ONE-BREAD SANDWICH #1: $?, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, copied, 12 pgs.

Maybe it’s just because I review zines here, but I see more and more cool little local interview fanzines these days. The layout is often hastily done. The whole thing often marks the creator as someone with an unflagging enthusiasm for DIY punk rock but without much practice putting out a zine. Which is fucking awesome! I hope this “trend” continues ad infinitum until every town has so many interview zines that you won’t be able to see a band play their first show without already knowing who their influences are and what their craziest party story is. But in that projected fanzine utopia of mine, there are a few stand-out mags where the interviewers mesh that peculiar drive with a strong sense of personality, resulting in great interviews. This zine is almost one of those—most times I am bored by interviews because it seems like the questions are being spit out of a computer. But this guy obviously has a strong, distinct personality—I just wish the questions, as always, were more original. In this issue he interviews Porkeria and Rad Company. That equation—one local band and one from away—will be continued in future issues, and I am excited to see what happens with the next ones. ([email protected])