At last! At 76 lavishly illustrated full-colo(u)r pages, the first Big Stir Magazine of 2021 takes you back to the pre-pandemic days with articles and art by Champniss, Christina Bulbenko Rex Broome, David Bash, John Borack, KC Bowman, Nelson Bragg, Sumishta Brahm, Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko, Kevin Burke, Carl Cafarelli, Lee Cave-Berry, Dolph Chaney, Chris Church, Charlie Crabtree, Mike DeAngelis, Nadja Dee, Patrick “Pooch” DiPuccio, Patrick Donders, Linus Dotson, Mark English, Victor Erwin, Nick Frater, Ray Gianchetti, Simon Glickman, Alan Haber, Tim Hinely, Edward Huerta, Khoi Huynh, Chris Hyde, Blake Jones, Stephen Kalinich, Karla Kane, Octavia Kane, Jared Levite’s, Paul Levinson, Mike Lidskin, Robert Lambert, S.W. Lauden, LMNOP, Peter Marston, Michael McCartney, Freya Maclaine-Jones, Paul Meagher, Joe Normal, Richard Ohrn, Victoria Pearson, Steve Rosenbaum, Matthew Seligman, Michael Simmons, Don Valentine, Adam Waltemire, Rick Warhall, Peter Watts, and Steven Wilson! With features on Marty Rudnick,SpyderPop Records, The Corner Laughers, In Deed, David Crosby, T. Rex, The Armoires, Lemmy, Deep Purple, Michael Quercio, Spygenius, Martin Newell, Anton Barbeau, Glyder, Ian Hunter, Linus of Hollywood, Terry Scott Taylor, Human Switchboard, Emmit Rhodes, the Oklahoma Pop Scene, Spanish Kitchen, Lannie Flowers, Brian Wilson, and Black Flag.
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BIG STIR MAGAZINE is our journal of, by, and for the Global Pop Rock Scene. Formats vary by issue, so please check individual descriptions!
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It's here at last: the all-new, full-color 72-page BIG STIR MAGAZINE #4!
At just $6 and available in print only, the newest edition of our popular periodical is out September 6 and available for pre-order at www.bigstirrecords.com/magazine now. It's the biggest and brightest issue yet, lavishly designed as always by the enigmatic CHAMPNISS OF LONDON, and features RUSS TOLMAN (True West) and STEVE WYNN (The Dream Syndicate) in conversation with each other, separate contributions from former Soft Boys KIMBERLY REW and MATTHEW SELIGMAN, and words, artwork, wit and whimsy from the width and breadth of the global pop and rock community!
The fourth issue also includes:
-Exclusive Interviews: KARLA KANE (The Corner Laughers) chats with ANTON BARBEAU, JULIA BOORINAKIS HARPER. catches up with KIM REW and LEE CAVE-BERRY, and MIKE LIDSKIN (Twirl Radio) goes international with KAI DANZBERG.
-Comics and artwork from SUMISHTA BRAHM (13 Frightened Girls), RIDLEY BROOME, LARYSA BULBENKO (The Armoires) ED HUERTA (Rockford), and of course CHAMPNISS himself, including the brand-new MIDDLE EIGHT section starring SATCHMO PANDA, PETER WATTS and RUTH ROGERS from SPYGENIUS, and more!
-Fiction from MARK ENGLISH (The Gold Needles) and S.W. LAUDEN (The Brothers Steve, Tsar)!
-Musical memories and musings from NELSON BRAGG, CHRISTINA BULBENKO (The Armoires), CARL CAFARELLI (This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio), PATRICK “POOCH” DiPUCCIO (The Condors, Flipside Fanzine), VIC ERWIN (SpyderPop Records), NICK FRATER, SIMON GLICKMAN (The Ex Teens), BLAKE JONES (The Trike Shop), DARRIN LEE (Subjangle Sounds and JanglePopHub), PETER MARSTON (Shplang), JEFF PARTRIDGE (Suite 100), ROBBIE RIST, STEVE ROSENBAUM, MARTY SCHNEIDER (Trip Wire), RICK WARHALL (Chasing The Essential) and STEVEN WILSON (Plasticsoul) and more!
-Reviews from the likes of DAVID BASH (IPO), JOHN BORACK (Goldmine), REX BROOME (The Armoires), RAY GIANCHETTI (Kool Kat Musik), ALAN HABER (Pure Pop Radio), AARON KUPFERBERG (Power Popaholic), DON VALENTINE (I Don't Hear A Single), ADAM WALTEMIRE (Pop Garden Radio) and more.
-Side trips, psychedelic diversions and Easter eggs galore!
Previous issues have sold out their original pressings, so order yours today!
BIG STIR MAGAZINE #3 is now available for purchase!
It's bigger (now at comic book size and 52 pages) and packed to bursting with articles and artwork by and about your favorite artists on the global pop scene, lavishly designed by the inimitable CHAMPNISS of London, all for a mere $5! Here's what's inside:
PETS OF POP SPECIAL: Learn all about the animal companions of the movers and shakers of the scene. ARTIST TO ARTIST INTERVIEWS! KARLA KANE (The Corner Laughers) talks to both MARTIN NEWELL (Cleaners from Venus) about autumn and more, and ROBYN HITCHCOCK about cats. STEVEN WILSON (Plasticsoul) talks to PAT FISH (The Jazz Butcher). And CHRISTINA and REX (The Armoires) chat with ADDISON LOVE about his solo debut. REVIEWS and MUSIC MEMORIES from DAVID BASH, JOHN BORACK, CARL CAFARELLI, RAY GIANCHETTI, AARON KUPFERBERG, ROBERT LAMBERT, STEVE ROSENBAUM, and more! COMICS and ARTWORK from CHAMPNISS, SUMISHTA BRAHM (13 Frightened Girls), REX BROOME, RIDLEY BROOME, LARYSA BULBENKO (The Armoires), EDWARD HUERTA (Rockford) and more! FICTION from MARK ENGLISH (The Gold Needles) MUSICAL MUSINGS from members of SPYGENIUS, THE ARMOIRES, BLAKE JONES & THE TRIKE SHOP, THE WALKER BRIGADE, THE EX TEENS, LESLIE PEREIRA & THE LAZY HEROES, THE HANGABOUTS, and (again) more!
BIG STIR MAGAZINE #2 is a whole new labo(u)r of love for you. The second issue has so many astonishingly fantastic contributors that we have to look through the proofs to make sure we haven't missed anyone!
Brilliantly designed as alway by Champniss of London, BSM #2 features our regular correspondents: Food Follies with Christina Bulbenko (The Armoires, BSR), Blake's Heaven with Blake Jones of the Trike Shop, Steven Wilson of Plasticsoul with more Mondo Obsesso, notes from the Nashville desk with Patrick "Pooch" DiPuccio (The Condors, Flipside Fanzine), whatever Rex is on about, and new illustrated installments of "The Embarrassment of Satchmo PaNDa" and "Great Power Pop Things”, this time with “The Plasticsoul Story”
Also on board this time: Ed Huerta of Rockford, The Creachies, Simon Glickman of The Ex Teens, Mark Cotton of Northampton England, Carl Cafarelli of This Is Rock & Roll Radio, Ray Gianchetti of Kool Kat Musik, David Bash and Rina Bardfield of IPO, Peter Marston of Shplang, Aaron Kupferberg of Powerpopaholic, Mark English of The Gold Needles (Hull, UK), Steve Rosenbaum of San Diego's Mess of Fun, John Borack of Goldmine Magazine & The Popdudes, Jeff Beals of Rockford (with a crossword puzzle!) and art from Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko (The Armoires), Andy Rennie (The Fast Camels), and Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls).
We can't wait to share it with you. THANK YOU, FRIENDS!
Premiere Issue! Lovingly created by and for the international Big Stir music community, Big Stir Magazine is a 21st Century spin on the classic Zine format, published quarterly. Not just music reviews and features (although we have those, from some of the best critics out there), it's just as much a lifestyle journal, with the prime movers from your favorite bands musing on whatever may strike them: books, food, culture, history, and of course records and live shows.
All 36 pages are packed with original illustrations and comics from the contributors, designed by the always-brilliant Champniss of London, making Big Stir Magazine a feast for the eyes as well as the mind and soul. As diverse, whimsical, and loose as the community it represents, BSM aims to be an antidote to the divisiveness that too often pervades social media, and a reminder that music, now more than ever, can and must bring people together.
Contributors to Issue 1 include Carl Cafarelli (This Is Rock & Roll Radio), Rex Broome (The Armoires) and his daughters Miranda and Ridley, Steven Wilson (Plasticsoul), Blake Jones (Blake Jones & the Trike Shop), Peter Watts (Spygenius), Patrick "Pooch" DiPuccio (The Condors, Flipside Fanzine), Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls), Christina Bulbenko (The Armoires) and her daughter Larysa, Andy Rennie (The Fast Camels), John Borack (Goldmine Magazine, Popdudes), David Bash (International Pop Overthrow Festival), Keith Klingensmith (The Legal Matters, Futureman Records), Jeff Charreaux (The Walker Brigade) and Andy Creighton (The World Record). Also included are special interviews as Big Stir Annoys the Women of Pop: Ella Pearson (Hux & the Hitmen), Karla Kane (The Corner Laughers), Lindsay Murray (Gretchen's Wheel), Ruth Rogers (Spygenius), Christina (The Armoires) and Teresa Cowles (Pacific Soul LTD and Mod Hippie among many others)!