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The Big Takeover Issue #92

The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover Issue #92

Big Takeover Issue #92 (Sloan cover) About to Ship! If You Want It By Mail Straight From the Printer, Must Subscribe/Renew/Pre-Order Now! Existing Subscribers: Update Your Address ASAP!

6 May 2023

Good news! Big Takeover Issue #92 Spring 2023 with Sloan on the cover has nearly been completed and will be out shortly! But hurry to order—pre-orders and subscriptions are best/crucial! And they are much cheaper than ordering after we have to turn in our mailing list to the printer.

And it’s just in time for the perfect Father’s Day, other holiday, birthday, or other gift, even to yourself: Big Takeover Magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2023)! Plus Children’s sizes for our T-Shirts (to go with several Men’s and Women’s sizes) in three colors, as well as our Big Takeover Beer Cozies and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters, or our CDs!

Datura4 (credit: Jon Tarry)

Song Premiere: “Open The Line” by Datura4

7 April 2022

Today The Big Takeover is excited to be premiering “Open The Line,” the first single from Datura4’s new Neanderthal Jam LP.


Single Premiere: "Bison" by Stuyvesant

6 August 2020

Hard-charging, fist-pumping, turbo-suburbo-rock from the reliably excellent Stuyvesant

Curtis Eller and The American Circus. Photo: Stephanie Leathers

Video premiere: "Radiation Poison" by Curtis Eller's American Circus

28 January 2019

A surreal and swinging rave-up from the band’s new “Murder Barn Session”


Monsterland to reunite February 24 for benefit show

31 January 2017

First show in 23 years by ’90s indie faves; one of three concerts to benefit radio station WFDU.

The Big Takeover #79

Big Takeover #79 Shipping Now!

10 December 2016

Good news! Big Takeover #79 Fall 2016 issue with Lush on the cover is shipping now! Great time to order or subscribe, or give a gift subscription to your friends and family for the holidays!

The Scenics

Video premiere: "Do The Wait" by The Scenics (Live)

27 September 2016

Toronto’s mid-70s “secretly famous” subterranean idols are touring in the flesh

Sansyou Photo by Nalinee Darmrong Photography

Video premiere: "Let It Expand" by Sansyou

25 August 2016

We love beagles, and we love this tune!

Terra Lightfoot

Song premiere: "Lily's Fair" by Terra Lightfoot

22 August 2016

We’re delighted to share the latest from this top-notch Northern rocker!

Sugarfest 2016

Sugarfest Music Festival August 12-13 to benefit WFDU-FM

10 August 2016

Members of the New York/New Jersey regional music scene are coming together this week to support a college radio station that has been very supportive of local music.

David Thomas of Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu on tour now, performing songs from 1975-1982

25 June 2016

Concert draws on the music from the two recent box set releases, Architecture Of Language, 1979-1982 and Elitism For The People, 1975-1978


Song premiere: "Spice" by Bencoolen

2 May 2016

This Virginia-band is not too cool for school

Prince: An appreciation

22 April 2016


David Bowie, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver BC, Serious Moonlight Tour, Sep 12, 1983. Photo by Bev Davies

Bowie: An Appreciation

11 January 2016

Our authors reflect on the death of a giant

Karsh Kale

Song premiere: "Up" by Karsh Kale

18 December 2015

Listen to the first single from the renowned producer’s next album!

Big Takeover #76 - Special 35th Anniversary Issue

The Big Takeover #76 About to Ship! Special 35th Anniversary Issue!

9 May 2015

Subscribers, update your address ASAP! Click through for more about this special issue!

Real Punk Radio

The Big Takeover Show debuts today on Real Punk Radio

26 January 2015

Tune in to Real Punk Radio at 12 noon Eastern today, January 26, for the first edition of Jack Rabid’s weekly Big Takeover Show! After the show airs, you can go to our new show page see the track listing and listen again or download.

The Big Takeover Store

Announcing the NEW Big Takeover Store!

24 September 2014

Whether you’re home in front of a desktop, sipping coffee with your laptop or on the go with your mobile device, The Big Takeover Store is ready to serve you.

Jack Rabid in the Eldridge Street apartment, circa 1986

Jack Rabid: Punk Godfather

16 May 2014

Check out this awesome profile by Eugene S. Robinson of Jack Rabid and The Big Takeover on OZY!