Volume 14 Issue 8

8.1.07

This Ain't Dad Rock

Blues Control are a two-piece New York entity who, like their music, are slowly and steadily building steam, creating mind-bending music on their own terms. Formed in January 2006 as a tongue-in-cheek side project to Watersports (an improvisational new...

8.1.07

It Happened

We moved into a house a few blocks from the Marcy projects at the end of last summer. The day we moved in, one of our neighbors asked me how much I'd paid to rent our moving van. I told her, and she said, "I've got to get me and my kid the fuck out of...

8.1.07

Vice Fashion - Let's Go On A Mushroom Hunt!

Photos by Angela Boatwright

8.1.07

Aussie Battlers

It's a little known fact but the Australian branch of the Star Wars costume fan organisation is a steadily growing force. They call themselves the 501st Legion or, more affectionately, 'Vader's Fist'

8.1.07

Drum Dream

On 7/7/07, the Boredoms put on a crazy, already-legendary concert under the Brooklyn Bridge with 77 drummers spiraling out from a humongous guitar gong that Boredoms leader Yamataka Eye struck with a giant trident scepter. It was, according to all who...

8.1.07

Frat Attack

It has always blown my mind how the US college basketball teams manage to get crowds of squillions of people and have like their own trading cards and stuff. My college football team found it hard getting the coach to turn up to matches. But I guess it...

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8.1.07

Our Hero

Best-selling author and British journalist Robert Fisk has lived in Beirut for the past three decades. He is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign...

8.1.07

Il Duce Bags

Ever heard of a place called Predappio? Wow, it's weird. We came across it by accident when travelling through central Italy on holiday last month. It's a small, backward, rural village that really isn't that different from any other small, backward...

8.1.07

We Got Out

I met these three people in a nine-story Christian church for North Korean refugees in Seoul. I don't know the church's name; the reverend told me just to call it Seoul Church. It looked exactly like a Christian church in Texas or anywhere in the...

8.1.07

Adaptable Band

Four years ago Kill Boogie were called Solar Crete. Back then the three-piece lived in Brisbane, in a house where Kylie Minogue filmed part of The Delinquents. When their original bassist (a trained sax player) left, awesome guitarist Thomas Madden was...

8.1.07

Barnsley Calling

In a spasm of true British ingenuity, teenage gangs in Barnsley have been stealing, then setting fire to plastic wheelie bins. THEN they inhale the thick black poisonous fumes, thus having a hobby that ticks both boxes of drug-taking and vandalism

8.1.07

Vice Fashion - Vulture Culture

Photos by Alain Levitt

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