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Maximum Rocknroll #385 • June 2015

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It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #385, the June 2015 issue! Victoria and Joey from Providence’s DOWNTOWN BOYS discuss their new record Full Communism and how their politics intersect with their brand of sax-punk and their electrifying live shows, UK anarcho legends PART 1 discuss the reissue of their long out-of-print catalogue and their return to performing, and Germany’s HYSTERESE clue us into the band dynamics in advance of their US tour. Plus, Toronto’s COLUMN OF HEAVEN‘s bassist Andrew Nolan provides a window into the changing landscape of Toronto, the team behind BAD DADDIES interviews Nottingham, UK’s SLEAFORD MODS, Russia’s MINEFIELD talk making music in the shadow of a famous arms factory, and the deep friendship that Olympia, WA’s SHARKPACT is built on is made abundantly clear. We’ve also got a reflection on the Loud! Fast! Philly! oral history project—dozens of interviews with Philly punks of all ages and stripes, and growing—accompanied by amazing portraits from Karen Kirchhoff. Farrah Skeiky takes our cover photo and documented DC’s Damaged City Fest for a photo spread, while Ochi Reyes brings us a photographic dispatch from London’s Bentfest. And, of course, we’ve got all the columns you’ve come to expect—including guest columns from Darryl Andrew Reid of Montreal and Sadie Switchblade of G.L.O.S.S. about their experiences as trans women in punk—and the largest record reviews section in punk print. Pick up your copy today!

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You can also order this issue by mail by sending $4.99 in the US, $7 Canada, $9 Mexico, or $11 worldwide to: MRR • PO Box 460760 • San Francisco, CA 94146 • USA …or just SUBSCRIBE!


Still available: MRR #384 • May 2015 issue…

MRR #384Olympia’s G.L.O.S.S., Bay Area powerhouse VIOLENCE CREEPS, Spain’s TRANCE, SMZB from China, FAT CREEPS, Chicago’s Black and Brown Punk Shows, the Is This Venue Accessible? website, San Diego punk doc It’s Gonna Blow, and Finland’s VIVISEKTIO.

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Maximum Rocknroll #384 • May 2015

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It’s Maximum Rocknroll #384, the May 2015 issue! Despite what we told you in our April issue, fools, we’re not abandoning the interview form… Cover stars G.L.O.S.S. took no prisoners on their recent West Coast tour and MRR sat down with them before their San Jose show for their first print interview—absolutely not to be missed! We also have conversations with Bay Area live powerhouse VIOLENCE CREEPS, Spain’s TRANCE, and Wu Wei, the frontman of one of China’s oldest punk bands, SMZB. Ian Svenonius interviewed FAT CREEPS in advance of their upcoming European tour, and Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress talked to Monica Estrella Negra about Chicago’s Black and Brown Punk Shows. Sean Gray and Neve Bianco discussed Sean’s amazing new project, Is This Venue Accessible?, a crowdsourced website gathering information about accessibility of venues and DIY punk spaces worldwide, and more broadly, the experience of being disabled punks. Plus an interview with the director of the San Diego punk doc It’s Gonna Blow, a conversation with Finland’s VIVISEKTIO about their decades-long involvement in hardcore—based 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, they might be one of the northernmost bands ever interviewed in Maximum!—and, of course, all the columns and reviews you’ve come to expect.

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Maximum Rocknroll #383 • April 2015

mrr_383_cvrIt’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #383, April 2015, the Comics and Art special issue, guest coordinated by famed MRR columnist Monsieur Alex Simon. Featuring a cover by everyone’s favorite Mexican miscreant, Abraham Diaz, we threw over the written word for a full-on visual extravaganza, featuring art by Jim Shomo, Sara Abruña, Reuben Storey, Teodoro Hernandez, Tara Bursey, Payton Lower, Diane Maltesta, Andrew Scully, Ben Fordree, Juarma Lopez, J.M. Bertoyas, Shiva Addanki, Eugene Terry, Grimoire, Emma Kohlmann, Jack Hayden, Hector Sudor, Chico Félix, Ivan Brun, Robin Wiberg, Anna Vo, Alexander Heir, Craoman, Christopher Nhdiystrec, Anna Haifisch, Luca Tetraite, Maren Karlson, Suzy X, Matt Crabe, Jeffrey Mahannah, Freak City, Heather Benjamin, Dustin McChesney, Julien Dupont, Laura Pallmall, Ruben Dahlstrand, Nathan Ward, Mar Estrema, Sapiens, Mengzhu Fu, Karissa Sakumoto, Pyotr Mulinov, Jyriki Nissinen, Luiz Berger, Luiz Gustavo Vargas, Yecatl Peña, Zoe Burke, Annie Mok, Marissa Paternoster, Emma Maatman and Rudy Loewe. CLICK HERE for bios and links for all of the artists in this issue!

Of course, we’ve still got all the columns and reviews you’ve come to expect, and special online content rolling out all month. Plus, a few April Fool’s surprises!

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Maximum Rocknroll #382 • March 2015

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Maximum Rocknroll #382, the March 2015 issue, features our annual Year-End Top Tens! MRR reviewers, columnists, and coordinators get to have their say about their favorite records, tapes, and zines of 2014. As always, we asked some of our friends to contribute lists too—see what Ralph from Not Normal Records and Tapes, Paco from La Vida Es Un Mus, Laura from RAKTA, Ben from Nuts!, and many more have to say about the records they consumed and were consumed by last year. Martin Sorrondeguy sat down with legendary SST producer Spot to talk about his recent photo book, new MRR Coordinator Grace interviewed NYHC rippers IN SCHOOL, and former MRR Coordinator Golnar Nikpour had a conversation with Leatherfist, Shit Zoo, Tilted HC, and Chelsea of PIG DNA. The little piggies also designed our cheeky cover (how many times can you spot the word “fucker”?). Plus, we’ve got a scene report from Grenoble, France: punk mecca tucked into the Alps! We have all the columnists you love to hate, including a new monthly column from Colin Atrophy of Slice Harvester zine and a contribution from hacker/whistleblower Jeremy Hammond writing from federal prison; and as always the most extensive punk record review section in print.

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Maximum Rocknroll #381 • Feb 2015

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Welcome to 2015 and another issue of the longest-running punk fanzine on the planet, Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #381, the February 2015 issue, features a posthumous interview with the Pacific Northwest’s HYSTERICS conducted during their European tour, Liz Panella of EARTH GIRLS interviewing Scott Plant of BROKEN PRAYER and vice versa, and a mini-scene report highlighting Icelandic punk with an accompanying interview with Reykjavik’s BÖRN. We also talked to Oslo’s DARK TIMES who just released an excellent new LP Give, Madrid’s ACCIDENTE, London’s QUANGO, and Vancouver’s VACANT STATE, and we caught up with Mallorca’s excellent Metadona label. Our intrepid contributors documented Toronto’s Not Dead Yet fest for our photo spread and interviewed Texan punks WICCANS in between packed gigs at the fest. All this plus book, movie, zine and demo reviews, all the columnist you love to hate (plus a couple new ones), and of course, the most extensive punk record review section in print. Get your copy today and support thee longest running, all volunteer, not-for-profit punk zine on the planet!

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