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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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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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New Blood! HVAC, JUDY AND THE JERKS, WHIPS, CELLULOID, and PSOAS


February 9th, 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:
HVAC

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016 in New York.

Reason for forming:
As a personal antidote to this bullshit system (or put more eloquently by bell hooks) the “imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy” that we’re living in and that sometimes insidiously creeps into the communities that we forge as an alternative to that.

What are your lyrics about?
Anjelica: Revenge as freedom from abuse, some of the things going on around us in punk that suck.

Sarah: The struggles of being taken seriously as a non-male; knowing that you deserve better than what you’re getting from your environment and then being expected to maintain a pleasant demeanor in the harsh and grating reality of being a femme.

How would you describe your sound?
Brat punk you can stomp to.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours and a 7 in!

HVAC (photo by Julian Gilbert)

Links and contact info:

hvacnyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
JUDY AND THE JERKS

Date & location formed:
October 2016 in beautiful sunny Hattiesburg, MS.

Reason for forming:
Baghead and Big Bleach went on hiatus so sometimes you gotta rock with your best buds and fresh faces.

What are your lyrics about?
How awesome junk food is, slugs doing slug stuff, being a racoon, and how much better La Croiz is then lame dudes.

How would you describe your sound?
Goofy, noisey, fun, fast punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
More music about silly stuff, records incoming, touring in the summer possibly, having ~fun~

Links and contact info:
judyandthejerks.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
WHIPS

Date & location formed:
February 2015 / San Francisco, CA.

Reason for forming:
Carlos, Kyle, and Josh started playing Sabertooth Zombie cover songs together in high school and continuously jammed since. Whips started as a project in 2015 with Carlos and our old singer, Matthew. We took a break for year and reformed with our current singer Daniel in October 2016.

What are your lyrics about?
True crime, mental struggle, Daniel’s haunting perspective of the world through the eyes of a serial killer.

How would you describe your sound?
I would describe our sound with rock n roll influences. Other people have said that we “sound like” G A G, so we went with it, which is we made shirts with ball gags on them. :)

What’s in the future for this band?
Continue to rock in more places inside or outside of the country.

Whips (photo by Senny Mau)

Links and contact info:

whipshc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CELLULOID

Date & location formed:
Started in Seattle around September 2014, picked up our singer in March 2015.

Reason for forming:
It seemed like we were the only goth kids in Seattle who also like country.

What are your lyrics about?
Occultism and whiskey-fueled despondency.

How would you describe your sound?
“The good Cheena” – Rob Fletcher

What’s in the future for this band?
West coast tour in mid/late February, hopefully East Coast tour in the fall. Also just released a full length with Casino Trash Records.

Celluloid (photo by Che Hise-Gattone)

Links and contact info:
celluloidseattle.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PSOAS

Date & location formed:
Mid 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reason for forming:
We’ve all had other fast bands since 2013 and just wanted to make a new and faster one.

What are your lyrics about?
Likeable or hateable characters in likeable or hateable situations.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore Punk² + Violence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record a LP. Tour wherever we are invited to.

Psoas (photo by Francisco Guidi)

Links and contact info:
psoas.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 #406 • March 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #406, the March 2017 issue, is here! Philadelphia hardcore band S-21 tell us the history behind their name, BETON give us their take on a Brazil tour, ZERODENT get us dancing in Perth, PELUQUERÍA CANINA play melodic punk in Madrid, SECOND COMBAT keep straightedge hardcore alive in Malaysia, PALBERTA gets weird in New York, Brazil’s VIDA RUIM spread their love for HÜSKER DÜ, and Austin’s BODY PRESSURE want to “Make Bigots Scared Again.” We have an update on our Archive Project progress and then we delve into some lesser known Finnish KBD gems from the new compilation Kuoleman Tappaneet, talk with punk writer and zinester Jessie Lynn McMains, plus the debut of two new columns on DIY Metal and European punk life. We’ve also got photos from Chicago’s Infestational and This Is Austin Not That Great. All this plus the record, demo, book, zine, and films reviews you love. Order today!

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MRR Radio #1543 • 2/5/17


February 5th, 2017 by

Greg surfs on a wave of hate in a sea of studs.

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Intro song:
LIQUIDS – I Killed Donald Trump

Come Holy Spirit

One
KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA – Time Honored Tradition
ISOTOPE SOAP – Hate
LEMONADE – Gusano Borracho
LOST KIDS – Cola Freaks

Two
DANGUS TARKUS – Amerika
OVENS – Feel Like Shit / Hesh Sesh
NIP DRIVERS – Nip Driver
ADD/C – Country
LIVID – Be a Man
DARK / LIGHT – Dark Slash Light

Three
THE WAR GOES ON – Ugly Part of Town
RUDIMENTARY PENI – One and All
UKE OF PHILLIPS – House a Home
MYSTIC INANE – Manhood
PRIESTS – Nothing Feels Natural

Seventy Seven
GOOD THROB – Slick Dicks
PISS TEST – Methamphetamine 4 Cocaine Prices
ERIK NERVOUS – New Potatoes
WILD AT HEART – Blind Mirror
VEXX – Strength
BROKEN STRINGS – Look for Me

Outro song:
COME HOLY SPIRIT – Grand Island

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! BAD EXAMPLE, HAIRSPRAY QUEEN, CRUMBLING WALL, FEX URBIS, and GULAG


February 2nd, 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:
BAD EXAMPLE

Date & location formed:
February 2016, formed in Benji’s hut in Birmingham AL.

Reason for forming:
Ariel wrote a recorded a bunch of instrumental songs by himself, and would ask his roommates Rickey and Sammantha to yell vocals into his computer mic to record vocals. At the time myself (Eli) and Benji had a drum set at our house. Since then our influence is ignoring responsibilities and buddies.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are mostly about fucked up people and how to deal with fucked up people.

How would you describe your sound?
Pogo hardcore for tuffys.

What’s in the future for this band?
A lot more songs, a lot more tours, and inevitable financial ruin.

Links and contact info:
2056129496.bandcamp.com
205-612-9496.

 

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Band name:
HAIRSPRAY QUEEN

Date & location formed:
Providence, RI, March 2016.

Reason for forming:
A few of us had been loosely jamming since late 2015. After a few months of that, Joey from Downtown Boys offered us our first show, and we wrote most of our set in the 4 weeks leading up to it. Our singer joined a few days before the show and we’ve been going like that since.

What are your lyrics about?
Dying and how shitty the world is.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk, deathrock, “dark punk.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Release more music and play more shows. We’re hopefully touring through the midwest and east coast this summer but we don’t know anyone to book shows farther than like, Boston.

Hairspray Queen (photo by Carlos Romero)

Links and contact info:

hairsprayqueen.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/hairsprayqueenpvd

 

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Band name:

CRUMBLING WALL

Date & location formed:
September 2016, South London.

Reason for forming:
The two of us play together in a band called SARCASM, and found ourselves in our practice room one evening without the other half of that group. Casting around for something to do, and both fresh from 190 episodes of Mike Duncan’s History of Rome podcast, the most sensible conclusion seemed to be to start another band, in which we both play unfamiliar instruments for the first time, entirely themed around Ancient Rome. By the end of the evening, we had decided to give ourselves two months to write, record and release a tape; and play a show. We (just) succeeded.

What are your lyrics about?
Roman History. The first tape is about the emperors of the Nerva-Antonine Dynasty, aka ‘the five good emperors’. There might be contemporary resonances, but we try to stick close to the source material.

How would you describe your sound?
Primitive. Blindly feeling our way towards the kind of punk we want to hear, liberated by a total lack of technical ability. CRASS, RONDOS and ILDJARN were vaguely mentioned as initial ‘influences.’

What’s in the future for this band?
More of the past. Hopefully another tape before the summer.

Links and contact info:
crumblingwall.bandcamp.com

 

Band name:
FEX URBIS

Date & location formed:
Formed late 2015, played our first show in March ’16 and released our demo in September. London, UK.

Reason for forming:
All of our old bands (NO, VERTICAL SLUMP, COP, GLOSS REJECTION) died; we’re all from different towns called ‘Tombland.’

What are your lyrics about?
Addictions & dying.

How would you describe your sound?
Throbbing memento mori anarcho punk made by dum dum boys with the dynamism of a dog on a leash.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re partway through recording the next 6 songs we wrote after our first demo, hoping to play out of London as much as possible asap.

Fex Urbis (photo by Jack Pitt)

Links and contact info:

fexurbis.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GULAG

Date & location formed:
January/February 2016, San Diego,CA.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a second band, and our vocalist had never been in a band before.

What are your lyrics about?
WW1/2 and Cold War Conspiracies, Hating Life.

How would you describe your sound?
Angry, Raw, “Fast” 80’s Scandinavian Influenced Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release a few tapes,eps, lp,go on a few tours.

Gulag (photo by Oscar Aranda)

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/gulag
gulagmangel.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.