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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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"Who gives a fuck?"

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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Maximum Rocknroll #385 • June 2015


It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #385, the June 2015 issue! Victoria and Joey from Providence’s DOWNTOWN BOYS discuss their new record Full Communism and how their politics intersect with their brand of sax-punk and their electrifying live shows, UK anarcho legends PART 1 discuss the reissue of their long out-of-print catalogue and their return to performing, and Germany’s HYSTERESE clue us into the band dynamics in advance of their US tour. Plus, Toronto’s COLUMN OF HEAVEN‘s bassist Andrew Nolan provides a window into the changing landscape of Toronto, the team behind BAD DADDIES interviews Nottingham, UK’s SLEAFORD MODS, Russia’s MINEFIELD talk making music in the shadow of a famous arms factory, and the deep friendship that Olympia, WA’s SHARKPACT is built on is made abundantly clear. We’ve also got a reflection on the Loud! Fast! Philly! oral history project—dozens of interviews with Philly punks of all ages and stripes, and growing—accompanied by amazing portraits from Karen Kirchhoff. Farrah Skeiky takes our cover photo and documented DC’s Damaged City Fest for a photo spread, while Ochi Reyes brings us a photographic dispatch from London’s Bentfest. And, of course, we’ve got all the columns you’ve come to expect—including guest columns from Darryl Andrew Reid of Montreal and Sadie Switchblade of G.L.O.S.S. about their experiences as trans women in punk—and the largest record reviews section in punk print. Pick up your copy today!

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Record of the Week: NATURE BOYS “Pissy Wind/Coast to Coast” 7″

April 29th, 2015 by


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… NATURE BOYS are a band that people are not paying enough attention to now, but will miss when they’re gone. They combine equal parts of punk, hardcore, living on the fringes, hard living, DEAD MOON and their own inimitable style to make something that is their own. “Pissy Wind” is perfect. It’s a fast fucking song about the toxicity of surrounding yourself with people who are consumed by bad fucking vibes…or that’s what I took from it, at least. Two genders on the mic at all times. “Coast to Coast” on the flip side slows down (barely), a mid-tempo ode to dead friends (maybe???). It’s there to help you relive the pain of life or the inevitable return of something we’ve all felt, but have rarely given name to…sometimes known colloquially as “The Great Terribleness.” The bumbling of our stupid selves as we rocket through space on a dumb piece of rock. After releasing two LPs and one EP, NATURE BOYS have added new drummer Alex Moss on this record, which has tightened their whole mess up considerably. The whole band sounds more focused…concise even…and these two songs just aren’t enough for me, but I’ll wait patiently for the next few songs to trickle out of their dilapidated Kansas City homes.

— Greg Harvester

Reissue of the Week: SOBERANÍA PERSONAL Benditos Sean Muñecos Que Pegan LP

April 27th, 2015 by


This impressive slice of underground music history was released on 200 tapes in Buenos Aires in 1988, never having enjoyed the vinyl format until now. I must say, definitely better late than never. Playing an early hardcore style that hasn’t forgotten its punk roots, SOBERANÍA PERSONAL is like the convergence of GRB and the BAGS. “En Verdad es una Gran Verdad,” on the other hand, is a haunting and slow punk-metal sermon with the reverb cranked up. The powerful and dynamic female vocals are really incredible on this record. At times the riffs recall DISCHARGE infused with enticing bass melodies such as in my favorite track so far, “Maskavidrio.” The influence of the irreverent snark of LA POLLA RECORDS is also well played and detectable through their cover of “Socios a la Fuerza” and their band name, which is derived from one of the legendary Spanish punk group’s verses. From the insert it’s evident that this band also ran in the same circles as their friends ATTAQUE 77. In fact, my second favorite song on the record, “Falsas Esperanzas,” is a cover of ATTAQUE 77’s parallel hardcore project DEFENSA Y JUSTICIA, which was already defunct at the time of recording this tape. The intelligent lyrics delve deep into the frustration, anger, and disenchantment that coming of age during the bloody Argentine military dictatorship would entail, paired with a searing indictment of machismo in “Supermacho.” Props to the Metadona label who also pressed the QLOAQA LETAL tape onto wax last year, saving both bands from the dustbin of punk history. So recommended!

— Lena

MRR Radio #1450 • 4/26/15

April 26th, 2015 by

Lydia and ten lovely punk boys from the YOUTH AVOIDERS (Paris, France) and DRY HEAVES (Sheffield, UK) finally manage to record a radio show after technical difficulties and too much beer!


Intro song:

Pour le Gloire: Lydia and the lads from Youth Avoiders and Dry Heaves

Pour le Gloire: Lydia and the lads from Youth Avoiders and Dry Heaves

Bry (Dry Heaves)
MAU MAUS – Society’s Rejects
THE ACHTUNGS – I’m Not the One
VAARALINEN – Kaupunki Palaa

Max aka Digital Octopus (Youth Avoiders)
DETERGENTS – No Salvation
CAMERA SILENS – Pour la Gloire

Avi (Dry Heaves)
THE KIDS – Rock Over Belgium

Chris (Youth Avoiders)

Bastien (Youth Avoiders)
TAULARD – Dans la Roche
SEDATIVES – Cannot Calm Down

Christoph (Youth Avoiders)
IDLE HANDS – Gaunt But Overdosed
JUSSUF JERUSALEM – We Ain’t Coming Back
KOMPLIKATIONS – Sans Sentiments

Marcon (Youth Avoiders)

Ross (Dry Heaves)
RIXE – Coups et Blessures
THE ABUSED – Drug Free Youth
TOTALITÄR – Intolerans

Fids (Dry Heaves)
SHARP OBJECTS – Another Victim
RADIOACTIVITY – Locked in My Head

Marc (Dry Heaves)

Outro song:
DRY HEAVES – Monotony

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Touring Europe with Berkeley, CA’s STREET EATERS!

April 26th, 2015 by

Tour report and photos by Megan March and John No.


In the fall of 2014, STREET EATERS went on our second tour of Europe. We released our new album Blood::Muscles::Bones in Europe on Cologne’s Contraszt! Records and in North America on Nervous Intent Records. We booked the tour ourselves, and played shows pretty much every night for almost two months straight in eleven countries from the UK to Germany to Spain to Serbia.

We played with a lot of excellent bands, and we tried to document them for this tour report as much as possible with our limited means to bring back to the bay area and share with our ever-intrepid local punk rag, MRR. We are not professional photographers and a lot of the videos and photos we took were shot with a cheap-ass camera phone in some seriously dark spaces, so sorry if they are a little blurry or blown-out or whatnot. Still, the ones you see here are good enough for the internet and I think they get the point across, and can give you a peek at some excellent bands that you might have heard of but not actually seen.

A lot of these bands can be heard on a new compilation tape called Frequency of the Truewave that you can listen to online and/or mailorder direct at Nervous Intent Records (North America) or Contraszt! Records (Europe).

Part I: Weaving in and out of Germany, France, Spain and the UK…


Getting dropped off at SFO airport by the unstoppable Barker Gee

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at the Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany – totally jetlagged


STATIC ME (Cologne, Germany) at Bons Sauvages in Lyon, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

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