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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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New Band Spotlight: Golden Staph

July 2nd, 2010 by

I had to prize the demo by Western Australia’s GOLDEN STAPH from the hands of another MRR reviewer, so enamored of it am I. The first song, “Dr Tony,” has already been my bedroom classic for a few months. Brace yourselves chapesses and chaps — all four songs on this cassette will only add further fuel to the swirling mystique around just what it could be about the vast sub-equatorial landmass of Oz that produces such exciting music. I’m under-qualified to theorize on that, but what I do know is that GOLDEN STAPH is excellent. They don’t really sound classically Australian, in terms of punk, which in my brain has always been a bit on the blokey-mental-junkie-genius side of things, rather than the raw lady-vox keys guitar fuzz we have here, but feel free to correct me. To me they recall more the howling, high-pitched wonderment of raucous echo chamber shouters like ACTION PACT or even HANS-A-PLAST. Sonically they’re extremely vintage upbeat punk, late ’70s, in a magic dark alley somewhere between the Masque and the Roxy (holy shit, dream city) but without sounding obsolete. The guitar and keyboards work together super well. It’s sparse and Amber’s vocals reminds me a lot of Olga de Volga’s stint with THE LEWD.

The demo... get it!

Dowload their hit song, “Dr. Tony” here: GOLDEN STAPH – Dr Tony MP3

The band can be contacted at , and their website is at goldenstaph.wordpress.com.

Video of the Week: No Fun City

July 1st, 2010 by

Screening at the Frozen Film Festival San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre this Saturday, No Fun City is a documentary about the struggle of underground music venues in Vancouver, BC, Canada. While focusing on legit (read: for profit) venues, it seems to give a fair amount of time to the truly (and literally) underground venues that even a lot of punks don’t seem to know exist nowadays. Go see it and let us know what you think!