No Cause For Concern?

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No Cause For Concern? Issue Nine

No Cause For Concern? is a punk zine published in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the 1980s. It now exists online.

The first issue of No Cause For Concern? appeared in April of 1982. Nine print issues were released, the last one published in June of 1984. The editors for the first two issues were Janine Frenken, Dave Champion and David McCaig. Issues three and four were released by Janine Frenken, Dave Champion and Sheila Boyde; issue five by Janine Frenken and Dave Champion; and six to nine were published by Janine Frenken. The zine covered the punk, hardcore and rockabilly scene in Ottawa, Ontario, with reviews from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto as well as New York City and Washington DC.


  • Issue One: Editorial page; featured bands are Target 21, Fear, Wasted Youth; also including reviews, article on slam dancing, a comic and the Top Ten list.
  • Issue Two: Editorial page; Letters; featured bands are Teenage Head, Skrewdriver; also including an article on club night Easter Beaver, reviews, and news about the editor's cat, Bella, who had kittens, Top Ten list.
  • Issue Three: Editorial page; Letters; interview with T.S.O.L.; featured bands are Black Flag, Attention Span, Target 21, The Bopcats, The Young Lions; also including Ottawa news and reviews of shows and recordings, Top Ten list.
  • Issue Four: Editorial page; featured bands are M.D.C., Black Flag, Saccharine Trust. S.C.U.M., Allergic; reviews, comic, local radio, Ottawa news, New York City scene report, Bottom Ten list.
  • Issue Five: Editorial page; interview with Civil Terror; featured bands are Chron Gen, Youth Youth Youth, Raw Sewage, The Tuinols; reviews, Ottawa news, scene reports from Montreal and Vancouver, Top Ten list.
  • Issue Six: Editorial page; Letters, interview with M.D.C.; featured bands are CRASS, D.O.A., Angelic Upstarts, articles on the Litton bombing, Anarchy, reviews, Ottawa news, scene reports from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, Top Ten list.
  • Issue Seven: Editorial page; interview with Randy Peters; featured bands are The Pushkins, The Howlin' C's, The Exploited; reviews, Youth Culture Productions' Santa's Hardcore Christmas Party, an article on women in the hardcore scene entitled, You've Come A Long Way, Baby?, and an article on Youth Culture productions, Ottawa news, Quebec City scene report, Top Ten list.
  • Issue Nine: Editorial page; interviews with Boyd Farrell (Black Market Baby), Sab Grey (Iron Cross), Ian MacKaye, John Stabb (Government Issue); featured bands are Toxic Reasons, Honest Injun, Porcelain Forehead and D-Ploy; reviews, Ottawa news, scene reports from Oxnard, Ca., Halifax and Vancouver, photos of shows, Top Ten list.

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