MANUAL DEXTERITY: $2, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, printed, 46 pgs.

Jul 21, 2011

Manual Dexterity is an indie rock music zine with a slick layout and a bunch of great-looking photos, but the zine really suffers as it lacks a discernible sense of personality within its pages. Included are interviews with Tokyo Police Club, Mixtapes, The Aquabats, and a few others. The questions asked in every single interview are from a perspective that the reader is already familiar with the bands/artists being interviewed, without any background or context to what the band is all about. Also included are music reviews and top ten lists from members of various bands, again, with no background as to who they are. While the interviews are all in depth and the writers know their stuff, the way they’re presented here leaves all of the content seriously lacking character, and, therefore, ultimately uninteresting. –Manual Dexterity, PO Box 1616, Monticello, MN 55362

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