With Hanni El Khatib on the cover and the mighty Melvins on a poster so amazing it took three strong men—Ramon Felix, Jun Ohnuki and Champoy Hate—to make it! Inside find our usual giant slab of brand-new exclusive interviews with bands from L.A. and planet Earth, including Wanda Jackson, Gang of Four, Death, Teebs, Off!, Luis and the Wildfires, Fort King, Tom Tom Club, Best Coast, White Fence, My Dry Wet Mess, Wino, the Handsome Family, the Trashmen and Nobunny, who is playing our Valentine's show on Feb. 11, 2010.
And of course there's side B with 50 hand-made hand-illustrated album reviews, secret classics revealed by Chad Brown and Julia Holter, mind-debriding comics and interviews with artists and filmmakers and writers Anne Ellegood, Jon Savage, Allison Anders, Kurt Voss and Strangeloop. Plus the debut of L.A. WISDOM, in which your timid questions are answered and annihilated by our council of elders. This issue—Kim Fowley and Ruthann Friedman on dating boys in bands, making friends with dogs and the alienating nature of subjective reality.
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