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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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Blog of the Week: Suburban Voice and Sonic Overload


June 30th, 2010 by

By now you should be familiar with Boston legend and monthly Maximum Rocknroll columnist Al Quint. The publisher of the long-running Boston fanzine Suburban Voice didn’t let the “death” of print media stop him. The paper version ended with issue #46 in 2003, but he’s since moved the zine to the web, where it lives on in blog form. The site is mainly focused on reviews, just like it has since Al’s very first outing in 1982: Suburban Punk (download issue #1 here!). He’s got a fairly wide range of musical tastes, so you get everything from rock and metal to classic punk, new hardcore and some poppier stuff, as well as the occasional personal aside. This is one of the best resources for record and demo reviews anywhere, and quite an undertaking for just one dude.

Brian Walsby and Al Quint, circa 1985

Al’s undying love of music is best appreciated on his weekly online radio show Sonic Overload. The show started out back in 2000 as a real-live radio show called Inflammable Material on Allston-Brighton Free Radio. Again, Al didn’t let the demise of this outlet stop him from doing what he loved. Here, you can download two hours (!) of music every week, and it’s a consistently great show. The shows are archived on this blog site, but as yet it’s not available in podcast form. But I guess that’s looking a gift horse in the mouth, and Sonic Overload is one mighty gifty horse.

If you’re interested in checking out some issues of Suburban Voice fanzine from over the years, just hop on over to our friends at Operation Phoenix Records, where you can download this and loads of other classic zines of yore.



Monday Photo Blog: Lyon Calling


June 28th, 2010 by

Alex Simon from France (currently living it up in Melbourne) sent a batch of photos from his home country, all shot in Lyon by a photographer called Zen. While everybody knows Melbourne’s got great things going on, from what I’ve heard and read, Lyon’s a pretty rocking place itself.

Fast Arbeit Babies @ Coco Charnel, Lyon, March 2009 (photo by Alex Simon)

Fast Arbeit Babies @ Coco Charnel, Lyon, March 2009 (photo by Zen)

Sida @ Grrnd Zero Gerland, Lyon, April 2010 (photo by Zen)

Fleurs @ Coco Charnel, Lyon, March 2009 (photo by Zen)

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!



MRR Radio #1198 • 6/27/10


June 28th, 2010 by
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[You can find the MRR Radio podcast and all the current shows, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!]

This week’s show: Fred, Zoe and Hannah assault your eardrums with some obnoxious, catchy and pissed off punk rock songs. Riot Grrrl, demo tapes, anarcho-punk, grungy pop… it’s everything you wastoids could want!

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Twat Sauce

Intro song:
DEAD WIFE – D.W.S.Y.H.F.

Fred – Dog Equals Genocide
GOD EQUALS GENOCIDE – I’m Bound
ROGERNOMIX – Rogernomix
WHITE LUNG – Atlanta
BABIES – Somebody Else
ST. DAD – Jobs and Junk

Zoe – Life Is a Highway
LA LA VASQUEZ – Mexican Ghost on a Boat
MARK SPARKLES – ?
PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE – Sleep Golden Sleep
STREET LEGAL – Knocked Off My Feet Again
TWAT SAUCE – Come Back
BIG BLACK CLOUD – Blow Up France

Hannah – Lots of feelings, all bad
BIKINI KILL – Outta Me
X – Some Other Time
GRASS WIDOW – Lulu’s Ups
BIKINI KILL – Star Bellied Boy
SONGS FOR MOMS – I Used to Believe
HOLE – Pale Blue Eyes

Fred – Pogo in the Pit
UTOPIA – Kolomyja
RVIVR – Grandma
BAYONETTES – Guilty Pleasure
2009 – See You Later

Outro song:
CANADIAN RIFLE – Blank Trade



Video of the Week: Code of Honor


June 25th, 2010 by

We’ll warm up with an undeniably fantastically great song/video/band, “Fight or Die” by San Francisco’s CODE OF HONOR from Target Video, 1983. After that is something I’ve been looking for for-fucking-ever, and was so stoked to see that someone finally posted on the YouTubes. It’s a half-hour long appearance by Code Of Honor on SF’s public access cable channel (probably also from 1983) performing songs from throughout their “career” and being interviewed by Maximum Rocknroll’s longest-running shitworker, Steve Spinali! I’ve started with part three ’cause I like watching the interviews (there’s another one that starts at minute 4:00 on part one), but of course the whole thing is worth enjoying if you’re a fan — and who isn’t?

Here are links to PART 1 and PART 2.



New Band Spotlight: Tied Down


June 23rd, 2010 by

MRR columnist Juls Generic, formerly of Vancouver, BC’s Margaret Thrasher, is back in punk rock action — this time playing guitar in Newfoundland’s TIED DOWN. The band looks promising, considering three out of four of them were hella sick (literally) at this show, and they still kicked ass.

The bassist of the band, photographer/videographer Jonathan Kennedy, has a great blog site, where he posted the art for their upcoming demo. Sweet! Look for a review in MRR in the near future.

Set list for the video:
Anatomy
Get Rad
Tied Down
Native American Apparel
Tally Counter

And this, from bassist Jonathan:

We played two other songs. One at the beginning which was a clusterfuck and we gave up halfway through. One at the end that was almost a clusterfuck but the camera ran out of recording space halfway through.

Shout out to Chris Scott for filming while I played bass.