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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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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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Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

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MRR Radio #1375.5 • 11/19/13


November 19th, 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!

BONUS MIDWEEK EPISODE! Blaise from Bat Shit Records stops by to demonstrate the inside of his mind for your benefit alone.

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</em><em>/ with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now, back to Will…<br /> </em><br /> Since this show was about three months ago, a lot of the nuances have melted out of my brain. That being said … I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The show was a surprisingly good show full of some bands you probably have never heard of (and at the time I had yet to hear). So here is what went down in the dingy basement of Dregg’s Grotto in Raleigh on September 18 of 2010. <em> </em></p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5596" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 318px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5596" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5596"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5596 " src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_OP_Rich-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="308" height="461" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rich Lombardi of Old Painless (photo: Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">The first band to play was <strong>OLD PAINLESS</strong>. Their first show ever was the night before when they played in Greensboroat Legitimate Business and opened for Nails. Let me say, holy crap, what a second show! Rewind to a couple months ago. I’m friends with their drummer Rodney and we were eating at Chubby’s Tacos. He was telling me about the new band he just started with Josh Dobey, Rich Lombardi (from Cloacal Kiss and The Sawtooth Grin), and Alex Taylor (from Stripmines). He dropped the word grindcore on me and my heart sank a little bit. I’m a fervent lover of grindcore, but any time I’ve heard that genre referenced in NC, it just means watered down Discordance Axis style music to the point it is just sped up metalcore. This was definitely not the case. Very technical grindy parts, lots of of super fast blasts (Rodney is a world class drummer), and I really enjoyed Rich’s stage presence.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5601" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5601" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5601"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5601" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_BTS_Thomasina-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Thomasina Mancini from Buy The Steak (photo by Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">After Old Painless, <strong>BUY THE STEAK</strong> took the stage (well, took the basement). I had just started to see these folks come out to shows so it was cool to see their band. Female front thrash metal from Garner, North Carolina? Fun band.I remembered thinking their guitar player, Logan Holloway, looked like an old man in the hat he was wearing. Unfortunately, I think you can add this band to the list of short-lived, defunct bands from the area.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5602" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5602" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5602"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5602" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_Thieves_Rodney-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rodney from Thieves (Photo By Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">Next was an awesome surprise set by <strong>THIEVES</strong>, who wasn’t slated to play this show. I’m pretty sure this only happened because my roommate kept chanting for them to play since all the guys happen to be at the show, so they borrowed equipment and played a raging quick set. Their bass player Ben loves to do quirky things at every show he plays… I remember him wearing a full 80’s workout getup, he wore a suit once, and I think he even wore a bear costume at one show. Since it wasn’t scripted, I think he decided to sit down in the corner and played bass while sitting Indian style against the wall to add to his repertoire. On to how they sounded: They sounded awesome. Super fast and thrashy hardcore. Rodney (yeah the same one who drums for Old Painless, sings for Thieves) got up in my face a lot while I was taking pictures. Thieves was definite <em>ON</em> this night.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5603" align="alignleft" width="272" caption="Matt Needles of Chest Pain (Photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5603" title="Butler_CP_Matt2" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="407" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Last to play was <strong>CHEST PAIN</strong>. All I knew beforehand is that they were a powerviolence band. That could mean a number of things to me… much like my thoughts on grindcore above, but I had high hopes because they are from Texas. I had corresponded with Matt from the band a few times but had somehow never heard them and couldn’t find any music online. I was very positively surprised with their style of visceral and blasting powerviolence. Any band who has a shirtless singer with a gauntlet on is good by me. I also remember the guitar player bending backwards so much that he looked like has about to snap his back and Matt ended up chomping his bass strings at the very end.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Quite a night for a show when I didn’t know what to expect.</p> <p>[gallery exclude="5596, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5612" link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="rand"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-large wp-image-5711" title="DestroyAllMonsters" alt="" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DestroyAllMonsters-273x400.jpg" width="273" height="400" />

Destroy All Monsters

Intro song:
THE SICKNESS – Corpse Monger

Set number one is damaged
THE MAD – The Hell
THE MENTALLY ILL – Tumor Boy
TITS – Daddy is my Pusher
ELECTRIC EELS – Cyclotron

What is a man
DAMON EDGE – I’m a Gentleman
COUNT VERTIGO – I’m a Mutant
CABARET VOLTAIRE – Nag Nag Nag
CONTAGION – A3 Dans Les WC (oops…)
A3 DANS LES WC – Contagion
THE STRANGLERS – Nice n Sleazy

Party Political Bullshit
JOHNNY MOPED – Incendiary Device
DEATH – Politicians in My Eyes
PARASITES OF THE WESTERN WORLD – Politico
REMO VOOR – Toilet Love
SOGGY – Waiting for the War

Somewhat of a European Vacation
DEZERTER – Ku Przyszlosci
CHUZPE – Nervengas
PEKINSKA PATKA – Bela Sljiva
GASOLINE – Killer Man
SMIERC KLINICZNA – ASP

Final Times
VENOM P STINGER – Walking About
TSOL – You Don’t Have to Die
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – You’re Gonna Die
THE NOTHING – Scream and Cry

Outro song:
BOBBY SOXX – Scavenger of Death (Cuts off — sorry, punkers!)



Monday Photo Blog: Steven Ruud


November 18th, 2013 by

Steven Ruud sent us a few photos from the recent Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, for the Monday Photo Blog. The fest itself was from November 8 to the 10th. In case you missed out, view these photos and listen to the recordings of these bands in the safety and comfort of your own home. For more work from Steven, check out his web page!

Ice Balloons, FFF Nites at Beerland, Austin, TX (photo by Steven Ruud)

Cro-Mags, FFF Nites at Holy Mountain, Austin, TX (photo by Steven Ruud)

Impalers, FFF Nites at Holy Mountain, Austin, TX (photo by Steven Ruud)

Subhumans, on the Black Stage at Auditorium Shore, FFF, Austin, TX (photo by Steven Ruud)

Crowd during Judge, at FFF Nites at Mohawk, Austin, TX (photo by Steven Ruud)

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 #1375 • 11/17/13


November 17th, 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 on MRR Radio, hang tuff with a real life girl gang! Joe “Big Apple” McCann and MRR columnist Imogen “Brutal” Binnie tear through the Maximum Rocknroll archive and team up with “Foul Mouth Fanny” to make all your punk rock dreams come true.

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</em><em>/ with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now, back to Will…<br /> </em><br /> Since this show was about three months ago, a lot of the nuances have melted out of my brain. That being said … I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The show was a surprisingly good show full of some bands you probably have never heard of (and at the time I had yet to hear). So here is what went down in the dingy basement of Dregg’s Grotto in Raleigh on September 18 of 2010. <em> </em></p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5596" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 318px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5596" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5596"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5596 " src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_OP_Rich-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="308" height="461" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rich Lombardi of Old Painless (photo: Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">The first band to play was <strong>OLD PAINLESS</strong>. Their first show ever was the night before when they played in Greensboroat Legitimate Business and opened for Nails. Let me say, holy crap, what a second show! Rewind to a couple months ago. I’m friends with their drummer Rodney and we were eating at Chubby’s Tacos. He was telling me about the new band he just started with Josh Dobey, Rich Lombardi (from Cloacal Kiss and The Sawtooth Grin), and Alex Taylor (from Stripmines). He dropped the word grindcore on me and my heart sank a little bit. I’m a fervent lover of grindcore, but any time I’ve heard that genre referenced in NC, it just means watered down Discordance Axis style music to the point it is just sped up metalcore. This was definitely not the case. Very technical grindy parts, lots of of super fast blasts (Rodney is a world class drummer), and I really enjoyed Rich’s stage presence.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5601" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5601" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5601"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5601" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_BTS_Thomasina-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Thomasina Mancini from Buy The Steak (photo by Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">After Old Painless, <strong>BUY THE STEAK</strong> took the stage (well, took the basement). I had just started to see these folks come out to shows so it was cool to see their band. Female front thrash metal from Garner, North Carolina? Fun band.I remembered thinking their guitar player, Logan Holloway, looked like an old man in the hat he was wearing. Unfortunately, I think you can add this band to the list of short-lived, defunct bands from the area.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5602" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5602" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5602"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5602" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_Thieves_Rodney-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rodney from Thieves (Photo By Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">Next was an awesome surprise set by <strong>THIEVES</strong>, who wasn’t slated to play this show. I’m pretty sure this only happened because my roommate kept chanting for them to play since all the guys happen to be at the show, so they borrowed equipment and played a raging quick set. Their bass player Ben loves to do quirky things at every show he plays… I remember him wearing a full 80’s workout getup, he wore a suit once, and I think he even wore a bear costume at one show. Since it wasn’t scripted, I think he decided to sit down in the corner and played bass while sitting Indian style against the wall to add to his repertoire. On to how they sounded: They sounded awesome. Super fast and thrashy hardcore. Rodney (yeah the same one who drums for Old Painless, sings for Thieves) got up in my face a lot while I was taking pictures. Thieves was definite <em>ON</em> this night.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5603" align="alignleft" width="272" caption="Matt Needles of Chest Pain (Photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5603" title="Butler_CP_Matt2" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="407" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Last to play was <strong>CHEST PAIN</strong>. All I knew beforehand is that they were a powerviolence band. That could mean a number of things to me… much like my thoughts on grindcore above, but I had high hopes because they are from Texas. I had corresponded with Matt from the band a few times but had somehow never heard them and couldn’t find any music online. I was very positively surprised with their style of visceral and blasting powerviolence. Any band who has a shirtless singer with a gauntlet on is good by me. I also remember the guitar player bending backwards so much that he looked like has about to snap his back and Matt ended up chomping his bass strings at the very end.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Quite a night for a show when I didn’t know what to expect.</p> <p>[gallery exclude="5596, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5612" link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="rand"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-large wp-image-5711" title="GB Jones" alt="artwork by GB Jones" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/GBJones.jpg" width="266" height="323" />

Your DJs for the hour (©GB Jones)

Intro song:
MILK MUSIC – Violence Rules

Q: How do you make a dead baby float?
HENRY’S DRESS – Definitely Nothing
LIGHT BRIGADE – Monkey
GRASS WIDOW – Disappearing Industries
AUTOCLAVE – Go Far
JUMP OFF A BUILDING – Left Out

A: Take your foot off of its head.
SHOPPERS – I
PUNCH – Semantically Challenged
AGATHA – The Rain
FIFTH COLUMN – Like This

“Yo daddy’s so dumb, he tried to alphabetize M&Ms.”
TEMEYOSKI – Spring
KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA – Workaholic’s Paradise Lost & Found
BIG BOYS – No Love
DARK LION – I Flunked Obedience Class
CONDENADA – Despierto en el Sol

“Yo mama’s so old, she knew Burger King when he was a prince!”
CHEMICAL PEEL – New Paradigm
HOUSEHOLD – Our Song
RVIVR – Derailer

Outro song:
DEATH – Views



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MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!


November 15th, 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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New contributor, Wesley Fritts!

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Contact Wesley at his Facebook page.

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UNCLE HENRY’S PIZZA by Claire Young and Abner Hauge

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See more punk-as-fuck comix by Claire and Abner at www.laststopearth.com and facebook.com/welcome2crashland

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com