Los Angeles, CA
1978 - 1985
Bruce Kalberg's No Mag brought a darker, art-damaged perspective to early Los Angeles punk publications. Though only 14 issues were published, No Mag holds its own in the company of early LA heavyweights like Slash and Flipside. Among collectors and even the original contributors, there is confusion about the issue sequence. Only after a close reading of the 1981 - 1982 issues and some cross-checking (e.g. Joan Jett and XTC tour dates) was I finally able to put 'em in proper order. Read more about Kalberg and the sordid turns of his life in LA Weekly's piece "Beautiful Loser, Tortured Killer".