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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 Archive and Database Fundraiser


June 13th, 2016 by
A selection of rare records from our collection!

A selection of rare records from our collection!

As MRR enters its 40th year, we are undertaking our most ambitious project ever: creating a comprehensive online database of our record collection and music reviews. The project will also see out-of-print issues of the magazine fully digitized. You’ll be able to access it all online for free. We’re in the home stretch of a fundraising campaign, and we just passed our reach goal of $25,000. The money will ensure that we can do this project quickly, accurately, and efficiently. Consider donating if you have the means, and spread the word! More information is available here.



MRR Radio #1509 • 6/12/16


June 12th, 2016 by

Join Matt and Greg for a wild and crazy hour of punk music!

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Intro song:
LA URSS – El Lamento

RIP Brandon Ferrell

RIP Brandon Ferrell

Dive into the new arrivals bin
ANARQUIA VERTICAL – Vales Para Todo/No, Jodete
DEAD HERO – Traicionados
PESSIMISTS – Mask & Uniform
SECTA – Oposicion
RED SQUARES – Time Change

“If the underground is dead, then what the fuck is this?”
DARK THOUGHTS – Why Should I Care/Nothin to Do
SCUMRAID – Control
BIZNAGA – Cul de Sac
INTREPID HEARTS – Paying Attention
RÜZ – Blame the Badge

From the tower of broken tape decks
COMMANDO – Effigy
DIGI BOYS – No Clue
OLD CITY – Leap of Faith
LA VASE – Submission
FCKR – Elite

Greg throws around a bunch of records and tapes
NATURE BOYS – Bent Again
LOST BALLOONS – Jump Ship
DJ BO & TESS STEWART – Cosmic Mean Mug
FYP – Smarter Than the Average Bear
DEEP THROATS – Creature Feature
NADIE – Copy Me

Outro song:
THE PENETRATORS – Shopping Bag

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! DELETE, IN FLUX, THE C.H.U.D’S, VANILLA POPPERS, and ARROTZAK


June 9th, 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…

DELETE (photo by Jonathan Hall)

DELETE (photo by Jonathan Hall)

Band name:
DELETE

Date & location formed:
OAKLAND 2016

Reason for forming:
CONTROL

What are your lyrics about?
CRITIQUE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

How would you describe your sound?
FIST PUNK

What’s in the future for this band?
DISCIPLINE

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

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in flux band logo

Band name:
IN FLUX

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015/2016 in Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to form a band like this for cathartic reasons but also for empowering ones. Some of us are introverted, AFAB, queer, and/or femme, and it feels good to be in a heavy, fast band because people wouldn’t necessarily expect that from us. its fun to fuck with peoples perceptions on what art you should make based on your appearance or your personality. fuck that shit.

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

What are your lyrics about?
Depression, death, fucked up family dynamics, strength through solidarity and friendship, being genderqueer, patriarchal bullshit.

How would you describe your sound?
Sprinkled ignorance admist the d-beat.

What’s in the future for this band?
Demo tape out on GET BETTER records soon!

West Coast Tour in August:
8/10–Portland, OR
8/12–Seattle, WA
8/13–Boise, ID
8/14–Salt Lake City, UT
8/15–Denver, CO
8/16–Flagstaff, AZ
8/17–Tucson, AZ
8/18–San Diego, CA
8/19–Los Angeles. CA
8/20–Oakland, CA
8/21–Olympia, WA

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

In Flux (photo by BRYAN)

Links and contact info:

influxpdx.bandcamp.com
getbetterrecords.com

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Band name:
THE C.H.U.D’S

Date & location formed:
late 2015 (played our first show in February 2016) Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

Reason for forming:
Our singer and first bassist drunkenly talking about forming a band.

The CHUDS (photo by Fig Reilly)

The CHUDS (photo by Fig Reilly)

What are your lyrics about?
Our Lyrics are about the pain/struggle/frustrations of being a poor, non passing trans woman and the dehumanizing effects of how society treats you when you don’t fit. We sing about trans phobia in punk and the silence of so-called allies. We sing about the constant struggle to survive and the drugs we do to cope. Mostly it’s just the pissed of screaming of a woman trying to survive by any means necessary.

How would you describe your sound?
Our influences are grunge, noise rock and hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing new songs, playing as many shows as we can, touring and just trying to live through the next day.

Links and contact info:
thechuds1.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TheChudsMusic

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Band name:
VANILLA POPPERS

Date & location formed:
Cleveland OH, about a year ago.

Reason for forming:
Because what else are you going to do in Cleveland?

Vanilla Poppers photo by Kat Cade)

Vanilla Poppers photo by Kat Cade)

What are your lyrics about?
Being a creep. Turning to the bottle. SNIFFING POPPERS. Having your rags, living in the 21st century, boys, the usual bullshit.

How would you describe your sound?
I dunno, punk? It’s fast, it has a lot of hardcore tendencies but the high pitched vocals (the singer is a guy punching himself in the nuts over the duration of the whole set) make it all yappy. We did a COMES cover but then we also wanted to cover ZOLAR X and then CRISIS so it’s kinda across the board. RAMONES FOREVER.

What’s in the future for this band?
A 3 week US tour in August.
A 7″ off Negative Jazz and a 7″ off Lumpy sometime after that.
A 12″ if we don’t kill each other with love first

Links and contact info:
blowbloodrecords.bandcamp.com

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arrotzak band logo

Band name:
ARROTZAK

Date & location formed:
San Sebastian, Basque Country, 2015.

Reason for forming:
We were in other kind of bands and we wanted to do some dark and direct punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Daily internal wars, fears, death, angst, alcoholism and small lights of hope.

How would you describe your sound?
Some kind of straigh up melodic punk with dark desperate aftertaste.

Arrotzak (photo by by Jabi Sanchez)

Arrotzak (photo by by Jabi Sanchez)

What’s in the future for this band?
Keep on doing songs and go touring somewhere.

Links and contact info:

arrotzak.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.



Maximum Rocknroll #398 • July 2016

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Get ready for Maximum Rocknroll #398, the July 2016 issue and the second edition of our Ex-Yugo retrospective special! This one features Croatian bands including the wild synth-punk of KAOS, Rijeka’s PARAF as well as KUD IDIJOTI and BESPOSLIČARI from the small yet bustling scene of Pula, plus some classic Slovenian groups such as BULDOŽER, LUBLANSKI PSI, and Ljubljana’s NIET. We also got a chance to get in some of the latest and greatest in North American hardcore, interviewing the globetrotting Bay Area straightedge outfit TØRSÖ and Toronto teenage maniacs MOLLOT. The UK’s DOMESTICS talk about their unrelenting dedication to punk in East Anglia, and RED RED KROVVY also sit down for their first MRR interview ten years after their formation as a high school punk band on Australia’s isolated north coast. Also featured: an article on Mabel Valdiviezo, whose upcoming documentary Prodigal Daughter tells her story as a punk woman in the DIY subterráneo scene in Lima in the ‘80s, coming to the US as an undocumented immigrant in the ‘90s, and her subsequent return home. This issue also includes an Iowa City scene report, a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest, hundreds of reviews (records, demos, books, films; you name it), another fix of your favorite columnists; in short, another high stakes, buy-or-die edition of MRR.

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MRR Radio #1508 • 6/5/16


June 5th, 2016 by

Grace records a short radio show with LOS MONJO and fills it out with hits new and old from the recently-reviewed bins.

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THE WORLD – Loser

Guadalajara's Los Monjo

Guadalajara’s Los Monjo

SIN MOTIVO – El Desierto
BLACK PANTIES – Everyone
PERVERTS AGAIN – I Don’t Want A Phone
QUANGO – Fatality

METAL URBAIN – Panik
ANGRY ANGLES – Apparent-Transparent
PORNO CASSETTES – Your Face
NO TAG – No Tag

LOS MONJO – Cobardes
ROLLING STONES – Satisfaction
RAMONES – You’re Gonna Kill That Girl (live)
ESKORBUTO – De Qui Depende
LARSEN – Vomitas Sangre
MCD – Suicida
RAMONES – Commando (live)
ESKORBUTO – Tamara
LARSEN – Frontera
MCD – No Te Queda Nada

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!