10 Things Jesus Wants You To Know

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10 Things Jesus Wants You To Know was a zine published in Seattle, WA., U.S.A., by Dan Halligan. It focused on punk and rock music, along with DIY culture. The title was taken from a religious pamphlet, and Halligan occasionally claimed that it caused the zine to be misinterpreted.

Format and History

10 Things was published from 1991-2000; there were 22 issues. Each issue was full-sized. Issue #1 was photocopied, issues #2-18 were offset black and white printed (some with color covers), issues #19-22 were newsprint with glossy covers. The last dozen issues averaged 80 pages, with print runs of 3,000. 10 Things was the largest zine in the Pacific Northwest for most of its existence and was available for free in the large cities Washington, Oregon, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska. Each issue included a large number of columns, band interviews, music related articles, music and zine reviews, a cooking column, fashion advice, photography and more. Half of the content was oriented around the Pacific Northwest music community. It was a zine that caused some controversy because of its sometimes critical reviews, but was also laced with a lot of humor.

Articles from 10 Things were featured in the fifth edition of the Zine Yearbook and Ben Weasel's book "Punk Is A Four-Letter Word." Back issues of the zine are cataloged at the University of Washington, where Halligan works as a library manager.

Contributors to 10 Things included Ben Weasel and Mark Hanford (from Maximum Rock'n'Roll), Jen Angel (Clamor and Fucktooth), Luka Stravs (Punktur), and Mike Antipathy (Antipathy).

Today 10 Things is online only as a blog.


#8: Nausea, NOFX, the Unsane, Whipped, the Voodoo Glow Skulls, Killdozer, Christopher Robin, Zoinks!, scene reports, live reviews, zine and music reviews

#9: Los Crudos, the Queers, Sicko, Fitz of Depression, Face to Face, Slug, Godheadsilo, letters, Jen Angel column, reviews, columns, scene reports

#10: Melvins, Swingin' Utters, Alice Donut, CopShootCop, Dancing French Liberals of '48, Mt. Shasta, letters, Top 10s, scene reports, reviews, columns

#11: The Cows, Screw 32, All-Ages Music in Washington, the Fallouts, Laughing Hyenas, scene reports, Sinkhole, reviews, columns, Dennison Kimball Trio, Steveggs, Fireworks

#12: Neurosis, DOA, the VSS, the Vandals, the Drags, the Lunachicks, columns, rants, reviews

#14: The Motards, NoMeansNo, Today is the Day, Zeni Geva, the Statics, Stink, Homebrewing 101, cooking column, reviews, rants, columns

#15: The Bouncing Souls, the Cheater Slicks, the Bloodclots, piercing, Seattle Radio, cooking column, fashion advice, reviews, rants, letters, columns

#17: The Loudmouths, Anti-Flag, Dead and Gone, Caballero, the Diaboliks, cooking column, news, sex advice, reviews, columns, letters

#18: Blair Wilson cover, Empty Records, The Suspects, Debbie Goad, the Splash 4, concert promoter Meg Watjen, indie musician and filmmaker Matt Matsouka, letters, scene reports, news, columns, Guide to UK Booze, sex advice column, cooking column, reviews

#20: The Misfits, the Catheters, Portrait of Poverty, online nude performance artists Ana Voog and Isabella, concert promoters Lori LeFavor and Kate Becker, Ben Weasel column, cooking column, punk pin ups, June of 44, losing your virginity stories, getting hitched in Vegas diary, reviews, rants

#21: Punk Rock Parents article, Punk in the Basque Country, artist Jordin Isip, found photos, cooking column, fashion column, punk pin ups, Larry and the Gonowheres, columns, travel diaries, rants, reviews

#22: Hi Score Arcade, Vain Salon, Confounded Books, Fallout Records, Milky World Zine Gallery, the Valentine Killers, WTO protests, Alec Empire, Garage Shock review, punk rock pin ups, columns, rants, reviews

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