HUCK #040 – The Cat Power Issue

HUCK #040 – The Cat Power Issue

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Out Now! — Chan Marshall, enigmatic frontwoman of the cultish Cat Power, gives us the lowdown on some of the things she thinks are rad.

As Cat Power, Chan Marshall pulls together the disparate strands of her American experience to create a sound and vision that is kaleidoscopically countercultural. Whether she’s channelling the ghosts of Southern soul or drawing inspiration from the skate freedom of the streets, Chan’s music resonates with audiences across the globe. Her ninth studio album, Sun, has been her most successful to date and, from the ashes of a dark past, a new voice is emerging.


Levi’s Presents… Rad Copenhagen! – An alternative city guide including reportage from the CPH Pro, interviews with surfwear brand Oh Dawn, WeSC skater Sarah Meurle and local band Complicated Universal Cum (seriously). Plus a Christiania special with profiles on skate spot builders, artists, families, nomads and workers that make up the creative community.

Tame Impala – the music may flow out of Kevin Parker’s mind, but its psychedelic impact is bigger than one man.

Typography wizard Stephen ‘ESPO’ Powers and London doodler Stevie Gee – discussing art, racism, gentrification and the great metaphor for commerce that is ‘a wolf on a bike’.

Author, music journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus – exploring the sweet spot where Cat Power and Bob Dylan connect.

The Growlers – revisiting surfing’s hippie-commune past to retrieve a new acid-soaked sound.

Filmmaker Lance Bangs – he knows a story when he sees one and he’s prepared to follow it no matter how long it takes.

Punk duo No Age – they don’t question their ambitions. They roll up their sleeves and do it all themselves.

Hip hop photographer Kendrick Brinson – a photo story of the barbershops of Atlanta, which are a melting pot for all kinds of culture.

The Working Artisans’ Club in collaboration with O’Neill – we take a trip into the forest to whittle with Miscellaneous Adventures designer-maker Andrew Groves and then down to the Cornish coast to get crafty with upcycling duo Francli, who make custom workwear from salvaged materials.

Greta Gerwig – her film Frances Ha is the battle-cry of a generation.

Tetsuhiko Endo – presents a brief overview of musical censorship from Fela Kuti and Billie Holliday to Pussy Riot and to Chilean Victor Jara and Los Tucanes de Tijuana in Mexico.

Plus: Wu Tang’s U-God, Pakistani dubstep producer Talal Qureshi, Stefan Janoski and his bronze sculptures, skateboarding in China with Brian Dolle, Swedish photographer Agnes Thor, Kevin Pearce documentary Crash Reel, street food in Manchester with King Adz and more.

And a special Cat Power-curated back section featuring Michael Ackerman, William T. Vollmann, Seth Tobocman and Bob Dylan.

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