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Once again the big news is that Big Takeover #70 Spring 2011 issue with Nada Surf on the cover, and concluding part two of our awesome Vivian Girls feature as well as fabulous history interviews with '60s stars Love (on Da Capo & Forever Changes), Nuggets/Patti Smith legend Lenny Kaye, The Descendents, and New Zealand's Flying Nun label (30-Year Anniversary), as well as newer greats Veronica Falls, Dum Dum Girls, Real Estate, and Cardinal was completed in Brooklyn this month! (A full description of its contents is just below!)
It will begin shipping any day now, so you should see it quite soon! And remember, we only come our twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 180-page issues! Below is a quick description of its contents.
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(NOTE ABOUT T-SHIRTS- NEW KID SIZES! In addition to our four men's and three women's sizes, we now offer six children's sizes, 2T, 3T, 4T, and onesies 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months! For the cool kid in your world!)
If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on giving, just go to our secure online Yahoo store (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 68 (Pains of Bring Pure at Heart cover), issue 69 (Vivian Girls cover), or the upcoming 70 (Nada Surf cover). It's only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newsstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas, or $26 for Canada and Mexico. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to "Big Takeover" for $20 to the following address:
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Or if you want to pre-order just the upcoming issue 70, you can send us a check for $6 to that address or order online.
Here, again, is what's in the issue:
The Descendents * Vivian Girls pt. 2 * Veronica Falls * Dum Dum Girls * Real Estate * New Zealand's Flying Nun label (30-Year Anniversary),'60s stars Love (on Da Capo & Forever Changes) * Nuggets/Patti Smith legend Lenny Kaye, Cardinal * Thomas Dolby * Cloud Nothings * Toronto punk-era greats The Scenics * Cursive * The Twilight Sad * Deep Cut * Twin Sister * Peter Stampfel * Widowspeak
Rabid: "Turn out the Lights on the Age of Reason: A Clear Electoral Choice in 2012" * Polk: "Lamenting the Decline of Major Labels" * Sommer: "The Beatles Century Is Over"
Chameleons-Vox (and Black Swan Lane) * Hugh Cornwell * Damned * Joy Formidable * Pains of Being Pure at Heart * Scud Mountain Boys
Hundreds of CD Reviews
The Avengers * Chris Bailey & H-Burns * Bats * Beach Boys * Bjoerk * The Chambermaids * C.I.A. * Cold Heart Re-Press * Dandy Warhols * Miles Davis Quintet * Deadbeats * Decemberists * Deep Cut * Desario * Diodes * Dirty Three * John Doe (and Exene) * exlovers * Ben Folds * Guided By Voices * Jimi Hendrix * Honeychurch * Jet Black * Janis Joplin * Lambchop * Mark Lanegan Band * The Lucy Show * The Manic Low * Maximo Park * John Mayall's Bluesbreakers * Moonbell * Of Montreal * Puddle * R.E.M. * Frankie Rose * Ruts D.C. * Shins * Paul Simon * The Sound * Strawberry Whiplash * St. Vincent * Strawberry Alarm Clock * Successful Failures * Superchunk * Rufus Thomas * Sharon Van Etten * M. Ward * Paul Weller * Whipping Boy * Yuck * Bloodied But Unbowed (Vancouver '70s punk film) * Smiths tribute * and more!!
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