Zine Reviews

PARANOIZE #42, Free, 5½” x 8½”, 16 pgs.

Paranoize shares a brief New Orleans’ scene report. Included are interviews with AR-15, Space Cadaver, Ekumen, and a few other swamp rockers. We also get the lowdown on good record stores and venues.

OUT WHERE THE RIVER BROKE / THE FIRST FOUR YEARS, $1, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 14 pgs.

This zine is comprised of two stories: one from Jeff Schroeck and one from Razorcake’s own Michael T. Fournier.

ONE SINGULAR DATE, 4” x 5”, perfect bound, 46 pgs.

This is the story about a violent act that happened over a decade ago permanently changing a man’s life forever.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL: #407, $4.99, 5½” x 8½”, newsprint, 102 pgs.

Of course, most of the columns in here are about the Trump regime and intellectually or emotionally resisting fascism. This issue also has interviews with bands, a couple being Brazil’s Futuro, Poland’s Ohyda, and a Generacion Suicida tour diary.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #405, $4.99, 8½” x 11”, 119 pgs.

Issue #405 is MRR’s “2016 Year-End Top Ten Lists” issue, and includes features on Glasgow’s Anxiety and Minneapolis’s Fucking.

LUCKY ROAD CAT #1, $7, 4” x 5”, perfect bound mini-book, 50 pgs.

This pocket-sized zine contains three short stories. One about loosely organizing a summer fun fest, the second is about watching people cruise around in the summer. The third story is a classic band’s tour tale, documenting many things that can go wrong.

EARTH FIRST! WINTER 2016/2017, $6.50, 8” x 10½”, 72 pgs.

Earth First! is a journal of ecological resistance. Incarcerated presidential candidate Sean Swain used his column to concede Trump’s win. Also included are unwincing looks at government abuse of activists at Standing Rock.

DEEP FRIED ZINE MPLS #11, $1, 5½” x 8½”, 24 pgs.

Deep Fried Zine MPLS batter up another steamy batch of fast food news and rock and roll interviews with groups like Fiji 13, Monica LaPlante, and Real Numbers.

CANS ON A SHELF: A PHOTOZINE & EULOGY, $7 ppd., 8½” x 5½”, color-copied cardstock, 30 pgs.

This is a full color photo zine this fellow Bryan put together of his friends. He shows a deep affection for his people and they seem comfortable posing for him.

CABILDO QUARTERLY #17, $?, 5½” x 8½”, 14 pgs.

Cabildo Quarterly is a litmag with a zine aesthetic. Michael T. Fournier and Jeff Schroeck (of The Ergs!, yes) put out their short fiction.