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Amina Cruz Photo Column – Causa

Causa - Amina Cruz

Darcy Crash Distro’s Fighting Evil by Moonlight was host to Causa’s first performance.

MINIMUM ROCK + ROLL #4, $3, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 8 pgs.

When I saw the title of this zine, I was hoping it would be a spoof of Maximum Rock‘n’roll, but it was not. Instead, I found a short zine that consists of a short interview with the Olympia, Wash., band Bad Sleep and a short number of short reviews. I would’ve rather seen another two or three interviews and that amount more of reviews. Even if it would’ve taken a little longer for the zine to come out, I think it would be worth it, especially for the price. That being said, I liked the handwriting that served as the font for the zine, but I’m going to have to take a pass on this issue. –Kurt Morris (acornersoul@hotmail.com)

QUICK, THE: Untold Rock Stories: CS

These guys are a record store dude’s wet dream: exploited by Kim Fowley in the ‘70s, feathered hair, paved the way for L.A. punk, broke up and watched their peers get famous, a couple of their songs wound up as highlights on obscure power pop comps, and one of their ex-members went on to make the theme song to Friends. This super-catchy twenty-two song odds and ends comp features everything but this L.A. power pop band’s 1976 LP, and when “Hillary” came on, I said, “Holy fuck, this is good” out loud to my empty dining room. –Chris Terry (Burger)

One Punk Goes to the Movies – How The Goonies Prepared Me for Punk by James Rosario

Goonies James Rosario

The Goonies was a game-changer, and I’d never be the same again. The film was a box office hit enjoyed by a generation of kids and parents alike. For me, it was an eye-opening experience, turning me on to the notion of ineffectual adults, greedy capitalists, inclusive politics, and DIY ethics.

Webcomic Wednesdays #244 “The House” by Ricky Vigil

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“Ink in Water” – An Interview with Lacy Davis and Jim Kettner

Lacy Davis and Jim Kettner discuss their new graphic novel “Ink in Water”, about Lacy struggling and eventual overcoming an eating disorder. We also discuss their podcasts, webcomics, and Lacy’s newest endeavor: a gym.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Alement

Alement | Chris Boarts Larson

Alement remain my new favorite band! For anyone into the old U.K. crust punk style of bands like Axegrinder and the Amebix, Alement deliver the axebeats to perfection!

Razorcake #57 from 2010, featuring Noam Chomsky, Thee Undertakers, Daylight Robbery, and The Films of Pedro Almodovar

Razorcake #57 - Noam Chomsky

“People are very atomized right now. They’re also very angry. There’s tremendous anger in the country right now, worse than anything I can remember or know about in history.” -Noam Chomsky

Louis Jacinto Photo Column – The Bags

Alice Bag | Louis Jacinto

Alice Bag! That voice!

We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave – An Oral History hosted by Alice Bag

We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk's First Wave—An Oral History hosted by Alice Bag

“It wasn’t just about music or clothes. It was about not blindly accepting society’s norms. We challenged the status quo with everything at our disposal—race, class, gender—but we did it by just being ourselves.” –Alice Bag