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Chris Estey

Chris Estey is a Seattle-based journalist and publicist who has been writing for Three Imaginary Girls since 2006. He currently owns and operates Big Freak Media. He's worked in various positions at several successful independent record labels before and after joining TIG. He was the editor-in-chief of the critically acclaimed BANDOPPLER Magazine before becoming publicist for The Black AngelsThe Saturday Knights, and The Blakes at Light In The Attic Records, also handling their reissues for Betty Davis and Karen Dalton. He's conducted interviews, written columns and reviews for Seattle Magazine, City Arts Magazine, The Rocket, The Stranger, Sound Magazine, Paste, Seattle Weekly, and other publications. His long review for Phil Ochs Greatest Hits was reprinted in Da Capo's Best Music Writing 2010. Currently handling PR for Light In The Attic Records through Big Freak to help promote Listen, Whitey! and the Public Image Ltd. (First Issue) and Bobby Whitlock reissues. He also writes bios for and consults with bands, for example Seattle group Eighteen Individual Eyes. He is the main publicist for Flat Field Records, for Tomten, the SpokAnarchy DVD/CD and the Twitch and Gloam: Dark Sounds From The Pacific Northwest compilation. He's also done rock and roll comics with David Lasky (in two editions of the anthology Hotwire from Fantagraphics), and has also published over two dozen personal zines.

Currently reading:

Gender and Sexuality For Beginners by Jaimee Garbacik and Jeffrey Lewis

Unions For Beginners by David Cogswell and C.M. Butzer

Listen, Whitey! by Pat Thomas

Anarchy Comix from PM Press

Conversations with Greil Marcus by Joe Bonomo 

William Burroughs Vs. The Qu'ran and Tripping With Allah by Michael Muhammad Knight

 

Music:

Twitch and Gloam: Dark Sounds of the Pacific Northwest

Public Image Ltd., First Issue

Bill Fay, Time Of The Last Persecution

  • Gene Clark, No Other
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  • John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

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