MRR #327 • August 2010

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MRR #327 is out now! This month’s cover is graced by the amazing handiwork of Brazilian photographer Mateus Mondini, featuring Brazilian rippers OS ESTUDANTES with a killer interview inside! A revelation awaits you when you read about North America’s first all-female punk band THE CURSE from Toronto, Canada. Punk professor Conta of PEKINSKA PATKA delivers an insightful perspective on old-school punk and new wave in the former Yugoslavia in the oppressive and turbulent late 70s and early 80s — a smart, funny and moving interview. Get your hardcore mind blown with an epically long interview the mysterious and dark THOU from New Orleans. This issue is also proud to present an amazing nine page Italian scene report, packed full of info on labels, fanzines and venues, and descriptions of new regional bands and where to hear them! The VENEREANS of Valencia, Spain, give us an interview about their beach punk stylings. We have a long chat with Alex, creator of the killer French zine Ratcharge, inspired by raw, punk, Discharge-influenced music. Midwestern antisocial, bratty hardcore punks CULO deliver their musings on punk life. The letters section picks up, and a great prisoner column, the usual columnists and the most comprehensive review section in punk all await you in this issue!


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