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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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New Band Spotlight: Golden Staph


July 2nd, 2010 by
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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!