SOMETHING FOR NOTHING #74, 2 stamps or trade, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 40 pgs.

This fanzine/perzine of sorts always features a thorough section on a band or genre of music. This issue is focused on the band and discography of The Violent Femmes. Starting off with a short piece on how they are one of the author’s top five favorite bands, the zine than goes over every album they’ve ever put out, including live DVDs. The later half of the zine is why I say it’s also a perzine, as the author has a birthday recap spread (covering what they did for their birthday), a spread on beverages they’ve recently tried and reviewed, and restaurants in their area that they’ve eaten at and suggest the reader tries as well. If you’re looking for a dense read, this is definitely one to sit down with. –Tricia Ramos (Something For Nothing, PO Box 226, Massillon, OH 44648)