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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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ATTENTAT!

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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Zine of the Week: No Exit Vol. 5


August 10th, 2012 by

This is a hard hitter. Cool Greek zine featuring interviews with D-takt and Rapunk Records, Amebix, Pyroklast, Deathhammer, Stripmines, a tribute to Void, movie reviews of my second favorite genre: action, featuring one of my favorite action movies, John Woo’s Hardboiled, a photo spread, very well done reviews and a small section of ads in the back. There is also a guest column by our very own newbie coordinator and, no, that is not the (only) reason this is a good zine… No Exit is being created among crumbling antiquated and fatally flawed infrastructure; in a dangerous climate of power grabbing which has created turmoil and dangerous situations with real human consequences. One could argue that strife creates fertile ground for creativity, but that’s easy to say when you are sitting in an easy chair watching “strife” on the news. What I will say is that there is no level of desperation or overwhelming level of nihilism that a weaker set (norms) might succumb to in a similar situation that would snuff out the creativity or love of punk here. The level of crazy shit going on in Greece is real, but rather than an overt expression, this zine is infused by and informed by it, in the interview style to the humor to the reviews. Great zine, good read and a reminder that nothing can keep the punks down.

To get your own copy, go to noexitzine.blogspot.com or write to



Think and Die Thinking: Get involved!


August 8th, 2012 by

Think and Die Thinking is an all-ages, weekend-long fest taking place in San Jose at the Billy DeFrank Center on August 24, 25 & 26th.

It was organized for the first time last year by the folks in the band Sourpatch and their friends in San Jose and the greater Bay Area, with the aim of having a punk/DIY fest that focuses on those with “othered” identities in San Jose and the Bay Area — queer folks, trans folks, people of color, women, radicals, youth, etc. You can check out more information about the mission statement of the event on the website or on the Facebook page.

Last year’s fest was tons of fun, with three fulls days of bands, food, art, zines, dance parties, and friends. We’d love it if you could participate this year. You can email us at



Monday Photo Blog: Lärm’s campaign for musical destruction!!


August 6th, 2012 by

For this Monday Photo Blog we take a look at Lärm‘s last show that the OCII in Amsterdam through the lens of Jan Kees Helms. Also, joining them on stage was Johannes va de Weert, former singer of Rondos. I think I’ll go listen to their split with Stanx.

Menno, Olav, and Paul (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Paul (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Jos (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Olav (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Jos and Menno (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Menno and Paul (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

Johannes van de Weert on stage with Lärm (photo by Jan Kees Helms)

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 #1308 • 8/5/12


August 5th, 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: Mariam throws a BBQ with Urban Blight, Creem and Jeremy Radical Punks.

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Camera Silens

Intro song:
BLOODBATH – Don’t Break Down

Colman
THE BRUISERS – Anchor’s Up
OUT COLD – No Point
RATSIA – Yksin

Jay’s Tank-Top-Trouble
CUT THE SHIT – Get Rowdy
DEATHREAT – Bow to None

Reggie!
BREAKDOWN – Kickback
BAD BRAINS – Pay to Cum

ItAlex Mama Mia
THE MOB – Step Forward
LIFE’S BLOOD – Never Make a Change

Mike!
POISON IDEA – Death, Agonies and Screams
BROKEN BONES – Decapitated
MAU MAUS – Social System
CAMERA SILENS – Class Ciminelle Part 1 et 2

Jeremy’s birthday pick
NO SECURITY – Market for Livit

Beav!
BETON COMBO – High on War
CRISIS – Holocaust
STRESS – Angnos

Chris!
QUEERS – We’d Have a Riot Doing Heroin
RUDE KIDS – Stranglers
TEMPLARS – Violence

Warren!
FANG – The Money Will Roll Right In
BLITZ – I Don’t Need You

Outro song:
KREMLIN – Rot



Mark “icki” Murrmann photo book party tonight!


August 3rd, 2012 by

Mark Murrmann probably requires no introduction ’round these parts, considering he has been a Coordinator for MRR magazine, originator and editor of our Monday Photo Blog, and editor of Maximum Rocknroll‘s 2010 Photo Issue

Oh, and did we mention he’s a fucking world class photographer? Mark, aka icki, has been shooting punk shows for years now, and his work only gets better. In his exciting, in-your-face photos, icki can always catch that split second of action that captures the fun, wildness and ugliness that makes punk punk.

Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! record store is throwing a launch party and photo show TONIGHT for Mark’s super-limited new photo book, Mess Me Up! The book is available now through Hamburger Eyes, or, of course, at the show. And dig this — MRR will be there with limited-edition Murrmann posters!!!

If you can’t make to the opening, do not fret — the photos will be up throughout the month of August.

Mess Me Up! opening ceremonies take place on Friday, August 3rd, 7 – 10 p.m. at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 420 40th Street, Oakland, CA.