We’ve featured a lot of gorgeous models in the pages of our magazine. While they haven’t all been from southern California, the majority of them have been because that’s where our headquarters is. However, we want to give other girls a shot too. That is why we would like to do a weekly model feature right here on the Incognito homepage. Oh, and we are open to suggestions for what we should call our weekly model feature. Feel free to send your suggestion in a comment. If we use your idea, we’ll send you some Incognito merchandise like in the photo of Jillian Mae.
If you are interested, submit your photos to headhoncho at incognitomusicmagazine dot com
I know you’re expecting a Take ‘Er Easy Thursday post, but I just wanted to catch you up on a couple things. Our Spring issue is in production right now, and here is some of the content you’ll find in its pages.
Interviews: Scott H. Biram and the author of Outlaws Still at Large Neil Hamilton (foreword by Shooter Jennings)
Model: Jessica Martinez (behind-the-scenes shot by Gary Schwind at Swallow’s Inn in San Juan Capistrano, CA)
The Guest List: Tobin Salas of Gang of Thieves
Another installment of Misadventures with Mike by Mike Espinach
Beer reviews: Our beer panel will examine the first half of the Vertical Epic series from Stone Brewing Company. This will be the first of a two-part series which we’ll wrap in the summer with the second half of the Vertical Epic series.
And of course you’ll find our usual reviews, Have You Heard, Ask Uncle Sal, and much more.
And while we’re talking about our issues, leave us a comment and let us know what musical theme you would like to see in our summer issue.
In our photo shoot for the winter issue, Kitana Cross posed with some sweet hot rods.
What kind of theme would you like to see for the photo shoot for the spring issue? If it helps, our interviews are with Scott H. Biram and the author of Outlaws Still at Large, Neil Hamilton.
Give us your thoughts in a comment and if we use your idea, we’ll send you some Incognito merchandise.
Our Winter 2014 issue is now available for sale on our Current Issue page. Here is a little taste of what’s inside the issue – an excerpt of our interview with Ian Cook (guitar, vocals) of Larry and His Flask.
It’s an impressive list of artists you’ve played with. What have you learned from playing with Wanda Jackson and other artists?
It’s an eye-opening experience. It taught us about getting our stuff together. At first, we were kind of all over the place and we didn’t know what we were doing. We learned a lot from acts that have become a production. It’s an organized situation for shows. You have to get everything together. It was an eye-opener for us to see how some bands run their show. It’s an interesting aspect. Some people don’t realize how much there is behind the scenes at every show and how many people worked to make it happen. A lot of times, it’s a well-oiled machine. Playing a show with a legend like Wanda Jackson keeps you doing it.
What’s the best advice you can give to bands about being on the road?
We’ve been doing this for a while. We went on our first tour as Larry and His Flask 10 years ago. After doing it for a while, I think the key is maintaining your sanity and not burning yourself out. It happens. We did that for years and years. We still tour a lot, but lately we’ve been making sure we have one day off every week. It’s easy to lose sight of why you do this in the first place. Doing things to maintain your sanity and morale within the band is a really important thing while you’re on tour.
The flip side of that is if you don’t know where to start, just get on the road and go. It’s kind of contradictory to what I just said, but you really have to hit it hard until it picks up a little momentum.
Ain’t that America: a beautiful woman, a PBR, and an El Camino
The first quarterly issue will be released by the end of the week. Here is just a little taste of what you’ll see: our lovely model Kitana Cross poses next to an El Camino while holding a PBR. Photo by George Swar
I was working on the Halloween issue of the magazine. Above is just a little taste of what you’ll see. This will be our last monthly issue, but fear not, loyal reader. It won’t be our last issue. We like doing this too much to stop now. However, our schedule is going to change. Beginning in January (it will be here before you know it), we will switch to a quarterly schedule. You’ll still get the same great content, just less frequently.
Another change that is coming to Incognito is that we’re going to be getting a lot more stuff on video and posting it here at Incognito HQ.
Here’s the thing, loyal reader. You know we value your input. So I ask you, what changes would you like to see come to Incognito…the blog or the magazine? Feel free to let us know.
I announced recently that changes are coming to Incognito. One of those changes is that we’re going to start putting together and releasing compilations. The compilations will be available here and on iTunes. For more details or to submit your song for an upcoming compilation, hit us up.
Don’t worry, loyal reader. We are still going to bring you the same great content as we always have: two music features, a model feature, reviews of albums, beers, and movies. None of that is changing. However, instead of publishing each issue on Issuu.com, we are going to make the PDF available for download right here on Incognito HQ. Yes, that means we will no longer make the magazine available for free, but we will include some things in the magazine (giveaways, contests, etc.) that you won’t find here on the blog. This is where we need your help, loyal reader. Please answer these two questions in a comment to this post.
What would you be willing to pay for each issue of Incognito?
What would you like to see us include in the magazine so you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth?
It’s a little behind schedule, but the May issue is published. It features interviews with TAUK and Bawcomville as well as our May model Kitana Cross and lots of other good stuff, including Carin’s monthly cocktail recipe. Click the picture of the lovely Kitana to see the May issue.
Photo of Kitana by George Swar