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.

Kill Lincoln, S.M.N., Eat Defeat, Thirsty Guys, and Strong Zero, October 26, 2019 at Sidebar, Baltimore, Md. by Will Malkus

There’s a moment that comes every so often at a good, high-energy show where you’re forced to stop for a moment and recognize that you may have just injured yourself.

Webcomic Wednesdays #402 by Milo Schureman

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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.

Webcomic Wednesdays #401 by Sam Grinberg

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Interview with Chris L. Terry by Michael T. Fournier

Black Card takes a hard look at race through the lens of its unnamed, mixed-race narrator. I talked to Chris L. Terry about 2019 Richmond punk, growing up near Boston, and the (often unfulfilled) promise of indie press.