MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #403, $4.99, 11” x 8½”, offset, 104 pgs.

Been a long time since I’ve read this zine, and maybe it’s the fact that this is an all-China issue and it was a bit tough tackling and assembling purely international contributions, but this issue seems a little thin. Maybe this is just the page count they’re at these days? The usual suspects: columns, reviews, ads. Also scene reports from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Beijing. Interviews with Subs, Diders, Demerit, and a collection of earlier Chinese scene reports from the MRR archives. Wonderful to see folks still publishing this magazine decades later, and especially pushing non-American stuff. –Keith Rosson (PO Box 460760, SF, CA 94146-0760)