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Create to Destroy! Sarja Hasan


April 24th, 2014 by

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I first met Sarja Hasan (aka Sarja Ann) in Richmond, VA, a few years back, before she moved to Brooklyn. She was one of the crazy punks I got to know over the years — always up front taking pictures at gigs in her hometown and in NYC. MRR has run some of her photos on our Monday Photo Blog, highlighting great punk scene photographers, so I thought I’d have Sarja be this week’s Create to Destroy feature… Enjoy!

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How old were you when you got your first camera?
Well if an imaginary one counts, I started “taking pictures” using my fingers as a frame when I was four or five. I’d make this annoying “clicky” sound and “take pictures” of everything. It drove my sister nuts. But I got a small point-and-shoot from my dad for my ninth or tenth birthday, I think. Don’t remember what brand, not that I cared at the time.

Did you ever develop in a dark room?
I love darkrooms! I spent a lot of time in and after school all through 12th grade in one. I shot for the yearbook staff with a Canon AE-1, which I still own and love, but unfortunately have watched it collect dust on my shelf. I also took a couple classes through college.

Do you do other forms of art?
Well my day job is graphic design. I also draw, paint and screen-print, though not as frequently as I’d like.

Why photography?
I’ve always had this strange fascination with memory…the way our minds take in our surroundings, and what we choose to remember. It’s from some irrational fear of memory-loss that I’ve never been able to explain. Photos chronicle your life… and I think they’re the most prized possessions an individual, or a family, or any group of people, can own.

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GUITAR WOLF at Kingdom, Richmond, VA, March 2012 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

When did you switch from film to digital?
I was such a 35mm snob and tried to hang on way after DSLRs started coming out. In 2006, my boyfriend at the time bought me a Canon Rebel XTI for Valentine’s Day. After figuring out the manual settings, I fell instantly in love. Hands down one of the top 5 gifts I’ve ever received. Thanks, Aaron!

What format do you like better?
Film will always have a soft spot in my heart. The magic of seeing an image come to life when you put the photo paper in the developer just can’t be matched by uploading a shot from one screen to another. That being said, for practical purposes, I do still prefer digital by far.

Do you ever print your digital prints?
All the time! The whole hallway in my apartment is lined with framed prints.

How did you start photographing at shows?
Well I love punk and I love photography. It seemed logical to try to blend the two together. The energy and chaos at any punk/metal show is so intense but so fleeting. That’s where the whole memory thing kicks in… Trying to freeze in time what you could have missed if you’d only blinked.

How do you manage to not get hurt or for your cameras to not get broken?
I don’t manage. Haha. I mostly get bruises but I did break my nose during Kollapse fest in 2009. MEGA MINGE was playing and the mic stand fell on my face. I remember reaching up and realizing it felt all sorts of wrong so I climbed up the stairs to the girls’ bathroom and luckily enough, one of my best friends was in there. Apparently I passed out on the floor and the next thing I remember is waking up with Robin kneeling over me after she’d carried me downstairs & the rest of the crowd being confused at why the band stopped playing.

THE ADICTS at Jaxx, Springfield, VA, March 2011 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

THE ADICTS at Jaxx, Springfield, VA, March 2011 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

How many cameras have you broken?
I’ve actually never broken a camera body! Just flashes and lenses and honestly I’m not sure. At least four or five of each!

What happened recently with your camera getting stolen?
I got into a fight with someone at Home Sweet Home after the SYSTEM FUCKER show… I was a little distraught afterwards and Jasper handed me a couple shots and I downed them both and I forget who I was talking to and when I went to put on my jacket and grab my camera about 10-15 minutes later, it was gone. The whole bar staff helped me look before I finally admitted defeat and left for the night, and Jasper even looked again the next day but it wasn’t there.

D-CLONE at 177 Stockholm, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 2012 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

D-CLONE at 177 Stockholm, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 2012 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

How did the community respond?
In a way that restored my faith in humanity! Or at least in the punk scene, reminding me why I am who I am and not all of “us” are degenerate posers who have nothing to offer the scene. I hoped for some concern and support but was definitely not prepared for the amount of it that was shown to me. I can’t be more grateful to individuals and bands across the states and overseas who have not only purchased but donated additional money to raise funds so I can buy a new camera. And people who have sent me their own works (comics, records, zines, etc) as an extra thank you!!! You guys are the best!

Where has your art been printed?
Ummm… VCU’s Ink magazine and Mountza (a really beautifully-designed zine from Greece [ I think??] you guys should check it out) are the first two that come to mind. Addison, who used to be the editor for “ink” is actually writing a sick book which I’m looking forward to, called Wicked Woman about women in the subculture which will also feature some of my photos. And in Loud Fast Rules #6 along with the photo on the face of the CD that came with it, which I wasn’t aware of until Todd recently showed me. Multiple bands from Richmond (my hometown) have used my photos in their releases or merch… LOST TRIBE, EMPTY GRAVE, SOCIAL DROPOUTS, NO WAY OUT, GOVERNMENT WARNING? Maybe? I don’t remember. I did custom band prints for DEVIATED INSTINCT and HELLBASTARD. And, not in print, but my photographs can be found online if you search my name on Brooklyn Vegan, Invisible Oranges, Profane Existence, CVLT Nation, and of course, Maximum Rocknroll.

Has MRR ever run your photos?
Never in the zine, but I’ve submitted to the Monday Photo Blog three times and, yes, MRR ran them all three times.

Any upcoming plans for your photos?
Yes! I am in the middle of working on a website, along with finally beginning the selection process for a coffee table book, which won’t only be band photos but also photos of parties and crowds at shows and punks hanging out in general. Editing is proving to be extremely difficult. Maybe it’ll turn into a series of books. Who knows!

MURDERER at Home Sweet Home, New York, NY, Aug 2012 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

MURDERER at Home Sweet Home, New York, NY, Aug 2012 (photo by Sarja Hasan)

How can we best stay up to date with what you are doing?
For right now, all I’ve got is Facebook and I keep my profile completely public so anyone can contact me. My work is deeply connected to my daily life, and I love sharing it all with whoever is interested.

Any last words, punk?
Trust your intuition, don’t ever back down, don’t be afraid to be yourself, no matter how many obstacles stand in your way. Conforming is a choice, and the freedom to choose will always be your own… Don’t be a quitter, don’t run away when things get too hard… Stand up for what you believe in and never, ever give up. <3



Top Tens from MRR #371 • April 2014


April 22nd, 2014 by

Each month we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the previous issue of Maximum Rocknroll. These are from MRR #371, the April 2014 issue.

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
ANCIENT FILTH-You’re Nothing You’re Everything-EP
GENTLEMEN-Chølera-EP
ANTI-YOU-Black Stares-LP
FORWARD/TEARGAS-split EP
LOS MONJO-La Vida Que Todos Envidian-LP
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
DESKARRIDADOS-Más Nada-EP
HÄVITTÄJÄT-Hävittäjät-EP
ARMAGEDOM-LP / STRESS-LP
SACRILEGE-LP

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
SACRILEGE-It’s Time to Face the Reaper-2xLP
ZIELONE ŻABKI-Zgorzelec 1988-LP
THE INDOORS-12″ / SUBORDINATE-12″
FORWARD/TEARGAS-split EP
FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRACY IN THE DILAPIDATION-12″
DOOM-Corrupt Fucking System-LP
ARCHAIC-EP / DECRANEO-12″
CHRISTER PETTERSSON-Empatihaveri-EP
DESKARRIDADOS-EP / JIMMY SMACK-45
RAGANA-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
ROSS JOHNSON AND JEFF EVANS-LP
SHOES THIS HIGH-EP & LP
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-12″
INSULTS-Population Zero/Zombie Lover-45
BACK TO BASICS-45
CAPTAIN 9’S & THE KNICKERBOCKER TRIO-45
JIMMY SMACK-Hating Life/Depression-45
BAD COYOTES-It’s Time for Sex Positions…-EP
GENTLEMEN-EP & 12″
THREE MINUTE MOVIE-both EPs

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
HOT LEAD-demo
TRANSIENT-12″
NUNHEX-Disruptive Deception-EP
BASTINADOS/BOSONOGO DJETINJSTVO-split 12″
KOVAA RASVAA-Ikuinen Piina-EP
PURA MANÍA-demo / ANTI-YOU-Black Stares-LP
LOS MONJO-La Vida Que Todos Envidian-LP
SPLASHIN’ SAFARI-demo
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
TOMES-live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
SHOES THIS HIGH-EP & LP
BLACK LAGOON-Oxygen-EP
SEEKRETS-side of split EP
BRIDGE COLLAPSE-Wilderness/Blockbreaker-45
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-12″
INSULTS-45 / JIMMY SMACK-45
CUNTZ-Solid Mates-LP
PERSONNEL-Consumer Electronics-EP
WANUY-Mierda-EP / ZINGERS-LP
LOS MONJO-LP / CRIMINAL CODE-LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
SACRILEGE-It’s Time to Face the Reaper-2xLP
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
SWEARIN’-Surfing Strange-LP
MAYDAY!-EP / ARMAGEDOM-12″
FORWARD/TEARGAS-split EP
BLACK LAGOON-Oxygen-EP
GENTLEMEN-Chølera-EP
WANUY-Muerte-EP
ACID FAST-Rabid Moon-LP
SHOES THIS HIGH-The Nose One-EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
ANCIENT FILTH-You’re Nothing You’re Everything-EP
ACID FAST-Rabid Moon-LP
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-12″
PARASOL-Not There-LP
LUNCH-Johnny Pineapple-EP
ALL DOGS-Buddy-EP
ST. RIPPER-Agony of the Mind-EP
SWEARIN’-Surfing Strange-LP
THE ZINGERS-LP
NEW HAPPINESS-tape

Kenny Kaos
THE BROTHERS GROSS-Ready to Roll-EP
GOD GIVEN ASS-Keep Up Appearances!-EP
TODAY’SHITS-Sex-Boys-EP
FIRST TIMES-Mono Mono-EP
BARBARIETTES-Ace of Babes-lathe
CUMSTAINS-White People Problems-LP
YES MISTRESS-Drunk Again-EP
JOHNNY ILL BAND-45
BACK TO BASICS-45
CAPTAIN 9’S & THE KNICKERBOCKER TRIO-45

Carolyn Keddy
BAD COYOTES-It’s Time for Sex Positions with…-EP
ΠΠ (PYPY)-LP / NOX BOYS-CD
SHOES THIS HIGH-LP & EP / THE AMPUTEES-EP
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-12″
ROSS JOHNSON AND JEFFRY EVANS-LP
PERMANENT MAKEUP-Gibbering-EP
THE INSULTS-Population Zero/Zombie Lover-45
V/A-In Fuzz We Trust-CD
CAPTAIN 9’S AND THE KNICKERBOCKER TRIO-45
POLYCHROME VIOLENCE-Train Wins-EP

Ray Lujan
BARBARIETTES-Ace of Babes-lathe
BLACK LAGOON-Oxygen-EP
EPIC PROBLEM-Lines-EP
THE MEMORIES-American Summer-EP
MISSING MONUMENTS-Blast-EP
PERSONNEL-Consumer Electronics-EP
ΠΠ (PYPY)-Pagan Day-LP
RED CITY RADIO-Titles-CD
SWEARIN’-LP / PROPAGANDHI-live
CRIMINALS-live / AIRFIX KITS-live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
STRESS-Sound of Insecurity-LP
ARMAGEDOM-Silêncio Fúnebre-12″
THE INDOORS-12″
GENTLEMEN-EP & 12″
ARCHAIC-Noise in Your Head-EP
ANTI-YOU-Black Stares-LP
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
WANUY-Muerte-EP / ANCIENT FILTH-EP
JIMMY SMACK-Hating Life/Depression-45
HÄVITTÄJÄT-Hävittäjät-EP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
BLACK LAGOON-Oxygen-EP
COWARD-Get to Work-EP
ARCHAIC-Noise In Your Head-EP
BRIDGE COLLAPSE-Wilderness/Blockbreaker-45
MEA CULP-Year of Violence-EP
ACID FAST-Rabid Moon-LP
LOS MONJO-La Vida Que Todos Envidian-LP
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
THREE MINUTE MOVIE-Faraway-EP
THREE MINUTE MOVIE-End of the Summer-EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
WANUY-Muerte-EP
ARCHAIC-Noise In Your Head-EP
DESKARRIDADOS-Más Nada-EP
RACE CONDITION-Cold Turkey-EP
ANCIENT FILTH-You’re Nothing You’re Everything-EP
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-12″
GENTLEMEN-Sex Tape-12″
SACRILEGE-It’s Time to Face the Reaper-2xLP
CRIMINAL CODE-No Device-LP
STRESS-Sound of Insecurity-LP

Ray Suburbia

Ray Suburbia

Ray Suburbia
GENTLEMEN-Chølera-EP
GENTLEMEN-Sex Tape-12″
HYSTERIA-Disarm-EP
TÄX-Bent Spear/Arms-45
WANUY-Muerte-EP
ARCHAIC-Noise in Your Head-EP
LUNCH-Johnny Pineapple-EP
CAVE STATE-Dwell-EP
LOS MONJO-La Vida Que Todos Envidian-LP
STRESS-Sound of Insecurity-LP

MaximumTremoloZine

Top Ten Zines
Mierda #11
Don’t Be a Dick
Short, Fast & Loud #27
Maximum Tremolo #1
Crucial Changes #8
ACAB #2
Night at the Stink Club
Cheap Toys #14
Welcome to the Midwest #2
Toinen Vaihtoehto #248



Monday Photo Blog: John Lake


April 21st, 2014 by

John Lake takes us back to a few shows last year in Beijing, China, for this installment of the Monday Photo Blog. Four live shots, and one candid sandwiched in the middle. For more check out john-lake.squarespace.com.

Lead singer of The Diders on the mic for Dead Johnny’s Pistols at School Bar, Beijing, October 6, 2013 (photo by John Lake)

Provocation playing at the School Bar, Beijing, October 8, 2013 (photo by John Lake)

Shochu Legion’s singer, October 11, 2013 (photo by John Lake)

Crowd at secod CNHC Festival, Mao Live House, Beijing, September 7, 2013 (photo by John Lake)

Unregenerated Blood at the second CNHC Festival, at Mao Live House, Beijing, September 7, 2013 (photo by John Lake)

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 #1397 • 4/20/14


April 20th, 2014 by

In the year 3139, humanity will stand before the Supreme Intergalactic Court of the Kaennashakk (S.I.C.K), awaiting judgment. This radio show will be entered as evidence by the prosecution.

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Intro songs:
BEHEAD THE PROPHET N.L.S.L. – Transdimensional Soldier
K.C. MILIAN – Dal Bisbiglio Lacerato di una Parola Senza Passato

Langford, a huge BUN fan

Langford, a huge BUN fan

First Charge: The defendant refuses to play any old stuff that we actually like
PERMENANT MAKEUP – Gibbering Slobbering
JAILBIRD Y – Room [B] Session
RICHARD YOUNGS – Fast Emotions to Go
BIZARRE UPROAR – Untitled 3
MINDLESS – Social Death

Second Charge: The defendant refuses to play any EARTH CRISIS
MINOR THREAT – Straight Edge
CHAIN OF STRENGTH – True Till Death
YOUTH OF TODAY – Thinking Straight
GORILLA BISCUITS – Hold Your Ground
JUDGE – Hear Me

Third Charge: The defendant refuses to let the mellow be, harshed or otherwise
LUNGFISH – Abraham Lincoln
INDIAN SUMMER – Angry Son
HOOVER – Cable
DON MARTIN THREE – Untitled 4
STILL LIFE – Useless

Outro song:
WEED – Tie to Everthing You Own

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B-B-B-B-BONUS! Hour-long waste of your time…

Intro song:
LUNGFISH – Creation Story

Verdict: Guilty of fucking up the rotation (also bogarting that shit)
HOT & COLD – Test Tower
U.S. MAPLE – Letter to ZZ Top
MELT BANANA – Then Red Eyed
OLDEST – The Power to Ignore
HAPPY FLOWERS – We Rock

Sentence: 10,000 millennia of whack vibes
BAD SWIMMERS – Forcing Something
SOULSIDE – Trigger
ASK THE DEAD – Stockholm Syndrome
MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT – This Fascist Kills Guitars
DIVORCE – Pencils Giant Pencils
WORST CASE SCENARIO – Umbilical Nose

Final appeal: But we made pot brownies and let you crash on our couch when your girlfriend kicked you out
HOSE GOT CABLE – Chevy Chase Motherfucker
TINA AGE 13 – Foggy Head
STRETCHHEADS – Omnipresent Octopus
THE MOLES – Wires
THE GREAT UNRAVELING – Space Travel

Outro songs:
(YOUNG) PIONEERS – Fuck the Labor Pool/Paralyzed Veteran

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!



Record of the Week: SUICIDAS No Nos Mata la Muerte EP


April 17th, 2014 by

Suicidas_EPShit, this is great! SUICIDAS comes from Spain and plays straightforward punk with tons of melody and female/male vocals that could be described as “soaring.” Well thought out, tight, perfect and anthemic… They sound as if they’re taking some cues from THE BRAT and some certain Scandinavian contemporaries, but they’re really making their own mark here and forging their own path. I wouldn’t expect anything less from members of RUIDOSA, BELGRADO and DESTINO FINAL. Yes, you want this.
(No Nostalgia Records)