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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! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“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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MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #322 • March 2010

MRR #322 • March 2010The March 2010 issue of Maximum Rocknroll is hot off the presses! Our cover feature is an interview with DEATH, the almost forgotten, classic 1970s Detroit African-American proto-punk band. We also talk to straight edge rockers DEFENSA ABSOLUTA from Peru, and we get the skinny on the controversial band DRY-ROT, whose religious undertones have caused quite a stir. Midwest mutant hardcore kids KIM PHUC reveal their secrets, and we hear from Japan’s answer to Pushead, Sugi, a legend in the world of Japanese hardcore record art. We’ve also got an interview with Michigan’s art-noise party-starters, DRUID PERFUME, and we leave you with a huge list of our contributors’ top ten favorite records from 2009. All that plus tons of columns, news, and the most extensive record, book, and zine review section in punk!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.



Bonus From the Vaults: Tim Yo and Epicenter 1992


February 6th, 2010 by

Thanks to Helge Schreiber for responding to our last post with these photos of Tim Yohannan and SF’s late, great record store and hangout, Epicenter. If you have more photos of Tim or Epicenter, please send ’em our way!



From the Vaults: Tim Yo and Martin Sprouse photos


February 4th, 2010 by

This week we’ve got a different type of From the Vaults post. These photos were loaned to the magazine by former coordinator Martin Sprouse, to be printed along with an interview we ran for the 25th Anniversary issue in 2007 (MRR #291, available in Back Issues). I found them in a folder on my old computer last week as I was clearing everything off before leaving it on the sidewalk. Now you get to see ’em in color! (Well, except for the black and white one…)

Martin Sprouse and Tim Yohannan at the MRR House, 1987

Martin and two unidentified people, building 924 Gilman St., 1986

Martin interviewing Tim for Leading Edge fanzine, 1984

Martin and Bones (of 76% Uncertain), 1984



New Band Spotlight: La Voz


February 2nd, 2010 by

I am so fucking stoked on LA VOZ right now! They come out of the same LA “Raw Ponx” scene as bands such as TUBERCULOSIS, RAYOS X, RABIA AL SISTEMA, and POLISKITZO, and play high-energy, timeless yet fresh-sounding hardcore sung in Spanish.  I had the chance to catch them while in LA over the weekend, and before they played, I was told that seeing them would be “like 2001 all over again.” Given that some of my favorite hardcore came out during this era, and that the person telling me this doesn’t hyperbolize, I was already super excited to see them, and they actually exceeded my expectations live.  Comparisons to LIFE’S HALT go beyond the superficial.

Check out their MySpace page for the usual riffraff.  Not sure how many demos they still have, but a 7″ will be out soon on Lengua Armada.  I’m listening to these songs as I write this, and they hone the best elements of those on their demo.

LA VOZ + circle pit! (photo by OldHC Robert)

Also, I want to give a huge kudos to this scene.  I’d seen TUBERCULOSIS and RAYOS X up here, but seeing them in their own town and watching these kids, who probably have more reason to be punk than most, getting excited, dancing, singing along to all their friends’ bands, and making shit happen in general was rad and super inspiring.  Along with a bunch of great bands, this scene has also spawned a record store, radio show (not just an internet one either), and Fronteras Desarmadas, which is both a print and video zine with contributions from a lot of these kids.  For more info and updates, check out myspace.com/rawponxla.



Monday Photo Blog: Weekend Nachos!


February 1st, 2010 by
Weekend Nachos (photo by oldhcdude)

Weekend Nachos @ the Blvd, Boyle Heights, CA. 6 December 2009 (photo by oldhcdude)

Big news here in the MRR photo department. Needles & Pens in San Francisco is hosting a photo show of work from the blockbuster MRR Photo Issue! Details:

Needles & Pens presents
Maximum Rocknroll
Issue #321’s Release Party & Photo Show

Maximum Rocknroll #321 is a special photo issue featuring contributions from over 75 punk photographers from around the world. Among the list are: longtime MRR contributor Murray Bowles (If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries…), Helge Schreiber, (compiler of the last MRR photo issue, Welcome to Cruise Country, 1987), 924 Gilman St.’s house photographer Larry Wolfley, Brazilian photographers and editors of Fodido E Xerocado, Mateus Mondini and Daigo Oliva. Also, Karoline Collins, Chrissy Piper, and Patrick Baclet (publisher of the photobook, Out of Vogue). Plus, garage punk turkeys Mark “Icki” Murrmann & Chris “Canderson” Anderson. …and many, many more!!

N&P will be displaying photos featured in the issue and more. Photos on the walls! Photos in the mag! Lots and lots of photos!

Please join us for the opening: Friday, February 12, 2010 • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Needless & Pens
3253 16th Street / San Francisco, CA 94103

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The photo show will be a benefit for MRR, with money from prints sold going to help out the mag. We’ll also have postcard sets from photos in the show. Sure to be a blast. If you’re in town, drop by!

Wanna submit a photo for the MRR Photo Blog?

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. Three to five photos is plenty. We will be exercising a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. Please size your photos so they are 500 pixels (72 dpi) at the longest side.

There are a lot of awesome photographers out there shooting shows…and there are a lot of unseen archives of old shows. Show us what you’ve got!