Deb Frazin Photo Column—Reckling

Two kick-ass Reckling shows in four days was the perfect prescription for me this week.

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—The Freakees

Slipknot, Ghost, and now The Freakees: The next generation of masked rock and roll can be seen in a DIY shithole near you, if you live in the land O’ shit, aka L.A.

Interview with All We’ve Got director Alexis Clements by Billups Allen

“Each bookstore has its own personality, but feminist bookstores have a long history of being super queer friendly. Many of them were started by queer people and they’re gone. They’re just by and large gone. They just can’t make the math work.” –Alexis Clements

Citizenship Test, a short story by John Miskelly

A heartwarming father and son human rights atrocity.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Slaughterhouse

Slaughterhouse has just released their cover of “Nausea” by X (with Laila Hashemi from The Paranoyds on keys), and it’s something you need to get into your earholes RIGHT NOW!

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Pool Kids

Every year at FEST there’s a band that I’d never heard of who blows me away. This year it’s Pool Kids. The sound was hard and raw with breathy and throaty vocals, which is usually enough of a dichotomy on its own to draw my attention, but then there were twinkly noodley guitars and a billion time signature changes and I died.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Launcher

Do you dig The Freakees? If so, you’ll dig Launcher!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Loud Night

The stars finally aligned for me. I was able to see Richmond ragers Loud Night and Nosebleed at the new rock bar venue that is just a couple blocks from my house in honor of a book release for Heavy Tales. The Music. The Metal. The Madness, a story about Megaforce Records.

Confronting Abuse: The Sabotage by Will Kenneth

Will reflects on the times his father tried to ruin his relationships, and how stress can play a role in the ways we form memories under duress.

Featured Zine Reviews Razorcake 112—The Deceived, Behind The Zines, Gratitude, The Hot Shot, Midlife Crisis Era HC

Trigger warnings abound for sexual, emotional, physical, religious, and military abuse, and it was upsetting to me even as someone who is not a survivor of the level of abuse detailed here. Be cautious.