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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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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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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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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 Radio #1505 • 5/15/16


May 15th, 2016 by

Hi-D kicks Rotten Ron & Horrible Hal’s asses…

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Intro song:
GOVERNMENT ISSUE – Teenager in a Box

Two Ton Ken and Bat Guano World Wide Productions!

Two Ton Ken and Bat Guano World Wide Productions!

Rotten Ron lives in California, Fuck You!
RECKLESS – Aggression
TRIAGE – Power Beat
VIOLENCE – Complete Control
BED BUGS – Numb
DEAD SQUAD – Disociar

Horrible Hal – Bat Guano Blowout!
SEA PIGS – Two Ton Ken
HOT SPIT DANCERS – Sometimes
REBEL TRUTH – Monkey Paw
OPERATION IVY – 6-10
CAPTAIN BILLY’S WHIZ BANG – Monster Pub
RAD – Victim in Pain

Horrendous HiD
PENETRATION – Race Against Time
EARTH GIRLS – Unavailable
LAVA DIVA – Jeziel
DICK DIVER – Boomer Class
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY – Don’t Put Out The Fire

Rotten Ron – Fests is Hippies
LA FE – Ocho Horas Bajo Tierra
REPOIDES – Extermino
LIFE FUCKER – Life Fucker
RIXE – Rapport de Force
RETRETES – See Ya

Hairy Halitosis sez “Hello” to Yadam Down Unduh
LION’S LAW – I Don’t Give a Damn
THE HUNCHES – Whatcha Gonna Do?
KIDDA BAND – Bullet in My Heart

Outro song:
MEAN JEANS – Nite Vision

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! NEGATIV, VATS, CASUAL HEX, DISOLADOS, DRY HEAVE, and CHUSMA


May 12th, 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:
NEGATIV

Date & location formed:
Late winter 2015 in Gamlebyen/Oldtown, Oslo.

Reason for forming:
Frustration with supertechnical trendy, pacified hardcore punk.
We wanted to play old school hardcore with elements of everything we enjoy from NEGAZIONE to SVART FRAMTID to GAUZE.

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What are your lyrics about?
Depression, anger, uselessness, gentrification, all the absurd human performances and glue.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark, stripped down, rockin’ primitive hardcore punk for negative punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully a demo tape and then a EP or maybe even a full-length. We also want to do some touring, but some of
our members aren’t allowed to travel outside of scadinavia at the moment.

Links and contact info:

negativ1010.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VATS

Date & location formed:
We got together in summer 2013 in Seattle.

Reason for forming:
Because we found each other.

VATS (photo by Keith Feltis)

VATS (photo by Keith Feltis)

What are your lyrics about?
We have songs about household objects, dreams, movies we like, the pains and pleasures of being hit on, mind games, and once in a while we write about serious personal matters…

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve been called ‘post punk’ a lot but like… what does that even tell you? We like our sound to vary song-by-song so we don’t get bored with writing. Some are moody, some are dancy, some are spazzy, some are aggressive, some are jazzy. We are loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our first full length LP called “Green Glass Room” is dropping in July along with a new music video we filmed and edited ourselves. We’re doing a US tour (and parts of Canada) in July/August as well.

Links and contact info:
vatsseattle.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/vatsseattle

 

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Band name:
CASUAL HEX

Date & location formed:
April 2015.

Reason for forming:
Casual Hex formed as a way to hold on to the musical bond between the three of us. We all played in a band together before that had broken up 6 months prior to Casual Hex forming.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are a cathartic expression for processing personal experiences and general ideas on the human condition.

Casual Hex (photo by Conner Lyons)

Casual Hex (photo by Conner Lyons)

How would you describe your sound?
Forbidding post-punk with an emphasis on angularity and dissonance. Dark, driving bass lines. Sporadic guitar. Pitch-shifted vocals.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are currently working on writing a full length album that we intend on releasing at the end of the summer. We do not have any plans of touring right now but hope to make it out to the East coast soon and Europe in the near future.

Links and contact info:

facebook.com/casualhex777
casualhex.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
June 2015, Cambridge MA.

Reason for forming:
We met hanging around local punk shows, and came together because we were hungry to express ourselves in our own way and find a way to share our culture. We were disappointed at the lack of opportunity to do so before we met.

What are your lyrics about?
Dehumanized Culture.

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How would you describe your sound?
Raw Spic Punx.

What’s in the future for this band?
¨The future is now¨ – Gandhi

¨Too much noise in the garage¨- Robespierre

¨Give me a beer¨- Mateo

Links and contact info:

disoladospunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DRY HEAVE

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Champaign, Illinois.

Reason for forming:
Elliot needed a band. James needed a band. Abby needed a band. And Mario was too nice to say no.

What are your lyrics about?
Fears, trauma, heartbreak.

Dry Heave (Photo by Sam Jem Hadge)

Dry Heave (photo by Sam Jem Hadge)

How would you describe your sound?
We like being clumped with “weirdo Midwest punk”. It’s like awwwwwww, friends.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got some cool shows coming up: last show at the Dingbat Dungeon in Urbana, IL with 86 Gemini (CHI) and Bugg (IN) and Pryss (Springfield, IL); show with Validation (Seattle) at Black Sheep in Springfield; we’re playing an after show for Dumb Fest in Springfield, IL. Hopefully, we will be putting out a new tape by July.

Links and contact info:

ooeygooeytapes.bandcamp.com/album/designer-skin

 

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Band name:
CHUSMA

Date & location formed:
Spring 2015 in Oakland.

Reason for forming:
When Menstrual Psycho was going into hiatus we still wanted to keep making music, and so Chusma was born. Kept it simple by being a two-piece which makes it easier for scheduling practices and shows as well as jamming in general. We also wanted to experiment with other instruments so we switch off halfway through our sets.

What are your lyrics about?
Injustices of society, social commentary, inside jokes, tortas, inspirational mantras, rage, and homages to old rap songs.

How would you describe your sound?
That’s a good question. We don’t even know most of the time. Vignettes of improvised amateur instrumentals, obnoxious intentional feedback, experimental punk, sprinkled with love.

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What’s in the future for this band?
More cowbell! Getting heavier and faster! Recordings and touring! A three-way split within the next year or so with two other two-pieces. Our next show will be Aklasan Fest 3 July 16th, it such an honor to be playing with all the bands and the support we have received thus far.

Links and contact info:

facebook.com/ChusmaBand
We just made a band camp page, we will upload some live recordings as soon:
chusma.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.



MRR Radio #1504 • 5/8/16


May 8th, 2016 by

DJ Eli plays local jams, new jawns, les classiques, and other songs to whoop your own ass by.

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Intro song:
COUNTER INTUITS – Sunglasses After Death

Sin Motivo during Everything Is Not OK II in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck

Sin Motivo during Everything is not o.k. II in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 12, 2016. Photo by Garett Fisbeck

Hot tracks outta the MRR #397 new bin
SUICIDE – Dream Baby Dream
METAL URBAIN – Panik
PELUQUERIA CANINA – Sangre Joven
ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS – Sarcastic

The local beat
BEATNIKS – Beatniks Theme
YI – Going Dumb
UNITY – Table For One
SOPORS – Alyosha

Saving you from your miserable life
ACTION SWINGERS – Miserable Life
POISON IDEA – Romantic Self Destruction
SIN MOTIVO – Tiranos Salvajes
LOAD – Saving You From Your Life
BROKEN TALENT – Might As Well Die

Harsh tokes and heavy hits
WRETCHED – Mai Arrendersi
KITCHEN’S FLOOR – Bitter Defeat
SUNDAY PAINTERS – Love Factory
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Look Back In Anger

Outro song:
RICHARD PAPIERCUTS – How It Really Begins

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!



Maximum Rocknroll #397 • Jun 2016

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It’s time for MRR #397, the June 2016 issue! On the cover: St. Louis’s the DUMPERS. You may know them as the backing band to the slippery and enigmatic LUMPY, but here the slime-punk reputation that precedes them takes a backseat to the real story. From their primordial origins to the Dumpers Rights movement, the only place to get the straight dump is in this exclusive interview. We’ve also got an interview with Steve Drewett of the NEWTOWN NEUROTICS, who last checked in with MRR nearly thirty years ago. Steve catches us up on lineup changes and new projects in the intervening decades, currents in the underground culture at large and his insights into everything from the band’s classic records to gigging in North Korea. Reporting from the Rust Belt, hardcore punk warriors CONCEALED BLADE give us the lowdown on the splendid isolation of the Pittsburgh scene, laying down the whole story starting from their explosive first gig. Out of the Midwest, Minneapolis’s KITTEN FOREVER dish on their new record of drum and bass anchored punk. There’s more: UROCHROMES, 2016’s hottest item out of New England, offer a peek into their maniac vision of US hardcore; Vienna’s calamitous post-punk group LIME CRUSH dish on their formation and their future. Reaching into the past, the VISITORS talk about the early post-punk scene in Edinburgh and beyond starting in the late ’70s; FRENOPATICSS discuss the recent reissue of their demo recordings, a small masterpiece of furtive hardcore wailing from teenage punks in early ’80s Barcelona. Plus: TINY KNIVES on their new record and carving their own space between punk, hardcore and metal in Portland. And straight out of Porto, Portugal come DOKUGA, hardcore from the oft-overlooked end of the Iberian peninsula. Topping it off is a scene report from Hattiesburg, MS, a town of less than 50,000 that’s quickly becoming one of the most exciting hot-spots of punk in the US. This issue also includes photo spreads from SIN ORDEN’s last show and Damaged City fest in Washington, DC. Of course we also got all your favorite columnists and hundreds of reviews of the latest records, tapes, books, and films to hit the streets.

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MRR Radio #1503 • 5/1/16


May 1st, 2016 by

Last Saturday, universally beloved Philly power pop band SHEER MAG played a sold-out show here in San Francisco and afterwards went directly to the MRR compound to select the tracks you are about to hear in this episode of Maximum Rocknroll Radio.

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Sheer Mag (photo by Emily Burtner)

Sheer Mag (photo by Emily Burtner)

Intro song:
SHEER MAG – Night Isn’t Bright

Ian starts and ends things in Philly
LEATHER – Inanna Alter
CRASS – Big A Little A
BENT OUTTA SHAPE – Villain
CHOKING VICTIM – Infested
DC SNIPERS – All Humans Are Garbage
CONGENITAL DEATH – Disapproval

The Seely bros part one: Hart
CCCP – Militanz
SORE THROAT – A Bow to Capital
ANGELIC UPSTARTS – Everyday

Turnin up with Tina
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Do Anything You Wanna Do
THE BOBBYTEENS – Hey Roxy
DIRTY FENCES – Heartbeater
DICKS – Rich Daddy
PUSSY DOGS – Ain’t Nothin But a Pussy Dog

The Seely bros part two: Kyle
RUDI – Big Time
FLEETWOOD MAC – Oh Well pt. 1
THE SHAKES – No One Likes My Baby

Matt’s Punk Mix
NUMBER ONES – Sixteen
FORGOTTEN REBELS – Tell Me You Love Me
DEFORMITY – Shards
PRIME TIME – Tied Down

Outro song:
GAI – Hate in the Memories

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!