MAXIMUM ROCK’N’ROLL #415, $4.99, 8½” x 11”, newsprint, 103 pgs.

Mar 28, 2018

Maximum Rock’n’roll’s 415th(!) issue contains several articles, including an interview with No To Rape Culture PDX, a rad group in Portland that works in the punk and hardcore communities to demolish rape culture. There’s an interview with Stresshold, a band/project from Russia who firmly believes that “there is no place for homophobia, sexism, racism and other kinds of discrimination,” and makes sure to announce it to their audience before each of their shows, which I think is really cool. Stresshold is a band that doesn’t have any social media accounts aside from their Bandcamp, and sounds like if G.L.O.S.S. after a day at the beach, so y’all should check them out. The cover story is an interview with Cat Brooks, a co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project, a group who works to end violence and state-sanctioned murder against black, brown, and poor people, and to create a sustainable support system community for them. Another one of my favorite things about this issue was the horoscopes by Crystal Mistress. Crystal Mistress calls out every sign in their horoscope, except for Scorpio. I’m pretty sure this person is a Scorpio, because of how much they applaud them, and also because of the snark dished out to everyone else. I thought it was interesting that demos and records are separate, but it does make it easier to look up reviews if you are looking for a certain one. –Cynthia Pinedo (Maximum Rock’n’roll, PO Box 460760, SF, CA, 94146,