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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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Monday Photo Blog: Midwest Can Be Alright


November 22nd, 2010 by

I’m from the Midwest and more or less fled to the West Coast as soon as I could. I’ve moved back to the Midwest a few times, but here I am, out in the Bay Area again. When I’m here, I miss the Midwest. When I’m in the Midwest I can’t believe I ever left California. Grass is greener and all that. Despite the many qualms I have with the Midwest (and even because of those qualms), I have a soft spot for the Midwest. So when Bobby Hussy — himself a Bay Area transplant from the Midwest — sent a batch of photos from a recent trip back to Madison for Chopperfest, it caught my eye. I bumped his photos to the top of the queue.

The Midwest Beat @ Mickey's Tavern, Madison, WI, 13 November 2010 (photo by Bobby Hussy)

The Midwest Beat @ Mickey's Tavern, Madison, WI, 13 November 2010 (photo by Bobby Hussy)

The Midwest Beat @ Mickey's Tavern, Madison, WI, 13 November 2010 (photo by Bobby Hussy)

And given the little theme of this week’s photo blog, I thought I’d close with these two gems, both from my native Indiana.

The GIZMOS – The Midwest Can Be Alright

DOW JONES & THE INDUSTRIALS – Can’t Stand the Midwest

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 like to exercise a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. Please size your photos so they are 600 pixels (72 dpi) at the longest side.



MRR Radio #1219 • 11/20/10


November 20th, 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: Vicente and Rob are back in your ear! From Argentina to Japan, they have got your punk rock ‘n’ roll listening needs covered.

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El Aviador Dro

Intro song:
FAST ASLEEP – Survive the System

Rob Gets Random
RED DONS – Walk Alone
THE SPITS – Spit Me Out
BOOM BOOM KID – Vida Fane
JEFFIE GENETIC AND HIS CLONES – SOS Radionation
THE ESTRANGED – The Subliminal Man

Vicente – Synth Jams
BLACK CAT #13 – (HUGGY BEAR cover song)
KITCHEN AND THE PLASTIC SPOON – Wrong Selection (Sweden)
EL AVIADOR DRO – La Television Es Nutritiva (Spain)
SUICIDE – Dream Baby Dream
MUZAK – Ilha Urbana (Brazil)

Rob Grinds the Rail
COKE BUST – Under the Street Lights
RAW NOISE – Cash Through Fear
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH – Babylon Endures
AC4 – Detonate
SLANG – Our Grey Earth

Vicente Takes Control of the Situation
LOS YAKI – Baila Conmigo (Mexico)
THE RANGER SOUND – Ricordami (Italy)
CARNABEATS – Chu Chu Chu (Japan)
COLLINS KIDS – Whistle Bait

Rob – Two More for the Road
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN – She’s a Trap
NAKED RAYGUN – Home of the Brave

Outro song:
DICKIES – Hideous



California Punxploitation Weekend


November 18th, 2010 by

If you live near SF or LA and love punxploitation movies like I do, you’re in for a treat this weekend. Brush your long hair into a mohawk, get some sushi and don’t pay, then head to the movie theater for some bad dialog and pointless violence…

As part of their book tour, the folx who did Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (on Fantagraphics) are presenting a weekend of punk movies and punx on TV, starting this Friday at SF’s Roxie Theater. Surf II, possibly the most so-bad-it’s-good movie of all time, shows with Times Square, a prophetic proto-riot grrrl flick that rivals the greatness of Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains.

Also Friday night, in LA, Alex Cox, director of the greatest punk movie ever, Repo Man, brings a new cut of his weird and kinda bad, yet great Straight to Hell. Straight to Hell Returns shows at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive with the director in person. I pretty sure it’s just a lucky coincidence that this is playing right before the Destroy All Movies event, which as you can see in this picture from their website, has deemed the movie NOT PUNK!

Anyway…

Saturday and Sunday the Destroy All Movies tour comes to LA with an amazing array of goodies at the historic Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. Too much great stuff to list so check it all out here. I’m especially excited about the Punk TV Party on Saturday and La Brune Et Moi and Desperate Teenage Lovedolls on Sunday (also with the director in person). Tickets are $10 per event or $35 for the whole weekend… Sneak beers in and sing along!
“I dig pain!”
“I hate you! I berate you!”



Video of the Week: Hex Dispensers


November 17th, 2010 by

Our very own Tim Brooks edited this video for “My Love Is a Bat” by Austin’s HEX DISPENSERS, from their Winchester Mystery House LP on Douchemaster. The video, shot on 16mm film, was written and directed by Jon.



Monday Photo Blog: Mean Jeans & Uzi Rash!


November 15th, 2010 by

It’s been a while since we focused the Monday Photo Blog gaze on our own backyard so this week we have two photos of MEAN JEANS and UZI RASH from shows at Pissed Off Pete’s and Sugar Mountain, respectively. All photos courtesy of Charlie Votruba. Thanks Charlie!

Mean Jeans @ Pissed Off Pete's, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Mean Jeans @ Pissed Off Pete's, San Francisco, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Mean Jeans @ Pissed Off Pete's, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Mean Jeans @ Pissed Off Pete's, San Francisco, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Uzi Rash @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Uzi Rash @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Uzi Rash @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

Uzi Rash @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, April 2010 (photo by Charlie Votruba)

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 like to exercise a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. Please size your photos so they are 600 pixels (72 dpi) at the longest side.