RAZORCAKE is the first and only official non-profit music magazine in America primarily dedicated to supporting independent music culture.
RAZORCAKE, an independently owned and operated magazine based in Los Angeles that is internationally distributed, was founded in January, 2001 by former Flipside co-publisher, Todd Taylor, and Gorsky Press founder, Sean Carswell.
Unlike many other magazines, Razorcake is neck deep in the culture it’s covering. It’s a grassroots, DIY, in-the-underground magazine run by the very type of folks we hope to reach. We like fart jokes. We’re politically savvy without being douchebags about it. Our primary goal isn’t to sell kids to other kids, but to share in our knowledge of a powerful culture that often gets misrepresented.
RAZORCAKE’s philosophy is as simple as it is rare: cover, support, foster, and celebrate a vibrant independent artistic community that lives well below corporate media’s radar. Coverage includes some of the most in-depth interviews of the underground and features a staff of almost 100 writers, photographers, graphic designers, and comic book artists.
RAZORCAKE covers bands you may have heard of to more obscure bands that we’re excited about, and that’s the point: cut through the hype and showcase the best the underground has to offer. We do this magazine and website for our readership and take time to cover music that lasts, is vital, and is relevant. We’re covering tomorrow’s Black Flag, Replacements, and Minutemen today.
RAZORCAKE takes care of itself. We currently have a constantly growing fanbase, close to 1,000 subscribers worldwide, run this website that gets updated between 10 and 15 times a month, and operate an economically balanced and ethically fair publication. We are currently in the process of starting up a community center in our own neighborhood.
RAZORCAKE is a full-fledged 501(c)(3). What that means is that no one, individually, can make a direct profit from the money generated by Razorcake. Our job is to be cultural ambassadors. (We’re currently making the sashes.) All proceeds go back to keeping Razorcake strong and doing our part to make sure no one steals our culture from us, only to sell it back in a more diluted form.
Who I'd like to meet:Readers, writers, rocker, rollers, sandwich eaters.
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GeneralPunk rock, writing, reading, photography, art, burritos. Razorcake
MusicAgainst Me!, Altaira, AMDF, American Nightmare, The Arrivals, Bad Brains, The Bags, The Bananas, The Baseball Furies, Beltones, Billy Reese Peters, Black Flag, The Blacks, Bleach (Japan), Bloodhag, The Brat, Carrie Nations, Charles Bronson, Chickenhead, Chinese Telephones, The Clash, CM5, Cocksparrer, Cops and Robbers, The Crowd, Dead Boys, Dead Things, Demon System 13, Descendents, Dillinger Four, Dwarves, The Ends, The Epoxies, The Ergs!, The Feederz, The Four Eyes, Fucked Up, GC5, Grabass Charlestons, Hank Williams, Henry Fiat's Open Sore, Hot Carl, The Husbands, Husker Du, I Excuse, The Jewws, Killer Dreamer, The Knockout Pills, Leadbelly, Leatherface, The Leeches, Loli and the Chones, Man Or Astro-Man?, The Marked Men, The Minutemen, M.O.T.O., The Mummies, Negative Approach, New Bomb Turks, Orphans, Otis Redding, Out Cold, Panthro UK United 13, Pegboy, Radon, Ramones, Reagan SS, The Replacements, The Rhythm Chicken, Riverboat Gamblers, Rivethead, Rocket From the Crypt, Scared Of Chaka, Shark Pants, The Selector, Smalltown, Smogtown, Smut Peddlers, The Soviettes, Strike Anywhere, The Stupor Stars, Supercharger, Superchinchillarescuemission, Superchunk, Swing Ding Amigos, The Swingin' Utters, This Bike Is A Pipebomb, The Thumbs, Tiltwheel, The Tim Version, Toys That Kill, The Triggers, Turbonegro, The Tyrades, The Undertones, The Weird Lovemakers, Zero Boys, The Zombies... and more every day.
Okay, and we like Thin Lizzy, too.
BooksAnything Gorsky Press related. Books in general are a good thing.