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Big Takeover #79 (Lush cover) Out Now! Great as a Gift for the New Year! Order - Subscribe - Renew

The Big Takeover #79
28 January 2017
Big Takeover #79 magazine, with *Lush* on the cover, makes a great gift year-round! You can also order four children's size t-shirts, men's and women's shirts, beer cozies, buttons, 30th Anniversary Festival posters (signed if you want), subscriptions, back issues, and CDs (*Springhouse*, *Even Worse*, *Doug Gillard*, *Last Burning Embers*, etc.)!!

Big Takeover #79 Fall 2016 issue is out on the stands! The issue stars reunited female/male London shoegaze/dreampop/indie rock stars Lush on the cover, and featuring fabulous history interviews with Cheetah Chrome of legendary proto-punks Rocket From the Tombs and original punks The Dead Boys, also reunited’90s legends Belly, and Luna, plus still going strong Descendents and part two of veteran Gun Club, Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds guitarist and solo artist Kid Congo Powers, as well as equally interesting sit-downs with Ben Folds, Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), and Eagulls. And there're shorter chats with Trash Can Sinatras, The Junipers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Kramies, Russian Circles, Jeffrey Runnings of For Against, Flyying Colours, Steve Gunn, and Allah-La’s, and more! A full description of its contents is just below!

Remember, we only come out twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 140-page issues!

And since the issue has been mailed to subscribers and is appearing in the best book, record, and magazine shops near you, now is an excellent time look for it there or contact us via our secure online store to back issues it if you would like to receive it in the mail, or subscribe if you've been meaning to, or renew your subscription if it has run out.

Now is the perfect time to buy _Big Takeover_ magazine subscriptions and back issues!

For even more Big Takeover goodness, here's a reminder about our t-shirts, CDs, and our other fun stuff like Big Takeover beer cozies, buttons, signed posters, and more!

That's right, Big Takeover issues, subscriptions, back issues, t-shirts in three colors, black, white, and burgundy red in thirteen sizes (including our new children's sizes, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 6MO, 12MO, and 18MO baby onesies!! The coolest gift ever for the kids!), and our accessories (BT beer cozies for only $5 and 12 X 18 color BT Anniversary Festival Posters for $4, which I will sign if you want me to!), as well as our related CDs (including the limited edition *Springhouse* CD album, From Now to OK), also make the perfect gifts! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize.

This means our t-shirts still come in three colors (black, white, and dark red) and are only $14 for adult men, $13 for women, and $10 for kids's shirts and baby onesies, even including postage!).

Also, all but two of our back issues are still available (if you or your friends like a specific band we've featured; and there's always the mega-deluxe gift, the complete set of all of our 77 issues to date, including the two that are out of print!--see the back issues page and you will see that offer.)

And we are also offering used, good-quality CD copies of the three out of print SPRINGHOUSE CDs from 1991-1993 as well as sealed, limited edition art-package copies of Springhouse's 2008 third LP From Now to OK (see why it got an 86 in Paste!), as well as CDs by EVEN WORSE, LAST BURNING EMBERS, DOUG GILLARD, NON-LINEAR THINKERS and EDP!

If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on giving, just go to our online store (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 78 (*Savages* cover), the current 79 (*Lush* cover), or the spring 2017 issue 80 (*Ted Nugent* cover--ha ha, just kidding. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading! Although I've/we've already done a Chrissie Hynde/Pretenders interview for the issue that might just grace that cover!). It's only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newsstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas, or $26 for Canada. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to "Big Takeover" for $20 to the following address:

The Big Takeover
1713 8th Ave. box 2
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to order just issue 79, you can send us a check (or make PayPal payment to for $6 to that address or order it.

Here, again, is what's in the issue:

Interviews: Lush (cover) * Belly * Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From the Tombs/Dead Boys) * Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) * Descendents * Luna * Eagulls * Kid Congo Powers, pt. 2 * Trash Can Sinatras * The Junipers * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Kramies * Russian Circles * Jeffrey Runnings (For Against) * Flyying Colours * Steve Gunn * Allah-Las

Editorials: Rabid: “Donald Trump??? Were We Out of Our Minds???” * Sommer: "Bobby Graham: The Timeless Beat Master of the Beat Age" * Kelson: “The Penultimate Track on an Album—Where the Dead Are Buried!”

Live Reviews: Alvvays * Avengers * Channel 3 * Kristin Hersh * Joy Formidable * Lake Ruth * Lil’ Smokies * Lush * Bob Mould * Pointed Sticks * Posies * Rogue Wave * Haroula Rose * Soft Science * T.S.O.L. * Sam Vicari

CD/Vinyl Reviews: Rikk Agnew * Lou Barlow * Beach Boys * Big Star * Björk * Billy Bragg & Joe Henry * Glenn Branca * Brothers in Yarn * William S. Burroughs * Cheap Star * Damned * Miles Davis * Dead Horse One * Desario * Dot Dash * EZTV * Fast Camels * Few Bits * Furious Seasons * Erroll Garner * Goat * Jimi Hendrix * Isley Brothers * Bert Jansch * Junipers * Kinks * Kris Kristofferson * La Historia * Look Park * Lovely Intangibles * Minor Victories * Monkees * Van Morrison * Motörhead * Nada Surf * New Model Army * 999 * Conor Oberst * Paranoid Style * Lee “Scratch” Perry * Persian Leaps * Martin Phillipps * Pixies * Prophet Hens * Elvis Presley * Otis Redding * Lou Reed * R.E.M. * Rifles * Ruts DC * Sansyou * Small Square/Velvet Crush * Stone Roses * Teenage Fanclub * Deniz Tek * Valery Trails * Scott Walker * Wedding Present * Weyes Blood * Neil Young * Elliott Smith Tribute

Hope you all buy it now it's out! And/or hope you subscribe, as that is still by far the best way to support the print magazines you love if you want them to keep going. It means a lot to them!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends! And happy New Year, everyone! If we can help you, let us know!

Jack R

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