In this holiest of months in the MRR calendar, we present to you the holiest of issues, the April 2011 Christian punk special! That’s right MRR #335 has arisen! An incisive look at the state of punk through the lens of our Christian brethren. We also managed to squeeze in interviews with New York punk maniax CRAZY SPIRIT, Finnish post-punk anarchos 1981, and creative Detroit music destruction force TIMMY’S ORGANISM. Plus we’ve got North Carolina hardcore courtesy of DEVOUR and SUNSHINE SS, some Gainesville Noize Not Music from MAUSER, and Pittsburgh, PA’s own ICON GALLERY. That is not all! We have a look at Hartford, CT punk house/show space the Whitney House, an interview with Rob from Boston’s legendary SIEGE, an extensive Michigan HC scene report, and an interview with that state’s hardcore basement dwellers ATTENTION SPAN. All of that, plus more reviews and columns than you can shake a Christ on a Crutch at!
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