Caroline Azar

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Caroline Azar on the cover of Bimbox #5
Caroline Azar on the cover of Bimbox #5

Caroline Azar is a zine editor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Her first zine, released in the 1980's, was Hide, a multi media publication released in both print and audio cassette format. The zine and cassette featured music that ranged from punk to experimental compositions in both electronic and other forms. Five issues were released.

Her next zine was Double Bill, a collaboration between editors Jena von Brücker, Johnny Noxzema, Rex, and G.B. Jones. Double Bill was published from 1991 till 2001, and five issues were released. The zine was based on the notion that actor Bill Conrad (star of movies and television's Cannon, Jake and the Fat Man, and Nero Wolfe) was at war with author Bill Burroughs (the beat writer of Naked Lunch and other novels) and was termed a 'hate-zine', as opposed to 'fanzine'. The editors of Double Bill collectively contributed to Girl Germs and the zine was featured in articles in The Village Voice.

Caroline Azar was also the lead singer and keyboardist for the band Fifth Column, which released many recordings between during the mid 1980s and throughout the 1990s, till 2002. She is an actress and has starred in several films, including those of fellow bandmate and zine editor G.B. Jones. As well, she is a playwright, who has produced and directed a number of plays, and acted in many others.

Caroline Azar had appeared in many zines, either being interviewed for the band Fifth Column, or for her films, plays, and zines. She has been featured in zines such as Q.T., was interviewed for Fuh Cole, and featured on the cover of Bimbox issue 5.

Zines

Contributions

Films

  • Fifth Column at the Funnel directed by John Porter (1985)
  • The Troublemakers directed by G.B. Jones (1990)
  • No Skin Off My Ass directed by Bruce LaBruce (1991)
  • The Yo-Yo Gang directed by G.B. Jones (1992)
  • Evelyn Be My Valentine directed by Virginia Rankin (1995)
  • Touch directed by Jeremy Podeswa (2001)
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