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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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Rad new Finnish punk book

April 17th, 2009 by


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We just got sent this rad history of Finnish punk and hardcore—Punk On Kuollut, Eläköön Hardcore. Of course it’s all in Finnish, but the photos, zine covers and fliers for shows are AMAZING! Review will be in the issue we are working on now, MRR #313…. Sorry bout the krappy scans!


April 16th, 2009 by


The May issue of Maximumrocknroll is filled with tons of exciting punk projects, new and old. Our cover feature is a long-overdue interview with Portland’s Criminal Damage. We talk to Stef Petticoat of the legendary late 1970s/early 1980s one-woman German punk band, the Petticoats, as well as current New Jersey wailers, Screaming Females and Bay Area veterans, Never Healed. We’ve also got interviews with Minneapolis art-drenched hardcore, Condominium, Pioggia Nera from Italy, Ottawa’s Germ Attak, and a history lesson with the 1977 UK punk band, The Passion Killers, and musings by long-time British garage rockers, The Masonics. All that plus scene reports from Belgrade and Illinois, new columnists, and tons of record, zine, book and demo reviews from around the world! If that weren’t enough, MRR #312 also includes the exciting second part of our Punk Health Issue (see MRR #310), featuring pieces about epilepsy, dope, and the toxic ground beneath San Francisco’s Hunter’s Point.

Order this issue of MRR on our BACK ISSUES page.

Fodido e Xerocado photozine

April 15th, 2009 by

fodido_e_xerocadoWe got a big treat in the mailbox recently. From Daigo Oliva and Mateus Mondini, two of the best current photographers in the punk scene, it’s issues 8, 9 and 10 of Fodido e Xerocado photozine outta Brazil. Lovingly packaged in hand stamped and screen-printed envelopes, this fanzine is the perfect confluence of honed artistry and off-the-cuff punk rock aesthetic. The zines are chock full of photos and more photos of punk bands in action, with these issues focusing on Europe and Brazil in 2008. If you’re an aspiring show photographer, you’d do well to check out these guys’ work. The subjects feel like they’re actually in motion, not just captured in motion, and the framing is so good, well, at times it’s almost too perfect. Fodido e Xerocado put out a book recently but it didn’t quite capture the vibrancy of their work. They deserve a fat coffee table volume with nice glossy printing, if you ask me…

The zine’s in all black-and-white, so it can’t showcase these dudes’ talent with color, but here on the internets we don’t have that problem… Here’s a couple of random pix from their extensive flickr pages.


Regulations (photo by Mateus Mondini)

Kalota em Manhein (photo by Daigo Oliva)

Kalota em Manhein (photo by Daigo Oliva)

My only complaint is that, apart from some photos of MASSHYSTERI and the cover of #8, the zine is a total dude-fest. Let’s see some more ladies in there, guys — we know they’re out there…

As a bonus, they sent me a split CD by Brazil’s MORTO PELA ESCOLA and Daigo’s band NAIFA. The graphics are cool and both of the bands shred! Thanks a lot guys, keep ’em comin’!


Rokk I Reykjavik

April 13th, 2009 by

This is your correspondent with another report from the YouTube front…

Here we’ve got some footage from “Rokk Í Reykjavík,” the 1982 documentary on the Icelandic punk/post-punk/wave/etc. scene of the early ’80s. The band that plays after the Santa Claus dude in the sauna is Vonbrigði (“Disappointment”) with a jam reminiscent of Peter and the Test Tube Babies but more raw and garagy. I love the bass player’s weird hunched-over style and the front-row Vonbrigði superfan rocking out in a tie and a vest. If you keep watching the following videos, I’m pretty sure you can eventually see the whole rest of the documentary — it’s pretty long though, and covers a wide variety of musical styles. Most of the “well-known” Icelandic punk bands of era are featured, including the Björk-fronted Tappi Tíkarrass. The soundtrack was released as a double LP and later on CD.

Neon Ginn! We found this behind the record shelves today.

April 11th, 2009 by

From the first issue of RIP magazine. Neon Ginn

This is from an old Metal magazine from 86, called RIP that we found whilst doing a huge resort of the record collection today! Also featured interviews with Lemmy, Ozzy and Metallica, along with a piece on speed metal called “Shagheads Meet the Mowhawks.” Sorry bout the goofy scan, I am just figuring out this newfangled website thing!