Saturday, January 28, 2012

zine update - inventory

issue no. 1 is out of print
issue no. 2 has three copies left (burger records interview)
issue no. 3 is out of print
issue no. 4 has ten copies left (joyce manor interview)
issue no. 5 has three copies left (creatures interview / media blitz tour journal)
issue no. 6 has thirty-six copies left (moses campbell interview)

send $2 to:

The Stowaways
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

email me first and let me know, which issue you want, so that i can save it for you

Monday, January 23, 2012

issue 5 of the stowaways out now

send $2 to:

The Stowaways
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

It has a pretty long tour journal with Jason Schwartz from Media Blitz
an interview with Creatures
show reviews, records reviews, and it also features a letters section.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

MRR reviews the stowaways issue #3

Maximum Rocknroll #345-FEB-2012
reviewed the stowaways issue number three. pick up a copy.

THE STOWAWAYS #3 / $? ppd /
8.5 X 11 - copied - 10 pgs

This is a very short music zine featuring interviews with Loughton and Summer Vacation plus a handful of album reviews. The interviews suffer a bit from a disorienting layout, but the Loughton interview is particularly funny. It reads like a half-baked discussion of food and music between a group of witty high-schoolers. The Summer Vacation interview could use some heavy editing, most of the discussion is borderline useless and not particularly compelling, but at one quarter of the length it wouldn't be such a bore. The record reviews are earnest, but lackluster. If the best parts of this zine were isolated, they would probably fill about four pages, and it would be a great start. (SL) Sam Lefebvre

5082 Wendover Rd / Yorba Linda CA / 92886

MRR reviews the stowaways issue #2

Maximum Rocknroll #344-JAN-2012
reviewed the stowaways issue number two. pick up a copy.

8.5 X 11 - copied - 7 pgs

Call it blatant localism (I slay me), but when I saw that this was from Orange County I felt flaccid already. Sorry bros. This is basic fanzine layout, interviews, live reviews, record reviews, one two three all in a row. The interview is with Sean Bohrman of THEE MAKEOUT PARTY and Burger Records. The author (chris) and Sean are friends it seems from the way the interview came out. In this case, this works in a positive way, effectively drawing stories out of Sean about off topic stuff. The lie reviews are okay, but I feel that Chris gets bogged down recounting what songs the bands he likes played, and that made it drag for me a little. The reviews are small zine reviews, which means you get to hear about what the author likes. Two problems with this zine: Uno) the layout looks kinda bad, sloppy in a boring way, photos are all really small, and the text isn't laid out in an exciting way (it can be done): Dos) the zine is put together kinda poorly and was made a little harder to read because of it. But the content is solid. DO you wanna Know about the Orange County scene? (LP) Langford Poh
Christopher Gordon / 5082 Wendover Rd / Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Razorcake reviews the stowaways issue #1

Razorcake #66 February-March 2012
reviewed the stowaways issue number one. pick up a copy. or read HERE.

8 1/2" x 11", copied, 8 pgs.

The first issue of this full-size zine from Yorba Linda, California has show reviews, a tour journal with a member of the band Tiny Lungs, an interview with The Henry Clay People, and record reviews. I don't know anything about the Henry Clay People, but found the interview to be engaging and informative, which is saying a lot for the first issue of a zine. The layout is typical cut and paste. On the whole, it's nothing spectacular but it reminded me a lot of my first zine I did half a lifetime ago (but with no Christian content), which made it endearing. And for a buck, you really can't argue. - Kurt Morris (The Stowaways, 5082 Wendover Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886)