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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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Secreto Público

MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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Flipper rules, OK?

MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“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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Monday Photo Blog: the return of Milo from Chicago!!!


March 19th, 2012 by

Perhaps you may remember Milo from Chicago from a not too long ago Monday Photo Blog . Now it’s time to once again scorch your  orbs with photos from the Apocalyptic Crust Fest in Chicago in the not too distant time of 2009.

Wartorn at Apocalyptic Crust Fest at Blackhole in Chicago, 2009. (Photo Milo)

Nux Vomica at Apocalyptic Crust Fest at Blackhole in Chicago, 2009. (Photo Milo)

PLF at Apocalyptic Crust Fest at Blackhole in Chicago, 2009. (Photo Milo)

Expendable Youth at Apocalyptic Crust Fest at Blackhole in Chicago, 2009. (Photo Milo)

Tierra De Nadie at Apocalyptic Crust Fest at Blackhole in Chicago, 2009. (Photo Milo)

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 #1288 • 3/18/12


March 18th, 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: Workin’ the show without Adam… Honoring Bruce Roehrs & Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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Intro song:
MARCHING ORDERS – Stranger to the New World

Reagan Youth (photo by Murray Bowles)

Rotten Ron – Kill Them!!!!
TUNNEL RATS – Run for Your Life
WHITE LOAD – Void
BELLICOSE MINDS – Tension
STITCHES – Sixteen
BLACK HUMOR – Kill Them!!!

Dumpy – Old School Punk Rock Songs
REAGAN YOUTH – Degenerated
TOXIC REASONS – War Hero
REAGAN YOUTH – Reagan Youth
NAUSEA – TechNoLogiKill

Chad – Kick The Sick
CHAINSAW – Police and Politicians
SHATTERED FAITH – Reagan Youth
CEREMONY – Sick
CLASSICS OF LOVE – What a Shame

Amelia – Jabberin’ With the Boys
GG ALLIN – Up Against the Wall
VARUKERS – You’re Dead
THE INSANE – Worlds Going Insane

Outro song:
RADIO BIRDMAN – Non-Stop Girls



Bombs for the Hungry


March 17th, 2012 by

This just in from the folks at Food Not Bombs…

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Dear people of good will, we need your support!

More efforts to ban the sharing of meals with the hungry. Many tens of thousands of Americans are struggling to survive yet we are witnessing a disturbing trend, local governments passing laws restricting the sharing of food. Philadelphia and Houston are the two largest cities to recently propose laws restricting private efforts to help the hungry. Philadelphia announced today that it will attempt to stop people from sharing food with the hungry outside in parks. The city of Houston is considering passing their own law against providing meals to the hungry. While local governments are claiming they are seeking to protect the poor from unsafe food they are not able to point to one case where someone was made ill. Many of those depending on these meals will be forced to eat out of the garbage if the city is able to close these meals. Food Not Bombs provides some of the healthiest meals shared with the hungry. The food is often organic and is always low in salt, sugar and fats.

People are also reporting that local police have stopped them from handing out food to the homeless often claiming that it is illegal suggesting that they could be jailed and fined. I was among 24 people arrested in Orlando, Florida in June 2011 for sharing meals to more than 24 people in violation of that cities large group feeding laws. I was held 17 days on my second arrest. I paid a $1,000 fine for my efforts. Many more people may be arrested and fined for helping the hungry and seeking to find long term solutions to America’s poverty.

We have called for an end to all laws restricting acts of compassion. Our campaign starts on Sunday, April 1, 2012 when volunteers are asked to organize celebrations in support of our right to share food. You are encouraged to organize a celebration and share free food to the hungry in your community on April 1st. Please contact your local media about your event. Endorse the global day of action and email the details of your celebration to

Thank you so much,
Keith McHenry

FOOD IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE – End all efforts to stop people from feeding the hungry.



From the Vaults: Christ on Parade


March 14th, 2012 by

Here at MRR’s Web HQ we continue to dig thru the archives of back issues searching for hidden treasures to post on the website. There’s no shortage of gems, actually — it seems like every page of these ’80s issues contains something of interest, or hilarity, or strange prescience…

Here we find the East Bay’s now legendary CHRIST ON PARADE, from MRR #25, May/June 1985 — only a few months after the band formed. The interview captures quite perfectly the zeitgeist of the mid-1980s, with talk about opening kids’ eyes through punk music, how TV is lame, why religion sucks, questions like “Do you think the scene is an alternative lifestyle as well as alternative music?,” and the best bit:

MRR: Is there any general message you want to get across?
Malcolm: That we’re all just shit, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

Listen to Christ On Parade – “Drop Out” MP3 from their 1985 demo tape


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Monday Photo Blog: Dinda Advena


March 12th, 2012 by

In a round about way, this installment of the Monday Photo Blog steps away from the usual shots of bands, and takes a look at the happenings in the crowd. In particular, a few variations on crowd surfing, and the new idea of instrument surfing, as shown below. Idea and execution from Dinda Advena in Jakarta, Indonesia. For more of her work, check out dindaadvena.blogspot.com.

Crowd madness at Begundal Lowokwaru tour. Tangerang. March 2012 (photo Dinda Advena)

Crowd surfing with Unholy Grave in Bintaro, Jakarta. November 2010 (photo Dinda Advena)

Crowd surfing at Last Resort (UK) show in Kemang, Jakarta. June 2011 (photo Dinda Advena)

Guitar surfing at Last Resort (UK) show in Kemang, Jakarta. June 2011 (photo Dinda Advena)

Flexible surfing at Milisi Kecoa, and Harda Tider (Sweden) show in Rossi Fatmawati, Jakarta. January 2012 (photo Dinda Advena)

Pyramid surfing with Straight Answer, in Rossie Fatmawati, Jakarta. January 2012 (photo Dinda Advena)

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!