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Wow, what a show! Black Rainbow/ Younger Lovers/Alabaster Choad/ Displeasure in Colma(!)


August 24th, 2011 by

Black Rainbow, Younger Lovers, Alabaster Choad, Displeasure, July 16, 2011 @ Serra Bowl in Colma, CA. Show review by Anna Brown, still from video by Sarolta Jane Cump.

Black Rainbow (video still by Sarolta Jane)

The bowling alley, it turns out, is a fine place for shows. If you clear a space in the arcade and set up a shitty P.A., the bands are pretty audible over the sound of crashing pins. You can get a grilled cheese and fries at the snack bar, or onion rings if you’re vegan, and belt out some Luther Vandross on the karaoke stage in back between bands.

Younger Lovers (video still by Sarolta Jane)

Serra Bowl was a weird scene on Saturday night. The punks, the bowling alley folk, and the professional karaoke singers all got along fine, though. And the bands were great.

Alabaster Choad (video still by Sarolta Jane)

Brontez was in the house with The Younger Lovers, celebrating their self-titled record release. Best record cover ever, BTW. And Black Rainbow played a loud and wild set in front of the Joust game. But, in an even more surreal moment, Exene Cervenka, (who was in town making a movie about Ivy Jean) sang acapella, old depression-era country songs, and even “The World’s a Mess,” wearing overalls and sounding just as tough as ever. There was a moment there when I was sure I was dreaming.

Exene Cervenka (video still by Sarolta Jane)



Monday Photo Blog: Old Timers Edition


August 22nd, 2011 by

I admit, I’ve been to my fair share of punk reunion shows, but it’s getting, um old. Too many. Too much focus on the past (this coming from someone who listens to far more music from the ’70s and earlier than current shit). And while I guess it’s cool some people are more or less sticking to their guns in terms of ideals and lifestyle, there’s just something unsettling about seeing certain 50- and 60-year-olds, well, acting like 20-year-old versions of themselves. There are ways to hang on to what you believe, keep the torch burning and generally age gracefully…and ways that make you come off like the Wavy Gravy of punks. There are a whole lotta Wavy Gravy type punks out there, not giving up the ghost, for better or worse. Not necessarily saying that about this batch of photos at, but seeing them triggers that reaction, you know?

That said, here are three shots sent by Logan Young of Viriginia of some old timers. BONUS shirtless Jello Biafra photo for you all!!! Thanks(?) Logan.

Dave Thomas (Pere Ubu) at the Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte, NC, 24 March 2008 (photo by Logan Young)

HR (Bad Brains) at Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, 2 May 2010 (photo by Logan Young)

Jello Biafra (and The Guantanamo School of Medicine) at the Black Cat, Washington, DC, 30 March 2010 (photo by Logan Young)

For my money, Dave Thomas is aging the most gracefully here. Next week we’ll have another round of photos shot in the DC area (by Corky Berlin), of new bands.

It’s summer time! Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, or something like this, the best of your local bands. 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 #1258 • 8/21/11


August 21st, 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: Mariam lets the kids have their say: MALE NURSES and SUBCLINIX from Boston BBQ and drunkenly guest DJ at the compound.

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Unnatural Axe

Intro song:
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS – Boston Babies

Sully kills it with his mustache and long hair
LOST KIDS – Radden Dig
UNNATURAL AXE – Brain Damage
NUBS – Job

Garret. Oi!
THE SCENE – High Numbers
THE OYSTERS – Headhunter
BUZZCOCKS – I Can’t Control Myself

Ian gets dusted
VICTIMS – TV Freak
PJ BONNEMAN – Jeg Kendte Dem Ikke

Peter, Adonis of Punk
CATHOLIC SPERMS – Sisters Are Worse
UNDEAD – Undead
OUT COLD – Help Me To Forget

Con, future ex-Husband, plays some shit
OUT COLD – Fuckhead
SATANS RATS – You Make Me Sick
SYMBOL SIX – Beverlywood
KNOTS – Action

Dominik gets internash on us
DISCOCKS – Gogo Discocks
COLERA – Subratos
SCREAMING URGE – Homework
VULPESS – Inkisizion

New Wave Dave, the voice of Boston
FRANKIE AND THE FLAMES – On Yer Bike
THE FIENDS – Asian White

Nick always looks pissed
VIVA LA RUE BAND – Bombs Away
SCIENTISTS – Frantic Romantic

Outro song:
TEENBEATS – Strength of the Nation



Record of the Week: SYDNEY DUCKS Stray Dogs/He Lives for Today 45


August 19th, 2011 by

There’s been a new wave rising over the last few years that, in my eyes, is keeping punk legitimate in an era threatened by being mired in nostalgia and mediocrity. With such disparate bands like YOUNG OFFENDERS and CRIMINAL DAMAGE and now the SYDNEY DUCKS, this new generation (made largely of people from older generations) manages to create a fresh, new bluecollar punk sound while staying purely traditional at the same time. SYDNEY DUCKS achieve this by doing away with the repetitiveness common to Oi! and replacing it with dashes of influences ranging from mid tempo hardcore to a bit of first generation post punk. The resultant sound is like the TEMPLARS crossed with IGNITION or something. Both tracks on this debut single are killer and will leave you awaiting further releases. Definitely track this down. (Sydney Town Records)

— Bob Goldie



Top Tens from MRR #340 • Sept 2011


August 18th, 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 #340, the September 2011 issue. Hear our mighty power!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
DEAD LANGUAGE-LP
ESCROTO DE RATA-LP / BELGRADO-LP
KALAZAAR-side of split EP / DOPECHARGE-EP
ANXTV-EP / HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS-EP
DEAF MUTATIONS-EP / PORKERIA-live
NIGHT FEVER / HOT MESS / RAW NERVE-live
THE STATE / NUKLEAR BLAST SUNTAN-live
LECHUZA / SKELETON PARTY / FOUL CRUX-live
ZOMBIE DOGS / SHOPPERS / DSS / D.O.C.-live
SICK/TIRED / ICE AGE / HYSTERICS-live

Brace Belden

Brace Belden
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
HANK WOODS AND THE HAMMERHEADS-EP
PUSSY DOGS-Ain’t Nothing but a Pussy Dog-EP
CRAZY SPIRIT-I’m Dead-EP
THEE SPIVS-It’s True/Taped Up-45
DEAF MUTATIONS-Crash The Clubs-EP
THE GRUDGE-When Christine Comes Around-45
THE DEADBEATS-Kill the Hippies-10”
GIUDA-Racey Roller-LP
THE SLEAZE-both 45s

Justin Briggs

Justin Briggs (is back!)
DEAD LANGUAGE-LP
NUKKEHAMMER-EP + LP
DEAF MUTATIONS-Crash The Clubs-EP
ESCROTO DE RATA-Punk Rock Sex Basura-LP
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-both EPs
GAS CHAMBER-Corpse With Levity-EP
DOPECHARGE-Kill Cops Dead-EP
NUCLEAR CULT-Better Nightmares-EP
BELGRADO-LP
IDENTITY-EP / DESPERAT-EP

Tim Brooks
POLICE BASTARD/WAR//PLAGUE-split LP
GIUDA-Racey Roller-LP
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
DOPECHARGE-Kill Cops Dead-EP
NOLLKOMPETENZ-Back to Basics!-EP
DEAF MUTATIONS-Crash the Clubs-EP
RAYOS X-Sufrimiento-EP
ORIGIN OF M-LP
THE A HEADS-Discography-LP
RIVAL MOB-live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
WHITE LUNG/NÜ SENSAE-split EP / DECRANEO-EP
PSYCHIC LIMB-LP / DOUBLE NEGATIVE-both EPs
DEAD LANGUAGE-LP
STRESSORS-live / BELGRADO-LP
ASSHOLE PARADE/SLIGHT SLAPPERS-split LP
DESPERAT-Suicide Attack-EP
YDINPERHE-LP
ESCROTO DE RATA-Punk Rock Sex Basura-LP
STRONG AS TEN/KOENIGSTEIN YOUTH-split LP
NUCLEAR CULT-EP / DEAF MUTATIONS-EP

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
GIUDA-Racey Roller-LP
SYDNEY DUCKS-Stray Dogs/He Lives for Today-45
DOPECHARGE-Kill Cops Dead-EP
ARCANE RIFLES-Get Up and Off It/Along the Wall-45
SEVERE SEVERE-Break Up the Dance-CD
MIDNITE SNAXXX-A Guy Like That/Jackie-45
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
THE YOUNGER LOVERS-Rock Flawless-LP
V/A-The Astounding Freak Party-10”
CRAZY SPIRIT-I’m Dead-EP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
BELGRADO-LP
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
WHITE LUNG/NÜ SENSAE-split / NÜ SENSAE-EP
DEAD LANGUAGE-LP
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-both EPs / THROWING UP-45
LOVE CUTS-Hi Smile Wave-EP
CRAZY SPIRIT-EP / ESCROTO DE RATA-LP
DARK LION-For Scotty-EP / DOLLY MIXTURE-LP
HYSTERICS / DISPLEASURE / ARCTIC FLOWERS / ICEAGE / PETALS / BRILLIANT COLORS-live

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
KRÖMOSOM-live
WARCRY-live
DESPERAT-Suicide Attack-EP
DOPECHARGE-Kill Cops Dead-EP
WHITE LUNG/NÜ SENSAE-split EP
THE DEADBEATS-Kill the Hippies-10”
DISPLEASURE-live
OBN III’S-45 / THROWING UP-EP
CRAZY SPIRIT-I’m Dead-EP
STOCKPILE-EP / PUSSY DOGS-EP

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
CREAMERS-Modern Day-EP
SYDNEY DUCKS-Stray Dogs/He Lives For…-45
TINO VALPA-EP / NATURE BOYS-EP
DEAF MUTATIONS-EP / BEATEN HEARTS-EP
ARSENE OBSCENE-EP / CROISSANTS-EP
THE DIALS/IDIOT VOX-split EP
BAND OF BEARDS-Fuerteventura-LP
THEE SPIVS-It’s True/Taped Up-45
NUCLEAR CULT-EP / DOPECHARGE-EP
THE SLEAZE-Weird Truck/Splotch on Something Clean-45

Kenny Kaos
DIRTY CUPCAKES / PRIMITIVE HEARTS-live
THE SLEAZE-Weird Truck/Splotch on Something Clean-45
THE DIALS/IDIOT VOX-split EP
THE ITCHIES/THE MINISKIRTS-split EP
THEE SPIVS-It’s True/Taped Up-45
VOYTEK-Saturday Night Again/Voytek Party-45
MIDNITE SNAXXX-A Guy Like That/Jackie-45
BEATEN HEARTS-EP / THE SHITTY LIMITS-LP
DOLLY MIXTURE-Remember This-LP
THE DEADBEATS-Kill The Hippies-10”

Carolyn Keddy
THE SLEAZE-both 45s
TY SEGALL-Goodbye Bread-CD
BAD DADDIES-Roman Polanski-EP
ARSENE OBSCENE-EP / MIDNITE SNAXXX-EP
DRUGS DRAGONS-EP / CHARLES ALBRIGHT-45
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
THE ITCHIES/THE MINISKIRTS-split EP
DOLLY MIXTURE-Remember This-LP
THE GRUDGE-When Christine Comes Around-45
ANIMALS AND MEN-live

Ray Lujan
BARE MINIMUM-CD
DIRTY TACTICS-The Divine Middle-EP
DOLLY MIXTURE-Remember This-LP
GAGGERS-LP / GIUDA-LP
THE HOLY MESS-CD / POOR LILY-CD
SEVERE SEVERE-Break Up The Dance-CD
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
THEE SPIVS-It’s True/Taped Up-45
THE STALKERS-45 / STREET EATERS-LP
PAUL COLLINS BEAT-live / FUCKED UP-live

Marissa Magic
HYSTERICS-live
DISPLEASURE-live
RIND-live
THROWING UP-When I Touch You-EP
NÜ SENSAE-Tea Swamp Rising-EP
THE YOUNGER LOVERS-Rock Flawless-LP
NASA SPACE UNIVERSE-Across the Wounded Galaxies-LP
THE SHITTY LIMITS-Speculate/Accumulate-LP
THE DEADBEATS-Kill The Hippies-10”
DEAF MUTATIONS-Crash The Clubs-EP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
THROWING UP-When I Touch You-EP
FOREIGN OBJECTS-No Sensation-LP
BELGRADO-LP
THE YOUNGER LOVERS-Rock Flawless-LP
RECKLESS-Ocean-LP
THE DEADBEATS-Kill The Hippies-10”
MIDNITE SNAXXX-A Guy Like That/Jackie-45
THE A HEADS-Discography-LP
THE SLOWMOTIONS-Operation Anagram-45
RAYOS X-Sufrimiento-EP

Martin Sorrondeguy
…on tourcation

Top Ten Zines
No Thanks #7
Artcore #23
Pod Brukiem Lezy Plaza #16
Stay Cool #1
Kill Someone You Hate #3
Fluke #9
Ripping Thrash #28
Coyle Street Bender #1
One Way Ticket To Cubesville #10
Ack Ack Ack #3