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MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies! #56


October 10th, 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!

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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COMICS OF MASS DISTRACTION by Chris Minetree

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See more by Chris at facebook.com/OfficialComicsOfMassDistraction.

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New Blood! ĐORNATA, POOR FORM and MARDOU


October 9th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s popular “New Blood” section is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
ĐORNATA (Djornata)

Date & location formed:
1st September 2012 (all drunk). Our fist rehearsal was in Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia. We still rehearse there.

Đornata

Reason for forming:
There is no big story behind it. We have all been part of a Slovenian punk scene since our teens, playing in different punk/crust/grind bands all our lives, can’t even imagine it any other way. This is our life, our way… Although we could name a number of bands that we love and who have influenced on us, we do share a strong sympathy toward old-school HC punk, specially coming from UK. And lately we noticed that in Slovenia there are no bands playing this style, so we said, “Fuck it, let’s play some old school — simple, fast and good.” So we did, and we are enjoying it every second.

What are your lyrics about?
Basically, about the world that surrounds us. About the punk/DIY scene on one side, anger toward the political, economcal and social structure (nowadays) of the world on the other. Nothing new, we guess, but we like it, so should you, haha.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw HC punk (influenced by pure ’82 hardcore) combinated with crust and grind.

What is the future for this band?
To become superstars, haha. No plans so far, just play as much is possible and make some new material.

Links and contact info:
dzornata.bandcamp.com

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Band Name:
POOR FORM

Date & Location formed:
Fall 2013, Vancouver, BC.

Reason for forming:
Adam and Legs had been wanting to start a band forever and SIREN SONGS (Legs and Nate’s old band) had just finished their final tour, with Zach filling in on drums, so we just started jamming.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of the songs are about anxiety and being shitty at relationships. You always want what you don’t have until you have it.

How would you describe your sound?
Low-fi punk with melodic vocals, poppy riffs and catchy oooo-oooos.

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Poor Form (photo by Ryan Rose)

What’s the future of this band?
Two 7-inches coming out, on Kingfisher Bluez and Dirtcult. We just recording three new songs in Missoula and will have a third 7″ coming out on Minor Bird sometime in the future. And, hopefully, touring the East Coast soon? More exercising and healthier eating.

Contact:
poorform.bandcamp.com / Poor Form Facebook page

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Band name:
MARDOU

Date & location formed:
2013 in Cincinnati, OH

Reason for forming:
Dylan got really into late ’70s post-punk — Swell Maps, all that kind of stuff. Wrote some songs, then put a band together with people who had never really been in any bands prior, and continued writing songs together.

Mardou (photo by Todd Uttley)

Mardou (photo by Todd Uttley)

What are your lyrics about?
Pretty much every song mentions death in some way — either abstractly or directly. Not all of it is necessarily so dismal, it’s just something that’s on my mind a lot. My death, the death of people I love.

How would you describe your sound?
A little all over the place because we all like experimenting with different kinds of songwriting. Like I said, late ’70s post-punk is definitely something we are all into — I’ve always just wanted to sound like Joy Division, really. We all really like Nirvana too, I feel like their songwriting definitely finds its way in. I don’t know, it’s not all that simple though.

What is the future for this band?
Full-length record is in the works, as well as a tour. I just joined a band around here called Vacation, and we will be doing a lot of touring in the coming year, but Mardou will also be touring this coming year.

Links and contact info:
1626 Chase Avenue #7 Cincinnati, OH 45223
mardouband.bandcamp.com

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What is the future for this band?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to:



Top Tens from MRR #378 • Nov 2014


October 8th, 2014 by

Starting this month, we are now posting our Top 10 section from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the November 2014 issue, MRR #378.


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose — New Coordinator! New Top Tenner!
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
COLD CIRCUITS-Out of Hat Yai LP
THE NUMBERS ONES-LP
IVY-LP / CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
NEGATIVE SCANNER-Ambitious People EP
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
VIDEO-Cult of Video/City of Hate 45
THE LOWEST FORM/PIG DNA-live

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
BLOOD ROBOTS-LP / PANKRTI-EP
ARREST-La Poli Bastarda EP
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
FLACCID-Scumbag EP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
AJAX-Bleach for Breakfast EP
XYMOX-Subsequent Pleasures 12″
SIAMESE TWINS-Still Corner LP
MÜLLTÜTE/STERILE MIND-live
REPLICA/NATURE BOYS-live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
SLAG-Mind Slave EP / INSTITUTE-Giddy Boys EP
XYMOX-Subsequent Pleasures 12″
BLOOD ROBOTS-LP / DEPARTURE KIDS-LP
EXECUTIVE SLACKS-12″
PROTES BENGT– In Bengt We Trust EP
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
KNARK / KRÜGER-split EP
OVENS-Feel Like Shit EP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
POIKKEUS / SBSM-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
ARNDALES-Dog Hobbies USA LP
MICHAEL PSYCHO-Think LP
P.I.G.Z.-Bloody Belgium EP
GOLDEN PELICANS-LP
TIMMY VULGAR-The Best 45
BILDERS-Utopians EP
PF COMMANDO-Rough Sound EP & LP
MEATBODIES/WAND-split EP
INTELLIGENCE-Boredom and Terror 2xLP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
IRON LUNG-Savagery EP / RORT-Warpath LP
VEUVE SS-O.P.L.T. & O.S.C. EP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
ARREST-EP / MY MAN MIKE-live
WEAK LINK-Original Position EP
PATHETIC HUMAN-Public Disgrace EP
TØRSÖ-Community Psychosis EP
ANOPHELI-cassette / SPERM-both demos
ROCHELLE ROCHELLE-cassette
MÜLLTÜTE-live / THE LOWEST FORM-live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
MYSTIC INANE-Deep Creep EP / FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
IVY-LP / UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
MICHAEL PSYCHO-Think LP
EXECUTIVE SLACKS-12″
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
COLD CIRCUITS-LP / SIAMESE TWINS-LP
BIG BOYS-No Matter How Long the Line at the Cafeteria, There’s Always a Seat LP
TESTORS-Complete Recordings 1976–79 2xLP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
BIG BOYS-No Matter How Long the Line at the Cafeteria, There’s Always a Seat LP
PROTES BENGT-In Bengt We Trust EP
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
JAWBREAKER-24 Hour Revenge Therapy LP
TØRSÖ-Community Psychosis EP
MYSTIC INANE-Deep Creep EP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
VIDEO-Cult of Video 45 / BLACK WINE-LP
AJAX-EP / OVENS-Feel Like Shit EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
MYSTIC INANE-Deep Creep EP
IRON LUNG-Savagery EP
OVENS-Feel Like Shit EP
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
COLD CIRCUITS-Out of Hat Yai LP
VIOLENT CHANGE-Celebration of Taste LP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
NERV-live / NATURE BOYS-live
REDBERRIES-live

Kenny Kaos
PAIN DIMENSION-Brainwash EP
CHEAP RIOT-45
IMPO AND THE TENTS-Peek After a Poke LP
DEPARTURE KIDS-On the Go LP
TESTORS-Complete Recordings 1976-79 2xLP
ADVLTS-Raw Nerves EP
WILD BILLY CHILDISH & CTMF-45
THE NUMBER ONES-LP
THE GAGGERS-Sharp Lies/Hostage 45
GOOCH PALMS-live

Carolyn Keddy
ZENTRALHEIZUNG OF DEATH-LP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
WILD BILLY CHILDISH & CTMF-Zero Emission 45
SONIC CHICKEN 4-LP / PANKRTI-EP
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
ARNDALES-Dog Hobbies USA LP
THE GOTOBEDS-Poor People Are Revolting LP
DRUGS DRAGONS-II & I/II LP
Battered Bastards of Baseball-film

Ray Lujan
BLESSED STATE-Head Space 12″
COPYRIGHTS-Report CD
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
DEPARTURE KIDS-On the Go LP
HIP PRIESTS-Black Denim Blitz CD
IMPO AND THE TENTS-Peek After a Poke LP
THE NUMBER ONES-LP / TESTORS-LP
SONNY VINCENT & SPITE-Spiteful CD
THE MEMBERS-live / GBH-live
DIRECT HIT!-live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
P.I.G.Z.-Bloody Belgium EP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
GLUE-Enemy EP
ARREST-La Poli Bastarda EP
PF COMMANDO-LP & Rough Sound EP
XYMOX-Subsequent Pleasures 12″
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
BLOOD ROBOTS-LP / AJAX-EP
MICHAEL PSYCHO-LP / CRIME-LP
THE LOWEST FORM/PIG DNA-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
PLASTIX-Konsumier Mich EP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
PANKRTI-Lepi In Prazni EP
SIAMESE TWINS-Still Corner LP
VIOLENT CHANGE-Celebration of Taste LP
COLD CIRCUITS-Out of Hat Yai LP
OVENS-Feel Like Shit EP
IVY-LP
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
NEGATIVE SCANNER-Ambitious People EP
FLACCID-Scumbag EP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
PILLAGE-Demo 2013 EP
XYMOX-Subsequent Pleasures 12″
GLUE-Enemy EP
AJAX-Bleach For Breakfast EP
INSTITUTE-Giddy Boys EP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
MICHAEL PSYCHO-Think LP

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
JAWBREAKER-24 Hour Revenge Therapy LP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Nou Món 45
CRIME-Murder By Guitar LP
SIAMESE TWINS-Still Corner LP
FRAU-Punk Is My Boyfriend EP
THE WIPERS-Nome Noma/Bowery Boy 45
MYSTIC INANE-Deep Creep EP
COLD CIRCUITS-Out of Hat Yai LP
XYMOX-Subsequent Pleasures 12″
STATIC IS A CITY-Recidivist Mantras/The Hive 45

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Top Ten Zines
Artcore #32
Blotchouts
Born Into This #1
Cognitive Surplus
Danger Unheard
First Tour Problems #1
General Speech Omnibus Vol. 2
Imantzine #1 & #2
The Match #113
Mishap #33



Top Tens from MRR #377 • October 2014


October 7th, 2014 by

Each month we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the previous issue of Maximum Rocknroll. Here are from MRR #377, the October 2014 issue…

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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose — New Coordinator! New Top Tenner!
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP
ORDEN MUNDIAL-Obediencia Debida LP
SORROWS-demo
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
PRIMETIME-Tied Down EP
WILD YOUTH-Wot ‘Bout Me/Anti You 45
BÖRN-LP / INFEKZIOA-Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik EP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-Bat/X-Rod 45
CODE BMUS-Strike Now 12″ / BLANK PAGES-LP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-live / IN SCHOOL-live

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP & live
KNUSTE RUTER-Bruddstykker LP
INFEKZIOA-Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik EP
MUJERCITOS-demo
BÖRN-LP
AUTONOMY/NO SIR I WON’T-split LP
ORDEN MUNDIAL-Obediencia Debida LP
CARTOUCHE-Bread & Roses CD
MAAILMANLOPPU/KUUDES SILMÄ-live
BLANK PAGES-live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
PROTESTANT-In Thy Name-LP
MOTH-One Two LP / NERVOUS TREND -12″
INFEKZIOA-Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik EP
SKAVEN-Discography LP
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP / CIORAN-12″
CODE BMUS-Strike Now 12″
COMMUNION OF THIEVES-live
MAAILIMANLOPPU/VATS-live
APOCALYPSE NOW/DEZ YUSUF-live
Deadfest-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
LIFE STINKS-Portraits/Sweep It Under the Rug 45
THE YOLKS-Kings of Awesome LP
APACHE DROPOUT-Heavy Window LP
DANCER-Rootbeer Station EP
ANOMALYS-Deadline Blues/No More! 45
GIORGIO MURDERER-Primitive World EP
AUSMUTEANTS-Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Music EP
STORMTROOPER-I’m a Mess/It’s Not Me 45
SUBTLE TURNHIPS-Redhair With Some LP
IMPEDIMENTS-live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
NERVOUS TREND-LP
ANIMALIA-El Ser Humano…Es el Animal Mas Cruel cassette
PISS PISS PISS-Never Heard of Amebix cassette
PROTESTANT-In Thy Name LP / CUM RAG-demo
TERCER MUNDO-LP & live / BÖRN-LP
WET DRAG-Silhouette Team cassette
RESIST CONTROL-Cessation LP
HERO DISHONEST-Kaikki Hajoaa EP
HOT TIP-demo
NERV-live / UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-live
BUSTED OUTLOOK-live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP
GIORGIO MURDERER-Primitive World EP
LIFE STINKS-45 / LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-45
PRIMETIME-Tied Down EP
STRASBOURG-LP / CONTINGENT-45
AR-KAICS-LP
WILD YOUTH-45 / CODE BMUS-12″
IN SCHOOL / VEXX / FLESH WORLD-live
ORDEN MUNDIAL-LP / UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-live

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
SORROWS-demo
PISS TEST-LP
BLOOD PRESSURE-The Facts EP
BAD BLOOD-live / MISLED YOUTH-Waste EP
SWEARIN’-What a Dump 12″
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP & live
BIG ZIT-live
VEXX-live / IN SCHOOL-live
GREEN BERET/KOWARD-live
OOZE-live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
PUFF-Identitätsverlust EP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-Bat/X-Rod 45
COLD BEAT-Over Me LP
PRIMETIME-Tied Down EP
FISCAL CLIFF-demo
POOR FORM-demo
NERVOUS TREND-12″
USELESS EATERS-Desperate Living EP
CODE BMUS-Strike Now 12″

Carolyn Keddy
THE ACHTUNGS-Full of Hate LP
GIORGIO MURDERER-Primitive World EP
AR-KAICS-LP / MANATEEES-Earworm EP
X-RAYS-Jameson Shot EP
AUSMUTEANTS-Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Music EP
GHETTO GHOULS-Plastic Violence/Things 45
DANCER-Rootbeer Station EP
WILD YOUTH-Wot ‘Bout Me/Anti You 45
CONTINGENT-Homme Sauvage/Vivons Tres Vite 45
Calvary-film

Ray Lujan
BEAR TRADE-Blood and Sand LP
COLD BEAT-Over Me LP
PAUL COLLINS-Feel the Noise CD
IRON CHIC-Split n’ Shit EP
MARTHA-Courting Strong LP
MOTHER’S CHILDREN-Lemon LP
SONNY VINCENT-Cyanide Consommé LP
UNFUN-Shores of Lake Erie 12″
NERVOUS TREND-12″ / THE COPYRIGHTS-live
JOANNA GRUESOME-live / TWEENS-live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP
ORDEN MUNDIAL-Obediencia Debida LP
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
STRASBOURG-Sexe et Violence LP
CONTINGENT-Homme Sauvage/Vivons Tres Vite 45
WILD YOUTH-Wot ‘Bout Me/Anti You 45
PUFF-Identitätsverlust EP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-live
BIG ZIT/OOZE-live
KOWARD/GREEN BERET-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
PRIMETIME-Tied Down EP
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP
SWEARIN’-What a Dump 12″
BLANK PAGES-LP
MURMURS-Fly With the Unkindness LP
STRASBOURG-Sexe et Violence LP
AUTONOMY/NO SIR I WON’T-split LP
PERTTI KURIKAN NIMIPÄIVÄT-Jarmo EP
BÖRN-LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
BORN WRONG-Art District EP
INFEKZIOA-Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik EP
MANATEEES-Earworm EP
USELESS EATERS-Desperate Living EP
BLOOD PRESSURE-The Facts EP
QLOAQA LETAL-Nunca, Siempre LP
ORDEN MUNDIAL-Obediencia Debida LP
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
STRASBOURG-Sexe et Violence LP
BLANK PAGES-LP

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
TERCER MUNDO-Ser Nosotros Mismos LP
MOTH-First Second LP
RHYTHM OF CRUELTY-Dysphoria LP
MANATEEES-Earworm EP
BITTER FRUIT-It Gets Worse LP
BLANK PAGES-LP
COLD BEAT-Over Me LP
BÖRN-LP
NERVOUS TREND-LP
BIG ZIT-live

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Top Ten Zines
Degenerate #15
Radical Domesticity #1 and #2
Music We Hate #3
Nuts! #14
Pure Hell #1
Something for Nothing #10
The Trouble With Normal #125
Student Insurgent Vol. 24, Issue 4
Zine Nation #2
Wicked Vibes #2



MRR Presents: YOUNGER LOVERS, ACID FAST, SPOKENEST, THE VARICAPS at the Knockout in SF, Wed. Oct 8th!


October 6th, 2014 by

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Maximum Rocknroll and Thrillhouse Records Present:
Younger Lovers: Oakland Power Punk!
Acid Fast: Oakland Fuzzed Out Freaky Punk
Spokenest: Awesome LA Two-Piece
The Varicaps (first show!): SF ’77 Pop-Power Punk

This sick lineup will be rocking the Mission all night!
Bands start promptly at 9:30 so don’t be late, jerks!

9:30 pm, Wed. Oct 8th at the Knockout
3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$5-10 sliding scale
21+

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