• MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL - Various Titles Zine
Maximum Rock'N'Roll is one of the most widely distributed zines in the world. It's a monthly fanzine dedicated to supporting and reporting on the underground punk rock scene.
Issue #400 (September 2017)
Every band featured in this issue features at least one volunteer or contributor to the mag. Also have interviews with Evolution of a Race Riot zinester and scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen as well as former MRR coordinator Arwen Curry discussing her upcoming documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Also have current shitworkers revealing their work inside and outside of the pages of MRR: San Francisco/Los Angeles based journalist Oscar Gutierrez, Washington’s Farrah Skeiky (official photographer of the NWODCHC?), and the Bay Area’s Scream Queens giving us the dirt on their eponymous radio show and their upcoming magazine. If that weren’t enough, there's also a photo spreads and commentary from Copenhagen’s K-Town Hardcore Fest,
Issue #402 (November 2017)
This issue features an interview with the official archivists of Dischord Records: Ian MacKaye and Nichole Procopenko. On top of that: interviews with HALLELUJAH! from Italy, Melted Ice Cream Records from New Zealand, French Oi! powerhouse RIXE, melodic Mexico City duo CREMALLERAS, Portland post-punkers LITHICS, and LAS VENAS from Madrid. Plus: features on renowned drummer Charles Hayward of THIS HEAT, Japanese-style hardcore by way of Greece DIRTY WOMBS, and Philadelphia D-beat band DRONEZ. Also got photo spreads featuring AMERICAN HATE, LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS, and LEMONADE on a steamboat in Omaha, Nebraska, selections from the Toronto Women in Punk Calendar and shots from Olympia Hardcore Fest by Angela Owens. All that plus all your favorite columnists and the biggest reviews section in punk, don’t miss it!
Issue #424 (September 2018)
In this issue, we’ve got NYC bands HARAM on the importance of having challenging conversations and GREAT WIGHT on finding a sense of belonging. COLOR TV of Minneapolis/Portland discuss the trials of being a long-distance band, while HEAVY LIDS, JUDY AND THE JERKS, and MOTORSAV dish on the character of their hometowns of New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Copenhagen, respectively. Hint: only one of them has Mardi Gras. Italy’s SECT MARK has a concept album about suicide, Olympia’s B/\GG/\GE write about the importance of keeping queer and trans people safe, and Cardiff’s DISJOY has a new album dedicated to the memory of a member’s father, who died in an accident while helping build a DIY space. Oh, and they’re not a “Dis-band.” We’ve also got a tribute to the dearly departed Steve Soto,
Issue #425 (October 2018)
We’re excited to feature an interview with Greek post-punkers CHAIN CULT, fresh off the release of their new EP for La Vida Es Un Mus Records! We also include an interview with the recently broken-up French band VEUVE SS, who speak a lot about their art choices and their role in their musical endeavors. Also included are two interviews with organizers of different fests: Rayna Fayez of Yallapunk, which focuses on MENA (Middle Eastern and North African)-led music and culture, and AJ Santos of Migra Punk Fest, which highlights the voices of immigrant punks. This month also includes two features on California: Oakland heartthrobs DON’T ASK, who have been inspiring big feelings among their fans, and Arcata’s Outer Space, a non-profit Do It Together all-ages arts and music community space, who spill about their successes and their Lost Coast Fest, which kicks off October 5th. We’ve got Pittsburgh’s HET WARD COLLECTIVE, who use their heavy music to actively fight to uplift queer punks, Seattle’s FUCKED AND BOUND, a porn-loving feminist act, Spain’s TROIKA, who speak about their criticism of anti-authoritarian political spaces, and Olympia’s HOARDER, who prove to be more than just a feminist band. But that’s not all: there’s also a riveting interview with TIM AND THE BOYS from Sydney where they compare punk to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Issue #426 (November 2018)
Fresno’s FATTY CAKES AND THE PUFF PASTRIES, CASUAL HEX from Seattle, New York’s ever/never Records, Ian Glasper from UK82 greats WARWOUND, Quebec reissue label Je Me Souviens, Portland’s LAVENDER FLU, GUMMING from Richmond, VA, Baltimore crusties SYRINGE, Bay Area author Soup, Germany’s own ATMEN, WEITER…, and ANTIFACES from Miami, FL.