DEVENDRA BANHART is here and he plays folk music. Trinie Dalton finds out where he’s coming from. Photos by Melanie Pullen.
Harp-playing folksinger JOANNA NEWSOM talks history, theory and inspiration with Jay Babcock. Visions of Joanna by Melanie Pullen.
The two sisters who are COCO ROSIE have made an astonishing, haunting debut album. Trinie Dalton finds out how they did it. Photos by Melanie Pullen.
Oliver Hall raps with radical traditionalists FAUN FABLES. Photos by Melanie Pullen.
Director GUY MADDIN ("The Saddest Music in the World") is highly resentful, terribly romantic and prone to melancholy. He also makes wondrous, utterly unique films. Kristine McKenna asks him some leading questions.
A slightly testy GODZILLA reflects on his long career in an exclusive interview with Dave Tompkins. Illustration by Brian Ralph.
Merrick explains how cell phones, Playstations and PCs are connected to ecological, human and animal destruction in Africa. Illustration by Ben Jones.
Comics by Marc Bell (a two-page spread!), Ben Katchor, Amy Lockhart and John Porcellino. Plus new doodleisms by Eddie Ruscha, Jr.
Words of advice from T-MODEL FORD, correspondence from our readers, commentary by SHARON RUDAHL and notes on our contributors. WILL OLDHAM on pie and God.
Arthur columnist DANIEL PINCHBECK talks about the real passion of Christ.
James Parker on the autobiography of LEMMY. Illustration by Dustin Amery Hostetler.
"Camera Obscura" columnist PAUL CULLUM on Richard Nixon and Robert Altman.
The “Bull Tongue” review column by BYRON COLEY & THURSTON MOORE examines Sun City Girls videos, Anit Strot, Leif Goldberg's National Waste zine and calendar, Georganne Deen, Dreamlogic, Vampire Belt, Ptolemaic Terrascope, Dream Magazine, Young People, The Pirates & the Mouse by Bob Levin, Black Dice & Wolf Eyes, The Ponys, Excepter, Rhys Chatham, Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, Lisa Jarnot, Jeff Fucckillo, Shattered Wig Review, the Residents, Effing Press, Niagara, Kevin Davies, Six Organs of Admittance and The Guitars Project.
C & D bicker and enthuse about new records by Eagles of Death Metal, Pink Grease, John Wilkes Booze, The Thermals, Mission of Burma, the Icarus Line, the Secret Machines, the Veils, White Magic, Espers, Acid Mothers Temple, Merzbow, Loren Connors, Thee Silver Mountain Reveries, Craig Taborn, Vetiver, Blanche, Los Lobos and Toots & the Maytalls.
And a new horoscope by IAN SVENONIUS...