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Chris Knox & Martin Phillipps To Feature In Penny-Antes THREE

Chris Knox & Martin Phillipps To Feature In Penny-Antes THREE

Thursday 23rd July, 2009 12:00PM

Penny-Ante is a LA based DIY publisher who compiles written submissions, photographs and art from indie icons worldwide into, what readers have dubbed, Mag/Books. Their latest effort entitled THREE is a limited edition (2000) soft cover book which features contributions by NZ's very own Chris Knox and Martin Phillipps.

They will rub pages with likes of: Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Kill Rock Star’s riot grrrl Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Partyline), influential acid-rocker Helios Creed (Chrome), Rob Roberge (of the significant art-punk band Urinals), 4-track forefather Martin Newell (Cleaners from Venus), Mick Farren (of the 60s proto-punk band The Deviants), psychedelic electronic artist Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples, artist Jill Emery (previously of Hole, Mazzy Star), New York photographer Mark C (of 80s no wave band Live Scull).

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Press release:


DIY publishing house, Penny-Ante has compiled what will be their third anthology, dubbed a "Mag/Book" by readers, properly titled Three, which will hit streets September 15.

PRESALES ARE AVAILABLE NOW through (and will ship as early as August 15th). Three is a limited edition (2000) squarebound soft cover BOOK that will ship with a complimentary CD featuring music by contributors (Robert Pollard, The Chills, Billy Childish, Jad Fair, Chris Knox + more), plus a rather large poster for a wall's enjoyment.

Three marks Penny-Ante's largest issue yet, 320 pages (with no advertisements), with over 80 contributors ranging from New York-based artist TERENCE KOH to prolific lo-fi artist JAD FAIR (HALF JAPANESE) to garage’s godfather SEAN BONNIWELL (of 60s garage band, THE MUSIC MACHINE). A portion of book sales will be given to Chicago-based nonprofit ARTS OF LIFE, which provides art and music programs for adults with developmental disorders.

Compiling indie icons into one forum, Three's pages feature personal art, photographs, and written submissions from the likes of Robert Pollard (GUIDED BY VOICES), Thurston Moore (SONIC YOUTH), UK’s garage god BILLY CHILDISH (Damaged Goods), New Zealand’s CHRIS KNOX (Tall Dwarfs, The Enemy, Toy Love, The Nothing), Roger Miller (MISSION OF BURMA), Martin Phillipps (THE CHILLS), Bettina Koster (from 80s German post-punk band, MALARIA!), Kill Rock Star’s riot grrrl Allison Wolfe (BRATMOBILE, PARTYLINE), influential acid-rocker Helios Creed (CHROME), Rob Roberge (of the significant art-punk band URINALS), 4-track forefather Martin Newell (CLEANERS FROM VENUS), Mick Farren (of the 60s proto-punk band THE DEVIANTS), psychedelic electronic artist Simeon Coxe of SILVER APPLES, artist Jill Emery (previously of HOLE, MAZZY STAR), New York photographer Mark C (of 80s no wave band LIVE SKULL), and many more.

Also featured:

JIM SMITH (union organizer by day, and owner of Los Angeles all-ages venue THE SMELL by night) interviews inspiring DIY force and singer/songwriter BILLY BRAGG.

Others interviewed: IAN MACKAYE (Dischord Records, Fugazi, Minor Threat), ROBERT POLLARD, John Whitson from label HOLY MOUNTAIN, music director @ WFMU: Brian Turner, George Parsons (head of DREAM MAGAZINE), Caleb Braaten: owner and operator of New York’s SACRED BONES RECORDS (BLANK DOGS, PINK NOISE, FACTUMS), New York-based artist MAYA HAYUK, Los Angeles-based performance/artist DAWN KASPER, and more.

Paired with such indie veterans are music leaders from today's generation: Cassie Ramone (New York’s VIVIAN GIRLS), Joe DeNardo (GROWING - Social Registry), Matt Valentine (MV/EE - Ecstatic Peace Records & Tapes), John Dwyer (San Francisco’s THEE OH SEES), In The Red Records newcomers TV GHOST, Portland’s Honey Owens (VALET - Kranky), Phil Elverum (MICROPHONES, MT EERIE - K Records), Finland experimental rockers CIRCLE, Matt Maust (COLD WAR KIDS), Stephen McCarty (DEAD MEADOW - Matador Records), Sumi Ink Club (aka LUCKY DRAGONS), Wynne Greenwood (TRACY+THE PLASTICS), ROBEDOOR (Not Not Fun), ex-Phantom Limbs frontman Loto Ball (now of Chicago’s LOTO BALL SHOW), POCAHAUNTED (Not Not Fun), ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO (OLD TIME RELIJUN - K Records), Australia’s dark rockers NAKED ON THE VAGUE and much more.

Penny-Ante also "ups the ante" in the art and lit department in issue Three bringing in well-respected New York-based artists TERENCE KOH (Peres Projects), Ukranian American artist MAYA HAYUK, Swedish artist HANNA LIDEN, and MATHEW CERLETTY. From Chicago, Gregory Jacobsen (also from LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS), Los Angeles’ Julian Hoeber (Blum & Poe), Dawn Kasper (Circus Gallery), Jed Ochmanek and Portland’s Liz Haley.

Writers include the well-loved BETT WILLIAMS (Out Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, St. Martin’s Press), novelist and short story writer LARRY FONDATION (Fictional International, Harvard Business Review, Raw Dog Screaming Press), and ANDREW POGANY (poet and editor-in-chief at Flaunt Magazine) + many more.

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