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Una Parte: Documentary of the punk scene in Tucumán, Argentina


November 29th, 2011 by

With the the help and hard work of Mariel Acosta, one of the translators that helps out MRR, we bring you this synopsis in both English y español of this documentary that I came across a few months ago. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, use Mariel’s great article here, and the music and cool footage in the documentary to guide you! It is worth it! Thanks to Mariel, Jose Young Man and Josi Punk for all their help!

“Through this humbly produced documentary, which consists of interviews, TV show archival footage, and material donated by the protagonists, we try to bring to light the cultural, political and social values of punk, hardcore, and of the people that were involved in building a DIY movement that’s independent of any state institution.”
—José Saravia

The documentary, Una Parte was created by Jose Saravia with the collaboration of Benjamin Herrera and Fito Pereira. It is an extensive compilation of interviews, testimonies, and stories of punks from the province of San Miguel de Tucumán, located northwest of Argentina. In the documentary, Saravia presents a great variety of pictures and footage from shows, and images of zine covers from Tucumán and the rest of Argentina. This “mega proto-documentary” is divided in 4 chapters. The first chapter talks about the punk movement in Tucumán in the ’80s, the second and third ones discuss the movement in the ’90s, and the fourth one focuses on the fanzine movement.

The punk movement in Tucumán emerged in the midst of the transition from a dictatorial military regime that lasted from 1976-1983 to democracy. These social and political changes marked the younger population that emerged out of that dark era with the hopes of manifest their ideas and express themselves freely. Tucuman punk, as a musical, sociocultural and political movement emerged as that, longed for, means for expression among the youth with “punk” and “rebellious” attitude, overcoming prejudices, stereotypes, and social stigmatization from mainstream society. “In rock music I found a space to say things,” tells Coqi Mendez, lead singer of the rock band Euzkadi formed in 1991, referring to having found in music a way to express herself. Euzkadi’s shows were characterized by the rawness and artistic creativity, and their music by the mix of different music genres such as, psychedelic, punk, rock, bolero and jazz.

Furthermore, Lobo, from the fanzine Revista Basta, refers to Argentinean punk as a “kultural” movement that was spread out through radio shows, magazines, fanzines, and shows and is was formed by people that didn’t “fit” into the rest of society.

Shows and “festipunks” or punk fests maintained unity in the Tucumanean scene. Bands organized shows anywhere they could: houses, garages, stores, sports fields, among other venues. In the ’80s, shows were usually attended by dozens of punk kids; by the ’90s the assistance of punks to shows ascended to the hundreds, and even thousands in fests. On a small level, the development of the punk movement in Tucumán was helped by friends spreading the word about bands and gigs among their peers, exchanging cassettes and records, jamming and playing music. Punk movement stayed active because “punkies” could “share with people like us”; that is, likeminded kids getting together to listen to punk and make music, which is what identified them as a group.


(See below for the links to continue watching the full film.)

Chapter 1 of the documentary is about the hard rock and punk movements in 1980s Tucumán; described through the accounts from the protagonists of the scene in that time (band members, radio show hosts and fanzine editors). They talk about the places where they used to hang out, the difficulties the scene had to face, and the contradictions of the so-called democracy after the dictatorship. The difficulty to access instruments and equipment, records and music; also, mainstream society’s prejudices, and the ongoing police repression are among the topics discussed by the interviewees.

Chapters 2 and 3 try to reconstruct the emerging punk and hardcore in Tucumán in the ’90s. Some of the interviewees talk about the beginnings of their bands, fanzines, and radio shows in a time were the metal scene was most predominant. Moreover, important bands like Volstead, Eructo, Los Chiclets, and Sol Perpetuo are mentioned. One of the most important topics discussed in the second chapter is the introduction to the movement of issues such as animal rights, vegetarianism, and encouragement of female participation in the scene by the band Fun People from the Buenos Aires scene; the first one to come from another city. In chapter 3, female musical involvement in the scene is discussed more in depth; as well as the fanzine movement in Tucumán.

Chapter 4 is about the creation and distribution of fanzines in Tucumán and other cities in Argentina. Along with the punk movement, the concept of creating zines in Argentina develops in the early ’80s. In spite of the scarce resources Tucuman punks had, in the ’90s the fanzine movement gained momentum. Fanzines were distributed throughout the country and the world; this created a worldwide net through the mail. Publications were exchanged from the scene of one country to the other, ideas were spread, and friendship and cooperation bonds developed.


Una Parte: Documental de la escena punk en Tucumán, Argentina.

“A través de este precario documental realizado a través de entrevistas, archivos de un programa de televisión y material aportado por los y las protagonistas se trata de remarcar el valor cultural, político y social del punk, del hardcore y de las personas que estuvieron involucradas en construir un movimiento de manera autogestionada y al margen de todo organismo estatal.”
—José Saravia.

El documental Una Parte fue realizado por José Saravia con la colaboración de Benjamín Herrera y Fito Pereira. Es una extensa compilación de entrevistas, testimonios e historias de integrantes de las bandas de punk que han existido en la provincia de San Miguel de Tucumán, localizada al noroeste de Argentina. En el documental, Saravia presenta una gran variedad de fotos y grabaciones de conciertos, e imágenes de zines de Tucumán y toda Argentina.

Este “mega proto-documental” está dividido en cuatro capítulos: el primero que habla del movimiento punk en Tucumán en los años ’80, el segundo y tercero que hablan de la escena en los años ’90 y el cuarto que se enfoca en los fanzines. El movimiento punk en Tucumán surgió en medio de la transición de la dictadura militar que gobernó a Argentina de 1976-1983 a la democracia. Estos cambios políticos y sociales marcaron a la juventud que emergía de esa época oscura con nuevas esperanzas para manifestar sus ideas y expresarse libremente. El punk, como movimiento musical, sociocultural y político surge como ese anhelado medio de expresión de los jóvenes de actitud “punk” y “rebelde,” sobrepasando prejuicios, estereotipos y el estigma de la sociedad general. “Encontré en el rock un espacio para decir,” relata Coqi Mendez, cantante de la banda Euzkadi formada en 1991; refiriéndose, que hacer música para ella como cantante era una forma de expresión. Los conciertos de Euzkadi se caracterizaban por su crudeza, y creatividad artística y su música por la mezcla de otros géneros como psychodelic, punk, rock, bolero y jazz.

Por otro lado, Lobo, del fanzine Revista Basta, refiriéndose al punk en Argentina dice que es una movida “kultural” que se difundía por medios como radio, revistas, fanzines, y recitales o conciertos, y estaba formada por personas que no “entraban” en el resto de la sociedad.

Los conciertos y los “festipunks” ayudaban a mantener la escena tucumana unida. Las bandas organizaban conciertos en cualquier lugar: casas, garajes, locales comerciales, canchas deportivas, entre otros. En los años ’80, el público constaba de decenas de jóvenes, ya para los noventa eran cientos y hasta miles los que asistían a festivales. En menor escala, algo que también ayudo al desarrollo del movimiento fue el sentimiento en común que compartían los jóvenes hacia la música punk. Los punks se reunían a tocar, intercambiaban casetes y discos, y difundían la voz, sobre movimiento, entre sus amigos. El movimiento se mantuvo activo por el hecho de que los “punkys” podían “compartir con personas que son como uno.”

El capitulo 1 cuenta de “las movidas” o los movimientos hard rock y punk en Tucumán en los años ’80 a través de relatos de sus protagonistas (integrantes de bandas, programas de radio y editores de fanzines). Estos comentan sobre los lugares que frecuentaban, las dificultades a las que se enfrentaban y las contradicciones que presentaba la tan esperada democracia luego del fin de la dictadura . El difícil acceso a instrumentos, discos, videos y equipos, los prejuicios de la sociedad, el estigma del miedo y la continuación de las prácticas represivas son algunos de los temas a que se refieren los entrevistados.

En los capítulos 2 y 3, tratan de reconstruir lo que fue la incipiente movida punk y hardcore en Tucumán a mediados de los ’90. Algunos de sus protagonistas nos comentan como comenzaron con sus bandas, fanzines y programas de radio en una época donde el movimiento era más bien metalero. Además, se hace mención de las bandas que tuvieron un poco más de trascendencia como Volstead, Eructo, Los Chiclets y Sol Perpetuo. Unos de los temas resaltantes del capítulo 2 es la introducción al movimiento (por parte de la banda Fun People de Buenos Aires) de temas como los derechos de los animales y vegetarianismo e incentivaba la participación femenina en la escena. En el capítulo 3 también se discute más a fondo la participación femenina en el aspecto musical del movimiento y se introduce el tema del movimiento fanzinero en Tucumán.

El capítulo 4 trata de la creación y distribución de los fanzines en Tucumán y otras ciudades de Argentina. Junto con el movimiento punk, la idea de los fanzines llega a Argentina a principio de los ’80. A pesar de la precariedad económica con que se manufacturaban los fanzines en los ’90, el movimiento fanzinero alcanza gran masividad. Se empiezan a editar y distribuir fanzines a lo largo de todo el país y del mundo, creándose una extensa red conectada por el correo postal, a través del cual se intercambiaban las publicaciones, se difundían ideas y se creaban lazos de amistad y cooperación.

Find the videos here!
Chapter/Capítulo 1 (in three parts): vimeo.com/31139997
Chapter/Capítulo 2 (in full): www.unaparte.com.ar
Chapter/Capítulo 3 (part 1): www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZYyhuGTYU
Chapter/Capítulo 3 (part 2): www.youtube.com/watch?v=_khI74jQM14
Chapter/Capítulo 4 (in three parts): www.youtu.be/KMbI6KbYuY8



Monday Photo Blog: Jake Cunningham


November 28th, 2011 by

For this  Monday Photo Blog  we have five shots from Jake Cunningham covering the Richmond, VA scene.

Tight Hold at Nile - Richmond, VA - November 18, 2011 Photo by Jake Cunningham

Daytrader at Sweet Fest - The Camel, Richmond, VA - April 15, 2011 (Photo by Jake Cunningham)

Strike Anywhere at Best Friends Day 10 - Canal Club, Richmond, VA - August 19, 2011 (Photo by Jake Cunningham)

Pedals On Our Pirate Ships at Best Friends Day 10 - The Hospital, Richmond, VA - August 19, 2011 (Photo by Jake Cunningham)

Page 99 at Best Friends Day 10 - The Hospital, Richmond, VA - August 19, 2011 (Photo by Jake Cunningham)

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!



MRR Radio #1272 • 11/27/11


November 27th, 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: More Sh*t from the Sh*t-Talkin’ Sh*theads!

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Intro song:
SHARP OBJECTS – Lost in the City

Chad – Livin’ in a Landfill
NIGHT BIRDS – Landfill Land
MODERN LIFE IS WAR – D.E.A.D. R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
D.I. – Imminent War
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER – Blood Clot

Ben – Retox
DEADBOLT – Shrunken Head
MAN OR ASTROMAN? – Popcorn Crabula
THE CYNICS – Way It’s Gonna Be

Adam – Hotdog Music
FILTH – Don’t Hide Your Hate (Netherlands)
SKINNIES – I’m a Dullard
ALBERTOS Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS – Kill
TRANZMITORS – Beating Up My Heart

Ian – Totally Fine
DAVILIA 666 – Patitas
THE VICIOUS – Happiest Place
MASSHYSTERI – Masshysteri Del Två

Rotten Ron – Occupying Your Mind
RULETA RUSA – La Vey
ROACH MOTEL – Mad Dog 20/20
INSERVIBLES – Ojos Vacios
CHAOS DESTROY – Dead Beat

Hal – A Few New Tunes
BARRERACUDAS – The Lurker
YOUNG IDENTITIES – New Trends
THE PEGS – I’m Number One

Outro song:
CAT PARTY – Fashion Before Function



RIP Leonardo Bacteria


November 24th, 2011 by

On Sunday Nov. 20th the Peruvian underground movement suffered a big loss. Outsider artist Leonardo “Bacteria” was found dead at his home. He was known for such acts as MDA, Insumisión, and Pestaña. He was also known around town for running a small label, Ya Estas Ya Producciones, and his wild antics for which he was loved and hated. He partied so hard at one point that one afternoon he was woken up on the front lawn of a random home somewhere… completely naked.

One of his first projects was a noisecore act called MDA.

He was truly making “noise not real music” and was always at the vanguard. Although he was a big fan of hardcore punk, he was never satisfied playing it in its traditional styles.

His second main project was Insumisión. He had a guy in the band whose job was to break stuff on stage. One of the guitarists was from Dios Hastio.

Insumisión – “Suicidio en Masa”:

0:20 He samples Daniel F. from Leusemia from a famous live recording.
0:37 Los Crudos

Insumisión live:

Later on he started an electro-pop band called Pestaña which achieved some success and was able to tour South America and play in Argentina. He helped launch Adrivainilla’s musical career with this band.

Pestaña – “Largate”:

He was a dear friend of mine.
—Mark Reátegui



Top Tens from MRR #343 • Dec 2011


November 22nd, 2011 by

Punk rockers! 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 #343, the December 2011 issue. Fuk shit up!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
HOPPERS-Silver Year-LP
CONDOMINIUM-Warm Home-LP
NEMESIS-Dou-Koku-EP
LOS MONJO/RULETA RUSA-split EP
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE-Panic-EP
SMÄRTSTILLANDE-1-flexi
SUDOR-Ganas De Vomitar-LP
MAGOOS-EP / RIPPER-LP
HOAX-Down-EP & live
COKE BUST-live

Justin Briggs

Justin Briggs
HOAX-Down-EP & live
CONDOMINIUM-Warm Home-LP
DEATH TOKEN-All Dreams Are Nightmares-LP
NIGHT BIRDS-Other Side of Darkness-LP
NEMESIS-Dou-Koku-EP
SHOPPERS-Silver Year-LP
SYSTEMATIC DEATH-Systema-8-EP
SEIKŌ-Come Inside-EP
BAD NOIDS-Ticket to Mars-EP
BRAINOIL-Death of This Dry Season-LP

Tim Brooks
KITCHEN’S FLOOR-Look Forward to Nothing-LP
LIVING EYES-Starve for Agony-EP
BASTARD-Controlled in the Frame-EP
CHAOS UK-LP
GIUDA-Number 10/Crazee-45
SUDOR-Ganas De Vomitar-LP
ROYAL HEADACHE-LP
OBN IIIS-The One and Only-LP
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY/DEFECT DEFECT/FOREIGN OBJECTS-split LP
HYENA-Breathing Death, Rotting Flesh-EP

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
ROYAL HEADACHE-LP
BURNING ITCH-LP
PENETRATORS-Gotta Have Her/Baby, Dontcha Tell Me-45
LAURICE-Best Of Laurice Vol. 1-LP
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER-LP
OBN IIIS-The One and Only-LP
JAMES ARTHUR’S MANHUNT-45
SLUGZ-Suit and Tie-EP
OUTDOORSMEN-Violent Hands-EP
LOUD SQUIRT-Déjà Vu Revue Blues-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
HUNTING PARTY-demo
BRAINOIL-Death of This Dry Season-LP & live
LIVING EYES-Starve for Agony-EP
SYSTEMATIC DEATH-EP / RIPPER-LP
DEATH CRISIS-live / CONDOMINIUM-LP
STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS-LP / KOMATOZ-LP
BLACK BUG-EP / BURNING SONS-12”
DEATH TOKEN-All Dreams Are Nightmares-LP
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE-EP & flexi
NEMESIS-Dou-Koku-EP

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
GIUDA-Number 10/Crazee-45
XRAY EYEBALLS-Sundae/Déjà Vu-45
OBN IIIS-The One and Only-LP
ROYAL HEADACHE-LP
NIGHT BIRDS-Other Side of Darkness-LP
ATOM NOTES-Spare Parts-LP
ACID BABY JESUS-LP
LIBERTY MADNESS-LP
CHAOS UK-LP
VACANT STATE-Fill the Void-LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
CRAZY BAND-Fuck You-LP
SHOPPERS-Silver Year-LP
SUDOR-Ganas De Vomitar-LP
BRAIN F≠-Sleep Rough-LP
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY/DEFECT DEFECT/FOREIGN OBJECTS-split LP
CONDOMINIUM-Warm Home-LP
LA LA VASQUEZ/NEONATES-split EP
BLACK BUG-Shard of Glass-EP
LOS MONJO/RULETA RUSA-split EP
LAURICE-LP / LOBOTOMIA-LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE-flexi EP
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY/DEFECT DEFECT/FOREIGN OBJECTS-split LP
BASTARD-Controlled in the Frame-EP
HAGAR THE WOMB-A Brighter Shade of Black-LP
SYSTEMATIC DEATH-Systema-8-EP
MOUTHBREATHERS-Anxiety/The Creeper-45
KITCHEN’S FLOOR-LP / BRAIN F≠-LP
STATE VIOLENCE-both EPs / TERRIBLE FEELINGS-EP
ZERO PROGRESS-live / NOOSE-live / COKE BUST-live

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-We Own the Night-45
STATE VIOLENCE-both EPs
BALLADMEN-Gingerale-EP
HOAX-Down-EP
LIVING EYES-Starve for Agony-EP
THE IMPOSTERS-Down by the Bay-EP
NIGHT BIRDS-Other Side of Darkness-LP
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE-both EPs
VACANT STATE-Fill the Void-LP
UX VILEHEADS-Hardcore XI-LP

Kenny Kaos
THE BAM BAMS-Runaways-EP
THE KONKS-TV’s Killing Me/Wasn’t That Fun-45
ZYGOTEENS-Sleeping With the Stereo On-EP
FLESH LIGHTS-Muscle Pop-LP
THE PEGS-Nobody’s Listening Anyway-EP
SLUGZ-Suit and Tie-EP
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-We Own the Night-45
MOUTHBREATHERS-Anxiety/The Creeper-45
THE KAMALAS-The Great Hallucination-EP
THE IMPOSTERS-Down by the Bay-EP

Carolyn Keddy
THE KONKS-TV’s Killing Me/Wasn’t That Fun-45
ZOUNDS-Singles Box Set
ROYAL HEADACHE-LP & live
KITCHEN’S FLOOR-Look Forward to Nothing-LP
BLACK BUG-Shard of Glass-EP
PUFFY AREOLAS-EP / MOUTHBREATHERS-45
WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE SPARTAN DREGGS-CD
SINGING DOGS-Deja Voodoo Blues-10”
JAMES ARTHUR’S MANHUNT-45
LAURICE-Best of Laurice Vol. 1-LP

Ray Lujan
ARCTIC FLOWERS-Reveries-LP
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-12”
FADE TO BLACK-CD / FUNGI GIRLS-CD
HDQ-CD / JUGGLING JUGULARS-LP
LEATHERFACE-Viva La Art House-CD
MOTHER’S CHILDREN-Are You Tough Enough-12”
NOTHINGTON-CD / OUT ON A LIMB-LP
THE OVENS-EP / RED DONS-45
STEVE ADAMYK-Desecrate-EP
VIBRATORS-live / ZOUNDS-live

Marissa Magic
In another state, another state of mind…

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
YOUR PEST BAND-Ground Zero-EP
BRAIN F≠-Sleep Rough-LP
HAGAR THE WOMB-A Brighter Shade of Black-LP
SHOPPERS-Silver Year-LP
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY/DEFECT DEFECT/FOREIGN OBJECTS-split LP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS-Tied Up/No Meaning-45
CONDOMINIUM-Warm Home-LP
CRAZY BAND-Fuck You-LP
OFF DAYS/UH-OH-split EP
NIGHT BIRDS-Other Side of Darkness-LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
SUDOR-Ganas De Vomitar-LP
HOAX-Down-EP
OUTDOORSMEN-Violent Hands-EP
EMPTY HEADS-Get Real Dumb/Josie-45
STATE VIOLENCE-Sexual Napalm-EP
DEATH TOKEN-All Dreams Are Nightmares-LP
SMÄRTSTILLANDE-1-flexi
SÄNKT-Kaos I Skallen-flexi
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE-Panic-EP
NEMESIS-Dou-Koku-EP

Top Ten Zines
Accept the Darkness #7/Ratcharge #25 split zine
Antipatia #20, #21, #22, #23
Teenage Waste #1
Equalizing x Distort
Vol. 11 #3, #4
Trust #149
Map of Fog #3
Razorcake #64
Zine Explorer’s Notebook #2
Dosis Mortal #1
XXV #15