PARANOIZE #42, Free, 5½” x 8½”, 16 pgs.

Bobby Bergeron’s Paranoize shares a brief New Orleans’ scene report. Included are interviews with AR-15, Space Cadaver, Ekumen, and a few other swamp rockers. We also get the lowdown on good record stores—may I recommend Sisters of Christ?—and venues. Most of the zine covers thrash, metal, sludge, and hardcore. Seeing as this is gator country, I guess leaning toward harder stuff makes more sense. Ska and pop punk is too hot blooded. Anyhow, if that’s your thing, and you know you’re going to be in NOLA, I’d recommend emailing Bergeron for the lowdown and the latest issue of Paranoize. Before closing, I’d like to bump a band I learned of in the scene report, if only for their name: The Tomb Of Nick Cage. The group’s songs are more or less synopses of horror movies. Long live Paranoize, herald of grime; long live Nicholas Cage, Pharaoh of New Orleans. –Jim Joyce (Paranoize, PO Box 2334, Marrero, LA 70073-2334, [email protected])