Shotgun Seamstress #1 - A zine by and for black punks!
I’ve shared this link with a few of you and it’s been circulating on riot grrrl blogs, too, but I think it’s important to reiterate: Shotgun Seamstress is a great zine. The coordinator, Osa Atoe, started the zine in the Pacific NW. She’s now in New Orleans and also writes Shotgun Seamstress-related blog columns celebrating “the brown underground.”
On violence at punk shows, Atoe writes:
I grew up going to shows in a town where if certain people in the audience were making it impossible for the rest of the audience to enjoy the show by being violent or otherwise intolerable, certain bands would stop playing and wait for the idiocy to die down before they started playing again. That is punk to me: Creating the kind of atmosphere you want to have around you.
YES. Creating the kind of atmosphere you want to have around you: that is a big part of what being radical is to me.
Issue 1 of the Shotgun Seamstress zine highlights The Gories from Detroit (excellent garage rock blues-y track up top) and recent blog posts linked me over to Baton Rouge’s all-grrrl Kicktease. Oof, grrrls can WAIL. Also pretty into Trash Kit from the UK.
"SHOTGUN SEAMSTRESS IS A ZINE BY AND FOR BLACK PUNKS, QUEERS, MISFITS, FEMINISTS, ARTISTS/MUSICIANS, WEIRDOS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM."
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