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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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MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #326 • July 2010

The July 2010 issue of Maximum Rocknroll is here! This month we have some killer cover art courtesy of Avi Spivak of Humanbeing Lawnmower zine… And a delightful selection of content to match, starting off with U-Ron of REALLY RED, who offers a different perspective to the controversial interview with his former band mate John Paul in MRR #323. Japanese hardcore destruction comes  courtesy of SLANG, alongside the definitive Scottish crust of SEDITION. Australia’s CIRCLE PIT provides some dirty punk, London England’s TRASH KIT brings to mind the post-punk energy of bands like New Age Steppers, Rip Ring and Panic; San Francisco’s HIGH CASTLE plays ragged, noisy, art inflected punk rock, plus we got some East Bay punk weirdness courtesy of STREET EATERS. MARCEL DUCHAMP from Chile plays politically charged and very raging hardcore, but we also got some brutal grind inflected hardcore represented by Florida’s own MEHKAGO  NT, the long running and much loved RANDOM CONFLICT straight outta Alabama, and yet more twisted Midwestern hardcore from Michigan’s BUNNY SKULLS. We got scene reports from Calgary Canada and New Orleans, plus all our usual columnists, and the most comprehensive review section in punk, punk!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.



Top Tens from MRR #326 • July 2010


June 4th, 2010 by

Mariam Bastani
VILE GASH-Life-Rot-EP / COUGHING FIT-EP
BEYOND PINK-LP / LAURENCE WASSER-EP
LÖGNHALSMOTTAGNINGEN-EP
RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER/SKELETON PARTY-LP
RATAS DEL VATICANO-LP / DEFEKTORS-LP
DURESS-EP / LIBYANS-EP
VERRÄTERISCH-tape / HOLY SHIT-10”
THE CONVERSIONS-Spineless Wonders-LP
CONQUEST FOR DEATH/NECRO HIPPIES-live
PLF/NERVESKADE/WALLS/IRON LUNG-live

Brace Belden
HOME BLITZ-Prepetual Night/Murder in my…-45
STRAIGHTSHOOTER-45
CIRCLE PIT-Total Waste/Everybody Left-45
SHITTY LIMITS-Last Orders/Selling Point-45
GEORGIANA STARLINGTON/WILD CHOIR-EP
HYGIENE-Things that Dreams are Made of-45
RON HOUSE-Blind Boy in the Backseat-LP
TUNNELRUNNERS-Plasticland-EP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-I’m on a Hunt-EP
PUFFY AREOLAS-In the Army 1981-LP

Tim Brooks
DOOM-Lost the Fight: Pro-Life Control Sessions-LP
HYGIENE-Things that Dreams are Made of-45
SURVET SKINS-LP
DEFEKTORS-The Bottom of the City-LP
RANGE RATS-LP
LÖGNHALSMOTTAGNINGEN-EP
TUNNELRUNNERS-Plasticland-EP
LOS MONJO-Mexicanos al Grito de Mierda-EP
SHITTY LIMITS-Last Orders/Selling Point-45
ALEHAMMER/TYRANT-split-LP

Robert Collins
UTOPIA-Niee-LP
LA URSS-live
LAURENCE WASSER-EP
DURESS-Burden of Truth-EP
USELESS CHILDREN-live
HOLY SHIT-K.B.D.O.O.P-10”
BEYOND PINK-The New Black-LP
DEFEKTORS-The Bottom of the City-LP
CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY-LP
CROW-Bloody Tear-LP

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
REDSKINS-Epilogue-CD
WHATEVER BRAINS-Love Taps-EP
RANGE RATS-LP
DEFEKTORS-The Bottom of the City-LP
GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Joy Ride-LP
SHITTY LIMITS-Last Orders/Selling Point-45
HYGIENE-Things that Dreams are Made of-45
BURNING YELLOWS-Urinal Cakes/Drought-45
FROM ASHES RISE-Live Hell-LP
DMV-EP

Layla Gibbon
LIBYANS-Paralyzed/Keep Waiting-EP
RATAS DEL VATICANO-Tiempos de…-LP
PUFFY AREOLAS-In the Army 1981-LP
BRILLIANT COLORS-both EPs
KITCHEN’S FLOOR-EP / CIRCLE PIT-45
VILE GASH-EP / RAW NERVE-LP
BURNING YELLOWS-Urinal Cakes/Drought-45
THE CONVERSIONS-Spineless Wonders-LP
WALLS/IRON LUNG/NECRO HIPPIES/LIVID-live
RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER/SKELETON PARTY-LP

Bob Goldie
GERM ATTACK-Death to Cops-EP
CANADIAN RIFLE-Facts-EP
THE NEW YORKER-Home is Where the…-EP
MUCH WORSE-Proper Execute-EP
UNDERDOG-EP / REACTORS-45
ORGANIZED SPORTS-G.U.I.D.O.-EP
BLACK TRIANGLES-Dead in a Pile of…-EP
VILE GASH-Life-Rot-EP
MESS FOLK-Modern Man-EP
KNIFE IN THE LEG/FIX MY HEAD-split-LP

Kenny Kaos
THROWAWAYS/SPASTIC PANTHERS-split-EP
JOHNNY THROTTLE-Sick of Myself/Job in…-45
STICKS N STONES-Red Light/Time Change-45
MISSING MONUMENTS-Black Rainbow-45
WHITE WIRES-Pogo ‘Til I Puke Tonight-45
CHIN CHIN-Sound of the Westway-LP
STEVE ADAMYK-Speed It Up/2010-45
THE BRIMSTONES-Shut Me Down-EP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-I’m on a Hunt-EP
APACHE-Finger Banger-video

Carolyn Keddy
TY SEGALL-Melted-CD / LIMINALS-I’m Dead-EP
PAUL CARY-Ghost of a Man-LP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-I’m on a Hunt-EP
BRILLIANT COLORS-both EPs
PUFFY AREOLAS-In the Army 1981-LP
RATAS DEL VATICANO-Tiempos de…-LP
CULTURE KIDS-Drop Off the Block-EP
CHIN CHIN-LP / TUTU AND THE PIRATES-LP
TUNNELRUNNERS-Plasticland-EP

Ray Lujan
CHIN CHIN-Sound of the Westway-LP
LEATHERFACE-The Stormy Petrel-LP
REDSKINS-CD / THE OVER ATTACKS-CD
FRESH & ONLYS-Vanishing Cream-EP
NEW CREASES-About Last Night-EP
IMMATERIAL-Betty-EP
BUNNY’S A SWINE-Nothing Bad-CD
DOOMHAWK-LP / RVIVR-LP
JOHNNY THROTTLE-Sick of Myself/Job in…-45
THE NON BELIEVERS-CD/X (Australia)-live

Mark Murrmann
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-I’m on a Hunt-EP
REACTORS-I Want Sex/Seduction Center-45
RATAS DEL VATICANO-Tiempos de…-LP
TUNNELRUNNERS-Plasticland-EP
STICKS N STONES-Red Light/Time Change-45
BED WETTING BAD BOYS-Best/Worst…-EP
MOJOMATICS-Love Wild Fever-45
RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER/SKELETON PARTY-LP
HAUNTED GEORGE-American Crow-LP
LOS MONJO-Mexicanos al Grito de Mierda-EP

Ken Sanderson
KNUSTE RUTER-Gjennon Veggene-LP
PARLAMENTARISK SODOMI-Regnskog…-EP
MOUTH SEWN SHUT-2009-LP
UTOPIA-Niee-LP
ARTIC FLOWERS-live
KNIFE IN THE LEG/FIX MY HEAD-LP
KRIMTÄNK/SUB ALERT-split-EP
DURESS-EP / GERM ATTACK-LP
CEREMONY-EP / DEAD FRIENDS-12”
BEYOND PINK-The New Black-LP

Fred Schrunk
RVIVR-Rain Down-LP
THE CONVERSIONS-Spineless Wonders-LP
LIBYANS-Paralyzed/Keep Waiting-EP
2009-The Future is Soon-LP
CHIN CHIN-Sound of the Westway-LP
RATAS DEL VATICANO-Tiempos de…-LP
BEYOND PINK-The New Black-LP
FAT BEAVERS-Still Dont Know What to Do-LP
UTOPIA-Niee-LP
REACTORS-I Want Sex/Seduction Center-45

Martin Sorrondeguy
VILE GASH-Life-Rot-EP
ORGANIZED SPORTS-G.U.I.D.O.-EP
CULTURE KIDS-Drop Off the Block-EP
DURESS-Burden of Truth-EP
LOS MONJO-Mexicanos al Grito de Mierda-EP
LIBYANS-Paralyzed/Keep Waiting-EP
HOLY SHIT-K.B.D.O.O.P-10”
RAW NERVE-LP
RATAS DEL VATICANO-Tiempos de…-LP
NERVESKADE-live

Top Ten Zines
Antipatia #6, #7, #8
Mermadia Bomb # 42
Arty Party
Dealin’ With It #3
Evil Minded #5
Social Sterility #1
Rad Party
Plastic Bomb #70
Last Breath #6
Accept the Darkness #2
More Noize #4
Toinen Vaihtoehto #224, #225



Cairo, IL… from MRR #324


June 4th, 2010 by

In the May issue of Maximum Rocknroll we ran feature about Chris Johnston of Plan-It-X Records and his move to Cairo, IL, with some other punks, and the opening of their coffee shop called Ace of Cups. Interviewer Aaron Lake Smith also wrote a feature about this in TIME magazine, and appeared on Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty Eight, where the subjects of race (Cairo is about 60% black and about 35% white) and economics were again glossed over by Smith. The word “mission” was used often in the description of the project going on in Cairo, IL. It is no secret that punks are often guilty of aiding mass waves of gentrification in larger cities, but what does it mean when white punks move into an ailing, forgotten city with a majority African-American population? Is a coffee shop going to bring the town back or is it an attempt to gain the trust of its residents? What about involving the community and serving their expressed needs? What does it mean to “rescue” a town. It’s a complex question that goes beyond the realms of punk and idealism. Decide for yourselves…  —Mariam, MRR magazine coordinator

Chris Johnston (photo by Aaron Lake Smith)

Cairo, IL (pronounced “Kay-ro”) sits on a narrow peninsula hemmed on both sides by the Mississippi River and protected from flooding by a set of rusted, vine-entangled levees. The land surrounding the little outpost of civilization looks like it would be untamed and lushly green in the summer. The town in some ways feels like a miniature cross between New Orleans and Detroit—reliant on the logic of dams and levees like New Orleans, but then vacant and possessing a rusted-out sense of lost splendor like Detroit.

Chris Johnston is the 36 year-old proprietor of Plan-it-X Records. After years of living in “cool” places like Bloomington, Olympia, and Gainesville and swirling through an endless kaleidoscope of punk shows, vegan restaurants, and community spaces, Johnston recently decided it was time to do something. Last summer, Johnston bought a building on Cairo’s main drag and has since opened Cairo’s first coffee shop-grocery store-community space, called Ace of Cups. Johnston and a number of others live upstairs of the massive building (it used to be a Knights of Columbus hall), though it has no heat in the winter. In going to Cairo, it seems that Johnson was actively pursuing what we all want after the mix-tape listening, rooftop-climbing, forty-drinking hangover wears off—a sense of purpose, a direction; a reason for existence, a town that could never be gentrified. And with Cairo, that’s what he got.

This interview was conducted in the dead of winter, in the warmest room in Ace of Cups: a room with maps tacked up on all the walls, and the space heater running at full blast.

Intro, interview and photos by Aaron Lake Smith

What brought you to Cairo, Illinois?

It’s been a plan of mine for a while to have a big building and do something productive and creative in it. For various reasons, we wanted a big place to do something and wanted to start a community center, but couldn’t afford to do so in places like Gainesville and Bloomington. Those places already have a lot going for them. The people who live there don’t even need the stuff people build for them. In Gainesville, at the community spaces, almost no one comes in anyway. Here in this tiny town that has almost nothing, we get almost the same amount of people. We wanted a little more freedom. Then I found Cairo. The more I read about the town, the more intrigued I got, how it has nothing and real estate was dirt cheap. I realized my plan could encompass not only making my life better, but increasing the quality of life for people that live here. Myself and various people discussed “The Plan.” Most of them aren’t here today. But we talked about how doing anything here would be productive. Just by opening this space, we’ve done something for the community.

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Blog de la Semana: Antipatia Zine


June 3rd, 2010 by

Having just reviewed issues number six, seven and eight of ANTIPATIA, a Spanish language zine from Barcelona, Spain, I immediately subscribed to their blog to read the issues I missed and to make sure I will never miss any again! The interviews and reports are some the best I have ever read seamlessly incorporating, music, culture and political themes. The blog gives you access to their archives where you can read every issue up to date with the option of printing them out for yourself. Subjects include all realms punk; a really awesome Cuba punk report, the artist/tape label/zine maker Afeite al Perro, a concise history of industry and war as bedfellows, a heads up to good punk from Barcelona, and much more. There is information about their radio station, Radio Bronka, giving access to radio shows from Spain and beyond (including MRR Radio). The blog also has an events list, flyer archive and photo gallery (check out their new pics of ATENTADO!). You can also order from their distro offering zines, books and music (punk and more) from all over the world. The blog is primarily in Spanish with some English, but non-Spanish speakers can still enjoy it to a degree. It is a bummer for those who can’t speak Spanish, because this is a blog/zine would benefit anyone that wants to learn about punks of other cultures in an intelligent and informed way. You guys are really missing out.



Video of the Week: Talk Is Poison


June 2nd, 2010 by

Time for my yearly ritual of trolling the web to see what I missed at this year’s Chaos in Tejas. This is the best one I’ve found so far. Fucking TALK IS POISON. What more needs to be said? If you’ve got more, send the links our way!