Published Jul 03, 2009Finally, the summer is officially here. But while the lucky few get to soak up the sun, the rest of us are stuck indoors, staring out the window longing to feel the sunlight beam down on our tired, overworked faces. But cheer up working stiffs, Exclaim! has something for everyone! If you're indoors staring at the warm glow of your computer screen, then click here to see our brand spankin' new July issue online. And if you are able to journey outdoors into the warmest season of the year, go pick up a copy of the magazine, which can be found for the price of free along street sides all across Canada.
In this month's jam-packed issue, we have features on forward-thinking indie folk trio Rural Alberta Advantage, British hardcore giants Gallows and facial-hair-inspired "Dog Faced Boy," Eels. Also up for grabs are write-ups on Major Lazer, Poison the Well and, of course, Canadian arena rock draws and this month's cover stars Alexisonfire.
Keep perusing and you'll find we enlisted Chali 2na of L.A. hip-hop crew Jurassic 5 to fill out our monthly Questionnaire, we dug into the storied history of one of the most respected indie/alt-rock bands of the last quarter century Dinosaur Jr. and took an inside look at the film project Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae.
As usual, our July issue also comes packed with our latest reviews in music, film and videogames, in addition to our Music School section, which this month focuses on seasoned composer and performer Gordon Monahan in What I Play and explores how improve your chances of getting coverage by starting with how not to get press in our summer school edition of Need to Know.
And keep your eyes on our always-busy online news section, as well as Exclaim! TV and our web-exclusive interviews in Conversations.