MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #364: $4, 8 ¼ x 10 ¾”, newsprint, 128 pgs.

Yay! The new issue of MRR, packed full of the stuff you have come to expect from them: record, zine and book reviews aplenty along with insightful interviews with RAD, Trashies, and Last Chaos, among others. I was sad to see that the situation with longtime columnist Mykel Board is still ongoing (in the last MRR I reviewed, Board was being skewered over a column the coordinators refused to print) that ultimately led to his firing, which was touched on in this issue. Perhaps this is not related, but longtime coordinator Mariam is out and I suppose the next issue will welcome her replacement Ari. Welcome, Ari! Back to the issue, most columns are good reads, as usual, though I swear that George Tabb’s is a rehash from a previous column which sucked, as I usually always find it to be a great read. Oh well, I guess there is always next month! –Garrett Barnwell (MRR, PO Box 460760, SF, CA94146, maximumrocknroll.com)