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MRR Radio #1593 • 1/21/18

Rotten Ron and Horrible Halitosis try to make America metal again! Intro song: ZEKE - Fight in the Store Room ZEKE - God ...

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KILLED ON JUAREZ (photo by Rob Coons)

MRR Radio #1592• 1/14/18

On this week's Maximum Rocknroll Radio, Rob highlights bands from Indonesia and plays a Rip Off Records set. Time to ...

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Fight No More: The Music and Death of
J.J. Jacobson of Offenders

By David Ensminger As the crushing cold front overtook much of North America, including an unusual swath of the South, and ...

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“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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MRR Radio #1591 • 1/7/18

MRR Remote Radio present Jenna and Melissa trying on their favourite Toronto punk outfits in this 1-hour-long Ontarian special. "We ...

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Monday Photo Blog: Ben Trogdon

October 31st, 2011 by

Well, we are sad to announce that Mark “icki” Murrmann is stepping down from his duties as MRR’s Monday Photo Blog editor. We can only hope to live up to the quality standard that icki has set in his two and a half years on the job. You can still keep up with Mark at his website, and I’m sure he’ll still be contributing to MRR now and again. So, thank you icki for all of the amazing photos!

While we’re looking for a new photo editor, your fearless Webmaster has been scouring recent contributions. Amongst shot after shot of shirtless singer dudes we were pleased to find an amazing selection of band portraits, live pics and scene photos from Olympia’s Ben Trogdon, editor of NUTS! zine and drummer of the great Weird TV. Check out his photo site here, and some of his awesome shots right here!

Bleak End At Bernie’s (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Outlook (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Hysterics at the SR 512 Park & Ride (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Bricks (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Last show at Olympia's legendary Red House (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Happy Halloween! Send us your Halloween photos for next week’s post!!

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: (note new email address!). Include your name, the band (or subject) in the photo, where and when it was shot, and a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever). Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions — and feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!

March of the (economic) undead in SF on Halloween!!

October 30th, 2011 by


We have been scrambling and scrounging a living for an eternity and now we are HUNGRY FOR RESOURCES!

We are a unified group of people who are 99% dead! At our last eternal meeting we decided to organize with the living to gain greater access to resources our movement needs to succeed!

Our undead army will be dancing, chanting, and trick-or-treating our way through One of San Francisco’s wealthiest neighborhoods looking for the sustenance we crave….JOIN US!!!!

Monday, October 31st
The corner of Jackson & Scott in San Francisco
Meet at 6:30 to share choreography
March/Dance/Shamble at 7 sharp

In addition to the fun and festivities, we will be asking the members of the 1% to join us in the cause of widespread social justice, using their bodies as well as their wealth.

**This is intended as a family-friendly event: consider costumes and behavior that are appropriate for children trick-or-treating around us.**

Alta Plaza Park is accessible via the MUNI 3, 24, and 22 lines. We will be meeting at the Jackson and Scott entrance to share dance moves, chant sheets, and do last-minute undead makeup.

MRR Radio #1268 • 10/30/11

October 30th, 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, IN RADIO: Ignore that crazy ass message from your ex’s grandmother. We have punk records for you to listen to. Yes, that’s right, Fred, Pete, Francesca, Langford and Francesca are on the radio. Now if only we could parlay this into free coffee somehow…


Intro song:

Fred – Candy Corn
YOUR PEST BAND – Please Mr. Postman
UH-OH – You’re So Stupid
HAGAR THE WOMB – One Bright Spark

Hagar The Womb

Pete – Uhhhhhhh, Records
CUPID CAR CLUB, M.P. – Child Custody Commandos
COP WARMTH – Morning Guilt
HARRIET THE SPY – How We Got on Kill Rock Stars

Francesca – Happy 36th B-Day, Ivy Jeanne!
MIAMI – The City That Never Sleeps
ALLERGIC TO BULLSHIT – Fuck You Mother Fucker
BLACK RAINBOW – Broomfields

Langford – A Psychedelic Journey (that I fucked up)
SLUGZ – Suit and Tie
VIVISICK – The Ant of Babylon
SUDOR – Viejos Con Bocas de Desague
BRAIN F≠ – Lie About Diet

Francesca – Fuck Cops
AK-47 – Badge Means You Suck!
PARTISANS – Bastards in Blue

Outro song:
MDC – Dead Cops

Records of the Week: DEATHCAGE and DEPHOSPHORUS LPs

October 28th, 2011 by

DEATHCAGE – Plague of the Rats LP
Hot damn, hooked from the first song. I very much enjoyed the DEATHCAGE EPs, and this is more of the same incredibly epic, fist-pumping Japanese hardcore-meets-epic metal a la the almighty DEATH SIDE. Every fucking song on this platter, even the lesser ones, has a part that cries out for the horns or a bit of air guitar. Sure it’s derivative — so fucking what? The more important point is that it’s fucking great! Got a metal friend who thinks punk is all untalented noise? Put this bastard on and laugh right in his fucking face. Everything on here, from the phenomenal leads to the brutal just-this-side-of-metal drumming to the massive gang choruses is so fucking on point it’s ridiculous. By all rights this should be appearing on a number of “best of the year” lists. Flat out fucking awesome. (Agipunk)

—Andrew Underwood

I absolutely love when I get a record to review, have never heard of the band yet within seconds of dropping the needle I’m floored and headbanging. DEPHOSPHORUS are onto something here. DEPHOSPHORUS is a three piece from Greece. Their sound is unique in that it is somewhat a mix of the older German metalcore sound and grindcore but with some electronics added. Every track sounds huge. It’s hard to believe this is just three people. “Collimator” could be a heavier BURIAL YEAR. “Continuum” has a slight metal leaning. “Dephosphorus” has more melodic guitars, has slower moments and more obvious electronics. The album has a cosmic or space and time theme throughout the lyrics. Wow. (7DegreesRecords)

—Mike Howes

Reviews taken from the November issue of MRR — available HERE.

General Strike!

October 27th, 2011 by

Occupy Oakland is calling for a citywide general strike on November 2nd. Meanwhile, Occupy San Francisco has staved off a planned police crackdown on their occupation of SF’s Justin Herman Plaza. Keep up with all of the action at twitter.com/OccupyOakland and twitter.com/OccupySF.

General assembly of Occupy Oakland at Frank Ogawa Oscar Grant Plaza