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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! 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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Monday Photo Blog: xxxtreme fisheye action


March 22nd, 2010 by

Here’s a crazy, super-fisheye lens shot for you this week, care of David Mirabedini from Raleigh, NC.

Double Negative @ Morgan Street House, Raleigh, NC 14 August 2009 (photo by David Mirabedini)

Double Negative @ Morgan Street House, Raleigh, NC 14 August 2009 (photo by David Mirabedini)

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!

We’d love to mix it up with some old photos. Dig into your archives and send some of those lost gems.



Bruce Roehrs 1950-2010


March 17th, 2010 by

Bruce Roehrs passed away in his home on Saturday, March 13th, 2010.  He was a genuine friend to many and always had your back and a kind word to boot.  An ardent music fan as well as a long time column writer/contributor for Maximum Rocknroll, Bruce lived and breathed punk rock. Bruce will be sorely missed.

Bruce’s resting place
Bruce made San Francisco, CA his home the mid ’80s and over the years he took many of his friends, both locals and out-of-towners, to SF’s Columbarium. Built in 1898, this landmark contains the memorial sites of some of the city’s founding families as well as some of its more notorious occupants, such as Dirk Dirksen (the punk music promoter nicknamed the “Pope of Punk”). The Columbarium is a non-denominational memorial site that Bruce loved for its beauty, craftsmanship, and tranquility, and it was where his memorial service was held on Friday, April 9th, 2010.

The Columbarium (photo by Hugh Young/Encyclopedia Britannica)

Feel free to continue to leave comments here. Let us never forget the great Bruce Roehrs!



Video of the Week: Gordon Zola, Cheesemonger


March 17th, 2010 by

Here’s a little change of pace from the usual band videos. Gordon Zola, former MRR & Epicenter shitworker and member of the infamous COOPERATIVE, has written a book… about cheese! It’s called Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, and if you missed our review, you’d better go back and get yourself a copy of MRR #322. Here’s a short video by Bridget Huber and Nancy López documenting the book’s release party at SF’s Amnesia bar (which used to be called something else, but I just…can’t…remember…)



Scene Report: Carbondale, IL


March 16th, 2010 by

Alright! From the March issue of MRR (#322 — available here), here’s an A+ scene report from southern Illinois. We wanna know about your scene too! Send text and photos to , and please include photo credits and links for the bands you mention. No scene left behind!

Ray Suburbia here with the good word from Carbondale. I’ve been lazy, busy, sleepy, drunk, and too bored to write a new one of these lately. It’s much easier to do drugs in the woods than bike to the library and type while weirdos jerk off using hand sanitizer next to you. But luckily for all of you I’ve gotten over my faux-apathy (and fear of strange semen) and have come to spread the gospel of true small town DIY punk rock.

Conniption Fitts

Mother Nature and bad business acumen have worked together to close two of the three reliable show bars in town. The Hangar 9 closed because the roof collapsed under the weight of a crazy ice storm. Booby’s Beergarden (which in the past had been very, very kind to the punks) ran itself into the ground. Not surprising since it was pretty much a front for an incarcerated, convicted child molester. Giving out $100 dollar guarantees every night was awesome for all of us booking and playing shows this past year, but man, was that a stupid idea for a bar to do. Seriously, it’s like a David Lynch small town around here. There also haven’t been any shows at the Big Muddy IMC space for a long while since the cops starting busting every show. We can thank the kids that fucking advertised a “rave” at the space. Once again, stupid humans ruining it all. The only upside to these closings is that more and more shows and kids have been forced to move to houses.

Lost Cross house (photo by Patrick Houdek)

Along the lines of houses, Lost Cross is still going strong. We’ve got the new housemates John, Wally, and Shawn to thank for that. When Tim moved to Chicago to get married (and I got burnt the fuck out of living there) they stepped up, moved in and have helped keep it thriving. Shows constantly. You can get a hold of them directly through the mail (407 W. Elm, Carbondale, IL, 62901). The Swamp has been having about a million shows a week lately. They tend to have shows that lean towards the noisier/experimental/prog elements of DIY music. It’s not really my scene, so I don’t tend to go to a lot of their shows. But it’s fucking awesome that they’re giving up their house for strangers and friends. I know they have a MySpace, so you can get a hold of them there. The Skihouse has been having the odd show every now and then (maybe once every couple of months). The shows there tend to be more of an event, due to the sporadic nature. Lots of random faces. Their shows are more of the indie punk variety, and are pretty eclectic, actually. It’s a great venue: huge basement with high ceilings and a great sound system. Hopefully they can have more shows regularly. The only reliable bar that does punk shows right now is PK’s. They have them mostly Thursday through Saturday nights, but occasional weekday shows as well. It’s nice cause it’s a local townie bar that doesn’t charge cover (but still pays bands), and is pretty much barren of collegiate douchebaggery. I’ve heard that there’s a restaurant in town that’s starting to do shows, but I’m not too sure what the deal is. No one I’ve known personally has done anything there. Maybe next time I’ll have more on that. Read the rest of this entry »



Monday Photo Blog: Wandi Rana


March 15th, 2010 by

Wandi Rana sent some killer, crazy photos of Indonesian punks for the photo issue. Here’s one more that didn’t make it in:

Sangkakala

Sangkakala @ Amphiteater Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (photo by Wandi Rana)

For the Euro-philes, Karl Nagel sent a link to an amazing site, Punkfoto.de, a collection of over 4,500(!) punk photos from 1977 – 2007. Plenty of live photos, a bunch squats, more mohawks than you can count…an overall amazing documentation of the German punk scene.

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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!

We’d love to mix it up with some old photos in the next few weeks. Dig into your archives and send some of those lost gems.