3-4 Weeks
Maggot Brain #11 (Dec/Jan/Feb 2023)


"On the cover: This issue is dedicated to the memory of astral traveling saxophone colossus Pharoah Sanders, with a tremendous evaluation of his most important work by the great music writer Andy Beta as the cover feature, rare images by Leni Sinclair, and a brief remembrance by film director Jeff Feuerzeig. Columns: Lucy Sante - New column is about her collage practice, which was unknown until recently. Unsurprisingly it's great work; Mimi Lipson - Returns with another advice column filled with warmth, humor, and even advice; Jazz Roundtable - with Ben Jaffe, Sam Cohen, Bekah Flynn, and Makaya McCraven: New Orleans' entire history as refracted through the work of Charlie Gabriel of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, an absolutely deep and important piece; Thinking Fellers - An overview related to new reissues, written by none other than your favorite writer from Bananafish; Some Churches - Amazing images of small churches, rural and urban, from the collection of the Library of Congress. Also featuring: Mick Collins - Tremendous career-spanning feature on the Gories/Dirtbombs frontman by the great RJ Smith; Lambchop - A great new album for Merge and an expansive theater piece Kathy Lindenmayer goes deep with leader Kurt Wagner; XV - Detroit's new no wave supergroup deconstructs an interview, with musician Adam Taub; Ghost Riders - '60s/70s North American downer psych-pop/ garage 'Coming of Age Garage Ballads,' Glen Morren turns in a lengthy overview; Ernest Hood - A feature on the heralded Pac NW ambient composer, amazing ephemera to choose from courtesy the RVNG peeps; The HI Rhythm Section - Tennie, Charles, and Leroy! An often hilarious feature by Jason Gross from Perfect Sound Forever; Edel Rodriguez - Contemporary Cuban-American graphic artist interviewed by Britt Daniel from Spoon --they've collaborated together; Wednesday Knudsen - An overview of the work of this genius rural Massachusetts-based contemporary zone folk goddess, by Michelle Dove; Alpaca Brothers - In depth feature by Matt Goody (whose new book on Flying Nun's history is a must); Matthew Dickman - The great skater poet and poet/skater, introduced by Alex Behr;¬ Charles Gillam Sr. - Gabe from Desert Island interviews the New Orleans-based music obsessive and folk artist; King Kong - Former Homestead Records honcho Ken Katkin is here with ten trenchant observations on a reunion show by Louisville's finest."