MINIMUM ROCK + ROLL #6, $2, 4¼” x 5½”, copied, 8 pgs.

Mar 28, 2018

Another issue from the best-named zine in DIY. (Apparently, it can also be abbreviated as mRR—I love it.) True to that name, this is a minimalist little tidbit of a zine, each word cleanly and painstakingly handwritten in felt tip pen. An interview with Jac Walsh of the band Dump Him takes up almost half the zine (which sounds like a lot, but it’s just three questions in as many pages). Jac shares some brief thoughts about the power of queer punk community and the allure of hardcore Blogspots. The remaining pages consist of quick record reviews that skew toward the fuzzier, ‘90s-influenced indie punk side of things. The reviews are weirdly compelling for blurbs averaging about three sentences; I’m sold on a couple of these bands just based on Josh’s enthusiasm. This whole thing is a five-minute read, just a pleasant blip in my day. What’s not to like? –Indiana Laub (Minimum Rock + Roll, 1963 SE 11th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501)