NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK TODAY: THE HOME OF HIP-HOP
According to Johan Kugelberg, a hip-hop historian the genre "started as a grass-roots groundswell based on necessity" in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
CURATOR'S TOUR: JOHAN KUGELBERG
"The founder of Boo-Hooray, and a veritable Indian Jones of collecting, on building some of the world's most important archives and collections of pop culture, music, and art. "
THE AMAZING ZINES THAT KICKED OFF GEEK FANDOM
“The most surprising thing I noticed about the zines was how closely the format—editorials, letters, essays, reviews—paralleled the format of blogs.”
THE PERFECT BEAT: CANONIZING AND CONTINUING DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA'S HIP-HOP LEGACY
"The wilder we was onstage, the wilder the crowd was and the more the different races started coming to see us. And it did its job, a little peace, unity, love, and having fun, and one nation under groove."
INTERVIEW WITH ED & DEANNA TEMPLETON ABOUT THEIR EXHIBITION THE TEMPLETONS: BOOKS & ZINES
"Legendary pro skateboarder and contemporary artist Ed Templeton and his wife Deanna talk zine history at the 2015 LA Art Book Fair."
INTERVIEW WITH JOHAN KUGELBERG, CURATOR OF CUT UPS: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914-2014
"Boo-Hooray will be displaying the hand-edited typescript drafts of Cut-Up-influenced ephemera culled from Emory University's extensive archives. Owner, published and curator, Johan Kugelberg explains the show's conception."
CULTURE 100: JOHAN KUGELBERG
"Johan Kugelberg keeps countercultures alive with his exhibition space and publishing house Boo-Hooray. His latest book that was accompanied by an exhibition, The Tattooed Dragon Meets the Wolfman, is a collection of rock writer-turned-Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye’s science-fiction fanzines."
BORN IN THE BRONX AT CORNELL
"Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip-Hop features materials borrowed from Cornell University's Hip-Hop Collection, the world's largest archive of the genre with over 200,000 flyers, posters, art, records, photographs, and other materials."
THE BROOKLYN RAIL
BARBARA RUBIN: CHRISTMAS ON EARTH
"The mad, sprawling scripts are perhaps a testament to the era's Beat influence and amphetamine-rattled self-indulgence. They are thoroughly engrossing."
IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE: A COLLECTION OF CRASS FANZINES
"I think it'd be quite inspiring for a lot of young people to know that you don't have to buy the latest machine to do something[...] you can tear out bits of paper, you can spray, you can stencil, you can do whatever."
"Johan Kugelberg is a dream. After working as a record executive for Matador Records & Def American in the 1990s, he has devoted himself to all things counter-culture as a writer, collector, historian, publisher, editor, and curator."
DAZED & CONFUSED
BRAD PITT'S DOG IN BOOKS
"Johan Kugelberg's latest collects ten years worth of wry, astute observations and scathing theological analysis on the stage of contemporary culture."
LONG LIVE THE LARGE FAMILY: CARL JOHAN DE GEER'S SNAPS OF THE SWEDISH UNDERGROUND 1964-1980
"Carl Johan De Geer's impressive, encompassing photographic archive of the life curve of outsider life in a small, privileged nation almost half a century ago is superb, instinctive and created completely without labour or pretense."
DIY HEROES TIME FORGOT
"Experience focuses on glorious pre-InDesign album covers of lounge duos, shirtless troubadours and the disturbing meme of identically dressed sibling bands."
THE VILLAGE VOICE (EXCERPT)
THE SUCKADELIC ERA
"The Sucklord's credit card says 'Suckadelic." His trading-card sets are "Suckpax." The West Village woman who gave him life introduces herself as 'the Suckmom.'"
ANGUS MACLISE'S DREAMWEAPON
"Ahead of the opening and online launch Kugelberg and Cameron explain why the work of MacLise is 'overdue for a retrospective' and tell the story of the journey of this incredible relic."
"But while paper books might be harder to distribute, they have one huge advantage over ebooks: as long as an archivist or collector can keep them from falling apart, they'll be as readable in a century as they will in a year."
ED WOOD SLEAZE PAPERBACKS
"Often writing under numerous pseudonyms and issuing erratic re-publications, the obscurity and sensationalism of Wood's novels have both captured and eluded the attention of dedicated antiquarian collectors."
ANARCH0-PUNK FANZINE ARCHIVES: "IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE"
"Sift through this treasure trove of pre-computer (and often, pre-xerox) anarcho-punk ephemera from 1976 through 1984."
BOO-HOORAY PRESENTS THE LIFEWORK OF ANGUS MACLISE
"...presenting the first overview of the lifework of 'a major American 20th century artistic polyglot," which includes a citywide art exhibition, sound installation, and film series."
AT BOO-HOORAY GALLERY, ED SANDERS OPENS HIS 1960S TIME CAPSULE
"Laboriously produced on a mimeograph machine from a 'secret location on the Lower East Side.' the journal heralded a 'mimeo revolution' of small presses."