FLUKE #14, $5, 8½” x 11”, copied, 44 pgs.

May 31, 2017

The previous issue of Matthew Thompson’s zine—the twenty-fifth anniversary issue (!)—focused on his old hometown of Little Rock. So does this issue, but instead of telling stories from scene vets, Thompson shows us his history through assembling a collection of forty show flyers. This is a totally captivating approach, despite the fact that I only know a few of the local bands showcased here (Trusty, Chino Horde, Econochrist). Something resembling narrative forms as out-of-towners come through multiple times and locals move away.  Awesome! –Michael T. Fournier (PO Box 1547, Phoenix, AZ 85001)