Rosa Vertov: Making Waves Zine Issue #2
Details: Issue #2 of the Rosa Vertov fanzine, Making Waves features the Nixe, Pussy Riot, Brilliant Colors, Reversible Cords, Toxic Shock, Jane Hudson, Gudrun Gut, and others. Comes in a trade paperback format. Laminated cover, bound booklet, 110 pages, 5.75 x 8.25.
Description: Camille (of Rosa Vertov), "Making Waves was born after we’d formed a little group of people who were passionately into the post punk era and the women involved in those bands. We were all like a team, sharing fresh discoveries and songs with each other. We were all from different countries and we hadn’t met in real life, but we were all very devoted to those musical exchanges, which step by step became true relationships. The idea of the zine came out from a discussion I happened to have with Mary Jane on last.fm once. At that time, she was doing the Television Dinner podcasts, and I was putting together songs I loved for the Gunilla mixtapes. But as it wasn’t enough, we were discussing our desire to make something more concrete with all the people involved in our little "researchers team". Mary came up with the idea of a zine focused on these issues ! We then started to contact some people that might be interested, like bloggers and stuff. The first issue was literally conceived and implemented by all the persons involved. Everyone was sharing ideas of content and dealing with the way it should be edited and distributed. The main idea of the zine was to discuss the place of women in music in a feminist perspective, but also to get our beloved bands to be discovered by a larger audience than just our little fans’ circle. Obviously, it was also a way for us to learn more and more about those bands, their music and what they became. Making Waves coincide also with the urge, at some point, to build something out of all the things we have discovered. So, that’s how it became one of the first projects of the organization we then created with Constance We were both sharing, collecting, and archiving so much stuff!" - Interview with Ian McQuaid of Ransom Note