Confronting Abuse: The Sabotage by Will Kenneth

Will reflects on the times his father tried to ruin his relationships, and how stress can play a role in the ways we form memories under duress.

Featured Zine Reviews Razorcake 112—The Deceived, Behind The Zines, Gratitude, The Hot Shot, Midlife Crisis Era HC

Trigger warnings abound for sexual, emotional, physical, religious, and military abuse, and it was upsetting to me even as someone who is not a survivor of the level of abuse detailed here. Be cautious.

Daisy Noemi Photo Column—The Groans

The Groans performed tracks from their latest album “Earth Dweller” alongside Alice Bag and Trap Girl for a Turn It Up! Fundraiser.

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—Cunts

Bring your panty hose, stretch that shit over your head, and get ready for some violence. It’s the type of music you would play on the way to robbing a bank while high on PCP and, of course, you’re having relationship issues. Now tell me you don’t wanna get stupid to that shit?

Featured Book Reviews Razorcake 112—Frame of Mind, Forty-Five Thought Crimes, House of the Black Spot, Teen Movie Hell

Tricarico’s ability to take a wide range of musicians in various experiences and both show their energy and their humanity really makes these pages shine. The additional focus on women musicians both in photos and essays makes this one a keeper.

Serrated Edges by Billups Allen: The use of unorthodox story structure in horror films

Cerebral horror can be rewarding if you let yourself go. It takes a conscious effort to avoid saying, “That would never happen.” Unorthodox plot lines and experimental production techniques can cause a movie to stick with you long after it’s over.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Apes Of The State

I thought, “So this is what happens when someone like me finds a guitar when they get clean instead of a camera.” There’s something magical about finding a thing—whatever that thing is—that makes you happy and doing it… intentionally and with purpose.

Rationalizing to a Fault by Jamie L. Rotante

When rationalizing my actions turns into just making excuses.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Katatonic

There’s a punk rock band in the L.A. music scene I just can’t get enough of lately, and that band is called Katatonic.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—The Bags

The Hong Kong Café in Los Angeles’s Chinatown opened in response to the banning of punk bands, especially bands with girls in them, from the first Chinatown venue to book punk, Madame Wong’s.