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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

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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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New Blood! KRIMINAL, BUTCHER BOYS, THE LIMBOS, CRUTCH, and RAZORBUMPS


July 14th, 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…

Kriminal band art

Band name:
KRIMINAL

Date & location formed:
Berlin, May 2015.

Reason for forming:
Laessie: To keep ourselves off the streets. After 4 of us formed the “one gig only” Discharge and Shitlickers coverband “Shitcharge” which turned out to be lots of fun we decided to keep on playing something d-beat related together. We started in may 2015 with Janne Mannio on vocals, who sadly had to leave us after some months since he moved back to Finland. Luckily Rob wasn´t afraid of spending lots of time in a small room with 4 morons and joined
on vocals the same day Janne left
so we could keep the whole thing going.

What are your lyrics about?
Rob: Lyrically the content of our songs is varied between abstractions of personal/scene politics and a dystopian perspective of the future. Topics range from: the rise of the far right-wing around the world and its effect on people caught in the middle of rhetorical infighting, the phenomena of younger generations being controlled and distorted by social media, the tendency for elements of the punk community to become isolationist and devolving into elitism.

How would you describe your sound?
Laessie: Heavily d-beat/Swedish HC influenced punk with occasional rock´n´roll riffs.

Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)

Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)

What’s in the future for this band?
Laessie: More recordings in the next couple of months, touring Europe next year and finally getting our pyramid scheme started!

Links and contact info:

kriminalhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BUTCHER BOYS

Date & location formed:
September 2014- San Gabriel Valley.

Reason for forming:
We were already talking about starting a project and it just so happened to be around halloween time and thought it’d be cool to cover X for a couple LA Halloween shows. Started on original stuff shortly after and the guys broke my heart by vowing to never cover X again.

What are your lyrics about?
LIFE OF A SALT QUEEN/POINTING FINGERS/BURNING BRIDGES/TAKING NAMES.

How would you describe your sound?
Like loose change in a dryer.

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Butcher Boys (photo by Desilu Munoz)

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a few upcoming shows:
7/16 with Busted Outlook/Primal Rite/Ex Youth/Drop In @ The Crate (Oakland)
8/7 with Wet Brain @ E. 7th warehouse (LA)
8/9 with Vanilla Poppers @ 5 Star Bar (LA)
8/13 with G.L.O.S.S./Pure Disgust/Firewalker/Thee Guillotines @ Union (LA)

Links and contact info:
butcherboys.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
THE LIMBOS

Date & location formed:
We formed in the summer of 2015 in Jackson, MS.

Reason for forming:
Nathaniel, the guitar player, had some riffs and lyrics that he’d been sitting on for about a year and he really wanted to do something with them. Mississippi has very few punk bands so he asked a few friends who weren’t already in other bands to start one.

What are your lyrics about?
Southern white conservatives, hypermasculinity, being punk, being not punk.

The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)

The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with Japanese hardcore influenced melodies.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a second and final tape soon. One of the members is moving and we don’t want to be a Frankenstein band.

Links and contact info:

thelimbospunk.bandcamp.com

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Artwork by Ross Adams

Artwork by Ross Adams

Band name:
CRUTCH

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
To play fast, mean songs and get some shit off our chests.

What are your lyrics about?
Inner struggles with depression and anxiety. Being queer in a conservative state.

How would you describe your sound?
Fastcore, reminiscent of 90’s powerviolence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest at the end of July, then writing a new EP.

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

Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)

Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)

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razorbumps band artwork

Band name:
RAZORBUMPS

Date & location formed:
Denton, Texas early fall of 2015.

Reason for forming:
Jenn: We wanted to make music that people could move their bodies to and dance! The guys had been jamming these songs for while before they came to me and said, “you’ve gotta sing on this.” I loved the tracks from the get-go. Since then, we’ve recruited two pals from Hattiesburg, MS to play with us live… so we consist of members of Ritual Order, Baghead, Big Bleach, Dumspell, Common-
Ignorance, and Elix-R).

What are your lyrics about?
Jenn: The lyrics for the demo, where do I start? The tracklist basically guides you through a young adult dealing with recreational drug use turned habit, abortion, peer pressure, friends that don’t take your advice… or ever shut up, and conscience themes. There will be a lyric zine available soon that will depict the lyrics in multiple perspectives. I had a great time writing the lyrics and recording this demo, its definitely the funnest thing I’ve ever done.

razorbumps band photo

How would you describe your sound?
Jenn: We think it was best described in a youtube post from our pal Jimmy: “garage-tinged rock n’ roll with bits of pop punk influence sprinkled graciously throughout.” It’s practically everything I could possibly want from a band of this nature: melodic, catchy as hell riffs and bass lines (often times sound like they’re playing a different song entirely with how dynamic they can be), some of the best drumming in the business, and reverbed female vocals layered on top of one another to give the illusion of legitimate vocal harmonies. And, of course, with there being added touches of delightfully sharp chords added into the mix in the first two tracks. They’re eventually abandoned for the last three tracks, instead sticking to more-straight-forward garage rock melodies as opposed to the poppy, chromatic-chord laden stuff displayed in the first two tracks.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Jenn: Since recruiting our new members there has been talk of a first show and a possible tour later into 2017, we are so stoked to play live shows and continue writing more music!!

Links and contact info:

razorbumpstx.bandcamp.com

Tapes available at:

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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 #1513 • 7/10/16


July 10th, 2016 by

On this week’s MRR Radio, Greg drinks too much coffee, loses his marbles and plays lots of punk stuff.

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Intro song:
SICK THOUGHTS – 18 and Free

Community

Community

The new things that wonderful punks send to us.
SPRAY PAINT – Heavy Loiter
COMMUNITY – Community
BULLNETTLE – Waiting
WOTZIT – Nerve Surfer
KONTROLA W – Bossa Nova

I can’t stand that the Midwest can be alright.
DANCING CIGARETTES – Pop Doormat
THE GIZMOS – Pay
THE LAW – King Size Cigarette
IMMORTAL MICE MEN – Useless Chatter
THE JETSONS – Genetically Stupid

You can’t step to this
ANNIE AND CANDY KLUTZ – Abortion
BAZZ – The List
MUMMIES – I’m Down
FEEDERZ – Love in the Ruins

Songs in the key of Barker Gee
THE OYSTERS – Tell Me
GRUMPIES – Couldn’t (If I Tried)
DOGMATICS – Thayer St
NEON PISS – Siege Mentality

Outro song:
THE YOUNG MEN – Tabletop Hop

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! SURGE, S-21, TRASH LOBSTER, and UNITED VOID


July 7th, 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:SurgeLogoNewBlood
SURGE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Dublin, Ireland about a year ago. At the time we had Emmett from Strong Boys playing drums but he wasn’t able to commit to the amount of gigs we wanted to do due to lots of great bands he’s already in but luckily we weren’t out of action too long when our good friend Tommy stepped in and we all gelled together really well.

Reason for forming:
Denise was really angry about a lot of stuff happening in society in Ireland and globally and wanted to vent about it. Lyrics formed in her head and we wrote a bunch of tunes in short space of time and it took off pretty quickly.

What are your lyrics about?
Denise: Generally about things that really piss me off, and make me despondent. Stuff I really need to vent about, which there is no shortage of on this fucked up little island. Sexual assault and how certain attitudes perpetuate bullshit rape culture, Ireland’s archaic abortion legislation, and the torture and death that results from state inaction on it, the absurdity of total environmental destruction as a result of rampant capitalism, struggles with self harm ideations, the dangers of mob mentality against oppressed minorities, queer identity and erasure.

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

How would you describe your sound?
A raw mix between Japanese and Scandi hardcore? That’s what we were aiming for anyway but it developed at bit different as always. It’s noisy anyway.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released a 7 track tape (available through Dogs and Vultures Distro) and have started writing songs for another release, hopefully a split with another queer/feminist hardcore band. We’re up for touring and festivals as much as time allows, we have some trips to mainland Europe in the pipeline already.

Links and contact info:

surgepunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/surgepunx

Distro:

dogsandvultures.com

 

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Band name:s-21 band artwork
S-21

Date & location formed:
September 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Reason for forming:
A bunch of bands broke up and a new wave of Philly punk bands started up, S-21 being one of them.

What are your lyrics about?
Genocide, being objectified/hyper-sexualized as an Asian woman, abuse, systemic oppression.

How would you describe your sound?
US hardcore punk band ripping off primitive Japanese punk metal riffs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Northeast tour in August and recording a record mid-summer.

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

Links and contact info:
s-21.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Band name: TRASH LOBSTER

Date & location formed:
June 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
Contributing to a punk scene that has stood up for and supported us.

What are your lyrics about?
Resistance to oppressive systems.

How would you describe your sound?
Queer Dumpster Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest in July and a second release sometime before Fall.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/trashlobster666
trashlobster.bandcamp.com

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

 

 

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Band name:
united void band logo
UNITED VOID

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Andrew’s living room. East Tacoma, WA.

Reason for forming:
Steve: I moved to Seattle from KC in September and started hanging with Paul, who lived in KC for a while too. Neither of us had any bands going on and he introduced me to Tyler and Andrew. We all started jamming songs we had written and things kind of clicked between us.

What are your lyrics about?
Wasting time around shitty people, social climbers, feeling stuck in shitty situations, and joining gangs of monsters. Most are written in retrospect about bad times I was having the past couple years before I moved.

united void band photo

How would you describe your sound?
USHC. Poison Idea/Boston/Midwest Hardcore all put into one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording again in the next few months and planning a tour for late August/early September. Until then just keep writing songs and playing shows.

Links and contact info:

unitedvoid.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 #399 • Aug 2016

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It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #399, the August 2016 issue! This issue of the planet’s greatest punk fanzine features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photo essay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with PSYCHO SQUATT and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. If that’s not enough, we also have features covering the standout dark punk of Australia’s MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective discussing projects like Skate Like a Girl and preeminent skate punk band SKITCH, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, Oi!-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago’s BOILERMAN, Virginia’s RHDP (that stands for Red Horse Drunk Punks, FYI), and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain’t it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore’s LUBRICANT, and a scene report from North Texas. All this, plus the biggest reviews section in the world of Serious Music Criticism and over a dozen reports from your favorite columnists; it’s all here, and it’s all happening.

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MRR Radio #1512 • 7/3/16


July 3rd, 2016 by

The pool party with Shabana, Rory, and Dan.

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RIP Barker

RIP Barker Gee

Intro song:
IN SCHOOL – Cement Fucker

First lap
KRIMEWATCH – No Sympathy
REPOS – Still Ain’t High
G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day of Revenge
BIB – Sweat City

Second lap
RAW UNITED – Spindle
BROADWAYS – Lake Michigan
DANGERS – (D)anger(s)
BLACKLISTED – Canonized

Third lap
STRANGE FACES – Who Are They?
CRUDE STUDS – Videodrone
COHERENCE – Bicycle Furniture

A dive into the new bin
BETA BOYS – Real Rockers
Q – Terrqr
SKIPLICKERS – D.E.A.F.
DARK THOUGHTS – Identity Crisis

We miss you, Barker
HUFF STUFF MAGAZINE – Yesterday’s News
WITCHES WITH DICKS – Second Chance
WET SPOTS – Leeching out

Outro song:
NEON PISS – Sickening Wind

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!