Thursday, January 19, 2012

MRR reviews the stowaways issue #2

Maximum Rocknroll #344-JAN-2012
reviewed the stowaways issue number two. pick up a copy.

8.5 X 11 - copied - 7 pgs

Call it blatant localism (I slay me), but when I saw that this was from Orange County I felt flaccid already. Sorry bros. This is basic fanzine layout, interviews, live reviews, record reviews, one two three all in a row. The interview is with Sean Bohrman of THEE MAKEOUT PARTY and Burger Records. The author (chris) and Sean are friends it seems from the way the interview came out. In this case, this works in a positive way, effectively drawing stories out of Sean about off topic stuff. The lie reviews are okay, but I feel that Chris gets bogged down recounting what songs the bands he likes played, and that made it drag for me a little. The reviews are small zine reviews, which means you get to hear about what the author likes. Two problems with this zine: Uno) the layout looks kinda bad, sloppy in a boring way, photos are all really small, and the text isn't laid out in an exciting way (it can be done): Dos) the zine is put together kinda poorly and was made a little harder to read because of it. But the content is solid. DO you wanna Know about the Orange County scene? (LP) Langford Poh
Christopher Gordon / 5082 Wendover Rd / Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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