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FREE CD! MARR AND FRIENDS: A celebration of Johnny’s genius by Edwyn Collins, John Frusciante, Sandie Shaw, Beth Orton, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The & more…
JOHNNY MARR: Can the Smiths genius, solo at last, out-sprint the shadow of the ’80s greatest band? And what’s the truth about The The and the tomatoes? Plus: tributes by Noel Gallagher, Radiohead, and more.
AARON NEVILLE: From New Orleans’ Calliope Projects to the Grammys, via the big house and smack house, the mountainous man with the angel voice has seen some things.
THE DAMNED: The pioneering UK punks relive the laughter, tears and custard pies. But hang on, who are they calling a “comedy band”?
ETTA JAMES: The rawest soul diva in the pantheon didn’t have to dig deep for pain to fill her music. Abandoned by family, inveigled by drugs, her life was the blues.
ROBERT FRIPP: King Crimson’s art-rock eminence is abdicating from music, disgusted by the venal modern biz. But not before letting fly with both barrels. “Creativity is of the heavens,” he says. “The industry is subterranean.
2013 PREVIEW: Why we’ll be rocking to Roger Waters’ Wall redux, Dave Grohl’s rock doc, King Krule’s urchin indie, Björk in a tent, and the Tuareg Jimi Hendrix.All the most enticing acts, and events, of the next 12 months compiled.
REVIEWED: Villagers / Aaron Neville / Biffy Clyro / Broadcast / Alasdair Roberts / Esben & The Witch / I Am Kloot / Bessie Smith / The Who / Nick Drake / Jackie De Shannon / Ernest Ranglin / The Moving Sidewalks / Iggy Pop / Tracey Thorn / Danny Baker / The Rolling Stones / Lonnie Donegan / West Of Memphis / Robert Glasper & DOOM / Alabama Shakes and more.
PLUS! The Black Keys: new album / Introducing Matthew E White and Rival Sons / Jools Holland’s Mindblowers / Andrew Loog Oldham / Revisiting Breaking Glass / Soundgarden / Farewell, Chris Stamp / Unseen Joe Strummer / James Chance and The Contortions.
Stop into Phono Select and pick up your copy of the latest issue of MRR!
A new issue is hot off the press and MRR #357, the February 2013 issue, is brimming with the best from hardcore and punk worldwide. In this issue, legends of Japanese hardcore FORWARD discuss Burning Spirits, touring, recording and everything in between; LUNATIC FRINGE look back and discuss their gritty, gruff days as early British punk pioneers in Bristol during the 1980s; while Bay Area locals KICKER ponder their journey and talk about what it means to them to be punk in 2013. Swedish D-beat ladies CONTORTURE tell us about their inspirations and why people shouldn’t be surprised anymore by all-girl hardcore bands; we get the inside scoop on Denmark’s prominent Detonate Records and check in with some of the bands on their roster, including EXITHIPPIES and the WANKYS; plus, we catch Berlin-based hardcore outfit NOTHING just before they head east on a Chinese tour. Pennsylvanian straightedge hardcore band HOUNDS OF HATE talk about their home-recording processes and share future plans; Ohio’s BEATNIK TERMITES discuss their long-running pop-punk calling and how the ride has been so far, and a Detroit scene report fills us in on all the Motor City punk rock action… the excitement never ends! Plus, Shitworker of the Month: Kat Smith, all your favorite columnists, news and the most extensive review section in punk print.
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