Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal. Each issue is 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content—art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more—with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.
On the cover: A multi-part Prince feature, with reprints of rare writings by the great writers Ann Powers, Michael A. Gonzales, and Greil Marcus.
This issue includes features on:
Mary Lattimore – the great LA-based harpist interviewed by RJ Smith.
Audrey Golden’s Thought I Heard You Speak book on the role of women in Factory Records is celebrated with an interview by Jessica Beard.
Negativland – an amazing, very very in-depth feature on the whole ‘Helter Stupid’ debacle – strap on in for this one, by Cory Frye.
Roussel + Duchamp, illustrated – Philippe Lapierre delivers dozens of real and super-real vignettes of a posthumous relationship, with beautiful pointillistic drawings.
Stewart Lee by Richard Gehr – an awesome and dare-we-say-deep chat with the world’s greatest living standup comedian.
Katharina Kuhlenkampf drew this terrific comic strip about the delightful Go-Betweens song “Lee Remick.”
Emeralds – Fred Thomas on the much-missed Ann Arbor-based drone explorers.
High Risk Group by Tim Alborn – the full, fascinating story of the excellent, obscure Boston based 1980s alt-rock group.
Joshua Gamma – Murat Cem Mengüç on the big show the artist curated which explores the relationship between Christian psychedelic aesthetics and American subcultures.