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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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Ride To Live

June 30th, 2009 by

If you have been paying attention you would have read Mark Murrmann’s column last month where he raved about the comp Ride To Live. He has great taste so I picked the sucker up quicksmart. To some of you folks the idea of a comp devoted to the “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” would make yer toes curl, but trust me, there are some bangers hidden in there. A lot of it is kinda KBD bluesy pub rock. The opener though? Epic. The track is pretty fantastic…but the video? Holy shit.

Agony Bag – “Rabies Is a Killer”

San Francisco’s Doomed!

June 26th, 2009 by


In venues across the city – several shows each night – a joint benefit for MRR and a new all ages show space in San Francisco. Bands confirmed include Crime,  50 Million, Bananas, Never Healed, Skin Like Iron, Screaming Females, Conquest for Death, Tuberculosis, NN, Young Offenders, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Shellshag, Acephalix, Rank Xerox, Contaminators, Love Songs, Airfix Kits, Descarados, Adelitas, Younger Lovers, Parasites Go!, Wild Thing, Primativas, Here Comes a Big Black Cloud, Pretty Boy Thorson. Plus a 625/Six Weeks/Deep Six show! (LIMP WRIST CANCELLED! SORRY!)
And many, many more surprises in the works! Contact for more info.


June 13th, 2009 by

So last Sunday I was on the way to a party when I stopped off at the wonderful 1-2-3-4-GO! record shop down the street from my house to meet Phil and Lauren. When I got there, local up-and-coming trio Shannon and the Clams were bringing the house down. I soon found out that SO COW from Ireland were going to follow them, so I stuck around and ended up blowing off the party I was headed to, because they were so good. One of the best bands I’ve seen in ages, in fact, and a lovely bunch of lads. Classic herky-jerky DIY punk in the vein of XTC, Wire, Television Personalities, all the greats. They even did a cover of TVP’s ‘This Angry Silence’ which they claimed they messed up. Hey, it wasn’t perfect but at least they’re not sleeping in bus shelters like Dan Treacy. Highlight of the afternoon was their cover of the Only Fools and Horses theme tune. I believe they’re still on tour for a while so check out their tour dates on MySpace…
So Cow myspace

Touch and Go, the Book.

June 10th, 2009 by

tg_24TOUCH AND GO MAGAZINE: The Complete Years, by Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson, and Steve Miller


“The complete series 1979—1983. Twenty-two issues in one loud, fast volume.

“Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late ’70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. Inspired by magazines such as Slash and Search and Destroy and writers like Claude Bessey and Chris DesJardines, TV and DS pumped out seventeen issues together with TV doing the last five solo. In laughably miniscule press runs by today’s standards, T&G was made by guys within the Midwest scene strictly for the edification of scenesters and pals in other cities like DC, Philly, Boston, LA, SF, Chicago, et al. Magazines like Forced Exposure and Your Flesh among others were soon inspired by T&G to fire up the Xerox machine themselves, and the rest is history. So is the legendary independent record label launched from this ‘zine, and so are the bands covered inside: Black Flag, Minor Threat, the Misfits, Negative Approach, the Fix, the Avengers, the Necros, Discharge, Iron Cross, Youth Brigade, Faith, Die Kreuzen, Crucifix, Poison Idea, and all the other punks worth print.

“Touch and Go was what it was—a naughty, irreverent bird walkin’ trip thru the punk, hardcore, industrial, and indie of the late ’70s and early ’80s. And oh what a fun trip it was!”

Photoblog: Clone Defects

June 10th, 2009 by
Clone Defects

Clone Defects, Chicago Blackout, 2006 (photo by icki)