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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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Secreto Público

MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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Flipper rules, OK?

MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)


“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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Battleship (Last Show)

May 31st, 2009 by
Battleship's last show. Oakland, CA 29 July 2007 (photo by icki)

Battleship's last show. Oakland, CA 29 July 2007 (photo by icki)

Photo Blog: Government Warning

May 28th, 2009 by

Government Warning at The Fest, Gainesville, FL, October 2006 (photo by icki)

From the Vaults: Made in South Bay

May 25th, 2009 by

Made in South Bay comp 7"Ever see this 7″ sitting in the dollar bin? Hope you picked it up! Though details are sketchy and hard to come by, the Made in South Bay compilation is probably one of the rarest American hardcore records in existence. Supposedly only 100 were made and given away at a show in Los Angeles in the early ’80s late ’90s (??). Given that there’s no label artwork or picture sleeve—just a stamp on one side of the record—I wouldn’t be surprised if at least half of them were tossed in the trash over the years. The only copy I’ve ever seen has a sticker on the other side with a track list.

The bands? The most “well-known” of the six is Artistic Decline. They had a four-song 7″ in ’83 and an LP that was supposed to come out around the same time but didn’t end up getting released until ’87. (The album, which features Pettibon artwork, is a bit underrated in my opinion, probably due to its rarity and the fact that it says ’87 on the cover instead of ’83). Ill Will pops up on a couple of the Life Is… SoCal hardcore compilations that New Underground Records put out. I don’t really know anything about the other four bands (or  when they were around)—Genetic Damage (think they shared one or two members w/ Ill Will), Western WasteBedlam, and Unknown Society.

You might have heard Unknown Society on the Staring Down the Barrel comp LP that came out a few years ago (their track was taken from this 7″). Now you can listen to the entire six-track EP here:

1) Genetic Damage – “Badge Means You Suck”

2) Artistic Decline – “Reality or Dream”

3) Ill Will – “New Job”

4) Western Waste – “Trapped Inside”

5) Bedlam – “Lies”

6) Unknown Society – “You Hippy”

My guess is that “Criminal Records” has some connection with Ill Will, since the band reunited in the late-’90s (?) and released a CD on the same label. But who knows? If you can shed some light on this obscure comp, post a comment…

SURRENDER European Tour May-June 2009

May 19th, 2009 by

19 – Lyon @ Grrrnd Gerland w/PASSION ARMEE & DAILY O.D.
20 – Toulouse @ Les Pavillons Sauvages w/Chris Folk’s Not Dead, Töl Eressea
21 – Barcelona @ Los Bloques Fastama • Av. Coll del Portell 59 • 21:00h
22 – Zaragoza @ Arrebato
23 – Zarautz @ Putzuzulo Gaztetxea, Bizkaia Kalea 36, w/SEMEN and HYÖKKÄIS
24 – Bordeaux
25 – Le Mans @ Le Happy Days w/ROSA PARK & RICHARD DURN
26 – Paris @ Le Parvis de Bagnolet w/ FAT BEAVERS & 10LEC6
28 – Nancy @ Soap Box
29 – Dijon festival @ Les Tanneries w/HEYOKA
30 – SLOVENIA, Beltinci
31 – SLOVENIA, Ljubljana @ Klub Gromka



01 – Vienna @ Exhaus
02 – POLAND, Rzeszow @ Klub “1/4 mili” ul. Podpromie 10 (w/ MARSZ NA WASZYNGTON — Start: 19.30)
03 – POLAND, Krakow @ Kawiarnia Naukowa. ul. Jakuba 29/31. start 19.00
04 – POLAND, Wroclaw @ CRK ul. Jagiellonczyka 10c/d
05 – GER, Leipzig @ G16
06 – GER, Berlin @ Köpi
07 – Copenhagen @ Dödsmaskinen (+ Altercado)
08 – Malmö (TBC)
09 – Malmö or ?? (NEED HELP)
10 – GER, Bremen @ the Punk Bar
11 – GER, Hamburg @ Südbalkon
12 – Amsterdam @ OCCII
13 – Benelux (NEED HELP)

15 –
High Wycombe @ The Roundabout wThe Sceptres, Like Grenades, and Can’t Relate. £5, 7pm
16Manchester @ Retro Bar (Sackville St in the city centre) w/LEMURIA. 8pm, £5.
17 – Bradford @ 1 in 12
18 – Newcastle
19 – Edinburgh
20 – Dublin
21 – Sligo
22 – Galway
23 – Belfast
24 – Leeds (TBC)
25 – Bristol
26 – Bath @The Porter Butt on London Road, with CITIZEN FISH, THE A-HEADS , and KMA.
27Brighton @ Westhill with WAR ALL THE TIME, LÄRM, and fuckin’ BURNT CROSS! (Only show ever?!)
28London @ the Grosvenor, Stockwell, SW9 0TP

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Scratch Acid

May 18th, 2009 by

Scratch Acid at Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary, Chicago, IL (photo by icki)

Scratch Acid at Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary, Chicago, IL (photo by icki)