My magazine rack has expanded already

Figures. I just post about the magazines that I currently enjoy and now I discover two more that have made my essential list already.

  • Bucketfull of Brains- This is actually a rediscovery as I have read Bucketfull of Brains in the past but it kind of slipped out of view for awhile but I have rediscovered this classic and intend to subscripe post haste. Fabulously diverse with a nice combination of the popular (a relative term for mags like these) and obscure, this UK mag comes out four times a year and is a fantastic read. Since it is impossible to find on the racks I advise you to subscribe.
  • The Big Takeover- I feel like an idiot in that I have not even heard of this mag before but holy cow is it incredible. Published twice a year and edited by Jack Rabid, to give you an idea of the scope of this thing check out the contents of the current issue as listed on their website:
    • Here’s the lineup on that new issue: It has Wilco on the cover, from a long interview we did with Jeff Tweedy in his rehearsal/recording loft in Chicago. And it also includes long, thoughtful interviews with Scottish sensations Franz Ferdinand, Aussie legend Nick Cave of his Bad Seeds and Birthday Party fame, Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz and Greg Graffin, all three surviving members of the reunited MC5, and all five of the similarly reformed American Music Club, Canadian power-pop faves Sloan, that genre’s ageless Chris Stamey of the dBs, London punk/trash rock heroes The Libertines, England’s moody/broody Hope of the States, The Diodes and the history of 1977 Ontario punk, the perennial Stiff Little Fingers, Jeremy Enigk of Fire Theft and Sunny Day Real Estate, Dr. Robert Moog inventor of the Moog synthesizer, older Scottish punk stars The Rezillos, part two of The Weirdos’ John Denney and Cliff Roman, and part two of Rocket From the Tombs’ stars David Thomas and Cheetah Chrome; as well as Matthew Sweet, The Black Keys, Ron Sexsmith, Waxwings, Dora Flood, Inouk, The Places, Oneida, producer Warne Livesey, and more.
  • Incredible stuff for true rock and roll fanatics.