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


May 31st, 2016 by

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Last year’s Total Punk Fuck Off II Fest had LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS as well as the ACHTUNGS from Finland and ended in total chaos.  This year is the third and final year of the Total Punk Fuck Off — two days only, this weekend June 3rd and 4th in hospitable Orlando, Florida.  Go catch TIMMY’S ORGANISM and GG KING in the sweltering heat that is Florida in June and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.  This year’s fest will go out with a bang, for sure!

Did you ever think you’d make it to a third year?
That was the plan.  Movies, deaths, and festivals are best in threes.

The “Final Fuck Off” means this is the last year, right?
The train stops here. There may be more fucking off in the future but it won’t be on my dime.

Orlando in June sounds hotter than hell.  Should I still bring my leather jacket?
Hell’s got nothing on a Florida summer. Still bring your leathers though. Got to look cool to feel cool.

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I see it’s an all-American line-up this year.
All American Punk. No Foreign Junk. KBD OOP RAR.

Tell us about the Florida bands that are playing.
The MOLD are our buddies from Jacksonville.  Bass, drums, and keys.  Punk à la SCREAMERS.  GINO & THE GOONS are from St. Pete and are party starting budget rock. AUTARX and MANIC & THE DEPRESSIVES are both from Orlando, share a singer, and are two of my favorite bands to come out of Orlando in a long time.  AUTUARX has got a deathrock kind of Agnew thing going on. MANIC & THE DEPRESSIVES are bass-driven minimal punk with alternating male and female vocals.  We’re also having a pre-party on Thursday night with my band GOLDEN PELICANS and another local called SECRET TRACERS. Three guitar stoner punk.

Who knew Florida was kicking?  What’s the scene like in Orlando right now?
Orlando has a really cool scene. There isn’t some cohesive sound like a city like Atlanta, but there are a bunch of good bands all doing their own thing, and a bunch of wild enthusiastic kids going bat shit. Plus pretty much everything happens within two blocks of each other, so most everyone lives in this one neighborhood. You never have to drive anywhere to go see a show, or eat a good meal, or go to the bar. It’s really the best thing about Orlando.

Florida in general?
There are pockets here and there, and it seems like more bands are popping up from around the state. St. Augustine and Jacksonville are always really fun to play.

What local hotels are dreading this fest?
Downtown Travelodge gets destroyed every year, but they keep allowing us back.  It’s the cheapest room in town, not too far from the club and they have a exquisite collection of bed bugs.

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What bands are headlining this year?
TIMMY’S ORGANISM headlines Friday night and COUNTER INTUITS, Ron House’s newest project, closes out the weekend.

Are the shows all ages?  Tell us about the venues.
The Thursday night pre-party is 21 and up but the rest of the weekend is 18+ (sorry kiddos). Here’s a breakdown of the venues, which by the way are all within a quarter mile radius of each other:
Wally’s: Orlando institution. Stiffest cheapest drinks in town. Small, smoky bar with all kinds of interesting characters.  Really excited that one of the shows is going to be here.
St. Matt’s (Joe’s NYC Bar): This place is something else.  It’s a bar with a stripper pole that also serves as a church on Sunday mornings. They are also “Orlando’s only steam punk bar”, and it’s the only bar with an alter ego.  Sometimes it’s St. Matt’s and sometimes it’s Joe’s NYC Bar. The inside is a strange combination of small English Chapel with gears painted on the ground (I think this is where the “steam punk” comes into play). The outside of the building always looks different. They will paint it like an American Flag for Fourth of July, then paint jack-o’-lantern faces on the exterior for Halloween, followed by snowflakes in December, but the best part is they just paint over whatever was there before so you can still see what is painted over. It doesn’t get much more Orlando than this place.
Uncle Lou’s: Pretty much the center of the Orlando punk universe.  Small bar run by a big Jamaican man named Lou. He’s the entire city of Orlando’s Uncle and if he ran for mayor, he’d probably win.
Will’s: Best venue in town, and run by a great supporter of the local music community. It’s where both night shows will be and have been every year for the Fuck Off. I honestly would never think about doing it anywhere else.

It’s nice that Orlando is so hospitable to punks and it sounds like a hospitable place for weirdos.  How long have you been preparing for this year’s fest?
I started working on this back in late September. It’s two weeks out and I’m still not done.  Whoever thought it would take so much effort to Fuck Off.

Is this a fest?
No, that happens in Gainesville.

Zing! What is a fest?
A bunch of people standing in a parking lot while a band plays inside.

I hate fests, do you?
I don’t hate fests but I due tend to get burnt out if they go to long. Two days is key. Sweet and short.

Any good stories from last year’s fest?
Lumpy knocked me upside the head with a heavy raw sausage that I paid for last year. ACTION SWINGERS absolutely killed it and none of his band members killed each other, which in and of itself is a miracle.  Three bands had their first practice with their current line-up hours before their respective shows.

How’s your label?
Best thing going.

What was your last release?
Put out two new singles last week: SICK THOUGHTS – “18 & Free” and GINO & THE GOONS – “Love & Hate.”  Next up is the debut single from New Orleans’ LSDOGS and a 12” by Oakland’s VIOLENCE CREEPS.

How many releases have you done so far?
Total Punk is getting ready to release it’s 48th. Floridas Dead now has two under it’s belt, and Floridas Dying (R.I.P.) had 42 releases.

Is your mother proud?
Who wouldn’t be proud of a 38-year-old who spends half of his year putting together an event called “The Fuck Off”?

Any last words?
I’m innocent.



MRR Radio #1507 • 5/29/16


May 29th, 2016 by

I don’t know man, they had like the smallest merch table but they had like everything. I got an embroidered NAPALM DEATH baseball cap.

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Backwards hat, Sunglasses

Backwards hat, Sunglasses

Intro song:
SICK OF IT ALL – Friends Like You, Part II

Oh Yes, It’s New
HOT SNAKES – Stay in School
FUCKING – $5
E-METERS – Every Time
MRS. MAGICIAN – Eyes All Over Town
DARK BLUE – Vicious Romance

Crumbs for the Pigeons
GLITTER – Garden
LAS VENAS – Negar, Meritir, Sufrir, Vivir
COKSKAR – Sooner Than You Think
VIVISICK – IdeoloIdeolo-Hierarchieraruhi
STERILE MIND – Method

Issue #101, October 1991
ECONOCHRIST – Petty Way
THE GITS – Social Love
FURY – Circle of Lies
ERECTUS MONOTONE – The Day the Sharks Flew
SUPERCHARGER – San Bruno

Get Ill
NAUSEA – Fallout
SICK OF IT ALL – Friends Like You
GAG – It’s Just Me
PUKE – Tårthjärnor

Outro song:
THE WORLD – Managerial Material

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!



New Blood! FLESH PRISON, ELIX-R, PMS 84, and PUBLIC EYE


May 26th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
FLESH PRISON

Date & location formed:
New York, sometime in early 2014/mid 2015.

Flesh Prison (photo by Ally Varilias)

Flesh Prison (photo by Ally Varilias)

Reason for forming:
Started as a one-man bedroom project, then all of our other bands weren’t doing much so we decided to flesh the band out a little bit.

What are your lyrics about?
Self abuse, isolation, disembodiment, violence, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Trash can black metal with mosh parts.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re doing a weekend up to Boston in June, then preparing to put together our next release shortly after.

Links and contact info:

flesh-prison.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
ELIX-R

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Date & location formed:
We formed around July 2015 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We knew each other from and have all lived in Denton at one point so we just say we are from there. We live in Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth currently.

Reason for forming:
We were all looking for new people to jam with and we were stoked to find four girls ready to commit to a serious working band. We needed an outlet from our own shit to have fun and make something.

What are your lyrics about?
Meg: My lyrics are either about camming or they’re nonsense because I’m either horny or high when I’m writing.

How would you describe your sound?
When ELIX-R first formed, we were all picking up our instruments with the intention of playing live shows for the first time so we didn’t really have the expectations of sounding like our favorite bands. Our sound still is hard for us to articulate for us. We didn’t really have the ability to rip off other bands since we were all figuring out our instruments and molding them to ourselves so we decided that our sound would be based off what we thought sounded cool, what we were actually able to play live and memorize as beginners and having a distinct original sound. We didn’t have a name until we had jammed for about 3 months. We couldn’t hear the vocals during practice so our first time really hearing Meg’s vocals was after we recorded our demo. It was great because we trusted each other enough to know that whatever we wrote, it was fun and it was going to sound sick regardless. We all listened to similar enough things and went to the same punk shows in DFW but out influences are still pretty different. Our sound is a true mix of the four of us.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are planning to release an EP this year and tour soon.

Links and contact info:

elix-r.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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PMS 84

Date & location formed:
PORTLAND, OREGON – SPRING 2014- CHANGES MADE NOVEMBER 2015.

Reason for forming:
SOCIETY.

What are your lyrics about?
WE STAND AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, RACISM, SEXISM, GENTRIFICATION.

How would you describe your sound?
BOOT PUNK.

What’s in the future for this band?
EAST COAST IN SEPTEMBER, VARNING, EUROPE, JAPAN (???).

Links and contact info:

PMSEIGHTYFOUR.BANDCAMP.COM

PMS 84 (photo by Rita Gons)

PMS 84 (photo by Rita Gons)

 

 

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PUBLIC EYE

Date & location formed:
Summer ’15 in Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
The four of us have been playing together in another band for over 10 years. We all agreed it was time to do something completely new but didn’t want to stop working together.

What are your lyrics about?
Crippling depression, overwhelming anxiety, drugs, and the unending search for the will to live.

Public Eye (photo by Daniel Stanton)

Public Eye (photo by Daniel Stanton)

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy, driving, and monotonous.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded 12 songs for an LP and have a west coast tour in June.

Links and contact info:

publiceye.bandcamp.com

Public Eye (photo by Daniel Stanton)

Public Eye (photo by Daniel Stanton)

 

 

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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 email 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’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1506 • 5/22/16


May 22nd, 2016 by

Rob goes way back into the archives and plays nothing but kick ass rock ‘n’ roll from the 1960s!

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Intro song:
THE HONEYBEATS – Dici Come Fini

The Sonics!

The Sonics!

THE GOLDEN CUPS – Love Is My Life
THE SPIDERS – Around & Around
THE BUNNYS – Burning Burning
CARNABEATS – Jenny
THE OUTCAST – Everything’s Alright

THE CREATION – Making Time
THE EYES – I’m Rowed Out
THE EASYBEATS – Sorry
THE PRIMITIVES – You Said
THE LA DE DAS – How Is the Air Up There?

CUBY & THE BLIZZARDS – Your Body Not Your Soul
THE PRETTY THINGS – Rosalyn
Q65 – Cry in the Night
THE UGLY DUCKLINGS – Nothin’
THE RED SQUARES – You Can Be My Baby
THE SMOKE – No More Now

THE ELECTRIC PRUNES – I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night
THE MUSIC MACHINE – Talk Talk
THE KNICKERBOCKERS – Lies
THE DEL-VETTS – Last Time Around
THE SEEDS – Pushin’ Too Hard

Outro song:
THE SONICS – Strychnine

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!



New Blood! XYLITOL, EXTERNS, POK GAI, LITHICS, and N.E.G.


May 19th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

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Band name:
XYLITOL

Date & location formed:
Sylys joined in fall 2015 and this babby was formed in fall 2014.

Reason for forming:
I just need to hear about gross things or I will die it’s a medical condition.

What are your lyrics about?
Do most of your days end alone in a blighted slime field of limitless screens? Trapped in police container hell world twiddling your thumbs in the waiting room of human extinction? Why not try the chaos approach?

How would you describe your sound?
baby bitch gremlins who love hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re putting out a demo tape this summer. We will tour next winter and probably do a short west coast tour sooner.

Links and contact info:

xylitolband.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
EXTERNS

Date & location formed:
New Years Day 2015 San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
To attack the stagnation of everyday life.

What are your lyrics about?
The personal connection to modern culture and the disillusionment with the propagation of aesthetics value that lacks content.

How would you describe your sound?
A casual attempt to rip off our favorite 90’s noise rock and power punk bands.

Externs (photo by Sarah McKinney)

Externs (photo by Sarah McKinney)

What’s in the future for this band?
LP later in the year and attempt to play more DIY shows around the west coast.

We’ve got two upcoming shows in The Bay:
SF – Hemlock – June 8 at 8:30 pm (21+) w/ Greys, and Super Unison
Oakland – Crate – June 18 at 8:30 pm w/ Daikon, Lysine, and Crude Studs

Links and contact info:

externs.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
POK GAI

Date & location formed:
We formed about a year ago in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We worked on material during that time and played our first show in May 2016 at Bleak Life fest which two of our members organize.

Pok Gai (photo by Pok Gai)

Pok Gai (photo by Pok Gai)

Reason for forming:
We wanted to have a band that could be fun and sing about stupid punk stuff, but still have the ambition to be active and tour.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about partying, pogo, looking punk, and how hipsters with rolled up toques are ruining punk.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw pogo.

What’s in the future for this band?
West Coast tour with WKSJ? in July 2016 and Brazil in winter 2017.

Links and contact info:

pokgai.bandcamp.com

Pok Gai (photo by Pok Gai)

Pok Gai (photo by Pok Gai)

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Band name:
LITHICS

Date & location formed:
December 2014 in Portland, Oregon

Reason for forming:
Palling around.

What are your lyrics about?
A bit of frozen choreography, one man growing out the other, a wet and flattering mirror, rusted shapes of wire, red dirt dust cloud, the Sahara fresh bread basin.

How would you describe your sound?
Interlocked bass and drum rhythms paired with shrill guitar counterpoint and stark female vocals.

What’s in the future for this band?
Repress of Borrowed Floors in production, west coast & east coast short tours, recording new full length.

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Links and contact info:

lithics.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
N.E.G.

Date & location formed:
Philadelphia, March 2016.

Reason for forming:
I had a huge urge to put together a d-beat band after I got off tour with my last punk project, but didn’t want to be the average raw noise band or anything, so I focused on trying to fuse the mosh-centric riffs of Hoax with standard noisy d-beat stuff. I began assembling a crew of people which eventually evolved into the current lineup of N.E.G., but it took some time and numerous lineup changes.
-Kody

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are about frustration. Both frustration with myself and being a piece of shit, and frustration with the world around me and it being a piece of shit. They also try to convey some vague political ideals, like anti-war/anti-system kinds of things but that’s mostly ‘cause I can’t blame myself all the time.
-Matt

How would you describe your sound?
We take a lot of influence from newer bands, who basically just ripped off older bands. We really look at Hoax, Impalers, Absolut, and a bunch of others. Just like, slightly noisey, distorted, kinda fast d-beat, with some weird mosh parts to get people movin’ and freaked out guitar leads.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have tapes releasing on Cruel Noise Records from Pittsburgh, a potential 7″ release later this year, a tour in June, and a plan for a bigger tour later on. More riffing, more yelling… Things have been coming along extremely fast, it’s been a blessing.

Links and contact info:

n-e-g.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 email 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’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.