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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: the Birthday Suits!!!


July 19th, 2010 by

Minneapolis’ BIRTHDAY SUITS, as shot in Pittsburgh by GG Allix. The Birthday Suits are a two piece with Yuichiro “Matthew” Kazama on drums and the always awesome Hideo Takahashi playing guitar, who you might remember from Real Estate Fraud or Sweet JAP. Great guy. Great band(s).

The Birthday Suits @ Gooski’s Pittsburgh, PA, 29 May 2010
(photo by GG Allix)

 

The Birthday Suits @ Gooski’s Pittsburgh, PA, 29 May 2010
(photo by GG Allix)

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 #1201 • 7/17/10


July 18th, 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!

The Rival Mob @ The Electrik Maid in DC, 4/7/10 (photo by Rachel Atcheson)


THIS WEEK: Layla starts things off with some favorites from the current issue of MRR, and then Dan plays a bunch of stuff he picked up while out traveling for four months from bands he saw, and a few he wishes he’d seen.

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Intro song:
THE RIVAL MOB – Hardcore for Hardcore

Layla plays MRR #327 jamz
FUCKIN’ FLYING AHEADS – Watching TV
WHITE BOSS – Darkness/Lightness
TOTAL ABUSE – Caligula
WET DOG – Long Long Time to Go
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS – Mama Was a Schizo

Stuff Dan picked up, part 1
LEATHER – Inna Aller
THE CHICKENS – Phocomulous Verd #1
BROKEN NECK – Ben
SKELETON PARTY – Sequel
MAYDAY! – Blüd Beach

Stuff Dan picked up, part 2
DEATH FIRST – Rock Camp
UNPERSON – History Lesson
POSITIVE NOISE – Your Choice
PANZRAM – Needy Divas
SICK FIX – Die Please Die

Records that got sent into MRR while Dan was away
NUCLEAR FAMILY – Doublespeak
SILLA ELECTRICA – Desilusión
THE ERGS! – I Shot the Devil’s Son
SPECTRES – The Tow
BAYONETTES – Guilty Pleasure

One-song “old band new record” set
TALK IS POISON – Race to Infinity

Outro song:
CHIN CHIN – World’s Burning



Passion Armée


July 16th, 2010 by

A review of the
self-released 12”
by Lyon, France’s
PASSION ARMÉE
from MRR #327

It’s the sunniest day of the year so far in San Francisco, and I’m sitting in the plush Maximum Rocknroll offices listening to icy French cold wave… It’s not a winning combination, but to PASSION ARMÉE’s credit, they’re helping me forget that it’s actually a nice sunny summer’s day and reminding me that life is in fact a relentless existential struggle and in the end we all die alone. The French seem have a knack for this style, from the original cold wave sounds of the ’70s through to recent bands like FRUSTRATION. The six songs here fit nicely in that tradition. Repetitive minor-chord bass lines, cut-glass guitar and occasional keyboard stabs set the scene for detached vocals that remind me a lot of the singer from THE EX. I understand that the band has broken up since recording this disc — that’s a shame. Great stuff.

— Allan McNaughton



Blog of the Week: Double Cross


July 15th, 2010 by

A friend of mine described this blog as looking like “sXe porn.” [Are you allowed to quote your own editor? —ed.] If, like me, you own probably a few too many Crucial Response records and a varsity jacket, this won’t put you off, but if that isn’t the case for you don’t let this stop you from checking out Double Cross.  As you might be able to guess from the first page, this started as something geared towards the ’88 youth crew end of punk, with in-depth coverage of this era by people who are still passionate about all things crucial and probably still have fades.  But since starting out it has expanding to cover a wide selection of hardcore bands with just as much passion and detail.

BOLD and a buch of stoked, sweaty dudes (a.k.a. "sXe porn")

The content varies from in-depth interviews with a vast array of bands (as you may guess, mainly of the Revelation/Wishing Well variety, but not just limited to that, as well as plenty of other old hardcore bands) which spread across several entries, recounting stories relating to old venues such as the Anthrax Club, reflections by various people on their favourite records, photographer features (including one of old Boston crew photos taken by Gail Rush), a tale of being the “minder” for HR of the BAD BRAINS for a weekend and a ton of other topics — a lot of which are relating to CHAIN OF STRENGTH, YOUTH OF TODAY, STRAIGHT AHEAD and DANZIG, all of which are good things in my book.

You can tell by reading that all the people involved are still excited and care about the music the cover and makes it great to read and an easy way to lose several hours at a time.



Monday Photo Blog: UKUK


July 12th, 2010 by

Ben Smith from Leeds sent a handful of pics in this week. Check ’em out!

Take Courage @ the Koepi, Berlin, Germany, 10 Feb 2010 (photo by Ben Smith)

The Autonomads @ the Star & Garter, Manchester UK, January 2010 (photo by Ben Smith)

The Autonomads @ the Star & Garter, Manchester UK, January 2010 (photo by Ben Smith)

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!