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HARDCORE/PUNK. On the cover: St. Louis’s the DUMPERS. You may know them as the backing band to the slippery and enigmatic LUMPY, but here the slime-punk reputation that precedes them takes a backseat to the real story. From their primordial origins to the Dumpers Rights movement, the only place to get the straight dump is in this exclusive interview. We’ve also got an interview with Steve Drewett of the NEWTOWN NEUROTICS. Reporting from the Rust Belt, hardcore-punk warriors CONCEALED BLADE give us the lowdown on the splendid isolation of the Pittsburgh scene. Out of the Midwest, Minneapolis’s KITTEN FOREVER dish on their new record of drum and bass anchored punk. There’s more: UROCHROMES, 2016’s hottest item out of New England, offer a peek into their maniac vision of US hardcore; Vienna’s calamitous post-punk group LIME CRUSH dish on their formation and their future. Reaching into the past, the VISITORS talk about the early post-punk scene in Edinburgh and beyond starting in the late ’70s; FRENOPATICSS discuss the recent reissue of their demo recordings, a small masterpiece of furtive hardcore wailing from teenage punks in early ’80s Barcelona. Plus: TINY KNIVES on their new record and carving their own space between punk, hardcore and metal in Portland. And straight out of Porto, Portugal come DOKUGA, hardcore from the oft-overlooked end of the Iberian peninsula. Topping it off is a scene report from Hattiesburg, MS, a town of less than 50000 that’s quickly becoming one of the most exciting hot-spots of punk in the US. This issue also includes photo spreads from Sin Orden’s last show and Damaged City fest in Washington, DC. Of course we also got all your favorite columnists and hundreds of reviews of the latest records, tapes, books, and films to hit the streets.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This issue features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photo essay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with Psycho Squatt and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. We also have the standout dark-punk of Australia's MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective discussing projects, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, oi-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago's BOILERMAN, Virginia's RHDP, and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain't it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore's LUBRICANT and a scene report from North Texas.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Here’s the December 2016 issue - the all-China issue. We’ve got a Chinese punk history primer, scene reports from Bejing, Wuhan, and Guangdong, an annotated discography of Chinese punk, and reprints of MRR features on Chinese punk straight from our archive. We have interviews with experimental indie band SUBS, noise punkers DIDERS, and heavy metal influenced street punks DEMERIT. We’ve also got photo spreads from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet Fest, along with the Slovakian crust band BETON’s photo tour diary of Brazil. Plus, a guest column by Arina Moiseyenko as well as all of our regular columns and reviews. Don’t miss out!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. In light of the impending Trump presidency, we have a very useful guide to basic cybersecurity, revolutionary reading lists, Q&As from Transgress Fest, and more. We have photo spreads from Static Shock Fest and the current Mexico City Punk scene, interviews with Copenhagen art punks PRISON, Kansas City freaks PHANTOM HEAD, and Berlin-based phenomenon DIÄT. Dublin post-punkers the BLOW INS talk about carving out space for Polish punks in a new country, Baltimore’s QUITTER share the trials and tribulations of gas station food and sweaty jumpsuits, and Oakland’s HARD LEFT can’t decide if they are hard-mod or utopian oi!. It all wraps up with Canadian raw punk band PARASYTES, a joint interview with LAKES and TOL (two Australian bands that share members), and Scottish vegan straightedge riotgrrrls BRATAKUS. Get it today!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Philadelphia's S-21 tell us the history behind their name, BETON give us their take on a Brazil tour, ZERODENT get us dancing in Perth, PELUQUERÍA CANINA play melodic punk in Madrid, SECOND COMBAT keep sxe-hardcore alive in Malaysia, Brazil’s VIDA RUIM spread their love for Hüsker Dü, and Austin’s BODY PRESSURE want to "make bigots scared again". We have an update on our Archive Project progress and then we delve into some lesser known Finnish KBD gems from the new compilation "kuoleman tappaneet", talk with punk writer and zinester, Jessie Lynn McMains, we’ve also got photos from Chicago’s Infestational and This is Austin Not that Great. All this plus the book, zine, and films reviews you love.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. MRR talk to FUTURO, on tour from Brazil, L.A.'s GENERACION SUICIDA give us their tour diary, OHYDA bring back punk to Poland, Barcelona's ULTRA play anarcho-punk that rips, THE CAVEMEN get nuts in New Zealand, CROOKED BANGS make dark punk out of Austin, Finland’s KOVAA RASVAA teach us about their steady diet of Discharge, and ROHT from Iceland find the sweet spot between power-violence and punk. Plus, we have a scene report from Cleveland, we speak to K9-67, the most mysterious guy hardcore band of them all. All this plus the biggest film, record, book, and zine review section going.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Things kick off with the future of Berlin punks, MÜLLTÜTE, and then we hang with Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, we discuss Scandinavian hardcore with Minneapolis’ ATAXXIA, uncover the history of Wales’ hidden gem REPTILE RANCH, and hear about Truewave with SF’s own STREET EATERS. We also learn about bobos and squats with France’s ZONE INFINIE, and round things out with Boston peace punks PANDEMIX, Costa Rican grindcore band EXACERBACIÓN, and the debut of a harm reduction column. All this plus tons of fresh zine, record, and film reviews. Get yours now!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Interview with Alice Bag. She’s here, discussing her career in early LA punk from the BAGS to CASTRATION SQUAD, her books Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul. Want to hear about some of the earliest punk gigs in the Philippines? Rhany telling us all about the Brave New World gigs in Manila. There’s more: Texas punks ELIX-R, NO U TURN from Myanmar, FATIGUE representing for the San Francisco firm, Mexico City hardcore courtesy of SACRIFICIO, icy punk insights from Finland’s COLD INSTITUTION, and Copenhagen’s warm music impresarios BIG MESS dishing on their love for ABBA and the REPLACEMENTS. On top of that photo spreads from First Timers 2017 at DIY Space for London, Nothing Nice To Say Fest 2017, and Springfield, IL’s Dumb Fest. Plus, your monthly dose of must-read columns and hundreds of reviews.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Do you love KLEENEX/LILIPUT as much as we do? Then you will love the scoop that we have on NEON and their involvement in the early Swiss punk scene. We also speak to Rome’s NOFU, while LOS IMPUESTOS tell us about the struggles of discovering new music and being a punk in their native Guatemala. Interested in the history of squatting? So is Amy Starecheski, the author of Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City. In a dual interview, filmmakers Monika Estrella Negra and Michelle Garza Cervera about combating the dominance of straight white male voices in cinema. And still there’s more: FURY talks about the breakthrough success of their debut LP, MACHO BOYS reveal themselves as huge wrestling fans, BAUS discusses what it means to be an Oakland band, and FEATURE reflect on their history just in time for the release of their posthumous LP. Add all of the columnists that you hate to love as well as more reviews than you can shake a stick at! Don’t miss this

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HARDCORE/PUNK. #414 will teach you a thing or two all about the History of Alabama punk! BAD EXAMPLE will catch everybody up to speed on current happenings in Birmingham. We also hear from Bay-Area heartthrobs MIDNITE SNAXXX, who run through their tour of Alabama. We also catch up with 3 bands as they begin their tours throughout the United States. São Paulo's CANKRO talk about being an intercontinental band; Chicago's C.H.E.W. finally reveal the meaning behind their name; and the nomadic PERIOD BOMB unleashes a treatise about the contemporary d.i.y. scene. Sweden's BRING THE DRONES discuss their supergroup status, Budapest's PADKADOSRA dissect just what it means to be a Hungarian band, and New Zealand's UNSANITARY NAPKIN find ways to resist Trump from the other side of the world. We also hear from the friends of Victoria Scalisi from DAMAD who tell us about her kindness and strength in the wake of her passing. And somehow after all of that, we still managed to fit all of the columns and reviews that you've come to expect from MRR!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Features an interview with the organizer of the Bay Area’s Evaluate What You Tolerate compilation and zine with Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project. We also hear from Portland, Oregon’s No! To Rape Culture collective about marginalized people collectively organizing against rape and other forms of oppression. Ex-VELVET UNDERGROUND member Willie Alexander spills all about his 50-plus-year-long “so-called career”. We also have part 2 of our lengthy article about the history of Alabama punk, covering Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, and more. Also included is an article in tribute to the radical life of Fred Smith of BEEFEATER. There is a massive feature on Sheffield, England, including a scene report, a mini-interivew with the Kids of the Lughole label, a full-length interview with COMMUNITY, and a photo spread from the Noise Annoys festival. For those hungry more more photos, there’s some fresh shots from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet fest as well. Russia’s STRESSHOLD give exclusive tidbits about touring and feminism in their home country, while Irish punks GRIT describe the politics and gentrification in Ireland. We also get updates about mental health from misanthropic Norwegian punks NEGATIV. Plus you’ll find enough columns and reviews to gossip over for the rest of the month. So what are you waiting for?

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Another new year, another exciting issue. Issue #416 begins with a sad note as we say goodbye to d.i.y. icon Fred Cole of DEAD MOON/PIERCED ARROWS and more. But this issue isn’t all doom and gloom! We have comic artist Liz Prince. We also have a double blast of Scandinavian punk: ABORTTI 13 from Finland, and DIAGNOSIS? BASTARD! have quite a bit to say about violence in their native Sweden. Cleveland’s PERVERTS AGAIN reveal their love for pop culture. Three different bands from around the globe - Australia’s BENT, Germany’s KENNY KENNY OH OH, and Oakland’s COMPOSITE - all spill about their complex feelings surrounding being femme and playing punk. OXIDANT from North Carolina wax poetic on power-violence, anxiety, and social power, while Japan’s ZAY talks about defying expectations as a punk supergroup. Need more? Good! You can have all of these interviews plus all of the columnists and reviews that you love to hate to love.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. It’s that time you’ve all been waiting for: MRR‘s Year-End Top Ten Issue! #417 brings you lists upon lists of our favorite records of the year. What were the best records of the year? Which record labels crushed it? You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out more. But that’s not all - you'll get great photographs from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, and interviews from bands from around the globe. Featured in this issue are London anarcho-femme punks CHARMPIT, Chicago hardcore freaks RASH, synthesizer lovers ISOTOPE SOAP from Sweden, party animals DFMK from Tijuana, and four-track fiend ERIK NERVOUS from Shipshewana, Indiana.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. First, we say goodbye to JJ Jacobson, the vocalist of legendary Texas hardcore punks OFFENDERS. But this issue is not complete made up of farewells! We check out Dublin's Karate Klub d.i.y. venue and get a brief rundown of the active scene there. We also speak to two British bands: MARTHA, who talks about Marxism and pop music, and SNOB, who may or may not be punk's ABBA. There's ISS from North Carolina, who use a sampler and hip hop influences. And both MARAUDEUR from Switzerland and SENYAWA from Singapore discuss the different ways of using improvisation to challenge our ideas of punk. For the more traditionally minded out there we speak to F.I.T.S. from Canada, NOT ON TOUR from Israel, and NEO NEOS from Minneapolis. Need more? We've got more: East Bay's Dear Diary Zine Fest talks. Add that to all of the reviews and columnists that you've come to expect, and you have a jam-packed issue!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. April 2018 issue, brings you old-school style with an all cut ‘n’ paste layout. Spain’s RATA NEGRA refuse to just go for the easy joke, while Florida’s PROTOCOL insist you can’t be serious all the time. We teach you some history lessons with a rundown of rare Finnish KBD punk and an interview with Wyoming’s COWS. That includes rural Italy, where DOTS are getting people dancing to their funky punk as we speak, and Sweden, where KATASTROF do their part to keep the Uppsala scene strong. Punk can last, too: just ask Portland’s WOOLEN MEN, who discuss wanting to make a record that stands the test of time. Or Michigan’s CLOUD RAT, who analyze how their genre-overlapping sound has changed over the years. Or Japan’s ILLYA, who have lasted 11 years in spite of never getting to go on long tours. Or LEMURIA, who might live all over the US now, but are still going strong after 14 years. Hell, the FORCED ORDER guys have been playing together since high school, and now they’re pushing 30! SCORE‘s members have persevered through chronic illness and immigration difficulties to keep playing, but if life gets in the way, you can always come back to punk later, like the mysterious man behind Neck Chop Records did. And if that’s not enough for you, we’ve got all the reviews and columns you crave, plus more.

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