Introducing Maggot Brain, an Eclectic Arts Zine Edited by Ex-Stranger Freelancer Mike McGonigal squib
Third Man Records is launching Maggot Brain, a wide-ranging quarterly arts zine edited by ex-Stranger freelancer Mike McGonigal.
by Dave Segal
A new Detroit-based, multidisciplinary zine—can you get to that?Third Man Records
Detroit/Nashville-based Third Man Records—that champion of many things analog—is launching a lavish new quarterly magazine called Maggot Brain, which former Seattle music journalist/Stranger freelancer Mike McGonigal will edit. Named after a stone classic album and song by Motor City psychonauts Funkadelic, the print-only zine is not the first literary endeavor McGonigal has helmed; he also edited the great, eclectic publications Chemical Imbalance (1984-1994) and Yeti (2000-2013). In addition, he published a 33 1/3 book on My Bloody Valentine's Loveless in 2007.
McGonigal (who is, full disclosure, a friend of mine) is blessed with excellent, wide-ranging taste in music, literature, art, and film, so it's great to see him heading up such an ambitious project while being funded by an independent juggernaut like Third Man. You can order a copy of the first issue of Maggot Brainhere and purchase a four-issue subscription here. Hit it, but don't quit it.