DUDES MAGAZINE #17: $5, 8 ½” x 11”, printed, 92 pgs.

Jul 21, 2011

Do you like drinking, “babes,” and toilet humor? How about “Fest”-type bands, eating pizza, and talking about pooping? If so, Dudes Magazine is probably right up your alley. This zine is full of frat boy humor for dudes who like pop punk. The humor is not nearly as clever as the editor(s) of this magazine think it is, so it ultimately left me with a very “ehhh” taste in my mouth. Included are interviews with The Dopamines, Fest organizer Tony Weinbender, Holy Shit!, In Defence, and others, some dude columns about various travels, as well as a little bit of sports and political writing. As a bonus, this comes with a CD which has thirty-one tracks of dude-approved tunes from the likes of Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, High Tension Wires, The Dopamines, New Creases, and many others. I’d like to see the dudes be funnier, more offensive, and really take this a notch further. And I’d also recommend to get rid of the political stuff, as it’s hard to take a political column seriously when a few pages later I’m looking at the “Cable of the Month” and “Teabag of the Month” photo spreads. –Dudes Mag, 3872-A, Connecticut St., St. Louis, MO, 63116