UPHEAVAL #15: $4 US, $5 Can./Mex., $6 World, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 36 pgs.

Nov 20, 2012

Upheavel is a hardcore fanzine with an international focus and interviews with Overkill For Profit from Azerbaijan, Co-Arse from the Philippines, and Keith Bennett. The two band interviews are done pretty well. I enjoy reading the experiences and perspectives of bands I don’t know anything about, especially when they’re talking about punk in a place I have no direct interface with or access to. The most interesting, and troubling, interview was the one with the author’s longtime friend, Keith Bennett. From the tone of the interview and certain things mentioned, it seems like Keith has alienated and made problems with lots of people (and probably vice versa). I like this interview. I don’t like everything that’s said in it but I like the idea behind it: discussing your friend’s problems with him as someone he can open up to, and knowing that it will end up published in a fanzine for everyone to see. Lots of record reviews and a comic fill the rest of this out. -Dave Brainwreck ([email protected])