MRR #339 • August 2011

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The August issue of MRR is here — issue #339 to be precise… This month we have interviews with Swedish hardcore originators HEADCLEANERS, Tomek Lipinski from Polish punk legends TILT and BRYGADA KRYZYS, and we’ve got Oakland garage veterans and cat ladies MIDNITE SNAXX. There’s two doses of grind with Minneapolis’s COKSKAR and Britain’s AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN. Plus we’ve got Canadian ragers GROWN UPS, New Orleans’ own pop-punkers SMALL BONES, and French hardcore from YOUTH AVOIDERS. There’s an extensive look at legendary record and tape label and early ’80s international punk and hardcore disseminator Xcentric Noise Records, and the second part of our look at the history of punk in communist-era Czechoslovakia. All of this plus the usual columnists you hate yourself for lovin’ and the most extensive review section in punk!


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