Galactic Zoo Dossier No. 7 release party in Chicago

from Steve Krakow aka Plastic Crimewave:

“this friday July 27th- is a BIG ONE, please do come out–!!! It’s the official release party for my baby, the Galactic Zoo Dossier #7– over a year and a half in the making, it’s a 100-page, 72 trading card, 2CD extravaganza of an underground psychedelic magazine, and we’ll have copies for sale at a discounted price. There’ll also be free beer, an effects-treated reading by yours truly at 8:30pm, and the extreme honor of GZD-music contributor and godlike noise-guitar proto-post-punk legend from MN, Michael Yonkers– playing both solo and with my outfit Plastic Crimewave Sound backing him, at 9pm. If you haven’t heard Yonkers’ Sub Pop-reissued “Microminiature Love” from 1968, you are missing a classic bit of throbbing underground guitar paranoia. Yonkers recent even noisier work and 70’s private pressed folk LP’s (about to be reissued as well) are also essential listening.
The whole event starts at 7:30pm with insane collector know-it-all DJs Chris Carnahan and Dante Carfagna spinning the rarest and hottest major label psych, unknown private presses and loner folk funk, throughout the night….but the event should be over by 11pm.
it all goes down thanks to drag city and stop smiling, who is hosting the event at their space in wicker park, at their fine storefront/space at 1371 north milwaukee ave.
since the event is free and will fill up fast, we’d like people to rsvp to

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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