The best of what to eat/shop/do in your city, delivered in a brown paper bag

Wake up to daily updates in your inbox

11.06.2014

50 Ways to Look Sexy In a Moshpit

Girlfriends of Singers/Songwriters! Who Are These People and Why Do They Hate Themselves

 Step by Step Guide To Having a Conversation With A Metalhead

In some dark and lovely universe, the usual story slugs from the cover of fashion magazines are transformed into delicious stories in the first issue of BC/MC, a fanzine focusing on alternative culture.

Founded by freelance journalist Bhanuj Kappal, writer Rahul D’Souza and their illustrator friends Denver Fernandes and Elvin Pereira, with writer Mohini Mukherjee and Namaah Kumar joining in for the second issue, this publication (with limited print copies) covers music, art, politics and culture, and is inspired by Riot Grrrl fan-zines from the 80s and 90s.

In some dark and lovely universe, the usual story slugs from the cover of fashion magazines are transformed into delicious stories in the first issue of BC/MC, a fanzine focusing on alternative culture.

The Mothercussers: How They Began

Bhanuj and Rahul put together the small magazine as a spur of the moment thing days before DIY event, Control Alt Delete III.  “The initial issue of the zine really emerged from a Facebook conversation about how excited everyone was about Control Alt Delete and how bummed I was about missing the show,” says Bhanuj.  Fascinated by the event’s crowd funded format, they wanted to apply the same concept to a magazine: fan-created and cheaply produced.

The magazine now has three issues out (each one coinciding with CAD) with contributions by people in the indie scene and from a wider alt/ sub culture. Printed in black and white (often just photocopied and stapled) and with only limited copies available, BC/MC Zine features articles, illustrations, photographs and comics.

The idea of BC/MC stemmed from a discussion about, “what passes for music writing these days.” Bored with “its anti-septic language and general lack of passion” Bhanuj and team decided to provide a counter narrative and created this zine.

Reasons Why BC/MC is F**king Awesome

Creative and fun BC/MC covers.

Free Download & Pay-What-You-Want Print: They let you download a free copy from their website or pay what you want for a physical copy of the magazine.

The Content: The Gender Question by Ammel Sharon, Rahul D’Souza’s piece on pornography and anarcho-porn; how to organise guerrilla gigs; social media 101 for bands and indie artists; Bhanuj Kappal’s editorials.

Side Note

BC/MC is looking for fans of Black Flag, Death Grips, Bikini Kill and post- Marxist Theory to contribute stories, illustrations and photographs next issue. So if you think you can help, get in touch with them now.

Getting there: BC/MC, email pitches to  contribute@leftmeinrakhiye.org, email  bhanujkappal@gmail.com, see website here, view Facebook page here. Download previous editions of the zine completely free here or pay what you want for the physical copy available at the next ennuidotbom event in Delhi.

 

Wake up to daily updates on what to eat/shop/do in your city

Show me more
Intel