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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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Record of the Week: DEAD LANGUAGE LP

August 11th, 2011 by

I feel like no matter what I say about this record everybody is gonna argue with me so I will preemptively say, fuck you, this is punk, live the chaos. Now the review…this is frighteningly good. Before I list the pedigree of the members involved I will say straight up, this is the summit of the Mount Olympus of this genre of music, it will be a very long time before this is topped—hype be damned. While I am tolerant and appreciative of other people’s tastes, if you don’t hear how awesome this is then you are a moron and I will cut you. Someone told me that this sounds like “IRON LUNG with the dude from NO COMMENT singing over it. That’s it.” I call bullshit and I will beat that dude up when I see him next. This is a culmination of years…no, decades…no… the primordial rage that has fueled powerviolence, grind, thrash, hardcore ooze that every band has ever wanted to capture: paranoia, sadness, rage, confusion, claustrophobia, fear, and heaviness lie within these tracks. These songs are unmatched and truly soul shattering. The grind parts are razor fucking sharp, while the sludgy parts make my heart ache, the bass delivers a hell of a beating, the guitars are menacing and the drums, where do I start. My descriptions are inadequate. This shit is ridiculous. The vocal are almost unbearable with anguish and anger with some really crushing lyrics. It’s the feeling of watching something terrible happen or witnessing some sort of disfigurement, including my own. When he screams, “You never cared,” I believe him, yo. There is no dominance of any one component in this recording. Every instrument, including the vox is equally powerful with out the competition of any one with the other. This is one solid, sonic wall of destruction recorded perfectly. I recommend it to anyone who is into powerviolence, or heavy music of any kind, but I take no responsibility for what it does to you. I have to say that the album artwork is amazing. It’s all the lyrics sliced, flipped and rearranged, which is exactly what the sounds within will do to you. Oh yeah, members of IRON LUNG, SOLUTIONS, WALLS, PIG HEART TRANSPLANT and NO COMMENT. Don’t read blogs, don’t listen to your friends, don’t even listen to me, just get this and see what happens, I dare you. This is the sound of nightmares. I have heard some killer records this year, but this is number one. (Iron Lung Records)

Wow, what an ART show…
Janelle Hessig’s Carnal Comics

August 9th, 2011 by

Opening night for Janelle Hessig’s “Carnal Comics” show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland, CA, 7/21/11. Reviewed by contributor Anna Brown…

Janelle Hessig’s art show was everything fans could hope for and more. The beloved talent behind Tales of Blarg did not disappoint. Young punks get ready to grope each other by the river, a leather clad werewolf rides a Harley down the highway, girls eat pizza wearing just their panties, and we are treated to a detailed map of Middle Earth’s sex trade, where Golem is a butt boy, the orcs will beat you senseless, and the elves will fuck your mind.

Every detail was beautifully rendered in gouache and framed on the walls of Oakland’s finest record store, 1-2-3-4 Go! as part of its anniversary gala, which included shows and a record swap. A personal favorite, “Werewolf Bait,” has a lonely teen waiting up in her bedroom late at night, bedecked in sausages and sitting on a bloody steak, hoping to attract her werewolf crush. Check out this show while it’s still up. Janelle’s art is a treasure of the scene. It’s sexy, subversive, smart, and hella funny.

Word on the streets is prints will be available sometime soon.

(art and photo by Janelle)

Maximum Rocknroll #340 • Sept 2011

Maximum Rocknroll #340, the September 2011 issue, hits the stands with an interview with — and Pushead-inspired cover by — French artist Ivan Brun. We have an enlightening interview with Algerian punk band DEMOKHRATIA discussing religion, punk, politics, and their exciting first tour. Noisy garage rocker GG KING gives us the low down about his new record. Noise-core punx STATE POISON from France talk about their Japanese tour and life as the cutest band in France. This issue also features squawks from bratty Canadian hardcore B-LINES, a discussion with Britain’s own KBD-style band THE LOVE TRIANGLE, raw, distorted Canadian punkers UNLEARN, a discussion with artist and longtime Slug and Lettuce illustrator Jeremy Hush from Hush Illustration, an intriguing excerpt contributed by Dave Ensminger about the Deaf Club — the late ‘70s  social club for the deaf that moonlighted as a punk club — and the last installment of a three-part series of the history of Czech punk. All of this plus a mini Delaware scene report, a comic by Avi Spivak, and all the great columns and reviews including the most extensive review section in punk! Get it now!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.

Monday Photo Blog: Mayday In Indonesia

August 8th, 2011 by

Past Photo Blog contributor Dinda Advena sent another batch of photos in a little while ago, with this to say:

This is how we spend the last Mayday. It was at Bukit Tunggul, Bandung in Indonesia. The place was up hills, we built a huge camp like a soldier camp for the venue…the rest of us just build small camp themselves. It was really fun.

Kotrasocial, Bukit Tunggul, Bandung, Indonesia, 1 May 2011 (photo by Dinda Advena)

Devilock, Bukit Tunggul, Bandung, Indonesia, 1 May 2011 (photo by Dinda Advena)

Milisi Kecoa, Bukit Tunggul, Bandung, Indonesia, 1 May 2011 (photo by Dinda Advena)

Moragrifa, Bukit Tunggul, Bandung, Indonesia, 1 May 2011 (photo by Dinda Advena)

Keprat, Bukit Tunggul, Bandung, Indonesia, 1 May 2011 (photo by Dinda Advena)

Looks like a killer time to me. Thanks for the submission, Dinda!

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MRR Radio #1256 • 8/7/11

August 7th, 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!

WHITE WARDS and DREAM DECAY drop in and play some jams, while Dan attempts to keep up.

White Wards and friends

White Wards and friends

Intro song:
DOPECHARGE – Decisions in Stone

COWS – Yellowbelly
DEEP WOUND – Lou’s Anxiety Song

Justin – Renu is the Human Centipede
SONIC YOUTH w/IGGY POP – I Wanna Be Your Dog
NU SENSAE – Passing the Word
COLD SWEAT – Abortion Is Dinner

Ian – Feelin’ on your Booty
MECHT MENSCH – Land of the Brave
THE SCAM – Off Track

Colin is Mel Gibson
DNA – Shrinking Thing
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY – Big Jesus Trash Can

Alek – Ahhh here we go
MIHOEN – Migration/Vi Rustar
MELVINS – Symptom of the Universe
MOB 47 – Vi Rustam Dom Dor.

Joey Sez: Jake Dudley is Perfect
UNITED MUTATION – Infinite Regression
ANTI CIMEX – Cries of Pain
CRUCIFIX – Annihilation

Almost out of time:
NU SENSAE – Waste My Time
THE JESUS LIZARD – Then Comes Dudley

Outro songs:
SIEGE – Armageddon/Walls