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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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ATTENTAT!

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! SUB SPACE, CRICO, TOTAL REALITY, OMERTA, and GAG TAPE


March 30th, 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:
SUB SPACE

We are:
Vocals- Sam Light
Guitar- Joe Z.
Bass- Martin
Drums- Tony Kaplan

Date & location formed:
March 2016 Brooklyn, NY.

Reason for forming:
I really wanted to start a hardcore project. I had a lot of aggression that was consuming me in an unhealthy way, and music has always been an outlet for me, so I thought why not start making some. Around that time there were so many amazing femme-fronted hardcore bands coming out and KILLING IT! It really inspired me to finally start a project and put myself out there.Me and Joe started the project and then asked Tony and Martin if they wanted to be part of it. We have all known each other for the better part of a decade so everything just kinda fell into place as we began to write. We all put an equal amount of effort and creative energy into the songs, so everything we have written so far has been a real collaborative effort.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics all have interconnecting themes about standing your ground and the constant struggle of internal and external destruction. It’s about raw femme and queer power, about claiming our space, about confronting anger and actually using it as a source of strength. I wanted to write fem-dom lyrics to assert my dominance and make it very present.

I also made the decision to write some of the songs in Spanish. I chose to do that because I am a mix Latina New Yorker. This is a part of me and the lyrics I wrote in Spanish are actually the most personal and vulnerable.

How would you describe your sound?
Sub Space is definitely hc with punk sensibilities. We found a sound that really represents every single one of our personal styles and we are super excited to continue to grow into that sound.

What’s in the future for this band?
As for the future, we are getting ready to put out tapes of our demo and wanna keep playing shows!

Sub Space (photo by Ayşe Yasa)

Links and contact info:

subspacenyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CRICO

Date & location formed:
Mexico City, November 2016.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a Rock’n’Roll band influenced by Garage Punk with a raw Hardcore backbone. We all listen to a lot of different stuff as well as sharing a lot of common interests in music and general. Fun, friendship, punk, and memes.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics talk about having fun with our friends, the boredom of everyday life and the satisfaction of emotional and musical self destruction. Dating, relationships, and anecdotes, want to see the city blow to bits, letting your feelings take control disregarding the consequences. We invite people to dance and go nuts, to enjoy the music and just dance.

How would you describe your sound?
Strong and fast. a No-holds-barred invitation to wobble your head, stomp around a have a good time.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour, make more music and more memes.

Crico (photo by San Atarashi)

Links and contact info:

crico.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TOTAL REALITY

Date & location formed:
I don’t know about date, but some time around May or June 2016 in my flatmate’s room while hanging out with our now singer (Thauer), who was visiting the glorious.

Reason for forming:
Thauer was never in a band and really wanted to sing somewhere so I figured why not. We hit up our two mates Basti (Bass) and Marcel (Drums) and then I wrote the Demo in two weeks cause I still had some riffs leftover from a former band that never really went anywhere.

What are your lyrics about?
It’s mostly about personal stuff which in Thauer’s case involves a lot of social anxiety and disdain towards his peers which – living in Berlin – consists of Tumblr warriors living behind a computer screen. I think if he would live somewhere else, he would be less aggravated but since he’s a graphic designer Berlin is kind of his natural habitat.

How would you describe your sound?
Primitive, simple but effective. In terms of bands I’ve ripped off probably Urban Blight, Negative Approach, SSD or something like that.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just toured so it might be a while before that happens again but definitely writing and recording new stuff. Gonna play some weekends and fests here and there, maybe throw in the occasional one off show.

Links and contact info:

totalxreality.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OMERTA

Date & location formed:
July 2016, Ottawa.

Reason for forming:
Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

What are your lyrics about?
World/society, scene politics, grieving the loss of loved ones, destruction.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore influenced by early Italian and finish Hardcore in the vein of Wretched, Puke, Mellaka etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just came back from touring Mexico in February, gonna write new songs, play more shows and hopefully release a 7 inch in the future.

Links and contact info:
omertapunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GAG TAPE

Date & location formed:
Boyle Heights, CA 2017.

Reason for forming:
We were tired of the same bands playing in every show in the L.A scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Oppression, police brutality, and feminism.

How would you describe your sound?
Ass Clapping Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour in the bay area June 9-11, 2017.

Links and contact info:
gagtape666.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/GAGTAPE666

 

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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 #1550 • 3/26/17


March 26th, 2017 by

Berlin’s Piss take over MRR Radio at the tail end of their North American tour.

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Intro song:
SHITLICKERS – War System

TERVEET KÄDET – Pissa ja paskaa
ARMLESS CHILDREN – Leper of Love
THE EX – The Well-Known Soldier
ESKORBUTO – Cualquier Lugar
ANTI-CIMEX – War Machine
TITMACHINE – I Wanna Be Your Dog

DISGUISE – No Chaos?
DISCLOSE – Once the War Started
ENNIO MORRICONE – Magic and Ecstasy
VAMPIRE – At Midnight I’ll Possess Your Corpse

SIDA – Balas de Justicia
DAF – Essen Dann Schlafen
DOLLY PARTON – Mule Skinner Blues
DEMONIOS SALVAJES – Hombre Animal
JIMMY SMACK – I Hate Life

PISS – Stuck in the Gutter

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! MALA MENTE, LACE, PURITANS, HYÄNE, PETITE, ESSEX MURO, and BAD VIBES


March 23rd, 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:
MALA MENTE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Denver, CO around December of 2016.

Reason for forming:
We’re all close friends and we do a lot of different types of work together. As a brown femme in punk, I would rarely ever see other femmes in bands, particularly femmes of color, so I felt a certain representation was missing and I wanted to help fill that void.

What are your lyrics about?
We wanted to talk about issues we feel passionately about.. that may make some feel uncomfortable. Our lyrics touch on racism, certain forms of assault, police brutality, colonization, anti-borders, heartbreak, machismo. Issues that many people, who may not have a platform to speak on these things, can relate to.

How would you describe your sound?
I’ve heard “Heavy, cathartic, sludgy hardcore” someone compared us to Dystopia and I want that person to know they’re wrong.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing Book Your Own Fest, a DIY fest in Olympia that centers Womxn/Queer/Trans/Femme/PoC voices in Punk and Hardcore on April 29th & 30th. We just released our self-titled EP. We have tapes and shirts on the way! We live in different parts of the country but we work around the distance.

Mala Mente (photos by Ethan Hsieh)

Links and contact info:

malamentehc.bandcamp.com
or through facebook as: mala(space)mente.
For faster responses on FB: Ix Ix Chel.

 

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Band name:

 

LACE

Date & location formed:
January 2016//Houston Texas.

Reason for forming:
Creating something with old friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Destructive human behavior.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore/Post Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A full length LP on Iron Lung Records. Playing San Antonio’s San La Muerte Festival, and looking for select shows around the country.

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

 

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Band name:
PURITANS

Date & location formed:
Early 2016.

Reason for forming:
Creative outlet.

What are your lyrics about?
Societal pressures, criticism of human behavior, religion, anxiety, romanticization of depression and suicide, selfishness, self-righteousness

How would you describe your sound?
Post-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Planning on recording new songs in the next few months, and keep playing shows.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/PuritansVancouver
puritansband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

HYÄNE

Date & location formed:
Summer/fall 2015 in Berlin.

Reason for forming:
Three friends who wanted to start a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Social issues, fucked up society and weltuntergang.

How would you describe your sound?
The idea was to play angry and raw post-punk inspired by early 80s west-berlin/german and U.K. punk bands from the cold war era.

What’s in the future for this band?
travelling and playing live as much as possible. new songs, records, … and getting more hooked on synths.

HYÄNE (photo by Romeo of Padkarosda)

Links and contact info:

hyaene.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PETITE

Date & location formed:
11/15/2016 – Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
Escaping heartbreak to do something we love.

What are your lyrics about?
Intersections of oppression, the experience of being female, social justice, a better future.

How would you describe your sound?
Chaos En France walks in on No Future Records knockin’ boots with Riot City.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours, romance, bad jokes, pushing our demo and possibly a record?

Petite (photo by Darren Plank)

Links and contact info:

petitepdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
ESSEX MURO

Date & location formed:
2015 Raleigh North Carolina @ roach garden.

Reason for forming:
We had the idea floating around for a couple of months before we started writing for it. Honestly, we were just fucking bored and thought it would be cool to play with our favorite local punk bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Our shitty house that we all live in AKA (roach garden) and local weirdos.

How would you describe your sound?
Weird psych hardcore punk, I guess.

What’s in the future for this band?
Records, more speed and touring.

Essex Muro (photo by Will Butler)

Links and contact info:

essexmuro.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BAD VIBES

Date & location formed:
Cardiff, Wales, April 2016.

Reason for forming:
I made the demo on this knackered Tascam years ago, and then forgot about it. I’d been back in Cardiff a year, and Max from Joanna Gruesome liked the tracks so much he decided he’d start a band with guys from Artefact and Caramel to play them live. I kindly got asked to join.

What are your lyrics about?
Fragility. Dull stuff. Konbini Boys is about two young guys who worked at the 7/11 near my place when I lived in Japan. They were total dudes, and often worked the same shift. One of them went missing for a while. I asked why, and his friend whispered the guy was ‘too heartbroken’ to come to work, which I liked. Bad Vibes the song is about this deli in Glasgow I eventually got fired from. Behind the scenes it was fucking disgusting, and I’m pretty sure it had ties to organised crime.

How would you describe your sound?
Regressive, largely unhelpful.

What’s in the future for this band?
Regret. New demo in May!

Bad Vibes (photo by Will Dickins)

Links and contact info:

badvibescc.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 #1549 • 3/19/17


March 19th, 2017 by

Things can get kind of boring and repetitious over here at MRRHQ, so today Grace stick ‘n pokes Matt while he tries to DJ one-handed and talk about cool punk music.

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Intro song:
SO MUCH HATE – Progress

NO FIGHT NO GET

Newness
MIDNITE SNAXXX – I’ve Been a Jerk
RETRASERES – Tu Antes Molabas
OI POLLOI – Soil Yourself
VIVISEKTIO – Ruumiita
QUESTION – A New You

Bloody Inkstains Across Sweden
LÄDERNUNNAN – Ensam I Natt
GRISEN SKRIKER – Ettusen Punks
LIVIN’ SACRIFICE – Fuck Off
USCH – Röda Rummet
PROFAN RELIK – Ensam Kvar
TT REUTER – Hör Inte Till

Hakodate Hardcore
CRUDE – Just Go Go Ahead
BALANCE – Twisted History
MUSTANG – Over Drive
ETÆ – Rotten To the Core

Nasty ’80s Hardcore from the Rockies
WHITE TRASH – Nazis In My Neighborhood
BUM KON – Drunken Sex Sucks
ANTI SCRUNTI FACTION – Daddy’s Little Girl
FRANTIX – You’re Ill
LEPERS – So We Can Talk

Bloody Inkstains across Texas and California
THE HUNS – Busy Kids
CHILD MOLESTERS – I’m Gonna Punch You In the Face
THE NEXT – Cheap Rewards

Outro song:
D.S.B. – Never Die

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!



MRR Radio #1548 • 3/12/17


March 12th, 2017 by

Mexico City’s Cadenaxo dropped by the compound at the end of their west coast tour.

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CADENAXO – Cadenaxo (Los Tirios)

Photo: Angela Owens

DESOBEDIENCIA CIVIL – Padres y Patriarcas
ABORTICIDIO – Está Culero
ABSURDO – El Tabaco Apesta
POLO PEPO – San Felipe es Punk

MALCRIA – Consumismo Libertario
RIÑA – Vulnerables
NIÉGALO TODO – Niégalo Todo
DESPERFECTO – Olvidé

ATOXXICO – Punks de Mierda
TERCER MUNDO – Apatico
SACRIFICIO – Mátate, No Estés Chingando
LOS MONJO – Con Cerdos
REBEL’D PUNK – H.E.R.O.I
ORQUESTA EL MACABEO – Se pone difícil

CADENAXO – El Soberbio
CADENAXO – La Crisis en la Ciudad

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!