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MRR #397 • June 2016

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It’s time for MRR #397, the June 2016 issue! On the cover: St. Louis’s the DUMPERS. You may know them as the backing band to the slippery and enigmatic LUMPY, but here the slime-punk reputation that precedes them takes a backseat to the real story. From their primordial origins to the Dumpers Rights movement, the only place to get the straight dump is in this exclusive interview. We’ve also got an interview with Steve Drewett of the NEWTOWN NEUROTICS, who last checked in with MRR nearly thirty years ago. Steve catches us up on lineup changes and new projects in the intervening decades, currents in the underground culture at large and his insights into everything from the band’s classic records to gigging in North Korea. Reporting from the Rust Belt, hardcore punk warriors CONCEALED BLADE give us the lowdown on the splendid isolation of the Pittsburgh scene, laying down the whole story starting from their explosive first gig. Out of the Midwest, Minneapolis’s KITTEN FOREVER dish on their new record of drum and bass anchored punk. There’s more: UROCHROMES, 2016’s hottest item out of New England, offer a peek into their maniac vision of US hardcore; Vienna’s calamitous post-punk group LIME CRUSH dish on their formation and their future. Reaching into the past, the VISITORS talk about the early post-punk scene in Edinburgh and beyond starting in the late ’70s; FRENOPATICSS discuss the recent reissue of their demo recordings, a small masterpiece of furtive hardcore wailing from teenage punks in early ’80s Barcelona. Plus: TINY KNIVES on their new record and carving their own space between punk, hardcore and metal in Portland. And straight out of Porto, Portugal come DOKUGA, hardcore from the oft-overlooked end of the Iberian peninsula. Topping it off is a scene report from Hattiesburg, MS, a town of less than 50,000 that’s quickly becoming one of the most exciting hot-spots of punk in the US. This issue also includes photo spreads from SIN ORDEN’s last show and Damaged City fest in Washington, DC. Of course we also got all your favorite columnists and hundreds of reviews of the latest records, tapes, books, and films to hit the streets.

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EUROPE:

BELGIUM
  1. Wangedrag
    wangedragpunk@gmail.com
    wangedrag.be
CROATIA
  1. Doomtown
    Mate Lovraka 17/1
    Zagreb 10040
    doomtownrec@gmail.com
    livinginadoomtown.blogspot.com
CZECH REPUBLIC
  1. Phobia
    phobia@centrum.cz
    phobiarecords.net
DENMARK
  1. Living in the City
    livinginthecityzine@gmail.com
FRANCE
  1. Crapoulet Records
    @ Lollipop Records Store
    Firminhac
    Rue Jean de Berhardy 39A
    Marseille 13001
    cool@crapoulet.fr
    crapoulet.fr
FINLAND
  1. Teen Wolf
    Fleminginkatu 11
    00530 Helsinki
    teenwolfrecords.com
GERMANY
  1. Kink Records
    ralf@kink-records.de
    kink-records.de
  2. Static Shock Musik
    Burknerstr. 6
    Berlin 12047
    staticshock@web.de
    staticshockmusik.com
  3. Ruin Nation Records
    PO Box 10 58 24
    28058 Bremen
    info@ruinnation.org
    ruinnation.org
HUNGARY
  1. Félsziget Klubház
    Subscriptions available
    revolution.bummer@gmail.com
ITALY
  1. Agipunk
    Via Rainaldi 5
    40139 Bologna
    koppadsr@yahoo.it
    agipunk.com
  2. Coward Records
    cowardrecords@gmail.com
    cowardrecords.com
  3. Radiation Records
    Via del Boschetto 94
    00176 Roma
    marco@radiationrecords.net
    radiationrecords.net
NETHERLANDS
  1. Crucial Attack
    c/o Franke Visser
    Burg. Albertstr. 11
    8715 JE Stavoren
    crucialattack.nl
  2. Don’t Buy Records
    Subscriptions available
    dontbuyrecords@gmail.com
    dontbuyrecords.blogspot.com
NORWAY
  1. 40RPM Infoshop/Byllepest
    Hausmannsgate 40
    0182 Oslo
    byllepestdistro@gmail.com
POLAND
  1. Refuse Records
    c/o Robert Matusiak
    PO Box 7
    02-728 Warszawa 78
    refuserecords@gmail.com
    refusemusic.net
PORTUGAL
  1. Black Mamba
    info@blackmamba.pt
SPAIN
  1. Cintes Podrides
    c/o Hector Garcia Lorente
    PO Box 24042
    Barcelona 8080
    cintespodrides@gmail.com
  2. Angel Fresnillo
    Avenida de Ulia 5 6o1ZQ
    20110 Trintxerpe Gipuzcoa
    ajaulop@gmail.com
  3. La Negra
    Calle de Eugenio Salazar, 9
    Madrid 28002
    lanegrashop.es
SWEDEN
  1. Push My Buttons
    savage@ebox.trinet.se
  2. Fyktsoda Fanzine
    Gamla Tuvevägen 11A
    41724 Göteborg
SWITZERLAND
  1. Rinderherz Records
    Postfach 1033
    CH-2501 Biel/Bienne
    rinderherz@gmx.net
    rinderherzrecords.ch.vu
UNITED KINGDOM
  1. Active Distribution
    Wholesale, subscriptions,
    back issues available
    BM Active
    London WC 1N 3XX
    jonactivedistribution@gmail.com
    activedistribution.org
  2. Different Kitchen
    differentkitchen.bigcartel.com
  3. Malicious Telecommunications
    Subscriptions available
    malicioustele.com

SOUTH AMERICA:

BRAZIL
  1. Coletivo Verdurada
    Pedro Carvalho
    Rua Fradique Coutinho, 294
    Apto 171B
    05416-000 Sao Paulo
    xpedrocarvalhox@gmail.com
  2. Ugra Press
    Rua Doutor Samuel Porto 271
    Apto 84
    Saude – 04054-010 Sao Paulo
    ugra.press@gmail.com

NORTH AMERICA:

CANADA
  1. Faith/Void
    894 College St, Basement
    Toronto, ON M6H 1A4
    faithvoidshop.com
MEXICO
  1. Carcoma Records
    Insurgentes Sur 363, Condesa
    Ciudad de Mexico
    carcomarecords@gmail.com

ASIA:

INDONESIA
  1. Hardcore Hell
    Pasar Santa
    Ground Floor 180
    Jakarta
PHILIPPINES
  1. Mutilated Noise
    Makati City, Philippines
    mutilatednoisedistro@gmail.com

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