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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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Website of the Week: AZ Punk Flyer Archive!

June 30th, 2011 by

I’ve been meaning to do a write-up about this website for a long time but every time I go to “research” it, I get caught up in all the cool shit there is to look at and listen to and I forget why I was there in the first place… I guess I’m a sucker for regionally-based zines and websites. While technology like Google street view or any other virtual reality type crap tries to make you feel like you’re really “there” in some real or imaginary place on your computer screen, I feel like there’s nothing like looking through the historical archives (or current show reviews) of another town or country and letting your imagination and experience transport you there. Enter shavedneck.com, a.k.a “Arizona Hardcore Punk Rock Flyer Archive 1982-1984“…Sure, there are quite a few of these kinds of websites out there but most of them have a certain air of fetishistic early HC worship or a “you young kids don’t even know how fuckin’ cool it was back in the day” kind of attitude. But in his About page for this website, original CONFLICT guitarist Bill Cuevas actually got me a little choked up with the story behind his flyer collection, how he nearly lost or got rid of it on several occasions before the possibility of sharing it with the world via the internet was ever an option, and this wonderful sentiment at its conclusion: “It’s with this in mind that I ‘tip my beer’ to the present generation who instead of wallowing in the past use it as a foundation upon which to build bigger and better things.”

Civil Death (photo by Ed Arnaud)

This website was built in 2004, so it has a clunky feel to it compared to most newer sites, but in a weird anachronistic way that adds to old-school feeling of digging through these archives, and the joy of stumbling on new things you didn’t see before. The site’s main focus is flyers from Tuscon, but you can also find a bunch of flyers from Phoenix and LA, as well as photos by Ed Arnaud, stickers, fanzines, and some awesome music downloads. The coolest things I found on my most recent visit were an excellent live recording of HÜSKER DÜ just after they recorded Metal Circus, and the Youth Manifesto comp tape out of LA… And of course there are downloads from Tuscon greats CONFLICT and CIVIL DEATH as well. Surfing this website feels like digging through someone’s old boxes of flyers and tapes. It’s a real joy! Check it out — I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Record of the Week: BROWN SUGAR/ MAYDAY! split EP

June 29th, 2011 by

Two of Buffalo’s best-kept secrets on one record? Color me stoked. BROWN SUGAR’s first song kicks things off at a lazy tempo, and a feeling that’s somewhere between early ’70s urban decay and early ’80s sun-drenched suburban boredom, with vocals that are equally lethargic, snotty, and aggro. For the rest of their side, the feeling remains, but the speed increases to a hardcore pace, and has them gratuitously/blatantly lifting a riff from BLACK SABBATH’s “The Wizard” at one point. On this record, they have a loose, unpolished sound with a slightly jangly guitar tone and a bass that sounds like it’s being run through a shitty, overdriven solid state amp. I get the impression that this band is comprised of avid record collectors that are just as influenced by ’60s and ’70s rock, garage, psych, and maybe even soul records as they are classic hardcore records. On the other side is MAYDAY!, whose ALLEY CATS-meets-B-52’S dystopian beach party stylings instantly won me over when I heard their 7” from last year, and these two songs are even more captivating. Their sound here is darker and more pissed (especially in the vocals), but without having lost any of the sass and melody of their earlier stuff. Both bands are doing their own unique things, and I highly recommend this record. (Feral Kid Records)

Monday Photo Blog: Cobwebs edition

June 27th, 2011 by

This morning I started scrolling through my inbox, looking at the long list of submissions we’ve gotten here for the Monday Photo Blog. I too a look at the dates and — wow — I noticed some good submissions that slipped through the cracks. Like this one. Neil Rathbun from Portland sent these a while ago, from shows he shot last year. Great photos, rescued from the bottomless pit of my inbox. A belated thanks for the submission, Neil!

Talk is Poison at Blackwater Records, Sept 19, 2010 (photo by Neil Rathbun)

Age at Satyricon, Portland, OR, October 22, 2010 (photo by Neil Rathbun)

Lebendon Toten at Blackwater Records August 13, 2010 (photo by Neil Rathbun)

Arctic Flowers at The Broken Neck May 27, 2010 (photo by Neil Rathbun)

Warcry at Satyricon, Portland, OR, September 8, 2010 (photo by Neil Rathbun)

If you shoot shows and have photos you want to submit for the MRR Blog – or have old photos of a killer band – 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. And it’s best to send pictures of different bands, send a selection of your best photos. Please do not send watermarked photos. We like to exercise a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. Please size your photos so they are about 600 pixels (72 dpi) at the longest side.

MRR Radio #1250 • 6/26/11

June 26th, 2011 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: Dan and Jaime dig through the newest of the new bin, and Dan interviews Jaime about Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, following a set of camper bands.


Metralletas Lecheras

Intro song:
BIG CRUX – No Stars

Newest of the New:
NO PROBLEM – Most Days
THE MEN – Bataille
WHITE WARDS – Soaking Through
LIEUTENANT – Top of the Shit Heap

Newest of the New Part Deux:
OBEDIENCIA – Muerte al Azar
LA URSS – La Ira Empieza En Casa
THE MOBY DICKS – Always Be Around

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp bands, followed by an interview!
LEEMZ – Your Life About You
L.Q.T.M. – Untitled
DEAR ALICE – The Last of Alice
FOR NOW – Why?

Opposites Attract:
PUSSY CRUSH – Witch Bitch

Outro song:
HAPPY NOOSE – Empire Fades

Another Video of the Week: FUCK YOU ALL

June 24th, 2011 by

In the spirit of summertime, here’s a little fodder for creative inspiration. Glen E Friedman, celebrated skate/punk/hip hop photographer, lays down the ill science in this 1998 documentary. Sure, he gets a little bit cynical, thinking that all the great rebellions in music and culture are over with, but he still has a lot of right-on shit to say, and there’s no doubting that the images and music are dope. It’s totally worth 20 minutes of your time…