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Create to Destroy! Total Punk Fuck Off Fest Vol. II


January 14th, 2015 by

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Rich Evans of Total Punk Records is doing Total Punk Fuck Off Fest Vol. II on March 27 & 28th in Orlando, Florida. It will be Action Swingers’ first show in 11 years, the Achtungs are making the trip all the way from Finland, Lumpy and the Dumpers are gonna play, and there will be some returns from last year like the Manateees, Gary Wrong Group, and Buck Biloxi and the Fucks. No wimps, no crybabies! Here’s Rich…

What’s the dress code for your fest?
Chains, spikes and razorblades. No flip-flops and if you insist on having facial hair try to keep it neatly trimmed.

Who are you catering to under the “punk umbrella”?
Bands who are both total and punk.

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What’s the weather like in Orlando in March?
By late March the weather is perfect. Warm days, cool nights. People are making their way back out to the beach. Spring Break 2015!

Last year was the first year, right? How was that?
Last year was amazing. Really well attended. People came from as far as England. The crowd was nuts, the bands were all awesome. Lots of late night drinking, sidewalk beer bongs, crowd surfing and wild parties. I had about 20 people crashing on my floor. I would consider it a success.

What lessons did you learn from last year’s fest?
Get all your flights paid for far in advance, that way you don’t miss the money by the time this thing comes; keep your cool and don’t throw beer at the Gary Wrong Group.

Any good stories?
Total Punk is a kind of fly-by-night sort of operation. It was hard to even get the first one together because so many of the bands on my label constantly break up,  rotate band members, are broke, are bad at communication. You know… punk stuff. Live Fast Die and Buck Biloxi and the Fucks had their first practices with their respective lineups three and a half hours before the show. Giorgio Murderer’s backup dancers didn’t show until 30 minutes before his set, and Golden Pelicans almost didn’t get to play because come set time our guitarist was at home passed out on his floor. I think that is the way this kind of thing should feel though. Like it could fall apart at any moment.

I love Live Fast Die. A lot. Forever. How will this year be different? Do you think the bands will be more with it this time?
Well for one we only have one band who is having their first practice three hours before the show this year. I pretty much organize this thing by myself so I’m trying not to take on more than I can handle and let this thing grow slowly. Last year we had 15 bands, this year we have 17. Plus I’m trying to put together an opening ceremony, and I’m working on program for the weekend. Hopefully this year will be even better than last. I plan on continuing to do these as long as it’s fun. Once that is no longer the case the Fuck Off can fuck off.

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Lumpy and the Dumpers (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

Who are your headliners?
They’re all headliners in my book. This weekend is stacked, but Friday night we got the almighty Action Swingers closing things out. First AS show in 11 years, and we’ve got a star-studded backup band for Ned Hayden. The hate is gonna be thick in the air. Saturday night we’ve got St. Louis slime punks Lumpy and the Dumpers closing things out. I couldn’t think of anyone more appropriate to close out the weekend. It’s gonna be a hot sticky mess.

Any after shows?
Yes there is going to be an after party Friday night with Sick Thoughts, Giorgio Murderer and Tight Genes. Can’t really say where it is at yet (secret location), but we have a venue set up that is near by, and there is talks of there being kegs.

Is it all ages?
The Saturday day show will be all ages, but the rest of the weekend will be 18+.

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Foster Care (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

What are the venues like?
Shows will be at Will’s Pub and Uncle Lou’s. Both venues are within a block of each other on the Mills Strip. There are a bunch of other cool bars and restaurants within walking distance. Tons of amazing Vietnamese food. Uncle Lou’s is this awesome little dive bar that is a staple in the Orlando punk scene. Small room, no stage, cheap beer. Totally wild and lawless.

The night shows will be at Will’s Pub. Will’s is an Orlando institution and I’ve been going to shows there as long as I’ve lived in Orlando. Decent sized room, but not too big. Plus now they have liquor!

Also, no shows will be happening at Wally’s but it is worth mentioning. It’s a small bar/package store that has been open for 60 years. Surly bartenders, smoke filled bar, the cheapest, stiffest drinks in town, and right across the street from Uncle Lou’s and Will’s Pub. Basically it’s heaven on earth.

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Buck Biloxi and the Fucks (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

What should we pack?
I don’t think you are gonna need much of anything. Last year I spent the whole weekend in the same dirty clothes. I’d pack some airplane bottles, aspirin and a swim suit. Leave your moral compass at home.

Any surprises?
It should be an entire weekend full of surprises. Hopefully there will be an impromptu show or two, some late night parties, some pool crashing. And within an hour of all this we’ve got springs, alligators, beaches and roller coasters, so this weekend is pretty much whatever you want it to be.

Where can we stay?
A floor, the backseat of your car. Last year someone slept behind a dumpster. If you are looking for fancier accommodations the Travel Lodge in downtown Orlando is real cheap. It’s $60 a night, and only about a mile from the action. It’s not the Ritz, but I doubt you’ll be spending much time there anyways. There is also a Double Tree that is close by for the big spenders.

How can we get tickets?
Tickets are up at www.floridasdying.com It’s $31.50 for a weekend pass on the site, or you can PayPal me a gift of $30 to and then neither of us has to pay any PayPal fees. The tickets are all hand stamped, and were designed by Nick Simich.

So affordable! Promo video?

Any last words?
Don’t be a chump, get your ass to the Fuck Off!



Record of the Week: YOUNG CONSERVATIVES 12”


January 13th, 2015 by

YoungConservativesInteresting debut EP here from this band made up of 1990s UK punk/hardcore vets. YOUNG CONSERVATIVES comes out of the gate wearing their politics on their sleeves, but it’s not trite or clichéd political hardcore. These are the angry ruminations of disillusioned older punks. Like many of us, they find it hard to be optimistic about the political future despite the small positive gains that have been made. The backdrop to the disenchantment takes the form of six tracks of somewhat melodic, yet heavy, mid-paced hardcore. It’s an enjoyable maelstrom of LEATHERFACE, ROLLINS BAND, DAG NASTY, and FUCKED UP. The FUCKED UP comparison is most strongly felt in the vocal delivery, mainly because the vocals take the form of hoarsely shouted complicated political diatribes, rather than the more tuneful singing you get with the likes of DAG NASTY or even LEATHERFACE. Great stuff, I look forward to hearing more.
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Monday Photo Blog: Luis Trejo


January 12th, 2015 by

Luis Trejo sent some killer pix from Mexico City of Ritual Control, Tercer Mundo and Sacrificio to the Monday Photo Blog to stoke out your day. For more from Luis check out his flickr page here.

Sacrificio at Gato Calavera, Mexico City, December 30, 2014 (photo by Luis Trejo)

Tercer Mundo at Gato Calavera, Mexico City, December 30, 2014 (photo by Luis Trejo)

Ritual Control at Gato Calavera, Mexico City, December 30, 2014 (photo by Luis Trejo)

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MRR Radio #1435 • 1/11/15


January 11th, 2015 by

MotörChad returns, but Blag takes over the show from Rotten Ron & Halitosis and plays his own shit. That conceited Fuck!

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Intro song:
PESADILLA DISTOPIKA – Sistema Cohardes

Speechless in Horror

Speechless in Horror

Rotten Ron Plays Other Peoples Records
INSERVIBLES – Triquña
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – You’re Gonna Die
SPELLING MISTAKES – Hate Me, Hate Me
4-SKINS – A.C.A.B.
CHAOS UK – Victimized

Blag Dahlia Talks Shit
DWARVES – Gentleman Blag
DWARVES – Trisexual
DWARVES – Dwarves Are Still the Best Band Ever
DWARVES – Everybodies Girl
DWARVES – Be a Caveman
DWARVES – Fiction

Blag Talks More Dwarve Shit!
WHOOSIE WHAT’S IT’S – Number One
WESTERN ADDICTION – Charged Words
FUCK ON THE BEACH – Fuck on the Beach

DJ MotörChad and His NMA
THE DICTATORS – I Am Right
LONG KNIFE – Negative Mental Attitude
THE DRIPS – Fountains
BL’AST – I Don’t Need II
NO PROBLEM – Already Dead

Halitosis Breathes on You
MATT K SHRUGG – Miracle Cure
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS – Rock and Roll Sucks
DUCK & COVER – Alienate

Outro song:
SCHEISSE MINNELLI – It Ain’t a Party

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



Top Tens from MRR #381 • February 2015


January 10th, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the February 2015 issue, MRR #381. Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
IMPALERS – Psychedelic Snutskallar 12”
REBEL KIND – Today LP
LATEX – demo
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
SOLUNSKI FRONT – Mali Svet LP
OOZE – Don’t Lose Sight of Misdirection CD
FACE THE RAIL – Learning to Die LP
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
ORATIONS – demo
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
THE APOSTLES – Punk Obituary LP

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
DYSTOPIA – Human=Garbage 2xLP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
FORWARD – Against Their Insanity 12”
CROSS – Pyre/Repetition 45
AGATHA – Gravis Atque Gravior LP
THE APOSTLES – Punk Obituary LP
JACKALS – Violence Is… EP
DEATH DRIVE/ALARIC – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
RAZZ – live
DEAF WISH – LP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DREAMSALON – Soft Stab LP
SUSAN ATKINS DIET – Vagina Envy EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
REAL KIDS – Shake…Outta Control LP
THE CHEMICALS – Out of My Mind/Run and Hide 45
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
MATT K SHRUGG – Goes Bananas flexi

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
FORWARD – Against Their Insanity 12”
RASH TOUNGE – Treads of Progress EP
PUSRAD – Erarre Humanum Est LP
VEUVE SS – Descente EP / SUNSHINE WARD – EP
FACE THE RAIL – Learning to Die LP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time 45 / CUDGEL – live
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
LIMBS BIN / BRICKS / COSMIC TOILET / ZAP – demos

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
FAMILY OUTING – demo / ASESINATO DEL PODER – demo
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
REBEL KIND – LP / DREAMSALON – Soft Stab LP
BOSTON STRANGLER – Fire LP / AMERICAN HATE – EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
TROPHY WIFE – All the Sides CD
SLENDER – demo / LATEX – demo
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP / FACE THE RAIL – LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP
SUNSHINE WARD – Demo EP / S.H.I.T. – 45
TRENCHES – demo and live / NO STATIK – live
PUSRAD – Erarre Humanum Est LP / STERILE MIND – live
BLOOD SUCKERS – Night of the Sadist EP
DYSTOPIA – Human=Garbage 2xLP
PESADILLA DISTOPIKA – No Hay Ninguna… EP
CRAYON – Brick Factory LP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP
KOMPLIKATIONS – Going Down 12”
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
CIVIL UNION – demo
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
MAMA – demo
BLACK LOVE – demo
BI-MARKS – live

Kenny Kaos
HARD LEFT – Skinheads Home for Christmas 45
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. – Hit and Run/45 Minutes 45
THE RIVALS – Here Comes the Night 45
APATHETICS/COLD INSTITUTION – split EP
THE CHEMICALS – Out of My Mind/Run and Hide 45
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
THE WEDNESDAY KNIGHTS – Mister Devil 10”
ÜBERTOS – We Do Eat Lions LP
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
KOMPLIKATIONS – Going Down 12”
DEAF WISH – LP / BROKEN PRAYER – Wow 45
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
URBAN JUNIOR – The Truth About Dr. S & Mr. P CD
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
REAL KIDS – Shake…Outta Control LP
CRAYON – Brick Factory LP / Jingle Bell Rocks – film

Ray Lujan
7YEARSBADLUCK – Bridges CD
APERS – Confetti on the Floor CD
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
BAT BITES – CD / DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – 3xLP
HARD LEFT – Skinheads Home for Christmas 45
JOANNA GRUESOME/TRUST FUND – split LP
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. – Hit and Run/45 Minutes 45
YOUNG CONSERVATIVES – 12”
ZERO BOYS – Hollywood CD

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
IMPALERS – Psychedelic Snutskallar 12”
SOLUNSKI FRONT – Mali Svet LP
LETHAL OVERDOSE – Unfinished BusinessLP
DEZERTER – Ile Procent Duszy? LP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – EP / S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time 45
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
SEE YOU IN HELL – Odvolej flexi
SUNSHINE WARD – Demo EP
CROSS – Pyre/Repetition 45 / HARD SKIN – 45

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
BI-MARKS – live
CRUDE STUDS – Night Bathe EP
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
VICIOUS PLEASURES – Scattered EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
LIFE LIKE – Savages EP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
OLD SOUL/LENTIC WATERS – split 12”
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
SBSM – live
APATHETICS/COLD INSTITUTION – split EP
VICIOUS PLEASURES – Scattered EP
SOLPÄÄTOS – Robotti EP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
AUTARKEIA/ME AND GOLIATH – split 12”

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