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HARDCORE/PUNK. Providence's DOWNTOWN BOYS discussed their new record and how their politics intersect with their brand of sax-punk; anarcho legends PART 1 discuss the reissues of their long out-of-print catalogue and return to performing; Germany's HYSTERESE clue us into the band dynamics in advance of their US tour. Plus, COLUMN OF HEAVEN's bassist Andrew Nolan provides a window into the changing landscape of Toronto, the team behind BAD DADDIES interviews SLEAFORD MODS, Russia's MINEFIELD talk making music in the shadow of a famous arms factory, and the deep friendship that SHARKPACT is built on is made abundantly clear. You also get a reflection on the Loud! Fast! Philly! oral history project‹dozens of interviews with Philly punks of all ages and stripes, and growing‹and some of the amazing portraits Karen Kirchhoff took to accompany it. Farrah Skeiky took our cover photo, as well as documented Damaged City Fest for a photo spread, while Ochi Reyes sent a photographic dispatch from London's Bentfest. And, of course, all the columns you've come to expect and the largest record reviews section in punk print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. FLESH WORLD dished on their new record and clued us into the secrets to surviving in a rapidly changing San Francisco. PISS TEST reflects on their hometown of Portland. You've got 2 blasts from the past: Philadelphia's YDI talk about their recently reissued records and THE WRECKS give you a window into Reno's early punk scene and the role of women within it. The producer and director of "here to be heard: the story of the slits" clue you into the progress of the documentary. You've also got conversations with PDX rockers BITCH SCHOOL, Russian post-punkers SIERPIEN, Australia's Homeless Records, and a massive London, U.K. scene report. Plus, a photo spread documenting many of the MRR Presents shows that happened all around the world on May 16th, new regular columns, and all the reviews fit to print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The September issue, features interviews with New Orleans freak-punks MYSTIC INANE, vitriolic Texas snot-punk cult VIDEO, and Memphis’s Goner groove masters EX-CULT. Also conversations with PURE DISGUST, Terry Hammer (Toxic Reasons’ manager and a first wave San Francisco punker), Canada’s HIRED GOONS and Greece’s GUTTER. Plus, an in-depth tour diary from PERMANENT RUIN‘s recent European run and a back-n-forth with 1859 Records. Plus all the reviews and columns that you love!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. On the cover you'll get SICK THOUGHTS, teen punk and the man behind the most prolific one-man-band du jour. Robert Collins of CONQUEST FOR DEATH takes you on the band's recent tour of Mongolia, South Korea, China, and Japan and you've got a double dose of Portland, Oregon, with interviews with the STOPS and VIVID SEKT. MRR go deep and dark into the damaged minds of San Francisco's SWIFTUMZ, get clued into a bit of the Irish hardcore scene with RATS BLOOD, and speak with Danish dark punks MOTH and Croatian synth punks MODERN DELUSION, plus a conversation with Oakland-based feminist, anarchist, badass-ist duo RAGANA. Plus, your essential guide to new punk records, demos, books, and zines, and all of your favorite columnists.

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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. 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! 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. We've also got a photo shots from Olympia Hardcore Fest. All that plus all your favorite columnists and the biggest reviews section in punk, don’t miss it!

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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. We have an oral history of Thrillhouse Records, the infamous SF venue/record store, followed by psychedelic young New Yorkers KALEIDOSCOPE, and a perspective on punk after the disaster in Fukushima, Japan from BAND OF ACCUSE. We interview Montreal outfit GAZM, Sheffield synth punks NACHTHEXEN, Cleveland rippers FUCK YOU PAY ME, Irish punk legends PROTEX, and the founder of Philly’s Break Free Fest. We’ve also got photo spreads from Damaged City and Everything Is Not OK III fests. All of this plus the columns and zine, book, film, and record reviews you know and love. Order yours today!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The July 2017 issue, has arrived! We hang out with Mexico City’s RIÑA and talk art and politics with Iceland’s DAUÐYFLIN and their tourmates XYLITOL. We have interviews with Berlin supergroup LIFE FUCKER, the creator of Exotic, a documentary covering sex work in Guam, and Hiro from the legendary DISCLOSE. Garage punkers REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA tell us about the scene in Istanbul, in fair Verona we meet LOS FASTIDIOS, no wave femme-punk heroines Y PANTS reflect on their recently reissued back catalogue, IN FLUX mix power-violence and d-beat in Portland, and MYDOLLS are still at it playing feminist punk in Houston and recording new music nearly 40 years into their life as a band. All of this plus photo spreads from Waynze World III in Kansas City and Olympia’s Book Your Own Fest, as well as an interview with collective members organizing Chicago’s queercore Fed Up Fest. What are you waiting for?

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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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