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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: Dutch Hardcore!


January 31st, 2011 by

Vincent Hansen from the Netherlands sent this batch of photos in back in November. “Hardcore Night” at the OCCII in Amsterdam. Thanks Vincent!

De Aanslag @ OCCII, Amsterdam, 29 Oct 2010 (photo by Vincent Hansen)

De Aanslag @ OCCII, Amsterdam, 29 Oct 2010 (photo by Vincent Hansen)

Vogue @ OCCII, Amsterdam, 29 Oct 2010 (photo by Vincent Hansen)

Deskonocidos @ OCCII, Amsterdam, 29 Oct 2010 (photo by Vincent Hansen)

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.



Wanna Coordinate MRR!!??


January 26th, 2011 by

That’s right, I am leaving… Want to take my place? Email us for an application and more details. This is a more-than-full-time-job… and you don’t get paid…BUT you get to live at the MRR compound and run the world’s foremost punk and hardcore magazine! and listen to all those records…



Monday Photo Blog: OK/Oklahoma


January 24th, 2011 by

Ross Adams sent a batch of photos in from Oklahoma City. Personally, getting photos from places like Oklahoma is as exciting to me as getting photos from more “exotic” locales like former Eastern Bloc countries, South America or even Asian scenes.

Chest Pain @ Bad Granny's, Oklahoma City, OK (photo by Ross Adams)

Wiccans @ Bad Granny's, Oklahoma City, OK (photo by Ross Adams)

Tenement @ Parkdownthestreet House, Oklahoma City, OK (photo by Ross Adams)

Paintscratcher @ Bad Granny's, Oklahoma City, OK (photo by Ross Adams)

Diet Cokeheads @ Bad Granny's, Oklahoma City, OK (photo by Ross Adams)

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 #1228 • 1/22/11


January 22nd, 2011 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: Layla, Greg and Fred live the crucial chaos that is punk.

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Low Threat Profile (photo by "Nuewdz!" on flickr)

Intro song:
GUNS – Preps Suck

Layla plays some new HC ragers
LOW THREAT PROFILE – Back to Basics
KNIFE FIGHT – War Game
NATURAL LAW – Persona
VACCINE – Limited Edition
ARTIFICIAL PEACE – Suburban Wasteland

Greg attempts to prove that not only are violins punk, but horns are too
DOG FACED HERMANS – Punjabi Monster Beat
KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA – Time Honored Tradition
NEW BLOODS – A Ritual
DE KIFT – Code Het Alfabet
COUNTY Z – Liquor Store

Fred Gets Crucial
CRUCIAL ATTACK – We Are the DF
CRUCIAL CHANGE – War (in Your Head)
CRUCIAL SECTION – Crew for Life
CRUCIAL UNIT – Teabag God
CRUCIAL YOUTH – Put Litter in its Place

Shit is about to get chaotic. or Kaaotic. At any rate chaoz shall reign.
CHAOS (Switzerland) – Get Outta My Pocket
CHAOZ (UK) – Tribal Warfare
CHAOS UK – Lawless Britain
KAAOS (Finland) – Vakivallan Uhrit

Layla plays some stuff from the new release bins
HIMEI – ? (in Kanji)
TOPPLERS – Slave Train
LA LA VASQUEZ – Dairy Queen
BRAIN F – Restraining Order

Outro song:
MILK MUSIC – Beyond Living



Record of the Week:
“Punx Don’t Drink” comp EP


January 21st, 2011 by

Right from the starting gun this comp is quite awesome. The first band here, POISON PLANET opens with a song called “The Victim,” which bears a postscript on the lyric sheet that reads, “Drugs and alcohol taken willingly do not make you any less culpable for your actions.” Right fucking on. I see my opportunity, and I’m taking it… This is such a simple concept to grasp, yet since we live in a world where everyone is “victimized” and “targeted” at a seemingly constant rate that excuses like “I was fucked up,” or “I was drunk,” have become just another acceptable reason to be late, reason why you ended up in the hospital, reason why you were unfairly targeted, reason why you started a fight, the reason why you crashed your bike, or worse, killed someone with your car. There have become so many “outs” to responsibility that actually carrying on as an actual human being has taken a back seat to finding a way to pull a fast one. This is nowhere more apparent than in the punk scene. Living in the Bay Area you see the (many) downsides of what happens when our little “progressive bubble” in which we live enables such a voluntary and careless abuse of self control to somehow convince an entire forward-thinking local culture to believe it’s “just the way it is.” At this point, I should mention that I am not edge, and in fact, drinking a beer right this very second, so this isn’t some sort of straight edge or various “–ist” type of rant, I just understand the concept of responsibility and realize that I’m not the only person that lives on this fucking planet, which a lot of people can’t fucking grasp. And to me that is what straight edge is really about—the ability to separate responsibilities from habits and to not embrace this “victimization” as some sort of cultural lighthouse to guide your life by and realize that your actions are just that—your actions—and to separate yourself from that mentality. I’m tired of paying for your mistakes with my time, with my money and with my patience. These concepts simply require the ability to use your fucking head, and we all need to remember that. Which, in a perfect world is why we are the fucking punx! Some are born to be mules, some generals, some sheep, but no matter who you are, in the end beliefs are beliefs, and if you actually have them and you hold true to them, you have a leg up on most people. Holy fucking tangent! On to the music… As one might expect, the majority of the tunes on here are classic fast hardcore with a few crewsh breakdowns here and there. The four bands that split this 7” are POISON PLANET, whom I already mentioned (and they drop some serious rippage), BOILING OVER, COLD SHOULDER and COKE BUST. All four seriously deliver angry tunes that have great fast parts and great mid-paced rogering, but COLD SHOULDER stands out most to me and are the fastest band on this comp. The inner sleeve boasts that this is the “new face and attitude of straight edge,” and I’m really glad it is. Ripping tunes. (Third Party Records)