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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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Video of the week: KuZle

April 4th, 2012 by

If you want to dig into some early history of punk rock behind the Iron Curtain it will worth your time to check out this documentary on the band KUZLE. It’s an interesting look at an early, Clash-influenced Yugoslavian punk band from the mining town of Idrija, Slovenia, and their short but rich time together from 1979 to 1981. While KuZle wasn’t the earliest Slovenian punk band (that title probably goes to Pankrti) nor the most challenging politically (at one point they seem to be making excuses for playing some kind of pro-Tito event), it’s still fascinating to hear about and imagine what one would have to go through to be punk in an obscure communist mining community in the ’70s, and then become pretty big fish in that very small pond. Find out more about the band on their website here.

Record of the Week: RVIVR The Joester Sessions ’08–’11 LP

April 3rd, 2012 by

To start with, it should be noted that, this record rules. No, “rules” is an understatement. It destroys, it’s magic and it sets the world on fire. RVIVR is one of one best pop-punk bands of the decade. It’s hard to recommend a band more strongly. Lately it feels like they have been turning off a lot of people because they are so outspoken about their politics. Political and social consciousness plays a central role in their music, and their shows. Which is kind of a like a mosquito buzzing around the face for all the folks who are just there to dance and party ’cause the music is kind of feel-good party music, but the lyrics have substance. And when I say “outspoken” I mean “viciously outspoken.” But their messages are always totally right on, they honestly demand our attention. There are lots of records that come out every month that are good, but rarely is there one that’s important. This record is important. And it’s not that the songs are just really good, or just that the message is significant. It’s that they are both happening in unison while recreating everything you like about pop-punk into something new and exciting. Anyway, as the title implies, this is a compilation of all their earlier recordings. On this record they have compiled both sold out 7″s and a 12″ EP only released in Europe. This is the best place to start if you’re discovering the band for the first time, but will be nothing new to folks who have followed this band for the last few years—except for the cover of “Elizabethan Collar” which doesn’t appear anywhere else. Totally awesome, totally essential. (FS)

Monday Photo Blog: Megan Reeves

April 2nd, 2012 by

Over there in the Midwest, where it seems most of the raging US hardcore bands reside these day, comes this Monday Photo Blog  from the lens of Megan Reeves. A couple from the mighty Cülo, as well as Ropes, Pukeoid, and Hoax. Some of the heaviest hitters around at the moment. You can see more through her tumblr page: youvandallll.

Cülo at My Friends The Pit Fest 2, 2011 at the ES Jungle in Indiana, Indianapolis. (photo Megan Reeves)

Cülo at My Friends The Pit Fest 2, 2011 at the ES Jungle in Indiana, Indianapolis. (photo Megan Reeves)

Hoax at Water Works in Chicago. April 16, 2011. (photo Megan Reeves)

Pukeoid at My Friends The Pit Fest 2 at ES Jungle in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011. (photo Megan Reeves)

The Ropes at Water Works in Chicago, April 16, 2011. (photo Megan Reeves)

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 #1290 • 4/1/12

April 1st, 2012 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: Rotten Ron rustles up the bestest crew to rock your livers and pay tribute to legend Bob Madigan.


Bob Madigan, R.I.P.

Intro song:
CRUCIFUCKS – Cops for Fertilizer

Beth – St. Stupid’s Day Set (for Bob Madigan, R.I.P.)
FLUFF GRRL – Die Catholic Die Part 2
GOD BULLIES – Let’s Go to Hell
GERMS – Manimal
GG ALLIN – You Can’t Tame Me
JESSE MORRIS – Die With Your Boots On

Amelia – Arse ’til Death
RATFACE – The Gates (Arse)
THE CHOSEN FEW – Do the Maniac

Dumpy – Dumpster Classics
TCUKIMAY – Ngewa Anjing (Indonesia)
INOCENTES – Aprendi a Odiar (Brazil)
KISMET H.C. – W.A.R. No Blood For Oil (UK)
CONVICTED – Missiles Over London (Hong Kong)

Hal – Newd & Lewd
THE REACTIONS – Somewhere, Anywhere
GAGGERS – Two Fingers Down My Throat
THERAPISTS – Brain Scabs
CATHOLIC BOYS – Teenage Monster

Rotten Ron – Fuck Normalcy
SECRET PROSTITUTES – Fantasi di Auschwitz
CONSUMERS – Punk Church

Outro song: