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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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MRR Archive Update

January 9th, 2017 by

One of 4 brand new LP shelves, with space to grow the collection

It’s been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we’ve been busy inventorying, cleaning, rehousing, green taping, and cataloging all 49,955 records we own. We’ve been digitizing back issues, scanning special covers made by Tim Yo, conducting dozens of research requests for punks and scholars, and tracking down records we’re missing from the collection. Hundreds of shitworkers from all over the world have helped us out, some for just an hour once and some for 5 hours each week.

Old shelves crammed with LPs

Each month, we get in 80-120 records for review and the constant growth of the collection was overwhelming our shelf capacity. With the money earned in the fundraiser, we were able to buy four new shelves to accommodate thousands more LPs. We bought tens of thousands of poly bags and put them on every single LP. We’ve purchased new shelf liners, baskets for supplies, a library kick stool for hard-to-reach top shelves, and custom wood alphabet dividers.

Archival boxes for our collection of back issues

These funds have also made it possible for us to buy archival boxes for our paper collections. Our full run of magazine back issues is now properly stored in acid-free containers, and our collection of letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings will soon be rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Much of the paper ephemera we have is truly one-of-a-kind, consisting of hand drawn art and flyers, and its long-term survival is crucial. Digitizing and rehousing these materials is a smart move to increase access and decrease handling of fragile papers.

We will be launching the MRR Archive website on June 1, 2017. The first phase of the launch will have the fully digitized MRR back issue archive, with over 400 issues dating back to 1982! Shortly thereafter, we’ll be launching a searchable database of our record collection, with reviews for every record we’ve ever reviewed.

Want to help out? We need Bay Area shitworkers to help out with inventory and rehousing, and remote shitworkers can contribute data entry. We especially need some database and technology help! Do you have any experience with CollectiveAccess? Can you fix a Mac? Please get in touch with us at .

We’re having a work day on January 21 at MRR HQ. You can find more information and RSVP here.

Maximum Rocknroll #405 • Feb 2017

It’s that time again, our Year-End Top Ten Issue, with 2016 best-of lists by everyone from your favorite band, column, or label. We’ve also got hand-picked show photos from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, and art throughout by Sarah Sequoia. Plus, we talk with Boston goth femme punks DAME, Glasgow’s ANXIETY teach us about “wimpy hardcore,” FUCKING from Minneapolis live up to their name, then we delve into Filipino Oi! with the EXSENADORS and Finnish post-punk with APATHETICS. All this plus letters, columns, and the record, book, film, and zine reviews you love. Start the new year off right with Maximum Rocknroll! 


You can now download this issue of MRR for only $2.99!!

MRR Radio #1539 • 1/8/17

January 8th, 2017 by

This week Matt fills the hour with some new shit, old shit, obscure shit, and raw ’77 shit. Non-stop punk shit!


Intro song:
ECONOCHRIST – Withdrawal

Purrkur Pillnikk

New Shit
NEON – Neon
3D – 2 Segundos
ULTRA – Libertad de Expresión
SYNDROME 81 – La Rouille du Quotidien
THE NODS – Chromatic Recollections

Obscure Shit
SWEETY PUNK – Don’t Care
URBAN BANDITS – Machine to Mark
GWAR – World of Filth

Shit Cassettes
ESKROFULA – La Muerte en Tu Cara
NADSAT – Año 0
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO – Idiota (parte 2)

Raw ’77 Shit
THE NOW – Into the 80s
KILLJOYS – Johnny Won’t Get to Heaven
SOME CHICKEN – New Religion
LOCKJAW – Radio Call Sign
THE USERS – Sick of you

Outro songs:
GWAR – Americanized

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!


January 5th, 2017 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:

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015 – NYC

Reason for forming:
To make a racket and show our discontent and views of everything around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Living in a shitty world, life, violence, bad situations….etc.

How would you describe your sound?
When we started we wanted to sound a bit or so like Cocadictos / Ultimo Resorte, but now, our sound is what we make it, just straight hardcore punk, what ever rings our ears.

What’s in the future for this band?
EP recording will be in the works soon to be released hopefully in the spring on Always Restrictions.

Porvenir Oscuro ( photo by Kevin spaghetti)

Links and contact info:





Band name:

Date & location formed:
St. John’s, Newfoundland sometime slowly throughout the fall/winter of 2015

Reason for forming:
We really like Blitz but aren’t really good enough to sound like them and this is what we ended up with.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything from typical punk stuff like war mongers to waiting around for your slow ass friends.

How would you describe your sound?
Everyone else basically seems to say the Partisans/No Future records which sounds good to us.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hard to say. Jon lives in Nunavut right now so it’s a little touch and go. Hopefully play more shows and make people in St. John’s like the Partisans I guess…

Links and contact info:





Band name:

Date & location formed:
Early 2016ish, Nottingham, UK.

Reason for forming:
The others told me they were doing a Dio tribute band… they lied.

What are your lyrics about?
Drug-fuelled hokum & jive/crashing real life.

How would you describe your sound?
The moment the speed catches up with the codine/ broke brain blues/ wonk’n’roll/ raw power.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couple of tapes, couple of breakdowns, Holy Diver tribute album, moon on a stick…

Bloody Head (photo by Chris Braddock [of horrible racket Moloch])

Links and contact info:




Band name:

Date & location formed:
Fall of 2015, San Francisco, CA’s Richmond district.

Reason for forming:
Not enough pups in the scene, too many tough guys and bullies. Trying to make a space for all the brown girls in the world.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about being a girl, woman? Chixana? Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin but also learning to love and celebrate yourself. A lot of seemingly trivial things but they’re the things that make us human. Including but not limited to; Christmas trees, camping, boy scouts, going to shows alone, panic attacks.

How would you describe your sound?
Two pups in a trench coat using a fake ID to get into the bar.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our first ever tape! And we hope to tour California this summer.

Pumpkin (photo by Holly Meadows-Smith)

Links and contact info:





Band name:

Date & location formed:
August 2016 Orange, CA.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to start a band that was different from the bands currently in Orange County and develop our own sound.

What are your lyrics about?
Tony (vocals/guitar) writes all the songs and they are mostly about weird hitch hiker stories/wrestling/ and topics that are unusual.

How would you describe your sound?
We Would describe our sound as a mix of early grunge and 80s Japanese Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We want to tour up north and we got plans to write a 7″ that will probably be on NeckChop records later next year who knows.

Phoebe (photo by Wayne Ballard )

Links and contact info:





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 #1538 • 1/1/17

January 1st, 2017 by

Polish band GOVERNMENT FLU stops by at the end of their West Coast tour.


Intro song:

Government Flu (photo by Stephanie Williams)

SLOW ERASE – Crusaders
HERESY – Nausea
INFEST – Mankind

ARMIA – Jestem Drzeuo Jestem Ptak
IRON TO GOLD – The Power of One

VOWELS – What’s the Matter
MIND TRAP – Left Alone
EXTRA LUNGS – ! Mistook a Cop for a Tree
ORB – Druid

SIEKIERA – Misiolse Puszy Šci
ANTICHRIST – And Game Over
OHYDA – Umarli
KNIFE IN THE LEG – Run This World

MOSKWA – Decyduj Sam (Anarchia)
THE CORPSE – Czasapokalipsy
DEUTER – Jeden Świat

Tour Treats
XYLITOL – It’ll Slip
BAD BUGS – Disease
BUSTED OUTLOOK – Self Surrender

Outro song:
GOVERNMENT FLU – Walcz o Siebie

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!