Something is in the air! Things have been bubbly here at the MRR compound and the great weather is only a plus. We are working on a giant project to reorganize our record collection, we’ve had some absolutely killer bands come through for gigs and radio shows, we’re getting emails daily from new people wanting to get involved. And of course, without fail, come rain or shine, even if we have to bleed and ache through it without cease or sleep, we bring you another new issue full of ass-kicking punk!
In MRR #362, the July 2013 issue, we talk with Brazil’s crusty grinders HOMICIDE, catch up with BORN WRONG from hyperactive Ontario, Canada, and get to the bottom of things with St. Louis’ ragecore outfit SHAVED WOMEN. HONDARTZAKO HONDAKINAK from the French Basque Country discuss postage prices, pit dancing and pelota; we have the second part of our interview with L.A.’s influential punk zine We Got Power, and we check in with Texas raw punk lady-trio KURRAKÄ. We also have a witty and perceptive United Arab Emirates scene report and we get a chunk of the action in a juicy Toronto, Canada scene report. Dan Cunneen and Todd Burdette commemorate punk pioneer JEFF PAUL, and MRR’s web coord Paul interviews punk peers, long-standing German-based TRUST zine. All of this, plus a wicked cover by MRR shitworker Travis Igler, guest film reviews, and of course all the columns you hate to admit you love, book reviews, the most extensive record reviews in punk, and more!
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