LCC Library are currently displaying A Short Exhibition About Music Zines in the Lower Gallery at LCC, presenting a brief history and overview of the movement in the UK, co-curated with Jen Kavanagh.
Music zines feature heavily in the London College of Communication, UAL Library Zine Collection. From the original punk fanzines of the 1970s, through to the indie and alternative zines of the subsequent five decades, zines continue to be vital in providing bands and fans a means to share their music and express their ideas and opinions. The DIY ethos and aesthetic of punk subculture continues to influence and empower today.
Nick Mann’s zine, A Short Fanzine About Rocking (ASFAR), is an influential punk, metal and hardcore music zine which ran for 38 issues from 2001-2014. ASFAR provides a case study which highlights the importance of self-publishing for individuals and subcultural communities. ASFAR had a huge impact on the underground music scene in the UK and beyond, and on its long-term contributors. The exhibits shown will provide examples of Nick’s work and writing, and show the passion and process behind creating a music zine.
The exhibition opening times are:
Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July 2017
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4:00pm
Non-UAL visitors coming to see the exhibition will need to sign in as visitors at college reception. All welcome!