Monthly Archive for January, 2009

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Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of January 11th – January 17th, 2009

1.    Lagoon by Lille Carre (Fantagraphics) $14.99
2.    Slingshot Organizer 2009 Large Size $12.00
3.    Trubble Club #2 $3.00
4.    Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware (Drawn+Quarterly) $15.95
5.    Meatpaper #6 $7.95
6.    Anthem #37 $9.95
7.    Wake Up 2009 Calendar by Nikki McClure $16.00
8.    Journal of Aesthetics and Protest #6 $17.00
9.    First Line vol 10 #4 $3.00
10.  FWord #3 2008: Feminist Handbook for Revolution $4.95

New Stuff 1/17/09

Well it looks like the arctic blast has subsided. Kind of a slow week for new stuff, but the zines we did get are pretty good! I co-sign 100% on Rigor Mortis, Animal Shelter, Jean Toche or the The Nothing Factory zine!

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Not at Quimby’s, but a cool event anyway: Mapping Events from AREA

People’s Atlas of Chicago and AREA: Two Events on January 15th 2009

Thursday, January 15th 2009 is Unofficially “Notes for a People’s Atlas of Chicago” day on the northwest side of Chicago. The first event is a collaboration with Around the Coyote Festival which involves an exhibition of all of the Peoples Atlas of Chicago maps at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago) from 5-8pm. Then head down the street from 8pm-10pm to STOP SMILING Magazine’s storefront space (1371 N. Milwaukee Ave) where to celebrate the release of “Experimental Geography” a book about mapping and art that features AREA’s Peoples Atlas project.

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33 1/3 Event for Double Nickles on the Dime

Feb ’09
7:00 pm

The Minutemen–George Hurley, Mike Watt, and D. Boon–redefined punk rock with their unique hybrid of punk, hardcore, jazz, funk, acid rock, and R&B, style perhaps best exemplified on their 1984 double-album, Double Nickels on the Dime. Though still somewhat obscure to mainstream audiences, Double Nickels has consistently been cited as one of the more innovative, enduring and influential albums of the American rock underground. With songs inspired by everyone from Shostakovich and James Joyce to Husker Du and Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Minutemen presented an epic and eclectic version of punk rock before it became the cookie cutter form it is today.

The success of the Tim Irwin’s documentary We Jam Econo- The Story of the Minutemen (2006) cemented their place in the pantheon of punk. But where We Jam Econo focused on the personal and political, Michael T. Fournier’s Double Nickels on the Dime is all about their music, in particular how this extraordinary album was written and recorded. Culling from his extensive interviews with Mike Watt, as well as artists, musicians, studio owners and fans, Fournier walks you through every song on the album, revealing details like what inspired the opening notes of “The Big Foist”(the chiming of Big Ben in London) and the original track listing (the band sat around a table, drafting their own songs, fantasy-league style). Insightful and passionate, Double Nickels on the Dime tells the story of a band that were–and are–an inspiration to any band that has piled into a van and set off to unleash their music on an unsuspecting world. It’s a must have for Minutemen fans, and the perfect introduction for the uninitiated.

Michael T. Fournier is a writer, critic and historian. His writing has appeared in Chunklet, Trouser Press, and the Boston Phoenix. Fournier taught punk rock history at Tufts University in Boston for five semesters, hosting in-class visits from Maximumrocknroll columnist Al Quint, Mission of Burma’s Clint Conley, and Ian MacKaye. He currently lives in Orono, Maine, where he’s working on a creative writing master’s degree.

PANK 3 Release Event at Quimby’s!

Feb ’09
7:00 pm

Join contributors from the new issue of PANK, PANK 3, as they read from work.

About Pank:
PANK comes from the end of the road, the edge of things, a north shore, up country, a place of amalgamation, and unplumbed depths, where things are made and unmade, and unimagined futures are born. PANK is a ghost town around the next bend. It is hidden in caves in the withered hills. It is buried under impassable drifts of snow. An ultima Thule, PANK – no soft pink hands here. It bears old scars, fresh scabs, callous, blood, and dirt. It is serene melancholy, spiritual longing, quirk, and anomaly. PANK inhabits its contradictions.

About The Performers:

Jennifer Pieroni is editor in chief of the literary journal Quick Fiction. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the literary journals Hobart, elimae, Word Riot, Wigleaf, Another Chicago Magazine, bateau, Frigg, and No Colony. An essay of hers will appear in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Rachel Yoder is a student in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Arizona. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Sun Magazine, Cimarron Review and elsewhere.

James Grinwis edits bateau, a new journal and chapbook press. He lives in Florence, MA.

Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Phoebe, Prairie Schooner, Clackamas Literary Review, Southeast Review, Quarterly West, Glamour, Brevity, TYPO, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Literary Mama and elsewhere. Her essay, “Student/Body,” is part of the new collection, Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and the Academy. She is the associate director of the MFA program at Penn State, and a senior lecturer in the English department.

Daniel Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet and editor. His first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004) are both collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third book, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems. His next book, How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press), a collection of humorous nonfiction, will be published in 2009. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.


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