MAXIMUM ROCK’N’ROLL #395, $4.99, 5½” x 8½”, newsprint, 108 pgs.

San Francisco’s premiere punk magazine, Maximum Rock’n’Roll’s newest issue features interviews with bands Negative Scanner, The Pessimists, and The Coltranes. Covering more than a usual amount of fests, this issue has articles about Manic Relapse in Oakland Calif., Damaged City Fest in Washington DC., and Everything Is Not Ok in Oklahoma City, Okla. The highlight of this issue for me was the interview with director Ricardo Meléndez about his three-part documentary about the history of punk in Colombia. The first part of his series will be available to download soon, check it out at bogotapunkdocumental.wix.com. –Tricia Ramos (Maximum Rock’n’Roll, PO Box 460760, SF, CA, 94146, maximumrocknroll.com)