MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #420 & back issues
Legendary monthly DIY punk fanzine produced in San Francisco, read by punks worldwide.
Pre-Order - #421 June 2018
#420 May 2018 - A special tribute to our founder Tim Yohannan to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing. Plus: The organizers of Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp band LITTLE DEBBIE & THE CRUSADERS / “The Price of Legal Marijuana” / DARK/LIGHT from Portland / DEATH RIDGE BOYS from Portland / ALL TORN UP! from NYC / KOHTI TUHOA from Helsinki, Finland / MISS DESTINY from Australia / YC-CY from Switzerland / Director of the film Careful Not To Cry, Erik Sutch / Photo spread from Everything Is Not OK IV
#419 - April 2018
The cut'n'paste issue features Spain's RATA NEGRA, Florida's PROTOCOL, Wyoming's COWS, Italy's DOTS, Sweden's KATASTROF, Portland's WOOLEN MEN, Michigan's CLOUD RAT, Japan's ILLYA, LEMURIA, FORCED ORDER, SCORE, Neck Chop Records, and a history of Finnish KBD punk.
#418 - March 2018
JJ Jacobson of OFFENDERS in memoriam, Dublin venue Karate Klub, MARTHA and SNOB from the UK, North Carolina’s ISS, MARAUDEUR from Switzerland, Singapore’s SENYAWA, F.I.T.S. from Canada, NOT ON TOUR from Israel, NEO NEOS from Minneapolis ,the East Bay’s Dear Diary Zine Fest, and Eric Bifaro of Feral Kid Records and More Power Tapes.
#417 - February 2018
The Year-End Top Ten Issue, features our top tens from 2017, photographs from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, CHARMPIT from London, Chicago's RASH, ISOTOPE SOAP from Sweden, Tijuana's DFMK, ERIK NERVOUS from Shipshewana, Indiana.
#416 - January 2018
Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we say goodbye to DIY icon Fred Cole of DEAD MOON, the RATS, PIERCED ARROWS and more. But this issue isn’t all doom and gloom! We have comic artist Liz Prince who gushes all about her love of pop punk and her hopes of converting kids to punks. We also have a double blast of Scandinavian punk: ABORTTI 13 from Finland divulge their dreams of becoming legends, and DIAGNOSIS? BASTARD! have quite a bit to say about violence (or lack thereof) in their native Sweden. Cleveland’s PERVERTS AGAIN reveal their love for pop culture by discussing just how much they love “I Love College” by Asher Roth. Von Beat, the ex-drummer of the RALPHS, reminisces on the early Texas punk/new wave scene, including time spent with labelmate Bobby Soxx. Three different bands from around the globe — Australia’s BENT, Germany’s KENNY KENNY OH OH, and Oakland’s COMPOSITE — all spill about their complex feelings surrounding being femme and playing punk. OXIDANT from North Carolina wax poetic on powerviolence, anxiety, and social power, while Japan’s ZAY talks about defying expectations as a punk supergroup. Need more? Good! You can have all of these interviews plus all of the columnists and reviews that you love to hate to love. Maximum Rocknroll won’t read itself — pick it up and read it!
#411 - August 2017
Absolutely packed with bands, activists, history, scene reports, and everything in between covering punk in the Philippines and beyond. Interviews with the organizers of Aklasan Fest — a Bay Area-based punk festival featuring all Pinoy bands, Manila infoshop Etniko Bandido, DIY organizers in the Flowergrave Collective, Quezon City environmental activist Chuck Baclagon, NYC migrant worker organizer Gary Kadena, and an extensive history of autonomous spaces and infoshops in the Philippines going back to the early ’90s.
#410 - July 2017
Interviews with Mexico City’s RIÑA, talk art and politics with Iceland’s hardcore punks DAUÐYFLIN and their US tourmates, Olympia’s XYLITOL. Berlin supergroup LIFE FUCKER, the creator of Exotic, a documentary covering sex work in Guam, and Hiro the Aggression from the legendary DISCLOSE. Garage punkers REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA tell us about the scene in Istanbul, in fair Verona we meet LOS FASTIDIOS, no wave femme-punk heroines Y PANTS reflect on the occasion of their recently reissued back catalogue, IN FLUX mix powerviolence and D-beat in Portland, and MYDOLLS are still at it playing feminist punk in Houston and recording new music nearly 40 years into their life as a band. All of this plus photo spreads from Waynze World III in Kansas City and Olympia’s Book Your Own Fest, as well as an interview with collective members organizing Chicago’s queercore Fed Up Fest.