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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

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May 24th, 2012 by

San Franciscans, you are in for a treat! Happening now through June 23rd at the Luggage Store Gallery and other venues around the City is a huge art show — nay, art experience — curated by drummer, street artist, writer, and punk mainstay Erick Lyle, along with renowned SF artists Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich. Streetopia, which opened on May 18th, features over 132 artists, performers, writers, filmmakers, activists, thinkers, and public policy makers to address the show’s themes of Utopian aspiration for the city.

Bill Daniel's evolving photo exhibit about SF's Mission Bay — now at the Luggage Store Gallery

There are too many awesome events to mention, so you should check out the full schedule on the show’s website. Some highlights include “Planting Trees in the City and Tree Giveaway” with the great fanzine editor, artist, and graffiti writer Joey Alone at the Tenderloin National Forest on May 27th. In “The Uses of Market Street” on May 29th writers and historians Chris Carlsson and Erick Lyle retrace the path of countless demonstrations, working-class parades, queer celebrations, bombings, and more on SF’s main drag. On June 5th award-winning investigative journalist (and punk rocker!) A.C. Thompson presents “Muckraking For Anyone” in which he lays out the basics of investigating government agencies, corporations, and individuals, and helps you figure out how to research any subject that intrigues you. Fans of legendary SF punk band HICKEY will not want to miss The Matty Luv Tapes on June 17th where you can help finish some of the Matty Luv’s incomplete songs. And on closing night, BIG BOYS‘ guitarist Tim Kerr and friends present “Freedom” where (again) you can join legendary punk musician and artist, Tim Kerr for a group performance of his musical piece “Freedom” and see  SF-exile bands BLACK RAINBOW, SUN FOOT, SHELLSHAG, and other surprise guests.

Find out all the deets at streetopiasf.com

Don’t miss out! Tell your friends! Go early, go often, before it’s too late… Then — go start your own Utopia!

Blog of the Week: Thunderhorse Vintage

May 22nd, 2012 by

(photo courtesy of Hearty Magazine)

We all know punk and fashion are intertwined. This can be a hot topic as the debate over the phrase “if you don’t wear studs, fuck you” can get a bit intense. But there is a common ground where a magical combination of punk, fashion, politics, and all around rad feminism converge onto one site. The Thunderhorse Vintage blog has been a favorite with the folks at the MRR house and many radical punks alike. Thunderhorse Vintage, as a store and site, support DIY punk artisans and uphold the core Maximum beliefs to the highest. The store is located in Sacramento, CA, but punks near and far can experience the magic online. Many posts will make you think, if not laugh out loud, with their political wit and satire regarding all ironic and dumb things punks say, do, and wear, while providing a just critique of the strange times in which we live. Fashion is not just about aesthetics and wearing your safety-pinned heart on your sleeve, but can be a good way to say “fuck off” to the mainstream. The women behind this blog and store are also booking shows in Sacramento and have a history of being in solid bands like Verräterisch. DIY or die! Up punx!

Monday Photo Blog: Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live!!!!

May 21st, 2012 by

Well, looks like for this week’s Monday Photo Blog you’ll have to suffer with some photos I took from some years back. How about we step back to 1998, to a time when the PCH Club in scenic Wilmington, CA was thee place to be in the Southern California area. The club was really a two room rehearsal space with a chicken, or maybe it was pigeon, coop at the back. A lot of great bands came through, and due to the small space, it made for some intimate shows. These shots from the time Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. are testimony to that. I believe someone from Frankie Alpine is standing up front next to someone in a Batman shirt in a the photo second from the bottom. After viewing these, how about sending us some of your photos for upcoming editions of this blog?

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

Behead The Prophet/N.L.S.L. at the PCH in Wilmington, CA. April 23, 1998. (photo by Matt Average)

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 #1297 • 5/20/12

May 20th, 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: Fred, Langford and Pete get suuuuuuuuper high and talk about shapes and partying. I think there was some music in there somewhere. Wait — what were we talking about?


Culture Kids (photo by Lea Anna Drown)

Intro song:
FROZEN TEENS – Hopeless City

Fred – Destroy Everything
AGATHA – Sissy Dang
SYNTHETIC ID – Throwaway
LOST SOUNDS – Plastic Skin
LATTERMAN – Our Better Halves
FIGHT – Struggle

Langford – A Spiritual Lesson In the Sacred Geometry (4 Kids)
GERMS – Circle One
HICKEY – Make Sure There Aren’t Any Squares at My Funeral
CRINGER – Petrograd
CAROLEE – Spiral Start
INFEST – Punchline

Pete – Party!
MINUTEMEN – Shit You Hear at Parties
THE EMBARRASSMENT – Celebrity Art Party
JAWBREAKER – West Bay Invitational
SCREECHING WEASEL – Teenage Slumber Party

Fred – Keeping the Party Going (Still High)
CULTURE KIDS – I Can’t Take It Anymore
BLANK FIGHT – Graveyard

Outro song:
CRINGER – Triangle Part 2

Video of the Week: RAW NERVE (RIP)

May 18th, 2012 by

This Video of the Week submission came from MRR reader Tyler Bonam. You can contribute to the MRR website too! Just send text, links, and images to No guarantees that that we’ll post everything we get, but we appreciate any and all submissions… Now take it away, Tyler!

RAW NERVE may be dead, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch this video of their last show. Plenty of bass drum/refrigerator/wall dives to keep even the most jaded punk interested. Filmed in Chicago at The Mousetrap back in April.