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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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MRR Radio #1203 • 7/31/10


July 31st, 2010 by
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MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

THIS WEEK: Lightnin’ Jeff joins Whorrible Hal, Howlin’ Hotdog and Rotten Ron for a drunken ramblin’ good time!

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Mata Mata

Intro song:
THE BILL COLLECTORS – Hole in the City

Hal’s Newer Tunes
SLOPPY SECONDS – You Can’t Kill Joey Ramone
RENEGADES OF PUNK – Same Old Shit
LOST BOYS – I Hate Hippies
SWINGIN’ UTTERS – Lepers, Thieves & Whores
EVIL CONDUCT – Home Sweet Home

Lightin’ Jeff G’s Super Hits
ARCTIC FLOWERS – Slouching Towards Bethlehem
BLACK SUNDAY – I Can’t Remember
SEDATIVES – Slip Away
THE CRACK – Don’t You Ever Let Me Down
SHARP OBJECTS – Misspent Youth

Hot Dog Music
HARRINGTON SAINTS – Dead Broke in the USA
VECTORS – Rockin’ the Floorboards
COMPLAINTS – Bail Me Out
PROBLEMATICS – Make Me Lose My Cool
SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS – I’m in a Band

Rotten Ron – Bitchin’ tapes from Silenzio Statico
MATA MATA – Brutalized
ASKO – Ahora es el Tiempo
KRUEL – Exterminacion Total
POLISKITZO – Citizen Bean

Outro song:
FUCK UPS – Bacon and Eggs



New Band Spotlight: Thick Skin


July 27th, 2010 by

THICKxSKIN is a new band out of Brisbane, Australia.  They had their first gig a few months ago, playing straight up youth crew influenced hardcore in the vein of Floorpunch, Stop And Think and a variety of mid-’90s Boston bands.  I’ve been lucky enough to catch them a decent number of times and have not been disappointed. With this kinda stuff you know what to expect: hard guitars, and songs that are straight and to the point.

You can find several of their songs online at www.myspace.com/thickskinhc. They also have a 9-song demo tape/CD-R that’s well worth picking up and a 7″ in the works surprisingly quickly.



MRR Radio #1202 • 7/24/10


July 24th, 2010 by
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MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

THIS WEEK: Refresh Yourself with Total Dismebabrutalichargerix!

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Nerveskade

Intro song:
THE BLOOD – Stark Raving Normal

Mariam – The Beginning…
NERVESKADE – Forced to Live
PERDITION – Crude
EUNUCH – Stillborn
INSERVIBLES – Yo No Se

Isaac plays some shit
DISCLOSE – But Still Work
BSA – Why We Die
STORMCROW – Final Plague
AFTER THE BOMBS – Bloody Aftermath
DRILLER KILLER – When the Innocent Die

Brian Stormcrow blows your fuckin’ nuts off
SDS – Scum System Kill
EFFIGY – From Hell
THE SAMPLES – Suspicion
CIVILIZED SOCIETY? – I Can Be Free

Trash rules, and is tired
WAR PATH – Abomination

Isaac is romantic and likes to dance
DAVILA 666 – Y Me Pregunto
AIRFIX KITS – She’s Playing Both Sides
YOUNG OFFENDERS – Regret/Repeat
AMDI PETERSENS ARME – Enborger af Samfundet/Anarki/Hierarki

Trash – Last hurrah
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE – Faith Not Sight

Outro song:
DISFEAR – With Each Dawn I Die



Blog of the Week: Grand Rapids Is Screaming


July 22nd, 2010 by

Forgive my being “old dude” here for a minute, but back in the day local scenes had zines. I know zines still exist, but they don’t necessarily serve the same function as they used to. Xeroxed fanzines were a tangible way of keeping people connected when there was no internet to tell you exactly what was going on and what all of the other punks in the world were listening to and talking about. Sometimes local zines served as sources of information, but more often than not they were merely a way of validating your small group of punks’ connection to the larger universe of the “scene.”

For those of us in really small towns, it felt almost like a bluff. You could write about hanging out at your local café or about your friends’ band that only practiced twice, but damn did they fucking rule! Put it in a zine and it made it seem real and important. And after a while, it actually did become important — not because other people believed it, but because you started to believe in it yourself.

Not to overstate it too much, I hope, but when I look at Grand Rapids Is Screaming, a blog site “dedicated to West Michigan punk and hardcore,” I see a rare example of something on the internet actually feeling like a tangible fanzine with some soul and local flair.

Remember e-zines? No, neither do I. That’s probably because it was a total failure of a concept. “It’s like a zine, but on your computer!” Um, I’m pretty sure they just call that a website… or maybe an email newsletter. Anyway, possibly without even intending to, Grand Rapids Is Screaming has reinvented the e-zine in a way that makes so much sense I’m surprised more people aren’t doing it.

At first glance it’s just a blog site, very much like the one you’re reading here, but dig deeper and you’ll find well presented local resources like an upcoming show calendar and an extensive, and very impressive, West Michigan flyer archive. You’ll find columns that range from the rambling to the political to your basic photo blog — all of which somehow have a more personal, less internetty feel in the context of this site. Maybe just calling them “columns” instead of “blogs” does the trick. [Note to self! —ed.]

Just peruse the site yourself and you’ll find something to dig. My favorites: show reviews — especially this one which was either mis-formatted for the web or was actually written as poetry (either way it’s pure gold), and reader comments like this one on a column about DIY haircuts:

One thing I think that is criminally overlooked by this column: COMPOSTING. If you’re not composting your hair you should really ask yourself why you HATE THE FUCKING PLANET?

It seems obvious that Grand Rapids Is Screaming is serving its intended purpose: to keep the local scene informed and involved, but I  hope that other punks will get as much inspiration out of this as I do. Now go start your own locally-based  fanzine-like internet blog site/resource!

(Not as catchy a slogan as I was hoping for there. I’ll keep working on it…)



Video of the Week: Vicky Drunk & Thrash


July 20th, 2010 by

OK, kids. This video by Vicky Drunk & Thrash has been on my “to post” list for a while, but I’ve been at a loss for anything to write to about it except for, “Whoa, check this out!” It was sent in to us with this complete message: “hardcore punk from indonesia,” and the description on YouTube is pretty cryptic as well:

This band is a Vicky’s solo project, started out in the middle of 2006. Vicky’s first guitarist are Angga Madonna, who was disappeared from late 2007. Hereza, the next guitar player was not appear in this video. Hell with another band, this is all about Vicky anyway.

Who is Vicky? “Disappeared”? Why are there 25 seconds of credits for a 35 second song? Does anyone know the answers? Anyway, without further ado: Whoa, check this out!