Whoops, we didn’t even do a post for Activator Magazine this month! Man, we reallly need to get back on it. By this time we are already re-stocked with our second batch of June issues of Activator Magazine in the store! Activator has recently hit 3 years of being around as a monthly magazine focusing on music and art in Central Illlinois and they are great.
This month’s issue has featured on the cover “Punks In Peoria” – which is a new book and music compilation being released on record and CD by a dedicated group of people whose mission is to document punk in Peoria in the 80’s and 90’s. There is even an upcoming festival in Peoria this early fall featuring some Peoria punk groups reuniting. In addition to a great interview with Punks in Peoria, there is also an interview with Peoria metal group Darker Than Fiction, Springfield power pop group Local Drags, a “10 Up 10 Down” with Knarly Nice, an interview with Springfield rock group Astrofix, Tiara Standage with Intricate Designz, an interview from the archives with Dave Baker about Springfield punk rock in the 1980’s, a photospread for Blue Monday at The Alamo, and an interview with local musician Cameron McClure. The “Dumb Perspective” column is also back where Brian Galecki write about the new exhibit “State of Sound” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.
Wow, that was a lot! You can pick up copies of Activator Magazine here at Dumb Records for free as well as other locations around town. Before you know it there will be a July issue out.