Slick early 80s black & white tabloid magazine - roughly 12" x 15" - with a bicoastal focus. Published out of San Francisco, with many writers based in NYC. Hence, most ads reflect the former, while much content reflects the latter. Focus on art, performance, and music. There is a strong presence of avant garde SF music makers in the Factrix/Residents/Sleepers trajectory, with some remnants of first wave punk, alongside rising stars of the NY No Wave movement, e.g. DNA, Mars, James Chance, etc. Even features articles written by members of those bands, such as Sumner Crane and Gordon Stevenson. Killer photos, which reproduce well in this format.
Issue #7 from Summer, 1981 is heavy on writing, both historic and contemporary, with pieces on the Italian religious rite Processione Del Misteri, Spring in Paris, and a photo essay of India. Interviews with Cookie Mueller, artist Vilelm Kriz, man-on-the-street Anthony John Candia, and performer Victor Bockris. Condition is very good.