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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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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

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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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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: Whitney House!


July 25th, 2011 by

A while ago Paul Comeau sent in some photos shot by Dave Zukauskas of some shows at the Whitney House (Hartford, CT) to go along with the Scene Report that ran in MRR #335. The photos didn’t make the issue, but we figured we’d give them time to shine here on the Monday Photo Blog.

Cult Ritual at the Whitney House, Hartford, CT, 1 July 2009 (photo by Dave Zukauskas)

Social Circkle at the Whitney House, Hartford, CT, 13 March 2010 (photo by Dave Zukauskas)

 

Oil Tanker at the Whitney House, Hartford, CT, 26 December 2009 (photo by Dave Zukauskas)

M13 at the Whitney House, Hartford, CT, 8 January 2011 (photo by Dave Zukauskas)

Dead Uncle at the Whitney House, Hartford, CT, 7 May 2010 (photo by Dave Zukauskas)

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 #1254 • 7/24/11


July 24th, 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!

Dan hands the show over to Olympia’s HYSTERICS, for whom the process of weeding down what to play was a difficult feat.

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Hysterics with the records

Intro song:
HYSTERICS – Arm Candy

Adriana’s set of half classics, half bands playing New Direction Fest, and one song that is both
ANTI CIMEX – War Machine
TOZIBABE – Dezuke
CODE OF HONOR – I Killed the Dove
MIGRAINE – The Beyond
ARTICLES OF FAITH – Give Thanks
OUTLOOK – No Purpose

“Freak Flag” – a set by Stephie
WIPERS – Let’s Go Away
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS – Reverberation
HÜSKER DÜ – Chartered Trips
F.U.’S – Outcast
GET DESTROYED – Dirge
ELECTRIC EELS – Cycletron

Jessica – Sooooo Good
ROTTEN SOUND – Vomit of the Dog/Koiranyj
MAJORITY RULE – I Need More
86 MENTALITY – Outro/Antisociety
THE EXPLODING HEARTS – Throwaway Style

Shannen is a Punk Rocker
TROGGS – I Want You
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – Precious Rose
IDLE TIMES – Working on Something (fadeout remix)
GUN OUTFIT – White Light

Spencer the Roadie
THE SONICS – Psycho
X – White Girl

Outro song:
MINUTEMEN – History Lesson Part 2



Blog of the Week: La Cantatrice Chauve


July 22nd, 2011 by

La Cantatrice Chauve (“The Bald Soprano”) is a French music blog offering streaming music, downloadable MP3s, the occasional video when available, and vintage flyers, covering mostly French punk and alternative music. The title is a nice play on words for the aging among us. Chauve means bald in French. The Bald Soprano covers French oi, punk, new wave, and hardcore music largely from the ’80s, so if you were around then you may have been bald by choice, and if you are still around now you may be bald by nature — in either case it works. The blog is amusing to read, but unfortunately it is only in French. The blog started in 2008 but appears to in a dormant state since January of this year. Still, the site offers a nice, varied collection of music, reminding us that French music wasn’t always as bad as it is now. I get to say that because, one, it is true, two, I lived the for last four years in France, and three, because I can.

Here are some of the musical highlights from the most recent post alone, and forgive me if the groups are well known… 8°6 Crew brings a straightforward ska number from Vieille, France ( 2nd song in the first music player), and Ausweis offers up Pas Demain (midway through the same post). La Cantatrice Chauve calls Ausweis “cold wave,” and if that classification is too granular for you, think Killing Joke, and think very good. And at the player at the bottom at that post, check out Métal Urbain: fuzzy guitars, gravelly voice, and drum machine, well ahead of their time. MKB also offers their disk Feu in its entirety on the site — deconstructed music, confrontational lyrics, highly dramatic, ils prennent la tête I must say, but they are French after all.

There is a lot of good but fairly standard French ’80s punk, oi, and hardcore, so if that is your thing, get the right click button on your mouse ready for a download-fest. Most, I would dare say, you haven’t heard before. The real interest in this blog though, is its extensive collection of vaguely punk music that lived around the perimeter of those standard styles, and it is in that music you can really hear a distinctly French influence, whether it is the jazzy influence of Serge Gainsbourg, the witty vocals influence of Jacques Dutronc, or the aloof cooler-than-thou vocal delivery. If you like new wave, no wave, experimental, or early industrial, you can find some real gems here.

— Owen Peery

And, what the hell — here’s a bonus video from the great Métal Urbain:



Top Tens from MRR #339 • August 2010


July 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 #339, the August 2011 issue. You will read it now!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
LA TERMINAL-Esta Al Caer-EP
WHITE WARDS-Waste My Time-EP
GASMIASMA-EP / LIEUTENANT-LP
KRIG I HUDIK-2-EP / KONTRASEKT-EP
NERVESKADE/PERDITION-split EP
METRALLETAS LECHERAS-Melodias Para Romanos-LP
DESPERAT-EP / TEARGAS-LP
NIGHTGAUN-EP / GOOD GOOD THINGS-EP
OBEDIENCIA-Edificios-EP
VILE GASH / NEEDLES / STRESSORS / FIREBRAND-live

Brace Belden

Brace Belden
JETS-Anthology 1977-1979-LP
FUNGUS BRAINS-Ron Pistos Real World-LP
LA TERMINAL-Esta Al Caer-EP
NERVESKADE/PERDITION-split EP
PINK REASON-Shit in the Garden-LP
BÄDDAT FÖR TRUBBEL-ISO 9004-EP
REATARDS-Teenage Hate-2xLP
USELESS EATERS-Daily Commute-LP
USELESS EATERS-Cheap Talk-LP
CRAZY SPIRIT-live

Justin Briggs
WHITE WARDS-Waste My Time…-EP
OMEGAS-Blast of Lunacy-LP
THE MEN-Leave Home-LP
KRIG I HUDIK-2-EP
TEARGAS-Way of All Flesh-EP
DESPERAT-Demokrati Eller Diktatur?-EP
SHAVED WOMEN-LP
CREEM-Good Riddance/I Hate You-45
NEEDLES / STRESSORS / IRON LUNG-live
EXTORTION / VILE GASH / NUKKEHAMMER-live

Tim Brooks
Something about a holiday in the sun

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
STRESSORS-live
GAS CHAMBER-live / TEARGAS-LP+live
GOVERNMENT FLU-Are You Sorry Now?-LP
SLAKTRENS-Strålande Tider-EP
WHITE LUNG-live / DOUBLE NEGATIVE-live
PORKERIA-La Mierda De Siempre-LP
WHITE WARDS-EP / BIG CRUX-EP
NAKED ON THE VAGUE-Abstract Figures/Reflections-45
DESPERAT-Demokrati Eller Diktatur?-EP
SALTED CITY-Rebirth-EP

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
PUNCTURE-Mucky Pup/You Can’t Rock & Roll-45
ACID BABY JESUS-Hospitals-EP
AMERICAN HEIST-LP
LOS VIGILANTES-CD
JACK OF HEART-Eureka-EP
MANIKIN-Keep Dancing Charlie-45
1981-Decay-EP
USELESS EATERS-both LPs
TRMRS-Sea Things-LP
NERVESKADE/PERDITION-split EP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
OBEDIENCIA-Edificios-EP
FUNGUS BRAINS-Ron Pistos Real World-LP
LA URSS-Mecanismo-EP
BIG CRUX-Big Crux is a Big Funk-EP
Good Throb -tape / PARLOR-LP
LA TERMINAL-Esta Al Caer-EP
VEGETABLE / FIREBRAND-live
METRALLETAS LECHERAS-Melodias Para Romanos-LP
WHITE WARDS-Waste My Time-EP
NAKED ON THE VAGUE-Abstract Figures/Reflections-45

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
REATARDS-Teenage Hate-LP
NO PROBLEM-LP / TEARGAS-LP
BONE SICKNESS-live
LIEUTENANT-LP / AGATHA-live
BIG CRUX-EP / NERVESKADE-side of split-EP
GOOD GOOD THINGS-EP / UNLEARN-EP
JETZ-LP / DESPERAT-EP
THE MEN-LP / OBEDIENCIA-EP
CREDENTIALS-Goocher-LP
AMSTERDAMNED!-LP / GASMASK TERROR-EP

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
JETZ-Anthology 1977-1979-LP
BIG CRUX-Big Crux is a Big Funk-EP
PUNCTURE-Mucky Pup/You Can’t Rock & Roll-45
KNIFE IN THE LEG-No Place For Boys-EP
NO PROBLEM-And Now This-LP
GOVERNMENT FLU-Are You Sorry Now?-LP
SCROTUM POLES-Revelation-EP
DESPERAT-Demokrati Eller Diktatur?-EP
ANSTALT-EP / GOOD GOOD THINGS-EP
WAR OF WORDS-Dim World Act III-LP

Kenny Kaos
DETROIT COBRAS-live
HUSSY-Cement Tomb Mind Control-LP
PEACH KELLI POP-LP
SEXY CRIMES/SPORTS BAR-split EP
MOBY DICKS-Spiders-EP
MORALËNS VÄKTARE/RODA STEN-split EP
PATT TODD AND THE RANK OUTSIDERS-45
PUNCTURE-Mucky Pup/You Can’t Rock & Roll-45
RATCLIFFS-Junkyard Barbecue-EP
THE SHIRKS-Cry Cry Cry-EP

Carolyn Keddy
ALEX CUERVO-Two Broken Fingers-EP
TY SEGALL-I Can’t Feel It/Falling Hair-45
BÄDDAT FÖR TRUBBEL-ISO 9004-EP
GOLDEN STAPH-LP / USELESS EATERS-both LPs
PINK REASON-Shit in the Garden-LP
THE SHIRKS-Cry Cry Cry-EP / CLOCKCLEANER-LP
REATARDS-Teenage Hate-2xLP
PUNCTURE-Mucky Pup/You Can’t Rock & Roll-45
SCROTUM POLES-Revelation-EP
FEEDTIME / 3 TOED SLOTH -live

Ray Lujan
1981-Decay-EP / AMERICAN HEIST-LP
THE CAPACES-The Restless Breed-LP
CLUB 27-CD / DWARVES-Born Again-CD/DVD
HAPPY THOUGHTS-CD
JELLO BIAFRA AND TGSOM-Enhanced Methods…-CD
JETZ-Anthology 1977-1979-LP
NO PROBLEM-LP / PLEASURE LEFTISTS-EP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS-Impending Doom/Death to Everyone-45
THE WRONG WORDS-LP
THE UNDERTONES-live / TSOL-live

Marissa Magic
NAKED ON THE VAGUE-Abstract Figures/Reflections-45
PANZRAM-Reform-10”
THE MEN-Leave Home-LP
ULTRATHIN-Glass City-EP
FUNGUS BRAINS-Ron Pistos Real World-LP
CACAW-live
NU SENSAE-live
WHITE LUNG-live
UZI RASH-live
PRISON LIBRARY-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
OBEDIENCIA-Edificios-EP
ANTIDOTUM-Testowane Na Ludziach-LP
YOUR PEST BAND-Ya Ya Ya-EP
METRALLETAS LECHERAS-Melodias Para Romanos-LP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS-Imepnding Doom-45
1981-Decay-EP
PARLOR-LP
XAXAXA-Tango Revolucioner-LP
BARAKA FACE JUNTA-LP
SLUTEVER-Pretend to be Nice-EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
UNLEARN-When the Reaper Comes to You…-EP
NIGHTGAUN-Absurdity of Meaning-EP
LA TERMINAL-Esta Al Caer-EP
NERVESKADE/PERDITION-split EP
DESPERAT-Demokrati Eller Diktatur?-EP
OBEDIENCIA-Edificios-EP
KRIG I HUDIK-2-EP
WHITE WARDS-Waste My Time…-EP
CREEM-Good Riddance/I Hate You-45
PORKERIA-La Mierda De Siempre-LP

Top Ten Zines
Nuts! #7
Negative Guestlist #22-24
Hey Ronnie #8
Pipe Bomb #43
Punks! Punks! Punks! #4
Got Myself #5
Ploppy Pants #12
Broke Ass #1
AB #12 / So Nails #6
Everything Is a Frankenstein Monster #2



Video of the Week: Fanzines en Lima


July 19th, 2011 by

This is one of those rare things that is simultaneously cute as hell and punk as fuck. Not much needs to be said about it, as not much is said in it. Just watch and enjoy… And it’s okay to giggle and clap your hands like I did while watching it…

The “star” of this video, Victor, does a blog at estante18.blogspot.com, and there’s another cool zine-related video on there.