SHOCK & AWE #3: $?, 8 ½” x 11”, printed, 68 pgs.

Jul 21, 2011

Shock & Awe is a fiercely independent music magazine produced by the members of the Knot Records collective in Malaysia… and it’s really great. It would be hard for me to imagine that every punk into crust, d-beat, and or political hardcore wouldn’t find something of interest in here. This zine (which is written completely in English) has so much more to offer than just that though, including columns about cops in Malaysia, punk tourism (with advice for foreign bands wanting to play in Malaysia), cassette tape appreciation, a Malaysian guide to punk labels, bands, and venues, an article about being a female punk in a male-dominated Malaysian scene, and much more. Throw in interviews with d-beaters Pazahora, the punk band Pusher, a bunch of reviews, and you are left with one great, inspiring zine. –

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