in Berlin decades ago when the 'Techno Viking' moment happened; How Philly's Rosali and Emily Robb are the shreddingest shredders in shred-dom, by Michelle Dove; The great writer and photographer Doug Coomber pays tribute to the Detroit Cobras' Rachel Nagy."
Maggot Brain #8