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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

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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Secreto Público

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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Flipper rules, OK?

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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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

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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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Julien Dupont


March 28th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Julien Dupont from Lyon, France.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve been doing visuals for the past ten years for underground shows and bands. I recently did the cover for a French band called Taulard.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I don’t read comics

Musical influences?
I don’t really have a specific influence in music…I listen to a lot of different styles of music.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Post or proto something I suppose…

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I play with my solo project and continue to play in a noise band called Motherfucking. I was also playing in Frustros. I am involved in the best place to me in this city, called La Luttine. It’s a space open every Saturday where you can find a non-profit distro, fanzines and a really comfortable couch with punks and Noisemaker [also featured in the Comics & Art Issue! —Ed.]. We also have exhibitions, food parties, movie screenings, and serve free coffee, since 2006.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
To take my pens and to draw, as usual. “No Future” sang the “Saxe” Pistols!

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Suzy X


March 28th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Suzy X from New York.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I just published the third installment of my zine series, Malcriada. The whole series grapples with the guilt that comes with being a child of immigrants, living in the United States and fighting assimilation. My latest zine is a travel diary of my visit to Belize, my mother’s home country, where I would have to examine my own definitions of home and nationality.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I really love the work of Hellen Jo, Alison Bechdel, Lauren Weinstein and Jamie Hernandez. (Although I admit my work is not nearly as R-rated.)

Musical influences?
Chavela Vargas, Lydia Lunch and Donna fucking Summer.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Art school dropout working with cheap pens and boudoir lighting. (Hey, I own it.)

What other punk projects are you involved with?
My band Shady Hawkins is wrapping up four years of playing with our final EP, The Last Dance. It comes out next month. Besides that I’m enjoying a lot of zine fests and tagging along with my friends at their out-of-town shows.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
I’m currently putting together my Rookie Mag serial comic, “The Best Song Ever,” into an anthology. Right now I need to redraw some things and find a good press for it. But I hope to have it out by the end of the summer! I’m also working on a book design for novelist Stephanie Kuehnert, whose upcoming memoir is all about growing up punk in the late ’80s/early ’90s. It’ll be a classic cut’n’paste operation. I’m really excited about it. Someday I’ll draw my own graphic novel, but I think I need a big fat grant and a whole lot more life to live before I shackle myself to a book. We’ll see.

Check out more from Suzy X at suzyx.wordpress.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Tara Bursey


March 27th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Tara Bursey from Ontario, Canada.

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What are the main things you’ve published, including comics, record covers, band shirts, anthologies, etc.?
I did the art for all the School Jerks’ records. I’ve also done record art for Absolut and a handful of other Toronto punk bands over the last decade. I also make zines, but spend most of my time making pretentious contemporary art and curating art shows.

Who are some of your influences as far as art and comics?
I don’t even know anymore—it’s been a long time since I’ve thought about it, especially when it comes to comics and drawing. Once upon a time, I would have said Pheobe Gloeckner, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, R. Crumb, EC Comics and, predictably, Raymond Pettibon.

Music influences?
Punk, psych, ’70s hard rock, X, the Kinks, Neil Young, the Poppy Family, oldies radio.

How would you describe your style of drawings?
Masochistically detailed. A combination of angry and sad in terms of tone/subject matter.

What other punk projects are you involved with (bands, venues, record labels, etc.)?
None! School Jerks recently laid me off.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Poverty.

Check out more from Tara at tara-bursey.tumblr.com and tarabursey.blogspot.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies! #71


March 27th, 2015 by

LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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Lots more cool comix and illustrations by Michael Adam Kindred at michaeladamkindred.com

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LIL FRIENDS by J$N $#!T#E@D

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See more cool art and comics by Jsn at jsnmidas.tumblr.com

Every 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!



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Rudy Leowe


March 27th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Rudy Leowe.

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What are the main things you’ve published, including comics, record covers, band shirts, anthologies, etc.?
I just finished a commissioned project about the queer black writer Claude McKay, but other than that my work seems to fall into two categories: work that’s autobiographical and quite often about mental health; and then black history comics. At the moment I am creating a series of black history comics that look at the history of black people in the UK. Although at some point I would be interested in working with communities in other places to make more.

Who are some of your influences as far as art and comics?
Many of my influences come from outside of art. I’m really interested in history. I love Cristy Road’s artwork; I could look at it all day. Ellen Forney created a great book about mental health called Marbles. I would say being part of a QTIPOC community that I love mainly influences me. A friend and very talented artist is Jacob V Joyce, I would highly recommend checking out his stuff. I love finding artists on Tumblr, I feel like there are so many amazing artists on there.

Music influences?
At the moment I’ve been finding lots of afrofuturist playlists. There’s one I really like, you can find it online if you search “My Body Full of Stars.” I like quite a lot of different music, but I would say that the main thread is being interested in what black people are doing in music. Some people whom I’ve been listening to at the minute are FKA Twigs, Death Grips, Ata Kak and this K Boo Legalize It playlist on Soundcloud.

How would you describe your style of drawings?
All my work is hand drawn, which I think comes from drawing being an emotive process for me. Especially when making work that feels close to my heart, sitting down and drawing intensely with ink feels really good. I think that my work is fairly simple in style; the main thing for me is black people being central characters, rather than vehicles for white characters’ narratives.

What other punk projects are you involved with (bands, venues, record labels, etc.)?
I’ve just joined a care collective that are looking to support disabled people who need PAs but don’t want to have to work with people who reinforce oppressive thinking. It’s only in the beginning stages, but I’m glad to be involved. I also work with young people at a local library, facilitating weekly sessions getting them involved in arts activities. It was great during black history month, I got them to make black history zines and they all wanted a copy of this photo of Malcolm X saying BLACK POWER in big letters to use in their zines; that made me super happy.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
I’m just going to keep drawing, apply for funding to do rad projects. It took me quite a long time to realise that I could make the kinds of work I wanted to make and that there are communities of people who are interested in the same things I am. So that’s what I try to keep in mind when making new work. Also, hopefully working with more QTIPOC artists on awesome projects.

Check out more from Rudy Leowe at rudyloewe.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.