Louis Jacinto Photo Column, The Bags—Beyond Fashion

The Bags, Louis Jacinto

It was always the music not the fashion!

Schwach Tour Diary of Colombia and Ecuador by Martin Stich

schwach tour report

When a friend of ours, who was traveling Europe last year, invited us to tour in Colombia, we didn’t give the proposal much credit. Many promises are made when you’re far from home and someone just gave you a couch to crash on. And, anyways, who the hell would care for a German-singing hardcore band in the tropics?

Confronting Abuse: The Power of Manipulation by Will Kenneth

Confronting Abuse: The Power of Manipulation

Will looks back on a pivotal encounter with a grade-school bully. He realizes abuse at home played a key role in diffusing this challenging moment.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Voivod


Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Voivod (click for full size) There are those who are die-hard fans and there are some who don’t even know how much of an influence Voivod has been on so much of the very foundation of hardcore, punk, and metal. However, seeing Voivod live is enough to change your life. I

Daisy Noemi Photo Column – Valentin Marx


Brooklyn-based band, Valentin Marx, gave the West Coast a little taste of their indie rock tunes at The Hotel Cafe during their February L.A. visit.

Featured Zine Reviews Razorcake 109: Visualizing the History of Fugazi, The American Indian Ready To Wear Catalog, Biff Boff Bam Sock, Skating with Shes and Hers


Punk’s not a competition, but this wins the issue.

One Punk Goes to the Movies: Unpacking Masaki Kobayashi’s “The Human Condition” by James Rosario


Humanity and humanism are deeply explored in Masaki Kobayashi’s epic anti-war opus, “The Human Condition.”

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column – Zeta


The members of Zeta are from Venezuela and have applied for permanent U.S. residency after touring in the United States for the last two years. . If you want to show your support for keeping this inspiring and hardworking band together, you can sign the petition on

Featured Record Reviews Razorcake 109–Blood Blush, Buzzcocks, Kepi Ghoulie, S.B.F, Spiritual Cramp


Louis Jacinto Photo Column – The Alley Cats


Punk, But Good Looking Too!