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Top Tens from MRR #345 • Feb 2012


January 24th, 2012 by

Ponx! 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 #345, the February 2012 issue. Eat it!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
SPEED KILLS-Como o Fogo-EP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
BROWN SUGAR-LP & EP
LONG PIGS-EP / WARNING//WARNING-LP
HYSTERICS-EP / POL POT-LP
G.A.S.H./CLEANSING WAVE-split EP
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
FORCED LAUGH-Live at Club Anthrax-EP
BITTER AMERICAN-Infinite Tick-EP
DISPLEASURE / REPLICA / YADOKAI-live

Justin Briggs

Justin Briggs
TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE-Cockroaches-LP
BASTARD NOISE-Skulldozer-LP
CRIATURAS-Oscuridad Eterna-LP
BROWN SUGAR-LP & EP
LONG PIGS-EP / WARNING//WARNING-LP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
REASON FOR HATE-Why?-EP
HYSTERICS-Arm Candy-EP
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT-Weapon/Gut Pleasure-45
BLOODKROW BUTCHER-live


Tim Brooks
HEAVY TIMES-Jacker-LP
CRIATURAS-Oscuridad Eterna-LP
RADAR EYES-Miracle/Me and My Dogs-45
NO COMMENT-Downsided-EP
LOVE TRIANGLE-Boomerang Girl/Quick Joey Small-45
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-2xLP
WHITE CRIME-End of Change-EP
WAX IDOLS-No Future-LP
MANIC DEPRESSIVES/0:30 SECOND FLASH-split 12”
YOUNG GOVERNOR-Where It’s Quiet-10”

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
LOS LLAMARADA-Gone Gone Cold-LP
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-2xLP
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
FRUSTRATIONS-Negative Reflections-LP
IMPEDIMENTS-Broken Hits-LP
CHOSEN FEW-Joke’s On Us-LP
GRUBERGER BROTHERS-Greetings From Reading, PA-LP
MANIC DEPRESSIVES/0:30 SECOND FLASH-split 12”
CYCLOPS-Cyclops-EP
ARMITAGE SHANKS-All Cisterns Go!-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
BASTARD NOISE-Skulldozer-LP
YADOKAI-live
BROWN SUGAR-LP & EP
WARNING//WARNING-There’s Nothing Left-LP
CRIATURAS-Oscuridad Eterna-LP
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT-Weapon/Gut Pleasures-45
CYCLOPS-Cyclops-EP
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
LOS CAIDOS-demo / METH SORES-demo
RAJAT-demo / IMPATIENCE-demo

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
SONIC AVENUES-Television Youth-CD
ARMITAGE SHANKS-All Cisterns Go!-EP
HEAVY TIMES-Jacker-LP
WAX IDOLS-No Future-LP
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-2xLP
FRUSTRATIONS-Negative Reflections-LP
TERRY MALTS-live
YOUNG GOVERNOR-Where It’s Quiet-10”
SKITSYSTEM-Beväpna Er-EP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
HYSTERICS-Arm Candy-EP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
FORCED LAUGH-Live at Club Anthrax-EP
SCEPTRES-Childsplay/Job Centre Plus-EP
READING RAINBOW/SUPER WILD HORSES-split EP
TY SEGALL-Singles 2007-2010-2xLP
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
CYCLOPS-Cyclops-EP
WAX IDOLS-No Future-LP / LOVE TRIANGLE-EP
BROWN SUGAR-LP /TERRIBLE FEELINGS-EP

Dan Goetz
“I went your schools, I went to your churches, I went to your institutional learning facilities…”

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
STEVEN ADAMYK BAND-Forever Won’t Wait-LP
FUTURE VIRGINS-Western Problems-LP
MANDATES-Take You to the Dance-EP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS-EP / EROTIC DEVICES-EP
MANIC DEPRESSIVES/0:30 SECOND FLASH-split 12”
NO QUALMS-EP / HIGH SOCIETY-EP
WHITE CRIME-End of Change-EP
VENGEANCE-Are a Bunch of PC Wimps-EP
NO COMMENT-Downsided-EP
REASON OF INSANITY-Violence-10”

Kenny Kaos
THE PIZZAS-We Don’t Have to Do Anything…EP
THE ILLS-I Kill Me-EP
MANIC DEPRESSIVES/0:30 SECOND FLASH-split 12”
ARMITAGE SHANKS-All Cisterns Go!-EP
BLACK AND WHITE-Mortal Sin/World War 3-45
V/A-Portland Mutant Party-EP
READING RAINBOW/SUPER WILD HORSES-split EP
THE CRAZY SQUEEZE-Gimmie a Kiss/I Need a Witness-45
COMPLAINTS-Falling Down-EP
THE MAXINES-Queer Mods-EP

Carolyn Keddy
NO FUNERAL-12” / HEAVY TIMES-LP
READING RAINBOW/SUPER WILD HORSES-split EP
MAGNETIX-CD / CYCLOPS-EP
THE ILLS-I Kill Me-EP
ARMITAGE SHANKS-All Cisterns Go!-EP
THE CHOSEN FEW-The Joke’s On Us-LP
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-2xLP
TY SEGALL-Singles 2007-2010-2xLP
MANIC DEPRESSIVES/0:30 SECOND FLASH-split 12”
TAV FALCO AND HIS UNAPPROACHABLE PANTHER BURNS-live

Ray Lujan
CIGARETTE CROSSFIRE-LP / COMPLAINTS-EP
THE CRAZY SQUEEZE-Gimmie a Kiss/I Need a Witness-45
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING-2xLP
FACTORY MINDS-CD / HEAVY TIMES-LP
IMPEDIMENTS-LP / THE MIGHTY FINE-CD
THE NATURE-Allting Blir Ok-EP
READING RAINBOW/SUPER WILD HORSES-split EP
SHY MIRRORS-LP / SONIC AVENUES-CD
WAX IDOLS-LP / STOOGES-live
TOP TEN-live / PIERCED ARROWS-live

Marissa Magic

Marissa Magic
BROWN SUGAR-LP & EP
WHITE LOAD-Pig Eyes/Little Black Pig-45
DISPLEASURE-demo
V/A-Punks Win MPLS-LP
NO FUNERAL-Six Song EP-12”
GHADAR/MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN-split EP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
BITTER AMERICAN-Infinite Tick-EP
FORCED INTO FEMININITY-live
REPLICA / PERMANENT RUIN-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
FUTURE VIRGINS-Western Problems-LP
CRIATURAS-Oscuridad Eterna-LP
HYSTERICS-Arm Candy-EP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
KOBAN-Solid Gold-EP
HYSTERESE-Hysterese-LP
CAROLEE-EP1-LP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS-Blank Heads-EP
SCEPTRES-Childsplay/Job Centre Plus-EP
LONG PIGS-Cut Off-EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
CRIATURAS-LP / SPEED KILLS-Como o Fogo-EP
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJÓN BRUTAL-EP
KOBAN-Solid Gold-EP
JESUS H BOMBS-Life of a Fly-EP
WHITE CRIME-End of Change-EP
BROWN SUGAR-Tropical Disease-EP
G.A.S.H./CLEANSING WAVE-split EP
LONG PIGS-Cut Off-EP
WARNING//WARNING-There’s Nothing Left-LP
REPLICA / DISPLEASURE / PERMANENT RUIN-live

Top Ten Zines
Degenerate #9
Modern Hate Vibe #5
Freak Out #3, #4
Making Waves #1
Punks, Punks, Punks #5
Fanzine Mierda #7
Frozen Dirt #1
Kiss Off #14
Taste Maker #1
Overdosing in Republican World #1



Monday Photo Blog: David Ensminger


January 23rd, 2012 by

David Ensminger, former editor of Left Of The Dial, is also responsible for interviewing some heavy hitters for this very zine. He’s also handy with the camera as I learned this weekend when I opened the email he sent over for this installment of the  Monday Photo Blog. Below are four photos from the recent Visual Virtriol in Houston, TX. Two nights of punk from the Houston, New Orleans, and surrounding vicininty held at Super Happy Funland. If you’re interested, David also has a book of punk flyers titled Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation available here.

Busy Kids, from Houston. (photo by David Ensminger)

The Drafted, from Baytown. (photo by David Ensminger)

Vivian Pikkles, from Houston. (photo by David Ensminger)

Sparrowhawk, from New Orleans. (photo by David Ensminger)

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 #1280 • 1/22/12


January 22nd, 2012 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: One Fine Show Title Making This Listening Extra Fun

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Maxies (photo by Xarah)

Intro song:
LARRY – Half Assed

Adam – Hotdog Music
THE BLITZZ – Degeneration
SYDNEY DUCKS – Esprit de Corps
COMPLAINTS – On My Mind
MANIC DEPRESSIVES – Going Out With the In Crowd
CRAZY SQUEEZE – Gimme a Kiss

Chad – Horror Rising
HOOKERS – Horror Rises from the Tombs
NO PROBLEM – Your Eyes
THE BELTONES – My Old Man
THE SLEAZIES – Gonna Operate on Myself
ATTAK – Your Generation

Rotten Ron – R.I.P. Tony G.
BRAIN TRANSPLANTS – If I’d Known Sooner
EXECUTIONER – Hellbound
SPEED KILLS – Bike Cops
VARIX – Problems
WHITE LOAD – Little Black Pig

Halitosis – Why Drugs Rule
CROSSTOPS – Snobb
ROZPOR – Zostarnut Mlady
MAXIES – Jo Jo
CRISIS HOTLINES – Astral Projections
POST TEENS – Fucked Up Perception
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE – New Solutions

Outro song:
JOHNNY & THE SELF ABUSERS – Dead Vandals



Blog of the Week: Remote Outposts


January 19th, 2012 by

"Fuck the East Bay, This Is N.O.K." CD - 1997

We live in an age where almost every punk record ever released is available for download. Usually you’ll find what you’re looking for on one of the hundreds or Blogspot sites dedicated to making old out-of-print vinyl accessible to everyone, and that is awesome. But what the vast majority of these blogs lack is a personality, a connection of some kind to the music presented. All you get is the record cover, a download link, and if you’re lucky a track listing or a sentence or two about the record.

So it’s totally exciting when you find a site like Greg Harvester’s Remote Outposts. Like Terminal Escape (which is dedicated entirely to cassette releases and includes entertaining reviews of each tape), Remote Outposts can be just as enjoyable to read as it is to listen to all of the great music available. Greg’s musical tastes are all over the map — literally — but you will find a heavy concentration of “Region Rock” (hard to define, but mainly music from the Southeastern US from the ’90 thru now that tends to be melodic and rough) and a preference for demos and records that never found the appreciation they deserved. Lengthy descriptions accompany each post, giving these releases a much more tangible essence. “I try to talk about how it makes me feel or talk about what kind of people made up the bands. Sometimes, I think that’s even more exciting than the music…the stories behind it,” says Greg.

Mr. Harvester, who names Terminal Escape and Region Rock and More as sparking his interest in blogging, is a veteran of too many Southern, Midwestern, and Bay Area bands to mention, and in his touring and moving around the country has amassed quite a collection of demos and records over the years. So many that he’s been able produce a blog post every single day recently. Also in the mix lately has been a bunch of great demos and live tapes on loan from the collection of Erick Lyle (formerly Iggy Scam of Scam zine, and also a million bands from the South and the Bay Area).

But don’t think that just some old dude digging up tapes from the “good old days.” Remote Outposts features a lot of current bands, like Wade Boggs from Athens, GA, who released their LP on the site, and Cleansing Wave from Worcester, MA, a newish noisy crust band.  Greg says, “I like to think of it as an archive more than nostalgia… I also revel in pulling people into the blog by posting bands they like and then using that as a platform to discuss ways they can combat sexism, transphobia, macho bullshit or racism in their own punk scenes. Music is definitely the driving force behind it all, but it doesn’t end there… I did one full week where I posted only bands with only women in them because I was sick of so many music blogs (and punk and society and everything) that were so male-centric. I’ve been trying to be more conscious of posting bands with women in them.”

When asked for his favorites, or suggestions on where readers should start on his web page, Greg cited: “Fred Lane, Twat Sauce, Pink Collar Jobs (from NC), the multiple Impractical Cockpit tapes I’ve posted, Hickey Million, The Curse, Jarvis (or any band from Chattanooga, TN, or labeled as Region Rock),  Potential Johns, Uke of Phillips, etc, etc….Download anything on there. So far, I love everything that is on the blog. I just want to share music that I love and hope that people will enjoy it.”



One year since the KUSF 90.3fm radio shutdown


January 18th, 2012 by

KUSF logo by Gary LaRochelle

January 18, 2012 is one year since the shutdown of San Francisco’s college & community radio station KUSF. At 10 am that morning KUSF’s program director, representatives from the University of San Francisco and armed campus police interrupted DJ Schmeejay while on the air, asked him to leave the studio and turned off the transmitter. It is a horrible silence.

The final five minutes of KUSF

Without knowing what transpired at KUSF, I showed up to do my show at 11:15am (show starts at noon). As I am locking up my bicycle, I am met by fellow DJ and USF student Michelle who can’t even get the words out. USF has sold the station and everyone is getting kicked out. She is followed by Janet and Tresa of the show Love Letters Live who confirm it. Campus police gather in the foyer of USF’s Phelan Hall and I will never enter the station again.

Over the next days, more than a few people would point out to me that no one listens to radio these days. Who  cares? Fortunately these naysayers are a minority. I am reminded of when I was just getting in to punk in 1979, the older kids would tell me that no one listens to that shit any more, punk is dead and all that. I just blew them off because I liked what I was hearing and whether it was dead or not would be determined by me. A similar thing happened in the late ’80s when CDs started to take over. I still buy vinyl to this day. Why should my attitude toward radio’s importance or lack of it be any different? Plus the fact that a corporation would pay $3.75 million dollars for a low-power college radio station makes the situation a bit more intriguing.

As the details of the deal emerge it becomes clearer that a very shady exchange is going on. Media conglomerate Entercom is at the center. As the owner’s of KDFC San Francisco’s classical radio station, they sell that station to a University of Southern California non-profit Classical Public Radio Network. Entercom begins to simulcast KUFX a San Jose classic rock station in San Francisco at KDFC’s 102.1fm. KDFC begins broadcasting on KUSF’s 90.3fm. However KDFC’s programming continues to originate from Entercom’s studios. KUSF’s eclectic programming is silenced. The very thin line between public and corporate interests becomes almost invisible.

90.3 belongs to San Francisco

The former DJs and radio producers under the group Friends of KUSF have petitioned the FCC to deny the sale of 90.3fm. The FCC has begun some unprecedented inquiries into the deal. A year later the sale of KUSF still has not been approved by the FCC. As a comparison it took the FCC almost two years to approve the sale of NBC Universal to Comcast which strangely was approved the day after KUSF was shut down. More importantly USF still has not set up the on-line radio station they promised would be replacing terrestrial KUSF. While waiting for the FCC’s decision, the outed volunteers with the help of New Jersey radio station WFMU have set up KUSF In Exile to continue broadcasting the station’s unique music and cultural programs which include shows in twelve different languages.

To mark the anniversary there is a KUSF Protest at Entercom, 201 3rd St at Howard in SF on Wednesday, January 18 at 10am – the hour the station was shut down.