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MRR Radio #1540 • 1/15/17

Former MRR columnist and current archive benefactor Bill Florio stopped by MRR Radio back in October to spin some eclectic ...

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New Blood! HAIRCUT, THE LEASH, THE SURGE, FLUKE, and METHCHARGE

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

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MRR Archive Update

It's been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we've been busy ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #405 • Feb 2017

MRR #405 is here! It's that time again, our Year-End Top Ten Issue, with 2016 best-of lists by everyone from ...

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Purrkur Pillnikk

MRR Radio #1539 • 1/8/17

This week Matt fills the hour with some new shit, old shit, obscure shit, and raw '77 shit. Non-stop punk ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #405 • Feb 2017

MRR #405 is here! It’s that time again, our Year-End Top Ten Issue, with 2016 best-of lists by everyone from your favorite band, column, or label. We’ve also got hand-picked show photos from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, and art throughout by Sarah Sequoia. Plus, we talk with Boston goth femme punks DAME, Glasgow’s ANXIETY teach us about “wimpy hardcore,” FUCKING from Minneapolis live up to their name, then we delve into Filipino Oi! with the EXSENADORS and Finnish post-punk with APATHETICS. All this plus letters, columns, and the record, book, film, and zine reviews you love. Start the new year off right with Maximum Rocknroll!

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MRR Radio #1540 • 1/15/17


January 15th, 2017 by

Former MRR columnist and current archive benefactor Bill Florio stopped by MRR Radio back in October to spin some eclectic tunes. Yo baby, ‘sup?

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Intro song:
BUGOUT SOCIETY – Party Line

Vaginal Davis

Couple New, Couple Old
LUTHERAN HEAT – That Boy
ADRENALIN O.D. – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gas Station (Español)
BORN LOOSE – I Loathe You
D.R.I. – Against Me

A Truly Mixed Bag
MALIGNUS YOUTH – I Think I Know
DOPPELSKANGERS – Gone Skitz
BASTARD – Slick Plot
SLOW DEATH – My Soul’s Like a Buick
THE WUSSIES – New Age

A Band Name Can Be a Sentence
ANIMAL CRACKERS – Heard It First on MTV
ATTACKED BY FISH PUNX RAIN AND RATS – Narvesen
ACCEL 4 – Gasoline
BLOWNAPART BASTARDS – Eco-Racism
MAUDE – Wooden Nickels

Some Holiday Cheer
CRUCIAL YOUTH – Santa Claus is Coming
TOTAL PASSOVER – Shower Door
VAGINAL DAVIS – Queens (Make the World Go Around)
LIL BUNNIES – Carrot Juice Stomp
KUNG FU MONKEYS – It Just Can’t Be Xmas Without You

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! HAIRCUT, THE LEASH, THE SURGE, FLUKE, and METHCHARGE


January 12th, 2017 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:
HAIRCUT

Date & location formed:
Charlottesville, VA 2016.

Reason for forming:
Haircut existed with some other lineups starting in late 2015, and we finally got a solid crew together in summer 2016. A few of us moved into a show space in Charlottesville around the same time, so that worked out pretty nicely as far as being able to practice and play shows regularly.

What are your lyrics about?
Consent, being Latin American, grief, femininity.

How would you describe your sound?
We were really diggin on the classics when we started putting it together. X, Fang and Black Flag come to mind.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play some gigs! Maybe we’ll even take it outside of Virginia this year.

Haircut (photo by Tyler Abernathy)

Links and contact info:
haircutva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

THE LEASH

Date & location formed:
Sometime early 2015 we formed as Gutter. Got a new drummer (Phill Gonzalez), wrote new songs, and released material as The Leash late 2016. Austin, TX.

Reason for forming:
To show the world the fucking boys are back in town.

What are your lyrics about?
Embarrassment, trust issues, addiction, depression, guilt, psychedelics, nihilism, disillusionment. Maybe a song or two about social or political issues, but that typically does not align with the ways of the collar, the leash, and the bond between the two.

How would you describe your sound?
Soggy meets Poison Idea? Recently gravitating more towards a faster and more straight forward sound for our next release.

What’s in the future for this band?
Spread the gospel of the trinity: the leash, the collar, and the bond between the two.

The Leash (photo by Cecilia Maeve)

Links and contact info:

theleash.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

THE SURGE

Date & location formed:
Summer of 2016. Fresno, CA.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a band to tour and distract us from our normal lives. The Fresno scene is sick but it’s small so we wanted to get it out there. Shouts out Step For Change, Urgency, Choke$lam.

What are your lyrics about?
The collective point is to give back the freedom of choice to people to live their life how they want to.

How would you describe your sound?
I guess early 80’s punk. Fun fast stuff.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re on tour right now with CoolSide from SoCal so definitely more touring in the future. Also releasing new stuff in 2017.

The Surge (photo by Ismail Raven)

Links and contact info:
thesurge.bandcamp.comamp.com

 

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Band name:
FLUKE

Date & location formed:
March 2016, Singapore.

Reason for forming:
We had similar ideas and influences so we got together and the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Struggles of being a Singaporean citizen,
Intolerance and the daily grind.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like a fluke.

What’s in the future for this band?
A few shows in Malaysia and Indonesia and hopefully release a 7″ by the summer.

Links and contact info:

flukepest.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
METHCHARGE

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015 Richmond Virginia.

Reason for forming:
Abject boredom of life.

What are your lyrics about?
Crisis of the world, hearty contrast, neverending bullshit.

How would you describe your sound?
Loud dogs produced by machines.

What’s in the future for this band?
Absolutely no future.

Methcharge (photo by Ripley)

Links and contact info:
methcharge.bandcamp.com
Write to:
2802 Park Ave #4
Richmond, VA 23221

 

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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 Archive Update


January 9th, 2017 by

One of 4 brand new LP shelves, with space to grow the collection

It’s been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we’ve been busy inventorying, cleaning, rehousing, green taping, and cataloging all 49,955 records we own. We’ve been digitizing back issues, scanning special covers made by Tim Yo, conducting dozens of research requests for punks and scholars, and tracking down records we’re missing from the collection. Hundreds of shitworkers from all over the world have helped us out, some for just an hour once and some for 5 hours each week.

Old shelves crammed with LPs

Each month, we get in 80-120 records for review and the constant growth of the collection was overwhelming our shelf capacity. With the money earned in the fundraiser, we were able to buy four new shelves to accommodate thousands more LPs. We bought tens of thousands of poly bags and put them on every single LP. We’ve purchased new shelf liners, baskets for supplies, a library kick stool for hard-to-reach top shelves, and custom wood alphabet dividers.

Archival boxes for our collection of back issues

These funds have also made it possible for us to buy archival boxes for our paper collections. Our full run of magazine back issues is now properly stored in acid-free containers, and our collection of letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings will soon be rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Much of the paper ephemera we have is truly one-of-a-kind, consisting of hand drawn art and flyers, and its long-term survival is crucial. Digitizing and rehousing these materials is a smart move to increase access and decrease handling of fragile papers.

We will be launching the MRR Archive website on June 1, 2017. The first phase of the launch will have the fully digitized MRR back issue archive, with over 400 issues dating back to 1982! Shortly thereafter, we’ll be launching a searchable database of our record collection, with reviews for every record we’ve ever reviewed.

Want to help out? We need Bay Area shitworkers to help out with inventory and rehousing, and remote shitworkers can contribute data entry. We especially need some database and technology help! Do you have any experience with CollectiveAccess? Can you fix a Mac? Please get in touch with us at .

We’re having a work day on January 21 at MRR HQ. You can find more information and RSVP here.



MRR Radio #1539 • 1/8/17


January 8th, 2017 by

This week Matt fills the hour with some new shit, old shit, obscure shit, and raw ’77 shit. Non-stop punk shit!

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Intro song:
ECONOCHRIST – Withdrawal

Purrkur Pillnikk

New Shit
NEON – Neon
3D – 2 Segundos
ULTRA – Libertad de Expresión
SYNDROME 81 – La Rouille du Quotidien
THE NODS – Chromatic Recollections

Obscure Shit
DESCONTROLADOS – Aburrimiento
PURRKUR PILLNIKK – Surprise
SWEETY PUNK – Don’t Care
THE BOLLOCKS – The Bitch
URBAN BANDITS – Machine to Mark
GWAR – World of Filth

Shit Cassettes
ESKROFULA – La Muerte en Tu Cara
NADSAT – Año 0
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO – Idiota (parte 2)
HEAVY HANDS – Class Act

Raw ’77 Shit
THE NOW – Into the 80s
KILLJOYS – Johnny Won’t Get to Heaven
SOME CHICKEN – New Religion
LOCKJAW – Radio Call Sign
THE USERS – Sick of you

Outro songs:
EDDIE AND THE SUBTITLES – American Society
GWAR – Americanized

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!