Starting out in the world as a garage-punk fanzine, the 50th issue hit of Shindig! hit the shelves in 2016 as a bona fide monthly.
In fact Shindig! has been shovelling out pop archeology for an ever-growing readership of serious music fans around the world for over 20 years. It’s a magazine packed with features, profiles and reviews. Here's their own description: ‘the more neglected moments of rock’s royalty to the weird and wonderfully unsung world of garage bands, psychedelic fly by nights, pot smoking country-rock bands, hippie folkies and country singers; the acceptable side of progressive rock; heavy duty denim clad basement rockers; wigged out funkateers and jazz men; synth based experimental boffins… right through to the powerpop and early punk bands that ushered in the ’80s’.
That said, the standard of writing here seldom goes beyond serviceable. If you're after the finest music journalism, read something else. It's the industry, passion and research that marks Shindig out. It's a magazine for real enthusiasts, with frequent insights that will change your listening habits forever. That's why you need it.