Maximum Rocknroll #314 • July 2009

June 7th, 2009 by

cover-314version2We’ve got some killer interviews and scene reports this month from around the world. But Boston and DC are in the spotlight—we get the skinny on female-fronted Boston hardcore punks, THE LIBYANS. The current wave of DC straightedge hardcore bands is represented with COKE BUST, and we’ve got an interview with the raging, non-sxe, but DC based all-girl hardcore punk band, TURBOSLUT. We’ve also got interviews with Austin’s garage flavor of the month, STRANGE BOYS, who dish about brotherly love, and another with the elusive Belgian hardcore band, VOGUE. The controversial early ’80s styled Italian band, SMART COPS weigh in, and ZYANOSE also get a feature, true sounds of noise damage from Japan. There’s an extensive scene report, a recap of all that has happened in Canada’s fine city of Toronto over the past couple of years, from the break up of THE BAYONETTES to CAREER SUICIDE’s upcoming LP to bands like URBAN BLIGHT and BAD CHOICE. We also cover the political and social history of squatting in Italy, from the communist uprisings of the late ’60s and punks in the early ’80s right through to the current situation. Finally, we catch up with one of punk’s most striking artists, Portland’s Dennis Dread, whose stunning and provocative artwork has graced the covers of punk and hardcore records for years. All this plus the usual columns, news, and the most extensive review section in punk—all the recently released records, zines, demos, books and films!


10 responses to “Maximum Rocknroll #314 • July 2009”

9 06 2009
tim anstine (09:27:55) :

you guys should create a messageboard.

9 06 2009
Layla (10:40:21) :

This probably isn’t going to happen…

9 06 2009
Moe (17:28:24) :

Yeah. Create a messageboard so all the “punks” can trash each other anonymously.

15 06 2009
Blair (23:40:10) :

Got It! and Get This! maybe I should write a letter: Free Kiwi Punk and I’l send a copy to the demo’s section.

16 06 2009
Mike (17:56:00) :

Yeah, I wish they would too. I’ve been wanting to develop a venue and music scene where I live, but I don’t know where to reach out to…

21 06 2009
tim anstine (11:14:04) :

Meh. I don’t blame you guys. The new issue is a good read. Basement screams has been giving me alot of good ideas with my own 4 track endevours

22 06 2009
Dr-detroit (13:04:38) :

Update the top ten list.,

23 06 2009
Mike Beer (14:21:18) :

Thumbs up Blair for the comp!

25 06 2009
John (04:28:03) :

Any way you guys could update the top ten list?

26 06 2009
Layla (11:21:13) :

UPDATED! #314 top tens now up! Sorry it took so long-we got a lot to do and our web co-ord is on tour in Europe!

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