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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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Brontez Purnell and Janelle Hessig present The Cruising Diaries!


July 4th, 2014 by

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Well, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding if you’ve never heard of Brontez — Bay Area scene celebrity, creator of the great Fag School zine, mastermind behind punk/power-pop (power-punk?) sensations Younger Lovers, and of course his stint as columnist in Maximum Rocknroll magazine!

And Janelle Hessig‘s list of credentials is too long for the attention span of — well, me — but let me just name drop the essential Tales of Blarg zine, editor of MRR‘s classic Punk Comics Issues (not to mention her conributions to our Punk Comics Blog) and a zillion great bands like the Tourettes, Panty Raid, Baby Jail, and most recently the Wet Spots.

Put these two hilarious and creative geniuses together and you know you have some next level wizard magic. Enter their upcoming collaborative book, The Cruising Diaries. Described as “a collection of writer/musician Brontez Purnell’s various sexual follies and misadventures around ’00s Oakland. Taco truck blowjobs, ‘shrooms, Santa – everything you could want from an illustrated sex memoir and much, much more,” you know this is going to be some laugh-out-loud madness like you’ve never seen before. Just check out this very  NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK preview video:

Pre-order the book from Janelle’s gimmeaction.com

“ADULTS ONLY! (Eat shit, babies!)”

And if you’re in the Bay Area on Sept. 12, 2014, don’t miss the book launch party and BBQ at Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records.



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!


July 4th, 2014 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
Nothing Mattress book #2 is out now! Get it here.

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Alright! Another COMICS OF MASS DISTRACTION
by Chris Minetree

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See more by Chris at facebook.com/OfficialComicsOfMassDistraction
You too could find your comics right here on MRR’s Friday Funnies! Send your shit to 

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com



Videos of the Week: Leningrad punk pioneer Svin


July 3rd, 2014 by

To go along with the piece he and Tommy Dean wrote in the new issue of MRR, Alexander Herbert sent us some videos of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) punk progenitor Andrei “Svin” Panov. Pick up MRR #375 for an in-depth look at the life and work of Svin…

Svin (photo by Valery Potapov)

Svin (photo by Valery Potapov)

This is one of our personal favorites. This is Svin in the middle of a set expressing his typical indifference and distain for his role as a “punk rock icon” by singing one of his songs on an upper balcony behind bars to the crowd below while they are piling out like sheep. The lyrics he is getting them to chant go like this:

The bullet flew, hit me in the chest
But I saved on a spirited horse
Commissioner got me with a sabre
Bleeding on the horse I fell

Chorus:
Hey, my black horse!

Hey steel rifle!
Hey, dense fog!
Hey, dad, chieftain!

Without one leg, I came from the war
Tied my horse I sat my wife
But soon came to me Commissioner
Unhitched the horse and stole my wife


Its important to note that his song is very down-trodden Soviet-esq in that the words are old, but it deals with the Commissars. Andrei “Svin” Panov singing the “Comissar” acapella, written by Mikhail “Solidnyi” Tinkel’man. Video used with permission from the AU and Svin digital archive at www.svinpanov.ru


AU at the 6th Leningrad Rock Club Festival, 1988 with Valery Marozov, Evgeni Titov, Dima “Donkey”, and Andrei “Svin” Panov, 1988. This is a classic, guys, in which Svin plays with his two bands, AU and then Arkester AU (АРКЕСТР АУ) later. It’s a stadium setting, so his interaction is limited, but he still unbuttons his pants :) Used with permission from the Svin and AU digital archive at www.svinpanov.ru


Arkester AU At the Zenitovskii Festival #2, Club “Jam” St. Petersburg, 1998. Used with permission from the Svin and AU archive at www.svinpanov.ru

 



Maximum Rocknroll #375 • Aug 2014

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Holy smokes, time flies when you’re having fun! Despite a rent raise and USPS wanting to dig through our holey pockets, we’ve still managed to bring you a new supreme edition of Maximum Rocknroll — MRR #375, August 2014! In this issue we talk with Iberian powerhouse UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE before destroying the US on their upcoming tour; in honor of their very exciting 20th anniversary, we get a special extended interview with Extreme Noise Records; plus an in-depth story on one of Leningrad’s punk progenitors, Andrei “Svin” Panov. In this issue we also feature HC’s newest darlings GLUE from the great country of Texas, too cool for your school Cool Death Records from Down Under give us the skinny on their new releases, and two floor-thumping air-punching stripped-down punk bands from Japan, EIEFITS and THEE MIGHTY FEVERS. Serbian rock ‘n’ rollers S.U.S. discuss breaking the norm in Serbia and bringing back the glam in punk, Barcelona’s VÈRTIGO tell us about their local scene, MISCALCULATIONS from the UK talk about their minimalist yet calculated approach to music, and a tour diary from Canada’s BORN WRONG takes us on a bender and lets us live vicariously through the band’s HC misdeeds. Plus two photo spreads, a special “New Blood” spread, your favorite columnists (plus guests!), book, zine, demo, movie and of course the most extensive record reviews section in punk rock print y’all—plus much, much more! Cover art this month by Jordan Poggerpants.

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