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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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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: Christina P.


April 30th, 2012 by

Christina P, resident of Melbourne and editor of Stitches In My Head fanzine, has sent us some images the hardcore punk variety for this week’s Monday Photo Blog. From the safety of your desk and chair you can marvel at the likes of Kromosom, Straightjacket Nation, and more. At least from this vantage you don’t have to worry about having to find someone to hold your jacket while you get wild in the pit that is your room. For more of Christina’s work, and more information about Stitches In My Head fanzine, go on over to stitchesinmyhead.

The Zingers at Catfood Press. (photo by Christina P)

Kromosom at Black Goat Warehouse. (photo by Christina P)

Rort at the Pony. (photo by Christina P)

Soma Coma at the Pony. (photo by Christina P)

Straightjacket Nation at Gasometer. (photo by Christina P)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: . Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. 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. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!



MRR Radio #1294 • 4/29/12


April 29th, 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: SCREAMING FEMALES roll through town and take over Dan’s show.

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Intro song:
SCREAMING FEMALES – It All Means Nothing

Screaming Females

Guest DJ Jarrett
THE TRASHIES – Bad Check
CRASS – Berkertex Bribe
STONED AT HEART – Question Mark
THE ERGS! – Country Skronk

Guest DJ Marissa
MASSHYSTERI – Monoton Tid
THE GOSSIP – Sweet Baby
THE GOSSIP – Tuff Luv
PUNCH – Let Me Forget

Guest DJ Mike
USELESS CHILDREN – Skin
TENEMENT – Best and Worst of Times
SMART COPS – Gambe Levate
COP ON FIRE – Creer En Nada

Guest DJ Eloy
CLOSET FAIRIES – Cassandra
CHEEKY – Grow Fins Turkey
BIG SODA – The Flood
THE BANANAS – 4AM

Francesca gives props to Superior Viaduct
THE AVENGERS – Teenage Rebel
NOH MERCY – Pay the Devil
FACTRIX – A Night to Forget

Dan does a quick New Jersey set
NO CONTEST – Seduction of American Youth/The Only Hand
DETENTION – Dead Rock ‘n’ Rollers

Outro song:
ABSOLUTION – Never Ending Game



RIP Kindred McCune, aka Stinkweed


April 26th, 2012 by

By Dan Lactose

Kindred McCune, aka Stinkweed Malone, has left our planet. Took the warp triple-six Doom Ryde straight through our galaxy. Stinkweed was best known to punx, thrashers, vandals and dank smokers as a founding member of the pioneering Redwood City, CA, political grindcore unit, Plutocracy. He was also a founding member and leader of the long running Redwood City hip hop group Shed Dwellaz. Stinkweed was born in San Francisco and grew up on Army Street. He told me he first witnessed punk rock at the legendary Farm. Bands were playing, punks were thrashing and he was breakdancing. “I won’t conform to the norm so I perform in the orange,” he wrote. Plutocracy took grindcore in directions no one else had attempted, blending Black Panther speeches with blast beats and MC Pooh. It took a certain type of person to “get” it. Kindred and Thomas’ twin guitars had a unique and abstract sound.

At the time, I lived in Redwood City, was in a crappy punk band, made zines and bounght Earache records at Tower. I met Thomas at school, he tells me he plays in a band called Plutocracy, gives me the Progress demo and I’m blown away. I became a huge fan of everything these guys did from that point forward. When Plutocracy broke up, No Le$$ twisted wigs back even further! Electric Jungle Violence slid Sabbath style jams into grind riffs while obscure samples popped in and out. The live shows were drunken and dangerous. Stinkweed started the West Bay Koalition and dubbed himself El Presidente. He was constantly creating. He was in so many bands: Agents of Satan, Go Like This, Kalmex & The Riff Merchants, Bullshit Excuse, Shadow People, Apeshit, United Sicko Foundation, Torture Unit, the list goes on.

Plutocracy

There was a six hour radio show on KZSU called the West Bay Radio Station Hostage Situation in which he was in every band. I was honored to be a part of the Shed Dwellaz with him. I told him I could DJ and he got me a sampler so I could make beats. Together we recorded hundreds of songs on 4-track. I learned so much about how to create music both from him and with him. He taught me to be myself and not worry about what others would think. If you liked what you were doing, then do it. He hated “kritiks.” And COPS. Fuck, he hated cops.

From the way he strung his guitar strings backwards to his shower cap and pajama stage attire, Stinkweed did it his way. He didn’t have a computer or go on message boards or give a shit about what anyone else thought was cool, he was on his own trip. Whether he was writing a riff or a sixteen or texting bandmates to schedule a jam, his mind was constantly on music. The guy was the most original person I’ve ever met in my life. Larger than life, LOUDER than life. If you ever hung out with him, you walked away with a story. Right before his death he was working on new material with Agents of Satan. He was recording raps and talking about starting a new West Bay Doom Ryderz band. He planned to release a compilation next year and was trying to compile all of the tracks for it. He was working with Pelon from Immortal Fate on the release of a 1992 live session of Plutocracy and Immortal fate on KZSU. The world will be a lot different without his demonic harmonics. Launch a hog leg and puff tuff for Mr. Stinkweed.

Donations on behalf of Kindred McCune can be made to: Redwood City Education Foundation, PO Box 3046, Redwood City, CA 94064. RCEF provides music education to all students in Redwood City – grades 2 to 8



From the Vaults: Reagan Youth revisited


April 25th, 2012 by

Three years ago we posted this REAGAN YOUTH demo, which got quite a response. If you missed it the first time around, check it out! And to go along with that, here’s an interview with the band from MRR #4 done in November of 1982. It mentions the spoken word part of the unused version of the song “Brave New World” and contains this lovely quote from Che Guevara look-alike Dave Insurgent:

“You can consider us a hippy band or a hardcore band or a punk band; labels don’t matter.”

So now, enjoy this time capsule from NYC’s second greatest hippy band (next to the Fugs), Reagan Youth!

(Click the image to enlarge to readable size)

BONUS! Thanks to the comment from “not u” below, we’re adding this letter Dave Insurgent wrote to MRR, published in issue #3:



Monday Photo Blog: Adam Juresko


April 23rd, 2012 by

The one and only Adam Juresko is man of the hour for this installment of the Monday Photo Blog, the blog you turn to on Monday to escape that nine-to-five drudgery collectively known as employment. From the safe confines of your cubicle enjoy some “in your face” action from the likes of Urban Blight, Midnight, No Statik, Raw Nerve, and Boston Strangler. Then you may want to go on over to Adam’s site, blooddays for more. If you’re feeling saucy, why not try and print some of these out on the office printer and hang them on your drab cubicle walls. Beats those stupid “Dilbert” comic strips and T.G.I.F. 20% off coupons your co-worker has posted on theirs.

Urban Blight at Emoda Gallery in Philly. (photo by Adam Juresko)

Midnight at the Level Room in Philly. (photo by Adam Juresko)

Raw Nerve at the Level Room in Philly. (photo by Adam Juresko)

No Statik at The Bikery in Philly. (photo by Adam Juresko)

Boston Strangler at 538 Johnson in Brooklyn. (photo by Adam Juresko)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: . Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. 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. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!