A little bit of shameless self-promotion – besides AtomicNed.com, you can read some of my stuff in the current issues of THE BIG TAKEOVER and MELT.

Big Takeover My stuff in this issue includes: Half-page features on Great Northern and Sea Wolf and reviews of CDs by Murder Your Darlings, Megan Palmer, Paper Airplane, Southeast Engine, Tigers Can Bite You, Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer, and Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish.

Also in this issue of THE BIG TAKEOVER, interviews with: The New Pornographers, The Shins, Maximo Park, Emma Pollock, The Cribs, Little Steven, The Pipettes, Fields, Pointed Sticks, Don McGlashan, Rogue Waves. There are a dozen or so half-page features and hundreds and hundreds of CD reviews. Look for THE BIG TAKEOVER on newsstands now (I know that both Borders and Barnes & Noble carry the magazine).

MELT Magazine I tried to set up a phone interview with somebody from the EDITORS for the January issue of MELT but they were squirrelled away in the studio doing some recording in December and, unfortunately, the interview never happened. But, the band is coming to Columbus in January – along with Hot Hot Heat and Louis XIV – so I wrote up a 2-page feature. Because the magazine is limited to distribution in Columbus, I’ll go ahead and publish the story after the jump.

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