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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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Video of the Week: Les Oreilles Qui Saignent

September 30th, 2010 by

It’s not everyday that you come across a well-produced video zine, let alone a French “video psychedelic punk rock fanzine,” but that’s exactly what we have here, and for the most part, it’s is a fun and worthwhile watch. Les Oreilles Qui Saignent (“Bleeding Ears” in English) features footage from touring bands like GOVERNMENT WARNING, SURRENDER, SHITTY LIMITS, and the WANKYS, as well as homegrown French bands like DAILY O.D., who play catchy, female-fronted punk, rough and crusty hardcore from CHAOS ZZZ, noise-mongers WARNING/WARNING, and dis-core from STATE POISON (who, frustratingly, are filmed playing in front a DESTINO FINAL banner, but there’s no DF footage!) All of this is regularly interspersed with videos of bands from days gone by like the (French) DOGS, FLIPPER, and POISON GIRLS, plus riots, death and destruction, French news reports, commercials, Japanese horror films, and other punk rock stuff. The in-between footage gets a bit tedious at times, and this whole thing would be infinitely more enjoyable if it slimmed down to less than an hour in length. Nonetheless, there was clearly a lot of love and hard work put into this, and it’s a cool document of these bands and this scene, so if any of the above highlights sound appealing (and there’s a lot to choose from), do yourself a favor and check it out. You can download or watch the whole thing here, or order a DVD by contacting

Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze!

September 29th, 2010 by

Tankcrimes Records presents: Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze
Oct. 8 & 9, 2010 in Oakland,CA

Crazy punk shows and more! Featuring MUNICIPAL WASTE, VITAMIN X, GHOUL, DIRECT CONTROL, CANNABIS CORPSE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, A.N.S., DEADFALL, RAMMING SPEED, VOETSEK, POPULATION REDUCTION – SF, INSTANT ASSHOLE, FACE THE RAIL, plus a record swap, before and after parties, art show and more. Check out this fucking hilarious ad for the event… And go!

Friday Oct 8 – doors at 7 / show at 7:30… Ghoul (Creepsylvania) – 11:30 Direct Control (VA) – 10:45 Cannabis Corpse (VA) – 9:45 A.N.S. (TX) – 9:00 Voetsek – 8:15 Instant Asshole – 7:30

Saturday Oct 9 – doors at 6:30 / show at 7… Municipal Waste (VA) – 11:30 Vitamin X (Netherlands) – 10:45 Toxic Holocaust (Portland) – 9:45 Deadfall – 9:00 Ramming Speed (Boston) – 8:15 Population Reduction – 7:30 Face The Rail – 7:00

Free shit for the first 100 both nights!
Oakland Metro
• 630 3rd Street • Oakland, CA • Tickets here

The entire Tankcrimes record distro will be set up at the fest all weekend long, with some rarities, bargains and new stuff.

PRE-GAME! Thursday Oct. 7 Oakland Pyrate Punx Present: Brainsqueeze Pre-Game @ yr Hauz/HzMt Oakland (ask a punk) 8pm RAW POWER – Italian Crossover Punk Legends! DEATH CRISIS – sick HC from SD ZBS – Aaaargghhcore champs!

Brainsqueeze Record Swap! Sat. Oct 9 12-4pm all ages @ Sugar Mountain 2515 San Pablo Ave shit tons and ass loads of records for sale – new, used, rare + bargains – free entry and free vending! come on down and bring a box of records or a wad of cash! Plus bonus boner show with… LECHEROUS GAZE (4/5th of Annihilation Time) and NAILS!

After party! Sun.Oct 10 – All day 21+ free entry and free BBQ (meat and vegan grubs) @ Eli’s Mile High Club 3629 MLK Jr. Oakland  art show from Andrei Bouzikov + mad drink specials like Brainsqueeze punch!

New Band Spotlight: Vile Bodies

September 28th, 2010 by

VILE BODIES demo review by xYosefx, from the upcoming issue of MRR!

This totally blew me away. With the odd collaged image on the cover I was pretty much expecting some raging hardcore in the vein on CULT RITUAL or other current Youth Attack-style bands. I was wrong. While this is definitely some raging shit, it falls somewhere on the spectrum between hardcore and post-hardcore—if that’s still a term. I hear influences from FUGAZI in parts, BURN and other early ’90s post-youth-crew Revelation bands in others, and even some MINUTEMEN (or am I just imagining that?), but the songwriting tend to be more straightforward and, well, hardcore than that of the aforementioned bands. Even with these influences (if those are their influences), VILE BODIES maintain their own identity, and all the songs presented here are well crafted and powerful. I’ve listened to this five times now and it just gets better. This is one of the best demos I’ve heard this year. For those who care, it features members and ex-members of some good bands that you like or maybe don’t. Whatever, just do yourself a favor and order a copy of this tape.

You can download the demo HERE, or order the 7-song cassette for $5 ppd (in the US) from: 6 Wadleigh Place, Boston, MA 02127

Monday Photo Blog: Plymouth, UK

September 27th, 2010 by

Andy Ford from Plymouth shot these in what he calls “a full on little sweatbox called the White Rabbit.” All these are from back in June. Be sure to check out Andy’s Flickr account for tons more (and more recent) photos!

Deez Nuts @ White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK, June 2010 (photo by Andy Ford)

Wisdom In Chains @ White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK, June 2010 (photo by Andy Ford)

No Second Chance @ White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK, June 2010 (photo by Andy Ford)

Andy sent these way back in June…I’m still clearing out the backlog a bit. But keep sending photos! We’ll get ’em posted. And a quick note — we can’t post images with watermarks. Or, more precisely, we won’t. So if you wanna send photos, please make sure you remove the watermarks before sending them. We’re happy to include links to your website, Flickr account or whatever.

If you shoot shows and have photos you want to submit for the MRR Blog, send 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.

While we do love hardcore, it’d be rad to mix it up a bit and get a few non-hardcore photos on the photo blog once in a while. Any of you garage turkeys got photos for us? Any of you shoot Gonerfest? Send us pics!

MRR Radio #1211 • 9/25/10

September 25th, 2010 by

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: Arndt visits from Germany and joins Rob in bringing you another ear stinging show!


So Much Hate (photo by Arndt)

Intro song:
NOFX – My Name Is Bud

Rob – New Meets the Classics
STATUES – Uptime
DISSUADERS – Emergency Nurse
PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS – $7.99 For Love
TEENAGE HEAD – You’re Tearin’ Me Apart
EPOXIES – Need More Time

Arndt – Slightly Odd & Wonderful
BIG BOYS – Killing Time
CE BE BARNS BAND – She’s a Winner
DAWSON – Diddly Squat
TIMMY – Fatigue

Rob Goes Japanese in the Letter “G”
GAUZE – (title in Japanese)
GUDON – Egger
THE GAIA – This One
GAI – Liar
GISM – Death, Agonies and Screams

Arndt – Rockers
DAYS OF… – Men and Minds
SOCIAL UNREST – The Beatification and the Enigma of Katarina Witt
TALK IS POISON – Burn Like Suns
BLUT & EISEN – Fleisch Rollt
SO MUCH HATE – Green Walls of Power

Rob & Arndt – Randomness
PHOBIA – Give Me Genocide
D.R.I. – I Don’t Need Society
DICKS – Lost and Divided

Outro songs:
GAS – (title in Japanese)