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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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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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Create to Destroy! Cash for Chaos


September 25th, 2013 by

I wound up in Las Vegas on a whim. My friend had to go to a convention and had a hotel room paid for so I bought a ticket last minute. While she was at her convention, I was driving around Las Vegas going to every thrift and record store I could. I found Cash for Chaos, which was the most legit punk record store, or record store period that I went to in Las Vegas. Moon Dog Records has a lot of solid metal but Cash for Chaos was for the punks. I got a sick UK SUBS “Stranglehold” large-sized button and exchanged pleasantries with the cashier who talked to me about street punk and days gone by. I made sure I got his boss, Mel Howard’s Email so I could interview him for Create to Destroy to find out more about this Las Vegas punk stronghold:

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How long has Cash For Chaos been around?
14 years of relentless work.

How did you afford to open a punk clothing and record store?
My wife and I both knew what we wanted to open this store and started saving every extra dollar! We moved into a cheaper apartment, created a budget and stuck to it. We had pure motivation for the music and to create a bigger scene in Las Vegas.

Was it always going to be clothing and records?
No, it was going to be a punk rock skate shop. After a year we realized there was no competing with the corporate mall skate shops, as we watched all the other smaller skate shops crumble, so we decided to stay strictly punk rock. Skating has always been punk rock with bands like JFA and AGENT ORANGE for example. Since then, it’s started to change, which is fine, but we didn’t want to! We have always stuck to our original roots of punk rock but we are not totally narrow-minded. We are musically diverse and we carry rockabilly, grind, hardcore, psychobilly metal, and all kinds of energy-based music.

What were you doing before the store?
Since there are two of us, I worked as a lion handler for Siegfried and Roy and Ixchel and my wife worked at UMC Hospital.

What record stores did you go to in Las Vegas before you opened your own?
Ben-way, which is now located in California. Before we opened the store, we had to travel back to California to go visit and buy LPs!

You have an amazing array of current punk at your store from obscure bands from New Jersey like ANTI-ARMADA to bigger bands like GOVERNMENT WARNING. Where do you get your music from to sell in the store?
When you devote yourself to something you like such as finding good music, it just comes to you. Since Vegas gets tons of visitors, we have been able to make lots of connections!

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Are there other stores to get what you sell in Las Vegas?
Why yes, of course! You can get an AC/DC shirt at Target. But seriously, for the most part, no because many of our items are custom made and we are very specific about the products we choose.

Has the scene changed over the years? What was it like when we first opened the store?
The scene has completely changed since the store opened. We used to go to see bands in the middle of the desert, now there are venues and bar shows every night of the week. What was it like when we first opened? Well, it was very Matrix-based, like everyone wanted to be Neo with a black trench. The punk scene was very small but very loyal. Places like the Cooler and the Double Down were all we knew and all we needed. Vegas has grown but we found the ones who shop at the store are not your typical Hot Topic impostor punks…

How’s business?
Vegas is like family we’ve have seen kids who shop at the store grow and now bring there kids to see the real deal and buy a back patch to put on their little ones vest. Business is scheduled hours, hard work, responsibility and dedication and a little bit of insanity but it’s how we keep moving on!

How can we best order from you and stay updated on your store?
Our website is cash4chaos.com.

Our store: 4110 South Maryland Parkway, Suite #27 & #28, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, (702)699-5617

Any last words?
Thank you very much for this. Come by and see me next Punk Rock Bowling—I would love to shoot the shit!



Monday Photo Blog: Lauren Hamilton


September 23rd, 2013 by

Lauren Hamilton drops in to the  Monday Photo Blog with a few photos of bands like Dai Kaiju, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes (I wonder what their t-shirt sales are like). If  you would like to see more of Lauren’s photos, well, as the younger generation says, “Ask a punk.”

Dai Kaiju at Red Door Records in Valdosta, GA, July 4, 2012 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes at Red Door Records in Valdosta, GA, July 27, 2012
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Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at Mars Pub in Gainesville, FL, July 31, 2013
(photo by Lauren Hamilton)

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 #1367 • 9/22/13


September 22nd, 2013 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!

THIS WEEK: Cleveland’s PLEASURE LEFTISTS stopped by the Maximum Rocknroll compound to dig through the archives & we’ve got the proof… Make it out for one of their shows while as they tour the West Coast — you won’t regret it!

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Pleasure Leftists in Oakland 9/18/13

Intro:
PLEASURE LEFTISTS – Hunger Split

Mark’s bold beginnings
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – Which Way to Go?
ANFALL – Tvangsinnlagt
READYMADES – Supergirl
MINUTEMEN – Little Man with a Gun in His Hand
CRIMINAL CODE – Hollowed
INMATES – F.H.B.M

Haley keeps it classy
COMIX – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT – Sermon
A CERTAIN RATIO – Back to the Start
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT – Traveling

Kevin’s got the PMA…
GG ALLIN – Commit Suicide
RAXOLA – 84’s Men
H-100s – No Patience
SOCIAL UNREST – The Beatification and Enigma of Katarina Witt

…but the joke’s on us
EMBARRASSMENT – I’m a Don Juan
RIKK AGNEW – Falling Out
MORMONS – Bring ‘Em Young
ELECTRIC EELS – Cyclotron

Francesca “Misandry looks good to me…”
XL CAPRIS – My City of Sydney
KEBAB – Life Is a Joke
FLESH WORLD – A Sturdy Swiss Hiker

Outro:
CREMALLERAS – Ex-Novios



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!


September 20th, 2013 by

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress

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“My Weakness” by Judy Bawls!

(see “Shoop” by Salt-n-Pepa for context)
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More by Judy at crudelydrawnpen15.blogspot.com

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STUPID LIFE by Sean Suck!

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LIFE IS POSERS — Now two strips a week!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com



Record of the Week: Disenfranchised in India comp LP


September 19th, 2013 by

This month our Record of the Week feature focusses on seven new releases from the amazing Tian An Men 89 Records label. Go to tam89records.com for more info on these releases, and check out Maximum Rocknroll‘s October issue for all of these reviews and many, many more!

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V/A – Disenfranchised in India compilation LP

Tian An Men 89‘s documentation of punk and alternative rock in far-flung corners of the world continues with its first-ever compilation of bands from India from the last decade. TAM89’s website contains a succinct explanation of its desire to document and encourage self-expression in different countries, whatever the permutations and definitions of alternative punk music people choose, regardless of styles and trends in the West. This does however collide with the mass globalization of punk and alternative music, by both major labels marketing to “emerging markets,” their use in Hollywood films that are distributed globally, and the internet allowing access to a clear idea of “what you’re supposed to do”… So there are sometimes less surprises than you’d hope for, as some band in Delhi basically regurgitates the ’90s Seattle grunge sound and NIRVANA or GREEN DAY, as those influences are sometimes more apparent than people with a vague idea left to just make up their own thing on a limited set of resources or ideas. Punk’s radical DIY template is its greatest victory, not the music, not the fashion or specific ideas, but the ability for people to take control of their own music, art and culture as an avenue for self expression—and there’s a great power in forwarding that in new places via these compilations, where bands can see their music pressed to vinyl, often for the first time, and exposed to a worldwide audience. But, despite the open-minded approach to punk, it’s still looking for a Western set of music values (the concept of punk itself) in a country that probably has way better local music that has nothing to do with punk or hardcore. Set that aside, the fourteen bands here each contribute one track with a lyric sheet and short history of each band, and there’re a lot of rewards here for the open minded not looking for a specific sound or result. The comp opens with one of its strongest tracks, by TRITHA ELECTRIC BAND—an eclectic trip-hop/ethno-punk artist from Kolkata who tours extensively in Europe, whose track here, “Fish Market,” is more of a punk-edged new wave stomper—like a hard TONI BASIL track but with the same infectious, bouncy fun and catchiness. JEEPERS CREEPERS play a catchy track of lo-fi indie rock, threaded around a solid spindling guitar line. BLAKHOLE cranks one of the comp’s few fast, noisy thrash blasts. BULL ENGINE approximates the aforementioned ’90s Sub Pop grunge sound, with a heavy Cobain-ish twang. Mumbai’s PUNK ON TOAST plays stripped down, garagey punk that is actually not too far off from, say, THEE HEADCOATS, but with ’80s-style boilerplate political lyrics and meek vocals. The RIOT PEDDLERS have a high-energy melodic hardcore sound that would be well at home in Orange County skateparks. The SCRATCH CARDS play solid, basic hard rock ‘n’ roll. TRIPWIRE plays jangly mid-tempo punk with a ’60s pop feel. And OUTLINERS end the comp with a dreamy, layered track reminiscent of one of the more subdued B-sides by the ENGLISH BEAT or SPECIALS, with its shuffling ska-ish guitar lines.

—Ken Sanderson