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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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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” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #359 • April 2013

Holy shitballs! Another issue of MRR is here and we’re very excited about it! In the shortest month of the year we still managed to pack an issue full of the best punk, hardcore and garage from around the world for all you punkers! Maximum Rocknroll #359, the April Fool’s issue, features Philly’s illustrious hard-hitting outfit the SICKOIDS, Toronto hardcore ragers HASSLER, Scotland’s lady noise attack DIVORCE and the Bay Area’s craziest split punk rock interview with the MEAT SLUTS versus the PAPER BAGS! Also in this issue you will find Warsaw’s old-school hardcore punx the LINE, Modena, Italy’s gore-crusties CANCER SPREADING, Marseille garage punks LA FLINGUE, the third and final installment of Notes on the Peruvian Underground (part one appears in MRR #353 and part two in MRR #356), a scene report from Greenville, South Carolina, and LA’s female-fronted punk rock gang WHITE MURDER. All this, plus a special edition of our “New Blood” section, Shitworker of the Month (can you guess who it is?) and some surprises we can’t wait for you to spot… Oh, and of course columns, news and the most extensive reviews section in punk rock print! Cover by French comic artist Seri Z.

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Monday Photo Blog: What’s in the basement of the Horst house?

February 25th, 2013 by

All the way from the home of the International Style, and Helvetica, being Switzerland, Stefan from the Gaissberg Crew sent a few flicks to the  Monday Photo Blog. These are from the Horst house in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. All are from the same show, as you willl see from the captions. If you happen to be looking for a show in Southern Germany or Switzerland, check out their site, horstgaissberg.

Ravage Fix at Horst Gaissberg in Kreuzlingen. Switzerland, December 9, 2012. (Photo by Marion)

Ravage Fix at Horst Gaissberg in Kreuzlingen. Switzerland, December 9, 2012. (Photo by Marion)

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. at Horst Gaissberg in Kreuzlingen. Switzerland, December 9, 2012. (Photo by Stefan)

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. at Horst Gaissberg in Kreuzlingen. Switzerland, December 9, 2012. (Photo by Stefan)

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MRR Radio #1337 • 2/24/13

February 24th, 2013 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: Ref, Mike and Amelia join Rotten Ron and Horrible Hal for a bit of chaos instead of that Oscars bullsh*t!


Primitive Pact

Intro song:
BLITZ – Criminal Damage

Ref – I Hate the Kids!
STAINS – Sick and Crazy
ANTI – I Don’t Want to Die in Your War

Mike Desert – Feel Good Hits of the Bummer
ADRENALIN O.D. – Youth Blimp
THE EYES – Topographical Lies
McRAD – Weakness
OCCULTATION – Living Portrait

Amelia – Some Anarchy for You
IMPACT – Anarchy
AKUTT 80 – Nekt Blankt

Hal – Sad and Happy Dedications
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Giving Me the Business
IMPATIENT YOUTH – Don’t Listen to the Radio
THE RIPPERS – The Prey Is In

Rotten Ron – I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
DEATH CAMP – Teenage Nightmare

Outro song:
ANTIMOB – Everyday We Are Dead

Create to Destroy! Brooklyn punk/artist Jsn Shithead

February 23rd, 2013 by

by Amelia

My first punk show was at ABC No Rio and the band AS$TROLAND played. I’ve been a follower of the band members’ projects ever since. AS$TROLAND and ABC are why I kept coming back to shows. I am grateful my exposure to punk began with the Lower East Side DIY scene. At the time it was inclusive, political, and DIY on a radical level. AS$TROLAND‘s music was loud, the feedback was piercing, and the songs were short enough for my attention span. Jsn Shithead, their singer, has continued to be active in the DIY punk scene and is always willing to do art for a good cause. He did the ABC No Rio ads for MRR, as well as a few flyers back when was I booking shows there. He has a distinct style and punk, street art aesthetic. Here is artist and longtime Brooklyn punk Jsn Shithead…

MRR: How’d you get the name Jsn Shithead?
Jsn: When I was in college I spent a summer working for the physical plant, mowing lawns and raking leaves. That summer I had a mohawk of green dreads, and some prick in a truck rode by and said, “Nice hair, shithead!” And I kept it. Only to later realize how close it is to DOA’s fearless leader’s name….

MRR: Where are you from?
Jsn: Born in Syracuse, NY, grew up in Silver Spring, MD. Then moved to CT in high school and started going to shows.

MRR: How have you seen punk in New York change?
Jsn: I really started going to shows regularly in New York, when I moved to Brooklyn in ’93. ABC NO RIO had the hardcore shows I dug, and CBGB’s had the MADBALL shows and occasionally big punk shows. The city was balanced but things seemed endless. The Continental had good shows, then Coney Island High was killing it…now it’s not as Manhattan-centric. The venues are mostly in Brooklyn, except ABC No Rio is still at it. The Acheron and the Swamp are putting on great shows in Brooklyn!

MRR: What was your first show?
Jsn: It was in 1986 at the Anthrax in Norwalk, CT. I still have the Jim Martin flier. It was the DESCENDENTS, M.I.A., and um, now I gotta go find that flier….

MRR: What was the last show you went to?
Jsn: We just played on February 5th…does that count? I saw CELL 63 & THE WILL.

MRR: What bands have you been in?
Jsn: First off, I don’t play any instruments—I scream. My first band was AS$TROLAND, then I was in INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS and DEATH MOLD for brief times, simultaneously. Now I’m singing for MISCEGENATOR. Tim from DEATH MOLD is on drums, Rich from AS$TROLAND is on guitar, and Dan from BUCKSHOT FACELIFT is on bass.

MRR: Have you always done the artwork for your bands?
Jsn: I always try to but it’s not always easy. 3/4 of AS$TROLAND went to the Rhode Island School of Design with me, so there were always strong opinions about how we were visually represented.

MRR: Have you done artwork for other bands?
Jsn: Definitely. The latest is a guy pulling his face off, for fellow Brooklyn band AGITATOR. When I moved to Brooklyn, I came to be a part of URBAN FOLK ART®. We were screen printers for hire and an artist collective. We printed shirts for Wreckage Records in the mid ’90s. We were also printing and designing for our contemporaries.

MRR: Who influenced your style?
Jsn: I always loved the psychedelic posters by Rick Griffin and MAD Magazine. I feel like I learned a lot of anatomy from Don Martin. And later, the comics of R. Crumb, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, the queen of punk fliers, Shawn Kerri.

MRR: Do you like Pushead?
Jsn: I love Pushead. The cover he did for the RORSCHACH’s Protestant reissue is insane!

MRR: Do you think late ’70s street art from New York City influenced your style?
Jsn: I wasn’t really exposed to that as it was happening. It’s not bad stuff, I just was drawn more towards what I could get my hands on and study. There are plenty of books of that stuff now that I have and appreciate, but I don’t think it’s guided my work.

MRR: What are you doing now?
Jsn: MISCEGENATOR is playing more often. I’m painting more and showing my work on a more regular basis.

MRR: Any upcoming projects or shows?
Jsn: Not much is planned now. There’s a closing party at URBAN FOLK ART® Gallery for the show that I’m in currently. Then it’s back to the studio. Due to the snow in NYC, the next MISCEGENATOR show is postponed, but you can follow us on the Facebook for updates.

MRR: Any last words?
Jsn: My name is Jason Mitchell and I like to draw skulls. Come out and see MISCEGENATOR when ya can, and check out my art online at jsnmidas.tumblr.com and www.midasimages.net!

MRR Radio #1336 • 2/17/13

February 18th, 2013 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: Mariam, Francesca, Christine & Jesse end up drenched in booze with nothin’ to lose!


Intro song:
ÚLTIMO RESORTE – Hogar, Dulce Hogar/Peligro Social

Brown Sugar (photo by Jesse Riggins)

Merm ruins yr brainz
MALDITA PAÍS – No Cambiaré
INSERVIBLES – Una Vida de Tristeza
MANPIG – Predator of the Broken
ABSURDO – Mentiras
DISPARO – No Debes Caer

Francesca mops up the mess
DISHRAGS – I Don’t Love You
MOPOT – Pellinen, Pöhköläinen, ja Pähkinä
THE CLEAN – Tally Ho!
DELINQUENTS – Do You Have a Job for a Girl Like Me?

Christine’s where the girls are
UNWOUND – You Bite My Tongue
SLANT 6 – What Kind of Monster Are You?
THE BRAT – The Wolf
DOLLY MIXTURE – Everything & More

Jesse’s powered by pink champagne
WEIRD TV – Mentiroso
CHALK CIRCLE – Reflection
CRISIS – Afraid
CACAW – Ratt Killer
BROWN SUGAR – Total Fucking Garbage

Outro song:
THE MAPS – I’m Talking to You