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Believe it. An amazingly weird collection of short stories based on lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers."

52 pages, half-letter size.

"The year is 2024 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare to make their grandest musical statement yet--but is it already too late? In this three-part speculative fan fiction, the funk-punk legends must overcome self-doubt, creative blockades and a crumbling music industry in order to save all of rock music from irrelevance...[ continued ]

Tthe Black Punk Zine That Never Happened, a history of Go-go music, a write up on Rupal and his Letting it All Hang Out book, an interview with Andrea Rhinestone Eagle (from Purple Rhinestone Eagle) and Portland Latino punks Magic Johnson, and an article about influencial DJ and writer Don Letts.

Plus, the always awesome Chris Sutton (Hornet Leg, The Gossip, my old roommate) lends his broad musical and cultural knowledge to the table in an awesome essay about blackness and music, and Brontez Purnell (Gravy Train, The Younger Lovers) writes about why he will be a riot girl until the day he fucking dies...[ continued ]

This issue of Shotgun Seamstress focuses on visual artists. Here the black punk focus gets applied to people working outside of punk music.

Included within: an interview with Afro-Punk director James Spooner, a write-up on the art of Adee Roberson, a letter to Vaginal Creme Davis, praises for performance artist Kalup Linzy, an interview with video performance artist Jacob Gardens, and a poem by Lenelle Moise...[ continued ]

Last one! Osa serves up a homage to ESG, defines punk and afro-punk, and does interviews with Marilyn of Aye Nako/Fleabag, DJ Soul Sister, and Kicktease. Kisha sets us straight about body hair, Sean Padilla educates us about Death (the early black punk band, not the 80’s speed metal one--written before A Band Called Death!), records and zines are well reviewed. A good read as always...[ continued ]

There is so much in here: interviews with Trash Kit, Ms. Jacci Gresham, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and (the one-and-only) Poly Styrene (!!!) of the X-Ray Spex just before her death.

Plus a Manifesta excerpt from Cocoa Puss--the amazing former Tacoma, Wa-based zine, 80’s DC hardcore, a Camping comic, punk through the African diaspora, and more. But the highlight of this zine is Osa’s introduction, where she lays out what Shotgun Seamstress has meant in her life...[ continued ]

Thinking about her own identity as Nigerian and what this looks like when growing up in America, Osa interviews Diane Enobabor, Kyle Okafor (Yumii), Nneka A., and herself (Osasu Atoe) about their experiences and ideas.

The conversations that happen are fascinating and expansive--culture, identity, family, ancestry, tribes, name meanings, internalized racism in the African-American community, religion, life in Nigeria, and much much more...[ continued ]

Upon moving to New Orleans in 2009, Osa Atoe started putting on shows under the project name No More Fiction that featured female and queer-fronted bands. This is the story of the No More Fiction show series, told through flyers and words. A lot of Northwest buddies are on the flyer front--Mega Bog, Broken Water, Margy Pepper, Hysterics, Kusikia, S.L.F.M., and many more. Great flyers, great stories...[ continued ]

In six issues, Shotgun Seamstress covered a lot of ground. Golnar Nikpour says it best in her introduction: "this is not (just) a personal zine, not (just) a music zine, not (just) a political zine, but rather an explosive combination of the best of all those DIY traditions."

Through essays, interviews, historical portraits of important artists and scenes, reviews, and so much more, Shotgun Seamstress paid tribute and gave a platform for, "Black feminists, artists, punks, queers, and musicians...[ continued ]