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Big Takeover #74 (Dum Dum Girls cover) Out! Great Gifts! Order - Subscribe - Renew

Big Takeover Issue 74
26 July 2014

Great birthday/whatever gifts including four children's size t-shirts, men's and womens' shirts, beer cozies, magnets, 30th Anniversary Festival posters (signed if you want), buttons, subscriptions, back issues, and CDs (Springhouse, Even Worse, Doug Gillard, Last Burning Embers, etc.)!!

Sorry for the very late notice, I forgot to post this a while back! Better late than never, though! Good news! Big Takeover #74 Spring 2014 issue is indeed out on the stands and available for order straight from us if you don't have it already. The issue stars Dee Dee, cool frontwoman of California/New York rockers Dum Dum Girls on the cover, and features the concluding part twos of our awesome, long interviews with '80s U.K. post-punk stalwarts Sad Lovers and Giants and Target Video film/video legend Joe Rees, as well as fabulous history interviews with Peter Daltrey of English '60s psychedelic stars Kaleidoscope and original 1977-era punks Penetration, while catching up with ageless Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst, and The Rifles. (And shorter chats with Cheatahs, SPC-ECO, +/- (Plus Minus), Math and Physics Club, Allah-Las, Screaming Females, The War on Drugs, Upset, Elbow, and more!

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 pre-order it 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.

And just a reminder that there's still time for the perfect gift, even an early X-mas gift: _Big Takeover_ magazine subscriptions and back issues!

And speaking of which, for more great holiday gift ideas, here's a reminder about our six children's sizes for our T-Shirts in three colors, as well as our new Big Takeover Accessories (Beer Cozies, Buttons, and Magnets!) and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters!

That's right, in time for birthdays and the upcoming holiday, 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 onesies!!!!! The coolest X-mas gift ever for the kids!), and our new accessories (BT beer cozies for only $5, BT buttons for only 50 cents, BT magnets for only $1, 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 birthday and X-mas (or late Hanukkah) gifts! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize. 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 $12 for adults and $10 for kids's shirts and onesies, even including postage!).

Also, all but two of our back issues are still available (if your friends like a specific band we've featured; and there's always the mega-deluxe gift, the complete set of all of our 74 issues to date, including the two that are out of print!--scroll down to the bottom of 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 secure online store (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 73 (Johnny Marr cover), the current 74 (Dum Dum Girls cover), or the upcoming Fall issue 75 (Taylor Swift cover--ha, just kidding. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading). 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. Suite 1-4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to order just issue 74, 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:


Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee (cover) * Elvis Costello * Conor Oberst * early ’80s Brit postpunk stars Sad Lovers and Giants pt. 2 * The Rifles * Target Video film/video legend Joe Rees, part 2 * ’77 English punks Penetration * ’60s U.K. psychedelic stars Kaleidoscope * Cheatahs * +/- (Plus/Minus) * Elbow * Math & Physics Club * Allah-Las * The War on Drugs * Screaming Females * Upset * Dean Garcia's Curve offshoot SPC-ECO, and more!


“New York Yankee in the Montana Hinterlands; Meditation on the Urban/Rural Divide, and the Death of Downtown America” * Kelson: “With An Abundance Of Choice, Year End “Critics” Lists Are More Conservative Than Ever” * Sommer: “Smells Like Teen Lies: The Difference Between Revolution and a Cool Haircut (or Why A Poster of Gerry Hannah Should be on Your Wall)”

Live Reviews

Joy Formidable * Ted Ludwig Quartet * The Magpies * Red Elvises * The Spits * S.F. Punk Homecoming Festival (Mutants, Alleycats, Offs, Rubber City Rebels, Factrix, Roy Loney, Winston Tong, Penelope Houston, Randy Rampage, etc.)

Hundreds of CD and Vinyl Reviews

Daniel Ash * Aztec Camera * Bad Religion * Bevis Frond * Big Star * Michael Bloomfield * BNLX * The Bon Mots * Bubblegum Lemonade * Cheap Star * Chrome * Cloud Nothings * Daydream Machine * Dead Horse One * Dead Leaf Echo * Bob Dylan * Neil Finn * The Gears * Doug Gillard * Jimi Goodwin * Grizzly Bear * Guided by Voices * Lee Hazlewood Industries * Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band * Jimi Hendrix * The Jigsaw Seen * Len Price 3 * Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks * Maxïmo Park * The New Mendicants * Nothing * Off! * Roy Orbison * The Pains of Being Pure at Heart * The People’s Temple * Elvis Presley * The Prophet Hens * Real Estate * Savage Republic * The Seeds * The Sensible Gray Cells * William Shatner * The Skatalites & Friends * Slint * Small Faces * Soft Science * Stiff Little Fingers * Temples * Trick Mammoth * Toy * Uncle Tupelo * Veronica Falls * Withered Hand * Wesley Wolfe * X * VA- Good Vibrations: the Punk Singles Collection * VA- I Saved Latin!: a Tribute to Wes Anderson * and more!

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 summer, everyone! If we can help you, let us know!

Jack R

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