MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #376: $4.99, newsprint, 8¼” x 10¾”, 128 pgs.

2015 marks my twenty-fifth year as an MRR reader. While certain fine points might have changed, the zine remains essentially the same as it did back then, bursting with crucial information about punk and its related subgenres. Balancing covering new bands with keeping track of history, there’s always valuable information in MRR. This issue is especially exciting in that it covers the documentary Traces in the Snow, an upcoming movie chronicling 1980s Siberian punk. Other features include articles and interviews pertaining to the Dishrags, Gas Rag, S.H.I.T., Iron Lung Records, and much more. There’s also a scene report from Greece, a ton of interesting reviews, and informative ads from labels small and large. I can’t imagine a world without MRR. Hopefully the zine continues for many more decades, lovably staining future generations’ fingers with newsprint. –Art Ettinger (MRR, PO Box 460760, SF, CA94146)