now that all zines, tapes, merch and vinyl are in one place, you can order easily and don’t need to ask me via email or dm anymore. how sad, to be honest. i liked chatting with you. will you drop me a line still?
anyway, always feel free to suggest a zine, music or merch trade. via email, of course.
i was just so lucky! not only carrie brownstein agreed to answer a few questions for my fanzine, also grunge/alternative rock musician & songwriter jess coram sat down and answered all of my questions thoughtfully. how i loved reading her answers!
in this 2nd issue, i write about all the music, bands and artists that are very important to me in my life and what they’ve been up to in 2019. kelley deal, ex hex, dramathan… L7 (of course!), and my own new grunge band passionless pointless.
also about music stuff like how to support independent artists, what queer booking agency to contact, my favorite podcast, and stories about record store day and buying a guitar amp as a feminist.
YOUR SUPPORT & INSPIRATION
many thanks to everyone who inspired this issue and contributed to it. i’ve met so many of you readers both online and offline and hopefully you’ll notice that a lot of what we’ve talked about went into this zine in one way or another.
finding comfort in the analog, all artwork was done from photocopied record sleeves, tickets, stickers, a t-shirt, a flannel, snippets from 1990’s music magazines etc., cut and paste style with scissors and a glue stick.
VINYLDYKE ZINE, a queer music zine and feminist fanzine from berlin.
VINYLDYKE #1 comes in two volumes: the main issue + the b-side, a The Breeders fanzine. 44 pages + 20 pages = analog music love on each of the 64 pages, i promise.
following the riot grrrl zine tradition, i’m writing about all the music stuff that i’m passionate about: songwriting, lesbian feminist fashion (the ‘grunge’ outfit so to say), musicians and bands that i adore, both legendary and local, the ultimate listening-to-music-experience, releasing a record, fan life and also about the gender ‘early 90s rockstar’. it’s a very personal zine, too. let’s browse a little.
some of the artists and bands featured in vinyldyke issue #1 are: L7, kelley deal, jess coram, willie mae thornton, make music not love, ex hex, sleater-kinney, deux furieuses, jennifer finch, the breeders and a lot more that i’m mentioning.
and hey.. whooouuuh, i did not know that creating a zine takes sooo much time and effort! but my motivation was PASSIONLESS=POINTLESS, so i kept going. i also had a wonderful, inspiring mentor, if i can call her that: nina of Echo Zines & Comix. it was her who encouraged me to make my own zine in the first place.
using a real typewriter was so much fun! and horror at the same time. i didn’t have tipp-ex in the first 5 weeks, so believe me, you’ll learn how to focus.
VINYLDYKE following The Breeders a.k.a. The Kelley Deal Trilogy, a queer breeders fanzine.
it’s the analog version of my three concert reviews from their All Nerve tour 2018 with more photos, additional comments, outtakes and aftermath. it’s dedicated to the most adorable rockstar of all time: kelley deal. ;D