MRR #326 • July 2010

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The July 2010 issue of Maximum Rocknroll is here! This month we have some killer cover art courtesy of Avi Spivak of Humanbeing Lawnmower zine… And a delightful selection of content to match, starting off with U-Ron of REALLY RED, who offers a different perspective to the controversial interview with his former band mate John Paul in MRR #323. Japanese hardcore destruction comes  courtesy of SLANG, alongside the definitive Scottish crust of SEDITION. Australia’s CIRCLE PIT provides some dirty punk, London England’s TRASH KIT brings to mind the post-punk energy of bands like New Age Steppers, Rip Ring and Panic; San Francisco’s HIGH CASTLE plays ragged, noisy, art inflected punk rock, plus we got some East Bay punk weirdness courtesy of STREET EATERS. MARCEL DUCHAMP from Chile plays politically charged and very raging hardcore, but we also got some brutal grind inflected hardcore represented by Florida’s own MEHKAGO  NT, the long running and much loved RANDOM CONFLICT straight outta Alabama, and yet more twisted Midwestern hardcore from Michigan’s BUNNY SKULLS. We got scene reports from Calgary Canada and New Orleans, plus all our usual columnists, and the most comprehensive review section in punk, punk!


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