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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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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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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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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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Create to Destroy! BITCH SCHOOL


November 6th, 2013 by

I first heard of BITCH SCHOOL when I saw their review in MRR and liked what I read! Being a huge GIRLSCHOOL and MOTÖRHEAD fan, I had to find out more about these tough Portland broads! Here is BITCH SCHOOL, by Amelia…

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What Music scene do you come from?
Lisa: I was into Van Halen, B.O.C., AC/DC, then got invited to a punk rock house show in Reno. It was DOA’s first tour of the U.S….all house parties! SEVEN SECONDS and THE WRECKS played. I showed up with feathered hair and a LED ZEPPELIN shirt, and they knocked me down and kicked me in the head. I got up and said, “This is awesome!” In the early ’80s, I moved to L.A. and had an all-girl band called DIRTY SWEET—we played the Cathay De Grande. In the mid-’80s I had a fanzine called It’s All Over and I interviewed thrash and metal bands like VENOM, MOTÖRHEAD, MEGADETH, G’N’R, POISON, KIX, WITCH, BITCH, etc…
Linda: I was pretty sheltered. I stole cassette tapes like AEROSMITH and LED ZEPPELIN from my older sister. But I had a preference for female-fronted bands like BLONDIE and HEART when I was young.

Did you grow up in a punk or metal scene?
Linda: I was more of a metal head. I would drive around in my VW listening to METALLICA’s Ride the Lightning while my baby was in the car seat, my big hair taking up so much space—hard to drive!

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When was the first time you heard MOTÖRHEAD and GIRLSCHOOL?
Lisa: The Hard Rock split 12″ they put out in ’79, but I didn’t hear it till the early ’80s…

How did you start BITCH SCHOOL?
Lisa: In 2010, we started as a three-piece but then our drummer and bass player exploded, I think…
Linda: Lisa asked me to join in on rhythm guitar and I was stoked because my last band was more garage. I wanted to rock harder…

What other bands have you been in?
Lisa: First band was BARKING SPIDERS, then DIRTY SWEET, LADY SPEED STIK, THE DIE JOBS, HELLSIDE STRANGLERS, THE ALTARBOYS, and now BEEOTCH SCHOOL!
Linda: MOLLYBOLT and MS. 45.

Were you always going for a certain sound?
Lisa: I was writing cow-punky stuff, then turned into a Joan Jett-y, RUNAWAYS, GIRLSCHOOL-type thing…

Where was your first show?
The Agenda in Portland, which is now a strip club.

What bands do you usually play with in Portland?
We try not to play with the same bands, mix it up….

Any upcoming tours?
Lisa: We’d love to tour, I’m looking for a van now!
Linda: We’d love to tour Europe…but we’d probably play the West Coast, then Midwest and East Coast…

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How can we stay up to date on BITCH SCHOOL?
Facebook and Reverbnation.com/bitchschool

Any last words?
Lisa: You don’t have to be a bitch to be in BITCH SCHOOL!
Linda: Bitches Unite! And by “Bitch” we mean strong women who give real meaning to the word!



MRR Radio #1373.5 • 11/6/13


November 6th, 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!

Tune in to this special .5 episode of MRR Radio: Portland’s ARCTIC FLOWERS invade MRR with Ari!!

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Intro song:
ARCTIC FLOWERS – Procession

</em><em>/ with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now, back to Will…</em></p> <p><em><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> <p><em> </em></p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5596" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rich Lombardi of Old Painless (Photo by Will Butler)"]<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="300" height="450" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>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> <p>[caption id="attachment_5601" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Thomasina Mancini from Buy The Steak (Photo by Will Butler)"]<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>[/caption]</p> <p>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> <p>[caption id="attachment_5602" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rodney from Thieves (Photo By Will Butler)"]<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>[/caption]</p> <p>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="300" caption="Matt Needles of Chest Pain (Photo by Will Butler)"]<a rel="attachment wp-att-5603" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5603"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5603" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="450" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>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>Quite a night for a show when I didn’t know what to expect.<br /> <BR><P><BR><P><br /> [gallery exclude="5596, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5612" link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="rand"]</p> <div style="width: 1px;height: 1px;overflow: hidden"> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-large wp-image-5680" title="Arctic-Flowers-mrrradio1373-5" alt="" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Arctic-Flowers-mrrradio1373-5-435x220.jpg" width="435" height="220" />

Arctic Flowers

Alex – Tour de Derrier
BOYSBOYS – Control Tower
THE URINALS – I’m a Bug
SCARS – Adult/ery
SENSUURI – Vaarallinen Rakkaus
EBBA GRÖN – Skjut En Snut

Lee Goes to Town
TOXIC REASONS – Ghost Town
INDIAN DREAM – Torture Town
OPERATION IVY – Bad Town
WIPERS – Doom Town

Stan – Animal Heart
RUBELLA BALLET – 42F
PLEASURE LEFTISTS – Animal Heart
KUUDES SILMÄ – Tuomittu
BIG BOYS – Complete Control
JOYCE MCKINNEY EXPERIENCE – Stuck for Words

Ari – Fuck D-beat, Fuck Romance
A TOUCH OF HYSTERIA – The Rulers
DISCHARGE – No Time for Romance
PARAF – Narodna Pjesma
NATURECORE – In Terms of Survival

Outro song:
SKELETAL FAMILY – Promised Land



Monday Photo Blog: Darryl Reid lays it down with S-T-Y-L-E!


November 4th, 2013 by

I have been sitting on these gems for a while. But I believe you need to pace yourself in spreading the quality around, make the viewer wait, then give them not just what they want, but more importantly what they need, whether they realize it or not. So, for this Monday Photo Blog, we’re getting five more photos from the camera of Darryl Reid. Always top quality, always mind blowing. So much style it’s almost criminal. For more of Darryl’s work, check out midnightlullabys.blogspot.ca.

Shackles at the Dominion Tavern, Ottawa (photo by Darryl Reid)

Joey Shithead in Ottawa (photo by Darryl Reid)

Sad Boys at the Montgomery Legion in Ottawa (photo by Darryl Reid)

New Swears, Slave to Semen Fest (photo by Darryl Reid)

Burial somewhere in Ottawa (photo by Darryl Reid)

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 #1373 • 11/3/13


November 3rd, 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: Vicente comes in again and schools us with a slew of killer garage stuff from South America and beyond. Rob plays the Dangerhouse hits from the late ’70s and sneaks in a few obscure tracks to please your eardrums. Tune in, hit play and rock out!

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Intro song:
UNIT 3 WITH VENUS – Pajama Party

</em><em>/ with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now, back to Will…</em></p> <p><em><br /> </em></p> <p>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. So here is what went down at Dregg’s Grotto on September 18th of 2010.<em> </em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5596" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rich Lombardi of Old Painless (Photo by Will Butler)"]<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="300" height="450" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>The first band to play is <strong>OLD PAINLESS</strong>. Their first show was the  night before when they played in GSO at Legtimate 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 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> <p>[caption id="attachment_5601" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Thomasina Mancini from Buy The Steak (Photo by Will Butler)"]<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>[/caption]</p> <p>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, 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> <p>[caption id="attachment_5602" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rodney from Thieves (Photo By Will Butler)"]<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>[/caption]</p> <p>Next was an awesome surprise set by <strong>THIEVES</strong>, who wasn’t slated to play this show. I’m pretty sure this 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 once he wore a bear costume. Since it wasn’t scripted, I think he decided to sit down in the corner and played bass while sitting against the wall to add to his repertoire. On to how they sounded, they sounded awesome. Super fast and thrashy hardcore. Rodney (yeah the 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="300" caption="Matt Needles of Chest Pain (Photo by Will Butler)"]<a rel="attachment wp-att-5603" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5603"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5603" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="450" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>Last to play was <strong>CHEST PAIN</strong>. All I know 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… very visceral 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>Quite a night for a show I didn’t know what to expect from.<br /> <BR><P><BR><P><br /> [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-5670" title="los-impala-caracas-1966" alt="" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/los-impala-caracas-1966-435x348.jpg" width="435" height="348" />

Los Impala

Vicente Goes Deep in the Garage, Part 1
EL AVIADOR DRO – La Vision (Spain)
LOS SUPERSONICOS – No Me Niegues Tu Amor – (Venezuela)
LOS JOCKERS – Lo Que Sera – (Chile)
LOS IMPALA – Una Terrible Enfermedad (Venezuela)
THE SIX – No Juego – (Venezuela)

Rob Relives the Dangerhouse Years
RANDOMS – Let’s Get Rid of New York
THE DEAD BEATS – Kill the Hippies
AVENGERS – We Are the One
BAGS – Babylon Gorgon
DILS – Class War
EYES – TAQN
WEIRDOS – Solitary Confinement
RHINO 39 – Prolixin
X – We’re Desperate

Vicente Goes Deep in the Garage, Part 2
AMPEX – Me Tienes (Columbia)
LOS JOCKERS – Yo Fe Queiro (Chile)
LOS IMPALA – Yo Te Vi (Venezuela)
LOS DARTS – Sonrie Otra Vez (Venezuela)
LOS BEATS 4 – Todo Temina (Chile)

Rob Sneaks a Few In
TINA PEEL – Fifi Goes Pop
THE COLD – You

Outro song:
EPOXIES – Cross My Heart



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!


November 1st, 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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URGA by KTWhatley!

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More by KTWhatley HERE!

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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BONUS COMEEK!

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