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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: Tanner Douglass is back to raise hell!


November 26th, 2012 by

It has been a while since Tanner Douglass has graced this blog with some visual pixel stokery. We posted a photo of his Torch Runner shot on this very page a while back. Here’s a few more from that same show at the Trap House. For more of Tanner’s work, aim your mouse right here, when the boss is out to lunch.

Torch Runner at the Trap House. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

Torch Runner at the Trap House. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

Torch Runner at the Trap House. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

Torch Runner at the Trap House. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

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!



Holding It Down in the South Bay with Bill Daniel


November 26th, 2012 by

Big Boys (photo by Bill Daniel)

San Jose has long had a very active and dedicated, but a very elusive punk scene. All ages (and otherwise) shows have carried on in California’s third largest city largely unnoticed by the local press. Flyers occasionally show up at record stores and on lampposts-the ones with those creepy yellow San Jose lamps. It’s a sprawling metropolis that could hide several scenes. Many venues have come and gone, including Vic’s Garage, Nickel City, Homestead Lanes and, um, the Avalon. It seems that the Silicon Valley’s king city may now have a new punk homebase.

30 North Third Street in Downtown San Jose (DTSJ) is the home to The San Jose Rock Shop – downtown’s only musical instrument outlet. Somewhat less visibly it is also home to an all-ages, members only club that is very much run in the spirit of 924 Gilman Street. At the same address, through a different door, lies the recently opened Seeing Things – Gallery/Books/Zines. The space opened up with an exhibition of the Tri-X-Noise photo exhibit of regular contributor to this site Bill Daniel. You have just hours left to see this exhibit of very large photo prints, its last day is TODAY, November 26th!

This article pretty much wouldn’t exist without a recent posting by Gary Singh in the most recent Silicon Valley Metro.



MRR Radio #1324 • 11/25/12


November 25th, 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: Rotten Ron and Horrible Hal host a barnburning show featuring Mike, Ref and guest host Amelia!

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Elmer (photo by Murray Bowles)

Intro song:
ELMER – Barnburner

Mike Desert’s Very Special Episode
TRAP THEM – Slumcult and Gather
LEGAL WEAPON – Equalizer
OWL – Gypsy River
NILS – Fountains

Ref – Coke Set
D-DAY – Too Young to Date
SUBURBAN LAWNS – Janitor
KILLER PUSSY – Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE – I Wanna Ramble and Roam

Amelia ….and I Love It
CLOCKCLEANER – Hate City
KOWARD – Overbred
INMATES – I’m So Scummy
BLUE CROSS – I Am Death

Hal – Excerpts from MRR #353
LOVE CANAL – The Rotten Ones
FLIP SHIT – Amerika
HERD OF WASTERS – H.O.W.
RIPFACE INVASION – Ripface Attack

Rotten Ron – SF Freaks Rise Up and Kill!!!
CONDEMNED ATTITUDE – Homeless Crew
FANG – Goodbye
A.T.I. (ANY THREE INITIALS) – Johnny



Monday Photo Blog: Vincent Medina


November 19th, 2012 by

This past Halloween the ponx of Los Angeles threw a series of Halloween themed shows where local bands would cover bands of the past, such as Los Tomados doing a set of Minor Threat songs, or members of Sadicos and and Drapetomia covering X-Ray Spex, and Distruye y Huye covering Vice Squad. Man on the scene, Vincent Medina sent  us some stuff to the  Monday Photo Blog for your visual stoke of the day. You can see more of his work, as well as find out about some of the shows happening in the Los Angeles area at beanzattack.blogspot.com.

Los Tomados covering Minor Threat at the Crash Pad. (photo by Vincent Medina)

Los Tomados covering Minor Threat at the Crash Pad. (photo by Vincent Medina)

Distruye y Huye as Vice Squad. (photo by Vincent Medina)

Distruye y Huye as Vice Squad. (photo by Vincent Medina)

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!! (photo by Vincent Medina)

Members of Sadicos and Drapetomia covering the X-Ray Spex. (photo by Vincent Medina)

Members of Sadicos and Drapetomia covering the X-Ray Spex. (photo by Vincent Medina)

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 #1323 • 11/18/12


November 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: The band O INIMIGO from Brazil joins Rob and kicks down a slamming show of some of their favorite punk songs. From HÜSKER DÜ to NEGAZIONE, they have got you covered. So tune in and rock out!

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Intro song:
O INIMIGO – Imaginário Absoluto

Fernando
DEAD KENNEDYS – Moon Over Marin
DEATH – Politicians in My Eyes
GERMS – Lexicon Devil

Juninho
MANLIFTINGBANNER – Still Straight
NEGAZIONE – Noi!
PROFESSIONALS – All the Way
VITAMIN X – Fuck Shit Up

Alex
ALL – Just Perfect
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? – The Tribe I Claim
MARGINAL MAN – Marginal Man
HÜSKER DÜ – Broken Home Broken Heart

Kalota
FUTURO – Sair de Mim
RITES OF SPRING – Deeper Than Inside
RATSIA – Ruumis Ja Sielu
SUICIDE COMMANDOS – I Need a Torch

Gian
DRI – I’d Rather Be Sleeping
MISFITS – Bullet
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Not for Me
CÓLERA – Quanto Val a Liberdade
ADOLESCENTS – Self Destruct

Outro song:
CHRISTIAN DEATH – Spiritual Cramp