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Big Takeover #73 (Johnny Marr cover) Out Now! Great Holiday Gifts! Order - Subscribe - Renew

Big Takeover Issue 73
4 December 2013

Great X-mas gifts including four children's size t-shirts, men's and womens' shirts, beer cozies, magnets, 30th Anniversary Festival posters (signed if you want), buttons, subscriptions, back issues, and CDs (Springhouse, Even Worse, Doug Gillard, Last Burning Embers, etc.)!! Ho Ho Ho!

Good news! Big Takeover #73 Fall 2013 issue ex-Smiths guitarist now solo star Johnny Marr on the cover, and the concluding part twos of our awesome, long interviews with The Joy Formidable and the Bard of Essex Billy Bragg, as well as fabulous history interviews with Target Video film/video legend Joe Rees and Sad Lovers & Giants, while catching up with New Model Army, No Age, Tommy Keene, Honeychurch, and Okkervil River. (And shorter chats with Besnard Lakes, the reunited Kitchens of Distinction, Metz, Wax Idols, Heaven, The Black Watch, Saint Marie Records' Wyatt Parkins) is out on the stands! A full description of its contents is just below!

Remember, we only come out twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 140-page issues!

And since the issue has been mailed to subscribers and is appearing in the best book, record, and magazine shops near you, now is an excellent time look for it there or contact us via our secure online Yahoo Store to pre-order it it if you would like to receive it in the mail, or subscribe if you've been meaning to, or renew your subscription if it has run out.

And just a reminder that there's still time for the perfect holiday gift: _Big Takeover_ magazine subscriptions and back issues!

And speaking of which, for more great holiday gift ideas, here's a reminder about our six children's sizes for our T-Shirts in three colors, as well as our new Big Takeover Accessories (Beer Cozies, Buttons, and Magnets!) and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters!

That's right, in time for the holiday, Big Takeover issues, subscriptions, back issues, t-shirts in three colors, black, white, and burgundy red in thirteen sizes (including our new children's sizes, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 6MO, 12MO, and 18MO onesies!!!!! The coolest X-mas gift ever for the kids!), and our new accessories (BT beer cozies for only $5, BT buttons for only 50 cents, BT magnets for only $1, and 12 X 18 color BT Anniversary Festival Posters for $4, which I will sign if you want me to!), as well as our related CDs (including the limited edition Springhouse CD album, From Now to OK), also make the perfect birthday and X-mas (or late Hanukkah) gifts! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize. Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize.

This means our t-shirts still come in three colors (black, white, and dark red) and are only $12 for adults and $10 for kids's shirts and onesies, even including postage!).

Also, all but two of our back issues are still available (if your friends like a specific band we've featured; and there's always the mega-deluxe gift, the complete set of all of our 73 issues to date, including the two that are out of print!--scroll down to the bottom of the back issues page and you will see that offer.)

And we are also offering used, good-quality CD copies of the three out of print SPRINGHOUSE CDs from 1991-1993 as well as sealed, limited edition art-package copies of Springhouse's 2008 third LP _From Now to OK_ (see why it got an 86 in Paste!), as well as CDs by EVEN WORSE, LAST BURNING EMBERS, DOUG GILLARD, NON-LINEAR THINKERS and EDP!

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 72 (Joy Formidable cover), the upcoming 73 (Johnny Marr cover), or the spring issue 74 (Nicki Minaj cover--ha, just kidding. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading). 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. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to "Big Takeover" for $20 to the following address:

The Big Takeover
1713 8th Ave. Suite 1-4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to order just issue 73, you can send us a check (or make payapal payment to for $6 to that address or order it.

Here, again, is what's in the issue:


Johnny Marr (Smiths, cover) * Joy Formidable pt. 2 * Billy Bragg pt. 2 * No Age * Honeychurch * Okkervil River * early '80s U.K post-punk pioneers Sad Lovers & Giants * Target Video film/video legend Joe Rees * Tommy Keene * New Model Army * Besnard Lakes * Kitchens of Distinction * Metz * Wax Idols * Heaven * The Black Watch * Saint Marie Records' Wyatt Parkins, and more!


Rabid: "Farewell to Maxwell's, Fond Memories, and The Costs of Gentrification" * Conard: "A Band Called Punk" * Sommer: "I Name the Most Underrated Artist of Our Time"

Live Reviews

Goat * The Lost Patrol * Mission of Burma * Real Estate (with The Feelies' Glenn Mercer and Cassie Ramone)

Hundreds of CD and Vinyl Reviews

Belle & Sebastian * Bevis Frond * Black Hearted Brother * Bye Bye Blackbirds * Camera Obscura * Glen Campbell * Neko Case * The Chambermaids * The Cheatahs * The Chills * Hugh Cornwell * Jon DeRosa * D.O.A. * Dot Dash * Fatal Film * Flaming Lips * Adam Franklin * Goat * Guided by Voices * Hawkwind * Jimi Hendrix * History of Apple Pie * Huesker Due * Joanna Gruesome * The Last * Little Black Dress * Magnet School * Paul McCartney * Mega City 4 * Minor Alps * Elizabeth Morris * Lisa Mychols * Willie Nelson * Nilsson * Nomads * Yoko Ono * Sam Phillips * Otis Redding * The Redettes * Rogue Wave * Frankie Rose * Scud Mountain Boys * Sebadoh * The Sharp Things * Sloan * Superchunk * Swervedriver * Three O'Clock * 10-15-75 * Irma Thomas * U.K. Decay * Yuck * VA-My Hometown * VA-Dangerhouse Complete Singles * and more!!

Hope you all buy it now it's out! And/or hope you subscribe, as that is still by far the best way to support the print magazines you love if you want them to keep going. It means a lot to them!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends! And happy holiday season, everyone! If we can help you, let us know!

Jack R

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