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MRR #396 • May 2016

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SPECIAL ISSUE ALERT: Maximum Rocknroll #396 is here, the May 2016 issue, the zines special edition! We’ve got over a dozen features on zines from all over planet Earth, each of them revealing a living print culture that is truly killer, absolutely vital and undeniably punk. Emmy Ramone talks about their zines Cretins of Distortion and the Mental Whiff, digging at the roots of human expression through punk in the Midwest and beyond; Alex Ratcharge conducts an interview with NUTS! fanzine: learn all about the long journey from Olympia to New York City and all the ink stains in between; Golnar Nikpour interviews the world’s number one fan of noisy and psychotic hardcore, Tom Mayhugh of General Speech. Getting personal: Fluke fanzine celebrates its 25th anniversary and Burn Collector’s Al Burian talks about his music and his move from New York to Berlin. From the Bay Area we have As You Were, a comic zine anthology based out of San Francisco from label/publisher Silver Sprocket; Not Shit, a skate fanzine dedicated to the punk/DIY approach, and the Enthusiast, a brilliant and ASCII art-laden email newsletter. The folks behind No Shame, a distro that highlights work by people of color, write about eight of their favorite zines. Across the water there’s Another Subculture, an annual audio mag released on cassette in the UK: editor Ben Perkins expounds on the nature of capturing the moment and keeping the thrill of zinemaking alive in audio. Down in Barcelona, Mierda editor Dani Frutos goes head to head with interviewer Paco Mus on everything from Barcelona punk’s tenuous relationship with Europe and the world to anarchism and Catalonian independence. There’s also an interview highlighting the Finnish Fanzine Archive, a project digitizing over 300 Finnish fanzines dating from 1977 to 1982. Rounding it out is a feature collecting almost half a dozen current video zines, your favorite columnists, all the reviews you can possibly bear to read, and a photo spread from Everything Is Not OK Vol. 2. Don’t miss it.

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 #395 • April 2015 issue…

Fest Mania special edition: Oakland’s Manic Relapse, Washington’s Damaged City, and Oklahoma City’s Everything Is Not OK. Also: NEGATIVE SCANNER from Chicago, Brazil’s the PESSIMISTS, SOUL GLO from Philadelphia, Temecula hardcore from the COLTRANES, Bogotá Punk documentary series, HeartFirst Records interview, and a photo spread by Martin Sorrondeguy.

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For review and radio play consideration, send two copies of vinyl or one copy of CD- or cassette-only releases to PO Box 460760, San Francisco, CA 94146, USA. Send us the final version of your record—we do not review digital releases, test presses, or promo CDs. All tapes and CD-Rs are reviewed in the Demos section.

We will review everything that falls within our areas of coverage: independent punk, garage, and hardcore. This means no major labels or labels that are exclusively distributed by major-owned distributors. We reserve the right to reject releases on the basis of content. Music without vocals or drums will not be considered.

Every record that is reviewed is added to our archive, the largest collection of punk records in the world. Please allow two months from your mailing date before following up to ask if we’ve received your submission.

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In addition to records, we also review independently published and produced zines, books, and movies. Please send physical copies to PO Box 460760, San Francisco, CA 94146, USA. If you have a streaming link to your film, or if it is playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, please email the information to carolyn@maximumrocknroll.com.

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EUROPE:

BELGIUM
  1. Wangedrag
    wangedragpunk@gmail.com
    wangedrag.be
CROATIA
  1. Doomtown
    Mate Lovraka 17/1
    Zagreb 10040
    doomtownrec@gmail.com
    livinginadoomtown.blogspot.com
CZECH REPUBLIC
  1. Phobia
    phobia@centrum.cz
    phobiarecords.net
DENMARK
  1. Living in the City
    livinginthecityzine@gmail.com
FRANCE
  1. Crapoulet Records
    @ Lollipop Records Store
    Firminhac
    Rue Jean de Berhardy 39A
    Marseille 13001
    cool@crapoulet.fr
    crapoulet.fr
FINLAND
  1. Teen Wolf
    Fleminginkatu 11
    00530 Helsinki
    teenwolfrecords.com
GERMANY
  1. Kink Records
    ralf@kink-records.de
    kink-records.de
  2. Static Shock Musik
    Burknerstr. 6
    Berlin 12047
    staticshock@web.de
    staticshockmusik.com
  3. Ruin Nation Records
    PO Box 10 58 24
    28058 Bremen
    info@ruinnation.org
    ruinnation.org
HUNGARY
  1. Félsziget Klubház
    Subscriptions available
    revolution.bummer@gmail.com
ITALY
  1. Agipunk
    Via Rainaldi 5
    40139 Bologna
    koppadsr@yahoo.it
    agipunk.com
  2. Coward Records
    cowardrecords@gmail.com
    cowardrecords.com
  3. Radiation Records
    Via del Boschetto 94
    00176 Roma
    marco@radiationrecords.net
    radiationrecords.net
NETHERLANDS
  1. Crucial Attack
    c/o Franke Visser
    Burg. Albertstr. 11
    8715 JE Stavoren
    crucialattack.nl
  2. Don’t Buy Records
    Subscriptions available
    dontbuyrecords@gmail.com
    dontbuyrecords.blogspot.com
NORWAY
  1. 40RPM Infoshop/Byllepest
    Hausmannsgate 40
    0182 Oslo
    byllepestdistro@gmail.com
POLAND
  1. Refuse Records
    c/o Robert Matusiak
    PO Box 7
    02-728 Warszawa 78
    refuserecords@gmail.com
    refusemusic.net
PORTUGAL
  1. Black Mamba
    info@blackmamba.pt
SPAIN
  1. Cintes Podrides
    c/o Hector Garcia Lorente
    PO Box 24042
    Barcelona 8080
    cintespodrides@gmail.com
  2. Angel Fresnillo
    Avenida de Ulia 5 6o1ZQ
    20110 Trintxerpe Gipuzcoa
    ajaulop@gmail.com
  3. La Negra
    Calle de Eugenio Salazar, 9
    Madrid 28002
    lanegrashop.es
SWEDEN
  1. Push My Buttons
    savage@ebox.trinet.se
  2. Fyktsoda Fanzine
    Gamla Tuvevägen 11A
    41724 Göteborg
SWITZERLAND
  1. Rinderherz Records
    Postfach 1033
    CH-2501 Biel/Bienne
    rinderherz@gmx.net
    rinderherzrecords.ch.vu
UNITED KINGDOM
  1. Active Distribution
    Wholesale, subscriptions,
    back issues available
    BM Active
    London WC 1N 3XX
    jonactivedistribution@gmail.com
    activedistribution.org
  2. Different Kitchen
    differentkitchen.bigcartel.com
  3. Malicious Telecommunications
    Subscriptions available
    malicioustele.com

SOUTH AMERICA:

BRAZIL
  1. Coletivo Verdurada
    Pedro Carvalho
    Rua Fradique Coutinho, 294
    Apto 171B
    05416-000 Sao Paulo
    xpedrocarvalhox@gmail.com
  2. Ugra Press
    Rua Doutor Samuel Porto 271
    Apto 84
    Saude – 04054-010 Sao Paulo
    ugra.press@gmail.com

NORTH AMERICA:

CANADA
  1. Faith/Void
    894 College St, Basement
    Toronto, ON M6H 1A4
    faithvoidshop.com
MEXICO
  1. Carcoma Records
    Insurgentes Sur 363, Condesa
    Ciudad de Mexico
    carcomarecords@gmail.com

ASIA:

INDONESIA
  1. Hardcore Hell
    Pasar Santa
    Ground Floor 180
    Jakarta
PHILIPPINES
  1. Mutilated Noise
    Makati City, Philippines
    mutilatednoisedistro@gmail.com

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