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NEW MRR T-Shirt — Two Partied Out?

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Don't Look at My Face

MRR Radio #1511 • 6/26/16

Amelia ANOK4U2 brings you some old, some new, some high on glue... Ladies & Gentlemen, How ...

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DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

New Blood! SLUR, FUSSY, DOXX, AND CRUMB

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MRR Radio #1510 • 6/19/16

Layla demonstrates the healing power of gentle strums with added neural input from Grace Intro song: ALMOST ...

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A selection of rare records from our collection!

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Maximum Rocknroll #398 • July 2016

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Get ready for Maximum Rocknroll #398, the July 2016 issue and the second edition of our Ex-Yugo retrospective special! This one features Croatian bands including the wild synth-punk of KAOS, Rijeka’s PARAF as well as KUD IDIJOTI and BESPOSLIČARI from the small yet bustling scene of Pula, plus some classic Slovenian groups such as BULDOŽER, LUBLANSKI PSI, and Ljubljana’s NIET. We also got a chance to get in some of the latest and greatest in North American hardcore, interviewing the globetrotting Bay Area straightedge outfit TØRSÖ and Toronto teenage maniacs MOLLOT. The UK’s DOMESTICS talk about their unrelenting dedication to punk in East Anglia, and RED RED KROVVY also sit down for their first MRR interview ten years after their formation as a high school punk band on Australia’s isolated north coast. Also featured: an article on Mabel Valdiviezo, whose upcoming documentary Prodigal Daughter tells her story as a punk woman in the DIY subterráneo scene in Lima in the ‘80s, coming to the US as an undocumented immigrant in the ‘90s, and her subsequent return home. This issue also includes an Iowa City scene report, a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest, hundreds of reviews (records, demos, books, films; you name it), another fix of your favorite columnists; in short, another high stakes, buy-or-die edition of MRR.

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Still available: MRR #397 • June 2016 issue…

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LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS from St. Louis, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS from the UK, Pittsburgh hardcore courtesy of CONCEALED BLADE, Minneapolis punks KITTEN FOREVER, Western Mass hardcore mutation from UROCHROMES, Vienna punk racket from LIME CRUSH, late ‘70s lost post-punk from the VISITORS, ‘80s Barcelona teenage hardcore from FRENOPATICSS, Portland’s TINY KNIVES, DOKUGA from Portugal, Hattiesburg, MS scene report and photo spreads from SIN ORDEN’s last show and Damaged City fest.

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NEW MRR T-Shirt — “Two Partied Out?”


June 27th, 2016 by

 

The latest and greatest in the Maximum Rocknroll lookbook, now available on our webstore!

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Based on an original flyer for Maximum Rocknroll Radio on KPFA, this is a must for the dedicated fan of everyone’s favorite weekly dose of contemporary and classic DIY punk. Available in sizes XS-2XL. Get yours today!

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MRR Radio #1511 • 6/26/16


June 26th, 2016 by

Amelia ANOK4U2 brings you some old, some new, some high on glue…

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Ladies & Gentlemen, How do?
DAMNED – Love Song
ZYANOSE – Love Song

Don't Look at My Face

Don’t Look at My Face

For Katsunori
DANSE MACABRE – Think About Death
BAWS – Like Let’s Have a Ball
IRON CROSS – Crucified for Your Sins
MUTANT ITCH – Spider
CHAOS TRIBE – Muerte Súbita

I Want Ya Back
BRIARD – I Really Hate Ya
TOŽIBABE – Bog
GASH – God is Dead
THE NIXE – Happens

Nagasaki Nightrider
LIP CREAM – Born to Loose
STALIN – Niku
LAUGHIN’ NOSE – Hell Home
OUTO – I Like Cola
CLAY – Future Terror

Ready to Rot
PLASMATICS – Butcher Baby
SIC BOY FEDERATION – Exploding Baby
BLACK EASTER – What the Fuck
SIC BOY FEDERATION – World Disasters

To Sir with Love
JIMMY SMACK – Hating Life
LOU MIAMI – Dancing with Death

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! SLUR, FUSSY, DOXX, AND CRUMB


June 23rd, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
SLUR

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
The band progressed naturally out of us meeting together once a month to blow off steam from work and to partake in something genuinely enlivening, not dead and mass-produced, through sound. Over the course of the fall and winter we felt certain themes and ideas emerging from our improvisations that we wanted to hone in on.

We want to address power, desire, suffering, sexuality, fantasy, love and hate without adhering to any particular pre-conceived attitude or playing style. Our songs are fleshed out from free-form improvisations to reflect the spontaneity which we want to manifest.

We wish to give shape to otherwise unnameable desires.

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

What are your lyrics about?
Intoxication, regret, fear, failure, strength, masochism, romanticized despair, fractured masculinity, loss, hauntings.

How would you describe your sound?
Cavernous, dream-like, meditative, gothic, an angel exploding. Someone once described it as “wasted in the passenger seat of a car.”

What’s in the future for this band?
We have been separated for a while geographically but will be reunited in the fall, when we will begin work on pushing our sound into different realms, releasing a record and developing our live show. Until then we will be playing one-off gigs, practicing when we can and working on

Links and contact info:

ssslurrr.bandcamp.com
ssslurrr.tumblr.com

 

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FUSSY

Date & location formed:
April 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
I play in two other bands that are other peoples projects and I wanted to start something that was mine and be able to play by my own rules.

What are your lyrics about?
A sour friendship. The songs are about loving someone you cant trust and the frustration that comes from this. The songs are about FUSSY.

How would you describe your sound?
It’s anxious and noisy but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Im dubbing tapes of the demo right now…and printing shirts….and going to record an EP around halloween. I’m in the middle of booking a tour with a band called OVVN that should happen in Aug.

Links and contact info:
whoisfussy.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DOXX

Date & location formed:
Formed in March 2016 in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

Reason for forming:
The Ottawa hardcore scene is (predominantly) macho garbage. We hope to shake things up a little with a femme-fronted political hardcore punk band in a city of basketball shorts and bands who identify as “hardcore, not punk” (gross).

What are your lyrics about?
Seven month winters draining your desire to do anything at all; heteronormativity and toxic masculinity in the punk scene; masculine / flexing / powerlifting hardcore dudes.

How would you describe your sound?
Straight forward hardcore punk tinged with slime.

What’s in the future for this band?
Aiming to put out a 7″ and do a short US tour. Until then, shaking up macho hardcore lineups and creating discomfort through Sof’s unabashed feminine anger.

Links and contact info:

doxxottawa.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CRUMB is Damon, Oskar, Brenayin, Cam.

Date & location formed:
April twentieth in the year of our Lord, 1969 in Vancouver BC.

Reason for forming:
Freedom, man.

What are your lyrics about?
Being human in a society designed by aliens

How would you describe your sound?
Our demo sounds better after you throw it in the garbage.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our demo is coming out on tape on Slow Death Records. Other than that, we’ll see what the big man upstairs has in store for us.

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

Links and contact info:

crumbvancouver.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1510 • 6/19/16


June 19th, 2016 by

Layla demonstrates the healing power of gentle strums with added neural input from Grace

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Intro song:
ALMOST 21- Drowning In The Rug

Layla gets angular and fatal
QUANGO – Fatality
THE FALL – It’s the New Thing
ANGRY ANGLES – Blockhead
TERRY – 8 Girls

Layla ingests some demented calories
TWINKEYZ – Tonight
COUNTER INTUITS – Dementia/Dementia
CAL & THE CALORIES – My Calorie
ANDY HUMAN – Sarcastic

Grace destroys brains daily
EFIALTIS – Efialtis
KALEIDOSCOPE – Elephant
MYSTIC INANE – We Tell Ourselves Stories
IN SCHOOL – Awakening

Layla realizes America is a dream
ALICJA POP – Calm World
THE WORLD – Lullaby
SUICIDE – Dream Baby Dream
CURLEE WURLEE – I Wanna Know
CRAIG BELL – America Now

Outro song:
LANDLORDS – Countess Sophia

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Archive and Database Fundraiser – Two More Days!


June 13th, 2016 by
A selection of rare records from our collection!

A selection of rare records from our collection!

As MRR enters its 40th year, we are undertaking our most ambitious project ever: creating a comprehensive online database of our record collection and music reviews. The project will also see out-of-print issues of the magazine fully digitized. You’ll be able to access it all online for free. We’re in the home stretch of a fundraising campaign, and we just passed our reach goal of $25,000. The money will ensure that we can do this project quickly, accurately, and efficiently. Consider donating if you have the means, and spread the word! More information is available here.