Jeff Fuccillo & Allen Callaci Go Beyond Thunderdome

Peyote buttons. Bread infused with chia seeds and wheat germ. Home jail tattoos of your annoying parrot. That is what has occupied so much of our Covid-19 lockdown time. In the curious case of Jeff Fuccillo and Allen Callaci, they spent those early halcyon days of the lockdown finding odd places in their homes to […]

Meg Pokrass on “The Loss Detector”

If you have not read any work by Meg Pokrass, take two minutes and read one of her flash fiction 2 page stories, or maybe the two poems that I have stapled to the end of the interview below.  Her nimbleness as an editor in choosing what to leave out and what to delve into […]

Bamboo Dart Press is born! Meg Pokrass’ “The Loss Detector” out this Friday.

I have seventh heavened myself to death knowing that flash fiction trailblazer Meg Pokrass jumped on board to be the first train out of the station for Bamboo Dart Press, a new publishing arm that Mark Givens and I have partnered on. Pokrass’ book “The Loss Detector” is out this Friday. You can pick up […]

Nima Kazerouni’s new song and forthcoming Shrimper tape

Nima Kazerouni is a busy guy. Besides being in So Many Wizards (first Shrimper appearance on the double CD “Smooth Sounds” six years back), he is also in the bands Nectarines and Crown Plaza. What is striking to me about Kazerouni and the projects he is involved in is his unique style of singing, his […]

Horde of Two

Have I ever read a piece on the ten best guitarists that grew like redwoods out of the underground post 1988? No? No, I don’t think so. Sure, you’ll see bleeds from the seventies here, but I am talking penultimate sounds, releases, carbon dating. 1988 forward. Now, having blown the preamble to bits, allow me […]

The Mountain Goats “Getting Into Knives”

I can’t hand out nor hang candy from the trees for trick or treat this year. Instead, I have made a mix tape with an answer song to every track on the new Mountain Goats record. I have dubbed 200 copies of it over the last week. It is odd, because nearly the entirety of […]

Franklin Bruno et/as The Human Hearts “Day of the Tiles” EP

Back in the days of yore, say June 20th of this year, before there was a Shrimper website, Franklin Bruno released a new digital EP with his band The Human Hearts. The first full length Human Hearts record made it’s debut on Shrimper in 2012, and playing on a theme is something Bruno loves to […]

First Shrimper & Refrigerator tapes reissued

As noted in earlier posts. limited edition reissues of the first cassette on Shrimper from 1990 & the first Refrigerator cassette “Lonesome Surprize” from 1991 are out today. Available via Revolver, Grapefruit & Midheaven. The PSST Shrimper compilation cassette features a replica of what morphed into the first Shrimper catalog tucked into its coffin shell. […]

Shrimper + Pelekinesis = Bamboo Dart Press

I am thrilled to announce a new collaborative imprint between Mark Givens & myself, Bamboo Dart Press. Like Shrimper and Mark’s Pelekinesis books, we will be issuing a uniquely curated line of literary & art related releases. As Bamboo Dart Press our aim is to allow writers and artists to godspeed works into the physical […]

Falcon Eddy “No.2 Record” out digitally

Don’t call me Man.  Don’t call me dude.  Don’t call me ma’am.  Tonight is all we have.  Word is spreading downtown and out.   There was a was a bunch of poetry tumbling out of the car window after I drove away from that building that we used to work in.  Wait, that is from the […]