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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: Eddy Current Suppression Ring


February 21st, 2011 by

I don’t post my own photos here very often — we get plenty of awesome photos from all of you. Today I’m making an exception. I was developing negatives this past weekend and found an unmarked roll of film. I souped it with the rest and discovered almost a whole roll of photos from Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s visit to the Bay Area last July. An unexpected and awesome surprise.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, 2 July 2010 (photo by icki)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, 2 July 2010 (photo by icki)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, 2 July 2010 (photo by icki)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring @ Sugar Mountain, Oakland, CA, 2 July 2010 (photo by icki)

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

EARLY WARNING: The Powers That Be at MRR and I have started talking about doing a new photo issue. This one will most likely focus more on people who were shooting in the early days of punk. If you know of any unsung photographers, undiscovered photo collections of punk bands from the late ’70s – early ’80s, or are just interested maybe in interviewing someone, drop us a line!



Protests Go Organic in Madison: Raising the Stakes in Wisconsin


February 20th, 2011 by

By Christopher Fons via counterpunch.org

The stakes were high in Madison, Wisconsin today as Governor Scott Walker’s bill to overturn most collective bargaining rights for public workers came to the floor of the State Senate. Tens of thousands of teachers, students, tradesmen, firemen, and workers of all stripes assembled to stop the vote, at least for today, they were victorious. How did it happen? Through massive direct action and a trip to Illinois by the Senate Democratic caucus.

Republican leaders were confident last night after caucusing and by the morning the common wisdom expected a solid party line vote for union busting but the people and their allies in the Senate had a different plan.

For a while today the capitol building was simply too noisy and too filled with people for anyone to move. Elementary teachers were obviously the majority as hands went up to quiet the crowd by the thousands when important information was to be conveyed.

The peak of the day came around midday as the Senate leader growled to the sparsely populated chamber that some of the members of the body had not showed for work. It was then that over 20,000 protesters erupted into collective euphoria as we realized that quorum was not to be had. For the rest of the day the crowds grew and grew and a more festive atmosphere reigned as we learned that the Senate Democrats had purposefully packed up and left for the land of Lincoln.

One of the most striking aspects of this protest movement is the organic character of its motion. Lots of organizers have made the calls, hired the buses and lined up the speakers but in the Capitol building rotunda the crowd chants, yells, sings and cries together in a collective way. Protesters are not told what to do, they simply figure out what needs to be done, make decisions on the spot, and act.

Another inspiring part of the demonstrations is the affection showed towards a group who have been exempted from the bill, fireman and police. The firemen are the favorites. Sporting their uniforms seasoned with soot, bagpipes bellowing, and signs declaring their loyalty to labor, they give evidence and meaning to the word solidarity. It’s not just the firemen showing their support, however, it’s the police too. Cops got huge cheers today as they entered the floor of the rotunda and fed protesters hot dogs and coffee.

It was a victorious day. Each passing day further clears the brush and reveals who is on what side. Each passing day elevates the consciousness and the confidence of workers. After today’s tactical victory the teachers union and AFSCME have called for another day of action. Friday should bring another massive response…more to come from the front line of the war on workers.



Top Tens from MRR #334 • March 2011


February 20th, 2011 by

Hi kids! Every month, a couple weeks after the magazine comes out, we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the latest issue of Maximum Rocknroll. This one’s from MRR #334, the March 2011 issue. Dig in!

NEW TOP TENNER! Marissa Magic
RAPE REVENGE-Car Ride With Vivisection Intern-EP
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
CRIATURAS-Arañas en el Corazon-EP
FIST CITY-Hunting You-LP
CIRCLE X-Tender-LP
SLUGFUCKERS-Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic-LP
LA LA VASQUEZ-Buoy-EP
PRIMARY COLORS-tape
AMERICAN SPLITS-live
GONER/LUNGE-split EP

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
NO STATIK-live / HIMEI-Kankin-EP
NECROMONGO-Grabaciones desde la Ultratumba-EP
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
FACE THE RAIL-Fractures-EP
HERO DISHONEST-Dangerous-LP
HARDA TIDER-LP / OTTAWA-LP
SLANG-Life Made Me Hardcore-LP
NEGATIVE APPROACH-Friend to No One-EP
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
PORCODIO-Nessun Posto Per Me-EP

Brace Belden

Brace Belden
THE ZEROS-Main Street Brat/Handgrenade Heart-45
YOUNG IDENTITIES-Positive Thinking-EP
BODYSNATCHERS-Frantic-EP
DIALS-Television Silence/She Said-45
BRIMSTONE HOWL/HELL SHOVEL-split EP
FUNGI GIRLS-Owsley Knows/Glare #2-45
PANIC-13 – LP
COCK SPARRER-Essentials-LP box set
CIRCLE X-Tender-LP
SLUGFUCKERS-Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic-LP

Tim Brooks
DIALS-Television Silence/She Said-45
DEAD GHOSTS-LP
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN-You’ve Got the Wrong Man/Stubborn Ghost-45
MOB RULES-The Donor-LP
VACCUUM-Horror’s All Over-EP
TOTSUGEKI SENSYA-Chain of Tragedy-EP
SLANG-Life Made Me Hardcore-LP
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
WHITE WIRES-II-LP
CROWD CONTROL-Terror Cycle-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
Short Fast and Loud 10th Anniversary Fest
NEON PISS/ALARIC/ARTIC FLOWERS-live
VACCINE/PUNCH-live
BELLICOSE MINDS-live
CRIATURAS-Arañas en el Corazon-EP
FACE THE RAIL-Fractures-EP
HERO DISHONEST-Dangerous-LP
MEDIA BLITZ-EP / ORDER-45
SLANG-Life Made Me Hardcore-LP
TRUTHDEALER-LP / XBRAINIAX-CD

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
ESTROGEN HIGHS-Cycles-LP
BRIMSTONE HOWL/HELL SHOVEL-split EP
IDLE HANDS-Volatile Matters-EP
THE GIRLS-Remote View/Lord Auch-45
HEAVY TIMES-No Plans/Ice Age-45
PANIC-13 – LP
ROCKET REDUCERS-LP
CHEIFS – Holly-West Crisis – LP
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN-You’ve Got the Wrong Man/Stubborn Ghost-45
CIRCLE X-Tender-LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
HIMEI-Kankin-EP
SLUGFUCKERS-Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic-LP
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
MERCHANDISE-(Strange Songs) In the Dark-LP
LA LA VASQUEZ-Buoy-EP
CIRCLE X-Tender-LP / KILSLUG-45
BODYSNATCHERS-Frantic-EP
NECROMONGO-EP / OTTAWA-LP
RAPE REVENGE-Car Ride With Vivisection Intern-EP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
UNDERDOG-LP / THE ZEROS-45
XTRA VOMIT-side of split-EP
FOREIGN OBJECTS-live
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
PORCODIO-Nessun Posto Per Me-EP
DEATH FIRST/NEON PISS-live
VACCUUM-Horror’s All Over-EP
CIRCLE X-Tender-LP
FACE THE RAIL-Fractures-EP
RAPE REVENGE-Car Ride With Vivisection Intern-EP

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
YOUNG IDENTITIES-Positive Thinking-EP
DEAD UNCLES-EP / FACE THE RAIL-EP
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN-You’ve Got the Wrong Man/Stubborn Ghost-45
COME AND TAKE IT-Forget It?-EP
CHEST PAIN-Noth Coast Wirad Violence-EP
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
NO CLASS-Keine Klass-LP
WHITE WIRES-II-LP
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
UNDERDOG-2xLP
CHEIFS – Holly-West Crisis – LP

Kenny Kaos
FLYING OVER-No One Here Gets Out Alive-LP
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN-You’ve Got the Wrong Man/Stubborn Ghost-45
BOYS CLUB-Every Good Boy Does Fine-EP
CHARLIE AND THE SKUNKS-Take an Ice Cream Scoop Out of My Brain-EP
THE ZEROS-Main Street Brat/Handgrenade Heart-45
THE SPINOFFS-Stayin’ Alive-EP
DIALS-Television Silence/She Said-45
YOUNG IDENTITIES-Positive Thinking-EP
THE GIRLS-45 / BRUTAL KNIGHTS-LP
THE WHITE WIRES-II-LP

Carolyn Keddy
DIALS-Television Silence/She Said-45
HEARTBEEPS-My Bones Are Tattooed-LP
TOXIC FUSE-Can’t Beat My Love/Complete Control-45
THE HAPPY KIDS-Hey!-EP
KILSLUG-On the Rise/Human Sacrifice-45
TORTURED TONGUES-Let Me Down-EP
BODYSNATCHERS-Frantic-EP
YOUNG IDENTITIES-Positive Thinking-EP
THE EVIL STREAKS-Go Go to Hell-EP
PANIC-13-LP

Ray Lujan
BOYS CLUB-EP / COME WIND-CD
CRUSADES-Dreamers-EP
DEAD UNCLES-Flatlining-EP
DIALS-Television Silence/She Said-45
FLYING OVER-LP / FUNGI GIRLS-Owsley Knows/Glare #2-45
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN-You’ve Got the Wrong Man/Stubborn Ghost-45
THE GODS OF MACHO-Macho-LP
MIRRORS AND WIRES-Mercitron-EP
NOT ON TOUR-CD / TATTLE TALES-CD
ZOMBIE SURF CAMP-Reefbiter-CD

Ken Sanderson
DEATH DEALERS-Files of Atrocity-CD
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
HARDA TIDER-Gatan Kallar-LP
HERO DISHONEST-LP / PORCODIO-EP
REALITY CRISIS-Sound of Destruction-EP
ORDER-EP / BABLEDÖM-EP
TROPIEZO/XTRA VOMIT-split EP
VACCUUM-EP / DESPERATE HOURS-EP
NECROMONGO-Grabaciones desde la Ultratumba-EP
HIMEI-Kankin-E

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
MERCHANDISE-(Strange Songs) In The Dark-LP
Himei -Kankin-EP
DARK RIDES-Opponent-EP
CRIATURAS-Arañas en el Corazon-EP
CLOSET FAIRIES-Popular Science/Painted in a Corner-45
ADD/C-Busy Days-LP
SEVERANCE PACKAGE/STREET EATERS-split EP
SLOANE PETERSON-Second Shances-EP
SLUGFUCKERS-Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic-LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
HIMEI-Kankin-EP
REALITY CRISIS-Sound of Destruction-EP
FACE THE RAIL-Fractures-EP
OTTAWA-LP
DESPERATE HOURS-The Ironies of Life Continue-EP
LOW THREAT PROFILE-Product #2-LP
SLANG-Life Made Me Hardcore-LP
HERO DISHONEST-Dangerous-LP
MILK MUSIC-Beyond Living-LP
NEGATIVE APPROACH-Friend To No One-EP

Top Ten Zines
Accept the Darkness #4
Spit on the Major #20
Artcore #27
Radiation Sickness #5
Negative Guestlist #17, #18
Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks
A Start at Least #2
SIx Letters to You #1
That’s Cool, That’s Trash! #2
Proof I Exist #13
Mongrel Zine #9



MRR Radio #1232 • 2/19/11


February 19th, 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: Rob touches all the bases on this show. Punk, pop, garage, grind, metal, hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll… it is all here for your listening pleasure.

*NOTE: We had the wrong audio file on this at first, but it’s correct now.*

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Deathraid (photo by Neil Rathbun)

Intro song:
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET – Skate or Die

Rob – Sweet, sweet rock ‘n’ roll
THE WHITE WIRES – Let’s Go to the Beach
VEINES – Ville Prison
DEFECTORS – Not the One
THE ZIPPS – Friends
IDLE HANDS – Take Me Away
MINOR HANDS – I Don’t Like Girls
SWINGIN’ UTTERS – Taking the Long Way
GIVE – Boots of Faith

Rob – Hard and Heavy
DEATHRAID – All Life Ends
HELLSHOCK – Low Man in Yellow Cloaks
PLUTOCRACY – Carnals
RATOS DE PARÃO – Paradoxo Da Sobera
INEPSY – Hell on Earth
APPARATUS – Dead Rats
TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Bombshell Rocks
OTTAWA – Holy of Holies

Rob – Lady Fronted Punk
NEO BOYS – Never Comes Down
DIE MIMMI’S – McDonald
VS. – Magnetic Hearts
FRIGHTWIG – Only You
SUBURBAN LAWNS – Gidget Goes to Hell
RED CROSS – Standing in Front of Poseur
THE WRECKS – Punk Is an Attitude
MORBID OPERA – White Flag

Rob – One more, one more!
DEATH DEALERS – Global Control

Outro song:
LÄRM – Complexity of Life



Website exclusive: 2010 Top Ten from DX/All Foreign Junk


February 18th, 2011 by

Alright, folx, here’s another web-only, bonus top ten for records released in 2010 (as seen in the current issue of MRR magazine). This time, from our mysteriously named Aussie columnist, DX!

Top Ten MRR-Friendly Records in 2010
In no particular order…

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – Rush to Relax LP (Goner)
E.C.S.R. introducing the Volvo into their garage was a well-calculated career move in our Kraut-friendly times, and here the band benefits from a loose practice room recording environment as they drip out the jams.

GLAM – Duelo de Titanes EP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Disgusting Spanish hardcore.

INSURGENTS – Fad Cash EP (Distort/Pederast Prophet)
Cocksuck alert: I helped release this 7” for Distort fanzine because INSURGENTS are a hardcore band in 2010 without cynical internet marketing or social networking tendencies, and one of the few modern bands that don’t sound immediately dated because they depend on a lousy, drab, nerd school aesthetic. They play unhinged, unpredictable, fast hardcore.

CRAZY SPIRIT – Burning Churches EP (Toxic State)
New York scum punk. Next time you see them, ask, “Whatever happened to old Noo Yawk?”

KRIEGSHOG – LP (La Vida Es Un Mus/HG:Fact)
Hideous Japanese noise hardcore.

PUFFY AREOLAS – In the Army 1981 LP (In the Red)
This sounds like ’70s hard rock, acid head freaks made a hardcore records one decade before hardcore. This sounds like what Sonny Barger wanted to hear at Altamont. BLUE CHEER getting cues from THE FIX.

H100’s – Recorded Live 1995 Cleveland LP (Noncommercial)
What other live hardcore record is there worth hearing over this?

BLOODCLOT FAGGOTS – Big in Adelaide EP (Nopatience)
Excellent Adelaide hardcore record. When was the last time you heard anyone say this? Sounds like today, but not weak, and will stand up over time, much like FORMALDEHYDE JUNKIES.

LAKES – Solar Flecks LP
In a very short period of time thefact that LAKES pressed all of his records in insanely paltry numbers and have not made them widely available beyond an obsessive cult of fanaticists will really irk the kinds of collector wieners that fuss over DEATH IN JUNE, EDWARD KA SPEL (LEGENDARY PINK DOTS) or CURRENT 93, as this stuff is easily as good as anything either have recorded in the last five years. Incredible Melbourne-based, morbid, post-punk, aggravated neo-folk.

NAKED ON THE VAGUE – Heaps of Nothing LP (Siltbreeze)
My Australia.

Honourable mentions for reissues:
THE MIRRORS – Something That Would Never Do LP, SNOWY RED – The Right to Die LP, CRISIS Hymns of Faith LP, AUTOPSY – Awakened By Gore LP, WIRE – 1976 Demo LP, LES REZILLE DENUDES BOTH OF THEM – LP, ULTRA – Roman Holiday LP, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – Quine Tapes box set, MIKE REP AND THE QUOTAS – Stupor Hiatus 2xLP, plus all that shit on Almost Ready’s other label that I can’t remember the name of, like THE EAT, FREESTONE, etc. [Um, would that be Last Laugh? —ed.]

Honourable mentions for non-MRR-friendly records that need to be heard:
UMBERTO From the Grave LP, SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING Para Vista Social Club LP, DEAD LUKE American Haircut LP, WHITE FENCE s/t LP.

The Best Fanzine of 2010:
Negative Guest List