Brought to you by the former editors of Crawdaddy!, here’s the launch of NO RECESS!. From the editor, Jocelyn Hoppa:

You are looking at the first pages of NO RECESS! Magazine.

We will feature neither mindless gossip, clickbait listicles, nor endless briefs on the near-constant churn of typical industry news bits. We are here to write intelligently about music and culture, and we learned these values from the very best…

…As for the music and culture coverage, you can expect long-form journalism on a wide-range of music and ideals we think you should know more about. Subjective, objective and laced with personal experience. That’s the simple explanation.

We’ll keep a toe in the crowded pool of the present-day, but we’re also here to write about the stuff we care about. Each writer and editor here cares about different stuff from different genres and eras, and we’ve built a collective based on that very fact. We will, forever until doom, egg on the notion that a music magazine should be, by turns and varying degrees, both bizarre and unpredictable. That’s the best explanation…


Video of Day 2 of the FLESH tour. Thanks to Jesse, Bored to Death, OC DIY and all the bands.


3/1 Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, CA
3/2 OC DIY, Lake Forest, CA
3/3 The Forest L.A., Los Angeles, CA
3/4 TBD, San Pedro, CA
3/5 The Forest, Long Beach, CA

eggcover_13_820pxMy friends make cool stuff. Sarah Forbes Keough is one of ’em and she’s been putting out this cool food zine for years. Put A Egg On It. The photos are spectacular and messy, and so are the stories. Deeply personal, relating to food. Interesting recipes, and Q&As with every kind of person you’d like to meet and have dinner with. I love this magazine. Go check it out.

My friend and cohort, Brian Diedrick, runs the Digital Detachment blog, and it is a must-read. He covers everything from how to use less technology to how to deal with people using too much technology, on a daily/minute-to-minute basis. Go check it out, and detach yourselves. Breathe some fresh air. He’s got it for you.

Clips II


And here we are at The Grand Victory, now closed since July. Thanks again, Solarstorm2011.


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