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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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May I Have the Next Thrash?

October 14th, 2009 by

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Bruce brought over a bunch of pasteboards for old MRR Radio fliers, and this was on the back of one of them. Looks like this was what was being considered as a name for the Not So Quiet on the Western Front comp: May I Have the Next Thrash? Because this was on the back of another board, it’s cut off in the middle of the band names…

Adventures Close to Home

October 13th, 2009 by

I went to see the Raincoats play a couple days ago. My old band played their first reunion show in 1993, when the first LP was reissued on corporate overlord Geffen for some reason (otherwise known as Kurt Cobain). Sixteen years later their first LP has just been reissued again by Kill Rock Stars this time, I believe it’s vinyl only. Anyway, they played this weird post-punk revival show with Viv Albertine from the Slits, and she joined them for this song. I always go to reunion shows with a heavy heart, you know, do you really wanna see a bunch of middle aged people reliving the past? It’s like a theater performance sometimes, like Civil War enactment displays, where both the audience and band are playing the part… Anyway, the Raincoats were refreshingly shaky and charming, reminding me of why I loved that first LP so, and this song exemplified some weird alchemy for me at least…

Monday Photo Blog: Francis Harold and the Holograms

October 12th, 2009 by
Francis Harold & the Holograms @ the Knockout, San Francisco, CA (photo by icki)

Francis Harold & the Holograms @ the Knockout, San Francisco, CA (photo by icki)

Starting NOW, every Monday we’re going to be posting a photo or two here on the MRR Blog. This ties in nicely with the upcoming photo issue we’re working hard on getting together (see below). Expect to get a sneak peek at some of the photos people have sent in for that…as well as killer classic pictures and more recent shitz.

If you shoot shows and have photos you want to submit for the MRR Blog, send them to: Be sure to put “MRR Photo Blog” in the subject. Include your name, the band, where and when it was shot. Just send your best photos – edit tightly*. We will be exercising a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. But judging just from the contributions that have poured in for the photo issue, there are a lot of awesome photographers out there shooting shows…and there are a lot of unseen archives of old shows.

Stay tuned!

*And thanks, but no, we do not want to wade through your website or Flickr account to pick our favorites.

MRR Photo Isssue – LAST CALL!

October 4th, 2009 by

Insect Warfare @ Skill Wizard, London (photo by Tom Medwell)

This is it! Last call to get your photos in for the MRR Photo Issue. We’ve gotten tons of great pictures, from all over the world. If you’ve been slacking, now is the time to get ’em in. Here’s what you need to know to contribute:

  • Send up to 10 pictures. We accept digital files and prints.
  • If you send prints and want them back, PLEASE PROVIDE a SASE!!! Otherwise prints will not be returned. Prints should be no larger than 8×10. Send all prints to MRR, ATTN: Photo Issue.
  • Digital files should be 10” at the longest side, at 300dpi. Please only send JPGs or TIFFs. You can email the files to Mark Murrmann at the email address below. You may also send a CD/DVD of images to MRR, ATTN: Photo Issue.
  • All photos should be in black & white. If you submit color photos, we will convert them to black & white.
  • Bands in the photos should fall within MRR’s area of coverage (punk/garage/hardcore/diy, no major labels, etc).
  • Please provide as much caption information as you can with the photos. At the very least we need: the name of the band (or who is in the photo), when it was taken, where (city, state, country) and who took it. Include this information in the IPTC (File Info) fields of the photos, in the email, or on a separate piece of paper/word document.

Make sure to include an email address at which you can be contacted, and a street address so we can send a copy of the magazine to you, if your photos are included.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. Know someone you think would make for a good interview subject for the photo issue? Get in touch!

Email your photos to:

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #318 • November 2009

October 4th, 2009 by

mrr_318_coverHot off the presses, it’s the November issue of Maximum Rocknroll! This issue features interviews with Spanish distort-punkers DESTINO FINAL, the similarly noisily minded WARNING/WARNING from France, and Mexican punk deconstructionists RATAS DEL VATICANOS. There’s an interview with hardcore legend and CRO MAG, John Joseph and one with the classic genre defining Brazilian hardcore masters RATOS DE PORÃO. Austin, Texas, garage punks HEX DISPENSERS drop us a line, EXPLODE INTO COLORS continue with their post-SLITS/ESG girl-punk experimentation, and we have an Eastern European tour diary from Polish bands ANTIDOTUM and CZOSNEK. The fun doesn’t end there — we’re also covering Canadian hardcore band DISCO ASSAULT, and Chile’s female fronted straightedge hardcore punks FUERA DE LINEA. All of this and the usual columns, news, film and book reviews, plus the most extensive music review section in punk rock!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.