Our Contributors

Gillian McCain

Gillian McCain

Gillian McCain is the author of two books of poetry, Tilt and Religion. With Legs McNeil she co-wrote Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and co-edited Dear Nobody: The True Story of Mary Rose. She is the former Program Coordinator and Board President of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. She lives in New York City.

Legs McNeil

Legs McNeil

LEGS MCNEIL is co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, and is the coauthor (with Jen Osborne) of The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. He was the former Resident Punk at Punk magazine, and a senior editor at Spin.

Amy Haben

Amy Haben

Growing up in the wild So Cal punk scene formed Amy's aesthetic and broadened her horizons. At the age of 23, she hit NYC nightlife, working at music venues, bartending, and writing about all of her adventures along the way. Amy is currently creative director of an East Village rock & roll club, DJ, and contributor for PKM

Danny Fields

Danny Fields

Danny Fields was born and raised in New York City, where he lives. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Law School, he returned to New York, where he became: Managing Editor of Datebook Magazine; Editor of Hullaballoo Magazine; Editor of “16” Magazine; Publicity Director of Elektra Records; columnist for the Soho Weekly News and other publications; artists’ manager  (Lou Reed [for two weeks], Iggy Pop, the Ramones), freelance writer and photographer. Fields’ archives have been acquired by Yale University; My Ramones, his book of photographs of the band, with his commentary, was published in 2016; Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, now translated into 14 languages, is dedicated to him; and he is the subject of documentary directed by Brendan Toller and currently in worldwide release titled Danny Says.

Todd McGovern

Todd McGovern

Todd McGovern is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY.

James Marshall

James Marshall

James “The Hound” Marshall (born Giacimao Antonicello, 1959-2059) has worked as a DJ, vault worker, roofer, bouncer, bartender, bike messenger, pot dealer, parking meter emptier, dishwasher, shucker, bar owner, rock manager, record producer, and journalist. He has written for the New York Times, LA Weekly, Village Voice, East Village Eye, Kicks, Newark Star Ledger, and worse. He is currently working on forming an American wing of the the Red Army Faction. Listen to him online at Little Water Radio Thursdays 6-8

Alan Bisbort

Alan Bisbort

Alan Bisbort is a freelance writer and collage artist in Connecticut. He currently teaches a course called Paper Bullets: Propaganda in American History at UConn-Waterbury and is working on a book by that title, to be published in 2018. He’s the author of numerous books, including Beatniks: A Guide to an American Subculture and Rhino’s Psychedelic Trip.

Lisa Janssen

Lisa Janssen

Lisa Janssen is a writer and documentary researcher living in Los Angeles. Her recent film work includes Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present and the acclaimed web series We’ve Been Around. She edited and oversaw the publication of filmmaker Curtis Harrington’s memoir Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood as well as the reissue of Rudy Wurlitzer’s Slow Fade.