Maggot Brain: Issue #1

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MAGGOT BRAIN, a new, full-color quarterly brought to you by Third Man Records, under the eye of the ‘zine wizard Mike McGonigal. Over 100 pages packed with phenomenal content - art, music, literature, and unpublished archival stuff + more.
About our editor: Mike McGonigal - The Detroit resident, who was a music editor for Amazon in the ‘90s has written about art and music for Spin, the Village VOICE, Artforum, and Index,. He’s written two books, on cult indie-rock acts Galaxie 500 and My Bloody Valentine. And his gospel compilation reissues have garnered acclaim from the New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker.
It’s McGonigal’s work as the publisher/editor of the highly-regarded fanzines ‘Chemical Imbalance’ (1984-1994) and ‘Yeti’ (2000-2013) that impressed us the most.
Current issue - Dec/Jan/Feb 2020:
Future Issues: 
Lots of stuff is in the works, including: an oral history of The Raincoats’ first 7’” by guitar genius Shelley Salant; great fiction by Forest Juziuk; Marly Beyer travels to Texas to visit with artist/musician Terry Allen and his lifelong collaborator Jo Harvey Allen; David Buick from The Go/Italy Records in an electrifying interview with filmmaker, musician, and DJ Don Letts; Shana Cleveland’s illustrated tour diary of the European tour she just did; brand new translations of Unica Zürn; a ‘Jukebox Jury’ type feature with Iggy Pop; minimalist composer Michael Vincent Waller in conversation with the exceptional piano player R. Andrew Lee; plus features on guitarist Marisa Anderson, photographer Robert Frank, artist Tara Booth, actual wizard Terry Riley., actor/director Natasha Lyonne, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, editor and artist Sammy Harkham, artist David Ray Krueger, composer Laurie Spiegel, tattoo artist Shannon Perry, and Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts; plus recent poetry by Cat Tyc, how David Brainard and friends created their own Pop Art movement in Detroit; why Cat Marnell matters by Margarita Shalina; RJ Smith on Skeeter Davis and “The End of the World”; the women who sang for P-Funk (what, you think we don’t know where we got our own name from?); maybe the start of a few regular columns;, & fives years on, a remembrance of Feature, Inc.’s Hudson, probably the greatest art world person of his generation… maybe some of that will be in issues three and four?

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