GAD! #21, $?, 8½” x11”, copied, 22 pgs.

I don’t know much about Alabama. I know it’s in a part of the South even other Southerners look down on, and that’s about it. GAD! attempts to shed a little light on the Alabama underground through show and album reviews, live photos, and other arts by folks involved in the scene. It looks to bring together a variety of people’s voices, and it’s nice to see folks supporting each other and giving each other a platform locally. There’s even a directory of “Alabama Underground Music” in the back, listed with the type of music and city, which is a godsend to anyone just entering a scene—lord knows I could have used something like this moving to the city for the first time. Twenty-one issues is a commitment to a scene that’s rare, and I commend GAD! for keeping it up. –jimmy cooper (PO Box 1308 Gadsden, AL 35902, gadpunkzine.com)