A few months ago, Mrs I Heart Guitar stumbled across a magazine called Shindig, which promotes itself with the tagline ‘Psych, garage, beat, powerpop, soul, folk …for people who want more!
Of particular interest to guitar geeks such as myself is the heavy emphasis on 60s psychedelia. When I was a little’un, my dad had a double cassette compliation called ‘Songs Of A Psychedelic Age,’ and it was that tape which turned me onto Cream and Jimi Hendrix.
Shindig goes pretty deep into the psychedelic scene (including a recent feature on freaky 60s psychedelic movies like Beyond The Valley of the Dolls), as well as later psychedelia-inspired bands such as the XTC side project, Dukes of Stratosphear. The current issue delves into the psycedelic folk of Marc Bolan and Tyrannosaurus Rex.