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Ablaze! Fanzine book OUT NOW | Sunday, 25. December 2022

Please note this is not a specific event, just a event page for a cool new book that is out now....

“There are other people to condemn, Karren - aren’t there?” – Steven Morrissey

“I forgive and hope for Karren A” – Thurston Moore

“**** off!” – Ian Brown


Available to order now, and would make an ideal christmas present.

How cool is this?! our very own Karen Ablaze who was responsible for the extremely well respected Ablaze! fanzine has written a book about it. Please share this page with people and mention it to your friends, let's make it a Christmas best seller?

The City Is Ablaze! reads like a musical history of the late 80s and early 90s, a history that could only be obtained by surfing the sliproads, sneaking backstage at a thousand shows, sleeping on strangers’ floors and living to type up the tales of the sounds that defined an era.

The notorious Ablaze! fanzine was published in Manchester and Leeds in the late eighties and early nineties by a young lady known as Karren Ablaze!

The best bits of her outspokenly passionate zine are now available in book format, to be published by Mittens On in October 2012. Alongside hundreds of zine pages, The City Is Ablaze! will feature new writings by Karren and other members of the Ablaze! team, as well as interviews with fanzine writers John Robb (Rox), Dave Haslam (Debris) and Richard Johnson (Grim Humour), essays by DIY cultural commentators Lucy Cage and Deborah Withers, a re-examination of the Riot Grrrl movement, and an epilogue by Gary Jarman.

This 320-page A4 book also covers other zines that Karren produced in Manchester and Leeds between 1984 and 1994, capturing an era where DIY was de rigueur and indie actually meant something.

You’ll be able to read original interviews with the following bands (in chronological order). It also includes letters from Morrissey and Thurston Moore.

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