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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 Héctor Sudor


March 22nd, 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 Héctor Sudor from Madrid, Spain.

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What are your main publishing projects?
The main things I’ve published are Amigo Blas zine and the Sudor record covers.

What are some of your artistic influences?
My main influence is Jaume Perich (aka El Perich), a satiric Spanish cartoonist from the ’70s. When I was eight years old, I read his books and I started to draw. He drew really badly but all of his pictures had a great message.

Musical influences?
Eskorbuto.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Along the years (I think) my style has changed, especially following some of my influences. In the last few years I have been focused on Spanish comics of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s—that little man with a big nose. I have tried to do something similar but I cannot do it because I don’t know how to draw well.

For me, comics and punk music are the same way. My style is really limited but both told me, “Hey, Héctor, if you don’t know how to draw, if you don’t know how to play—but you have something to say—don’t give a shit and do it!” I’d like to think that my comix are a weird blend between the first years of Francisco Ibañez and Philippe Vuillemin’s humor.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I play in Sudor, Nueva Autoridad Democrática, Portadores del Tinga Tinga, Aparatos Reproductores and La Fe. Sometimes I organize shows in Madrid and I was doing a punk radio show with my friend Jorge from the record label Sólo Para Punks, but we finished with it. We were thinking of starting it again but…we are a lazy sod.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Future? I am sorry but my English is very bad.

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 Radio #1445 • 3/22/15


March 22nd, 2015 by

When the first thing you do is shit your pants, nothing else really matters.

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Grace loves TOTAL CONTROL.

Grace loves this crap.

Welcome to Shart City, USA.
INJURED LIST – I Think You Pooped

Everybody get on to the poo choo train!
MESSRS – Hog Maul
BEEF JERK – Holiday
CRAYON – Crown
CANCERS – Punxlose

I prefer the turd log flume.
AMERICAN HATE – Social Exposure
RED MASS – White Nights
MODERN WARFARE – Delivered
DREAMSALON – Soft Stab

Banned from the bathroom.
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES – Banned from the Pubs
BAD BRAINS – Banned in D.C.
CRASS – Banned from the Roxy

No matter what you name it, it still sounds like shit.
SUBHUMANS (CANADA) – Fuck You
X – The Feel
PRINCE – In the Living Room
DEATH SQUAD – March to your Death
VIETKONG – Intro/In der Nacht
TOTAL CONTROL – Die Now, Laugh Later

So close.
SWIZ – Cause
UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDEON – Close to Far Away

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Emma Kohlmann


March 22nd, 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 Emma Kohlmann from Northampton, Mass.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve self-published over 25 different zines. Album art and T-shirts for Hoax (first 7” insert and poster in last LP), Natural Law, Rabbit Rabbit, and Psychic Blood. Label art for Caught on Tape, the Thurston Moore/John Moloney duo. Comic for NUTS! fanzine. Collaborated with poets such as Joe Sulier and Chelsea Hodson.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Shunga (Japanese erotic wood cuts), R. Crumb, The Fountain of the World by Jan Fabre, Ann Sexton.

Musical influences?
Motown, Neil Young, Lil Kim, Ivy, and Discharge demos.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
When I draw with brush pens, it’s mostly about the condensing of lines on a page. I have many different modes of creating, this way is much more expressive and loose.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I am pretty involved in the punk/underground community in Western Mass. Bands like Chemiplastica, Cherry Love, Gluebag and Gay Mayor are some close friends. Some friends help run a DIY space called the Flywheel. Feeding Tube records puts out some amazing things. I helped my friend Jenna Weingarten run a small gallery in a storage space called Headquarters, where we curated a show called the Enlargement Show with over 80 artists involved nationally and internationally. The walls and ceilings were cover with some of the best underground artists. I collaborate with friends frequently; some of my faves are Nina Hartmann, Sara Abruña, and Sonya Sombreuil Cohen.

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

Check out more from Emma at emmakohlmannart.tumblr.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.



Reissue of the Week: PINK SECTION LP


March 21st, 2015 by

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This is a beautiful reissue. It sounds and looks amazing, the band pix are so cool — especially the photo of Carol and Judy posing in front of the Tropicana — and will make you wanna change your style immediately. The all-neon-pink sleeve (including the inside) is such a sick touch! This includes all the available PINK SECTION tracks, including their live tracks from the Deaf Club, their 45 and 12”, and a couple of amazing demos. Named after the arts and entertainment supplement of the San Francisco Chronicle, PINK SECTION shared members with the untouchable INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS, and lived in North Beach when you could find a three-bedroom apartment for $250 total… I read an interview with them where they talked about only needing to work one day a week to make their rent! The thought of that possibility makes a modern punk shudder, endless tragedies in the face of the end of San Francisco (or pretty much any city you can name that was cool in other more magical eras at this point in time). These are total surreal SF sounds with shattered manic new wave flourishes, true art punk in the best sense of the concept. So many ideas crammed into each frantic song, the lyrics are especially ironic and hilarious, cutting and sharp witted, taking down the decadent rich hippies that decamped to Marin when things got harsh, the involuntary demands of consumer culture, and militant chic while retaining a flip throwaway pop art affect. I guess the closest comparison band would be SUBURBAN LAWNS, except I don’t hate it when the guys sing…This record is a cut-up, a total up-all-night dance party with sick keyboards, shards of guitars, and the coolest male/female vocals, deconstructing new wave and the truth.
(Superior Viaduct)



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Heather Benjamin


March 21st, 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 Heather Benjamin from Providence, Rhode Island.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve mostly put out my own zines, but have also made some shirts and prints of my own work as well as done a lot of flyer/poster and record/tape/t-shirt artwork for different bands. I guess the two main things I’ve had published are the Sad Sex book, put out by Desert Island in 2012, which is a paperback collection of the ten issues of my zine Sad Sex which I self-published for several years before the book came out, and Exorcise Book, a collection of about 70 of my drawings published by A Bolha, which is an imprint out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Both those books are sold out now, but I think we might be printing a second edition of Exorcise Book this year.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I love the underground comix of the ’70s, things like Zap, Young Lust, and especially Wimmen’s Comix, pretty much anything put out by Last Gasp. Lately I’ve been really obsessed with the old sappy romance comics from the ’50s/’60s. I am totally obsessed with the artists Virgil Finlay and Leonor Fini. But, of course, probably some of the biggest influences on me in the last few years have been Japanese artists like Suehiro Maruo, Junji Ito, King Terry…I didn’t grow up looking at these artists, I’d never heard of them until just a few years ago, but discovering them after already having started to learn towards some sort of similar content/a similar aesthetic and getting to look into them more has been huge.

Musical influences?
I love old psychedelic Bollywood music, I think that’s been the majority of what I’ve been listening to lately…Soul music forever, X, Merle Haggard, Vom, the Catch A Wave comp…I can’t stop buying Mississippi Records tapes and I just got really heavy into Sheer Mag…

How would you describe your style of drawing?
That’s a tough one, I don’t know. I think they’re pretty self-explanatory. Personal, line-heavy, drippy…

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I’m not in any bands, but the house I live at in Providence now has shows in our basement, so I guess I’ve been sort of involved in that, and have made a couple flyers for the house and other shows in Providence since I’ve moved here…I recently did a shirt for Impalers, from Austin, collaborated with Alex Heir on the record design for Stoic Violence’s Chained release, and drew the tour poster for the Raw Distractions (Tokyo) east coast tour in April, as well as the artwork for the most recent cassette tape release by Virusse, a friend’s solo project here in Providence. But recently, I’ve been just focusing on working more on my own stuff, rather than picking up commission work for other people.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Right now I’m just working (really slowly) on a few different zine and book projects, as well as on images for a portfolio of color prints that’s being put out for me. I’m making work for shows, but that feels less important right now than trying to teach myself some new tricks and maybe move into different territory, so there hasn’t been a lot of instant gratification lately, but that’s okay. I also just learned how to animate last year and have only made one animation so far but totally love doing it, so I’m hoping to get some more of that done this year and think about ways of releasing that, maybe a VHS release or something.

Check out more from Heather at heather-benjamin.tumblr.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.