PAPERCORE #4, $?, 8” x 11½”, printed, 40 pgs.

May 25, 2021

Subtitled as an “International DIY Punk Zine,” I was immediately interested in this publication for its black, white, and red heavy cardstock cover displaying a group of rats huddled together in some future wasteland. The interior essays and contributors write of their individual scene reports existing and playing shows in a post-COVID world. A weekend festival in the rain for one musical act in France, and a tour in Southeast Asia for one band which ends in deportation and the fear of possible imprisonment (this one was particularly stressful reading, wondering what would happen to this poor band) are the main essays. Includes a list of new bands out of Southeastern France, an ongoing independent film festival, zine reviews, and an interview with a band from Israel. –Tricia Ramos (Papercore, Giz c/o CIRA, 50 Rue consolat, 13001 Marseille, France, [email protected])