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MRR Radio #1375 • 11/17/13

November 17th, 2013 by

MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!

This week on MRR Radio, hang tuff with a real life girl gang! Joe “Big Apple” McCann and MRR columnist Imogen “Brutal” Binnie tear through the Maximum Rocknroll archive and team up with “Foul Mouth Fanny” to make all your punk rock dreams come true.

</em><em>/ with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now, back to Will…<br /> </em><br /> Since this show was about three months ago, a lot of the nuances have melted out of my brain. That being said … I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The show was a surprisingly good show full of some bands you probably have never heard of (and at the time I had yet to hear). So here is what went down in the dingy basement of Dregg’s Grotto in Raleigh on September 18 of 2010. <em> </em></p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5596" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 318px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5596" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5596"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5596 " src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_OP_Rich-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="308" height="461" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rich Lombardi of Old Painless (photo: Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">The first band to play was <strong>OLD PAINLESS</strong>. Their first show ever was the night before when they played in Greensboroat Legitimate Business and opened for Nails. Let me say, holy crap, what a second show! Rewind to a couple months ago. I’m friends with their drummer Rodney and we were eating at Chubby’s Tacos. He was telling me about the new band he just started with Josh Dobey, Rich Lombardi (from Cloacal Kiss and The Sawtooth Grin), and Alex Taylor (from Stripmines). He dropped the word grindcore on me and my heart sank a little bit. I’m a fervent lover of grindcore, but any time I’ve heard that genre referenced in NC, it just means watered down Discordance Axis style music to the point it is just sped up metalcore. This was definitely not the case. Very technical grindy parts, lots of of super fast blasts (Rodney is a world class drummer), and I really enjoyed Rich’s stage presence.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5601" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5601" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5601"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5601" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_BTS_Thomasina-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Thomasina Mancini from Buy The Steak (photo by Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">After Old Painless, <strong>BUY THE STEAK</strong> took the stage (well, took the basement). I had just started to see these folks come out to shows so it was cool to see their band. Female front thrash metal from Garner, North Carolina? Fun band.I remembered thinking their guitar player, Logan Holloway, looked like an old man in the hat he was wearing. Unfortunately, I think you can add this band to the list of short-lived, defunct bands from the area.</p> <div class="mceTemp" style="text-align: left;"> <dl id="attachment_5602" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a rel="attachment wp-att-5602" href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/?attachment_id=5602"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5602" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_Thieves_Rodney-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Rodney from Thieves (Photo By Will Butler)</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">Next was an awesome surprise set by <strong>THIEVES</strong>, who wasn’t slated to play this show. I’m pretty sure this only happened because my roommate kept chanting for them to play since all the guys happen to be at the show, so they borrowed equipment and played a raging quick set. Their bass player Ben loves to do quirky things at every show he plays… I remember him wearing a full 80’s workout getup, he wore a suit once, and I think he even wore a bear costume at one show. Since it wasn’t scripted, I think he decided to sit down in the corner and played bass while sitting Indian style against the wall to add to his repertoire. On to how they sounded: They sounded awesome. Super fast and thrashy hardcore. Rodney (yeah the same one who drums for Old Painless, sings for Thieves) got up in my face a lot while I was taking pictures. Thieves was definite <em>ON</em> this night.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5603" align="alignleft" width="272" caption="Matt Needles of Chest Pain (Photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5603" title="Butler_CP_Matt2" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler_CP_Matt2-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="407" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Last to play was <strong>CHEST PAIN</strong>. All I knew beforehand is that they were a powerviolence band. That could mean a number of things to me… much like my thoughts on grindcore above, but I had high hopes because they are from Texas. I had corresponded with Matt from the band a few times but had somehow never heard them and couldn’t find any music online. I was very positively surprised with their style of visceral and blasting powerviolence. Any band who has a shirtless singer with a gauntlet on is good by me. I also remember the guitar player bending backwards so much that he looked like has about to snap his back and Matt ended up chomping his bass strings at the very end.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Quite a night for a show when I didn’t know what to expect.</p> <p>[gallery exclude="5596, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5612" link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="rand"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-large wp-image-5711" title="GB Jones" alt="artwork by GB Jones" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/GBJones.jpg" width="266" height="323" />

Your DJs for the hour (©GB Jones)

Intro song:
MILK MUSIC – Violence Rules

Q: How do you make a dead baby float?
HENRY’S DRESS – Definitely Nothing
GRASS WIDOW – Disappearing Industries

A: Take your foot off of its head.
PUNCH – Semantically Challenged
AGATHA – The Rain

“Yo daddy’s so dumb, he tried to alphabetize M&Ms.”
KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA – Workaholic’s Paradise Lost & Found
BIG BOYS – No Love
DARK LION – I Flunked Obedience Class
CONDENADA – Despierto en el Sol

“Yo mama’s so old, she knew Burger King when he was a prince!”
CHEMICAL PEEL – New Paradigm
RVIVR – Derailer

Outro song:
DEATH – Views

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL is looking for a new coordinator duo!

October 15th, 2013 by

Hey punks! MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL is looking for two new coordinators! That’s right — we are in search of new Content Coordinator and a Distro Coordinator. We’re looking for a couple of stand-up punx, organized and honest, brainy and brawny, and willing to commit at least two years to a fast-paced, long-running DIY punk project here in San Francisco.

As MRR’s Distro Coordinator, some of the things you would do on a daily basis include:

  • Lots of communicating with an international base of distributors
  • Processing mailorders
  • Inventory of merchandise
  • Managing subscriptions
  • Monitoring postal costs, print runs, and supply orders
  • Invoicing & debt collecting
  • Prioritizing and delegating various tasks
  • Making flyers, creating ads & doing layouts
  • Being BFFs with the USPS
  • Promotion of the mag and soliciting content!
  • Sticking to very strict deadlines
  • Working on a tight budget while still keepin’ it cheap for the punx!

Just a few things you will find yourself doing as MRR’s Content Coordinator:

  • Communicating with bands, labels, DIY projects, and other punks from around the world to document and promote their efforts across diverse genres and subcultures
  • Soliciting ads and interviews from various labels, distros, fests, and other DIY projects
  • Assigning records and zines to reviewers
  • Maintaining our record collection’s database
  • Preserving the ever-expanding record archive
  • Prioritizing and delegating various tasks
  • Managing account payments and keeping detailed bank records
  • Invoicing & debt-collecting
  • Editing, proofreading, laying out and checking ever word on ALL 120+ pages of content!
  • Creating flyers & ads
  • Daily deadlines!
  • Keeping up with your own monthly column, reviews, and other content

Skills required:

  • Responsibility, reliability, organized and detail-oriented nature
  • Proficiency and comfort with computers (Excel, QuickBooks, InDesign, WordPress and Photoshop are just a few of the programs we use regularly)
  • Ability to communicate well in writing, over the phone and in person, as well as resolve or diffuse conflicts
  • Keen to work with various types of personalities, tastes, and abilities
  • Strong familiarity and enthusiasm for past and current DIY punk & hardcore!!!
  • Sound judgment and ability to work independently, as well as part of a group

Maximum Rocknroll is 100% volunteer-run. Everyone who works here is unpaid, and coordinators live in and run the compound together rent-free in exchange for their efforts.

Don’t delay — get in touch and show us what you’ve got!!

Get a more in-depth look at the Content Coordinator position here.

MRR Radio #1367 • 9/22/13

September 22nd, 2013 by

MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!

THIS WEEK: Cleveland’s PLEASURE LEFTISTS stopped by the Maximum Rocknroll compound to dig through the archives & we’ve got the proof… Make it out for one of their shows while as they tour the West Coast — you won’t regret it!


Pleasure Leftists in Oakland 9/18/13


Mark’s bold beginnings
ANFALL – Tvangsinnlagt
READYMADES – Supergirl
MINUTEMEN – Little Man with a Gun in His Hand

Haley keeps it classy
COMIX – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
A CERTAIN RATIO – Back to the Start

Kevin’s got the PMA…
GG ALLIN – Commit Suicide
RAXOLA – 84’s Men
H-100s – No Patience
SOCIAL UNREST – The Beatification and Enigma of Katarina Witt

…but the joke’s on us
RIKK AGNEW – Falling Out
MORMONS – Bring ‘Em Young

Francesca “Misandry looks good to me…”
XL CAPRIS – My City of Sydney
KEBAB – Life Is a Joke
FLESH WORLD – A Sturdy Swiss Hiker


MRR Radio #1361 • 8/11/13

August 12th, 2013 by

MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

THIS WEEK: We’re here at MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, Francesca! Not Romper Room!


Intro song:
KLEENEX – Hitch-hike

with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now take it away, Will…</em></p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5390" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Double Negative (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Double_Negative_2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-5390" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Double_Negative_2.jpg" alt="" width="480" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p><strong>Double Negative, Devour, with surprise guests Corrosion of Conformity at Dreg’s Grotto, Raleigh, NC, 12/11/2010</strong></p> <p>So I’ve been initiated into the MRR website gang at the very right time as of now. I’ll tell you why… <em>A secret show!</em></p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5391" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="Kevin Collins of Double Negative (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Double_Negative_1.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5391" title="Double_Negative_1" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Double_Negative_1-300x450.jpg" alt="" width="245" height="368" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>Well, not really a secret show, but a secret band playing a public show. The show was billed as Double Negative and friends. I would draw this out and make it nice and mysterious but I’m pretty sure the reason you’re reading this is because their name is in the title of the post. <strong>Corrosion of Conformity</strong> was indeed slated to play a low-key house show with <strong>Double Negative</strong> and <strong>Devour</strong>. <em>Holy shit.</em> When I saw COC play two months ago at King’s it was packed, cost me $12, and everyone stood around while the band played on stage. Tonight had none of these expensive, drab, and impersonal elements.</p> <p>I showed up at a time I thought was going to be a little late, half on purpose and half because my record label work is neverending (like the story… nah nah nah, nah nah nah, nah nah nah). I arrived right on time for <strong>DOUBLE NEGATIVE</strong> loading gear into the dank basement of <strong>Dreg’s Grotto</strong>, and in little time they were pounding out fast blasts left and right. There was one brand new song, I later found out is titled “Do the Writhe,” which was a slower jam that I liked a lot. They belted out about four other new songs, newer than the <em>Daydreamnation</em> LP. Good quality set, people were singing along to the older stuff. I thought Kevin was pouring Four Loko on himself at one point but then realized it was just water form a SIGG bottle. Overall solid set. Double Negative doesn’t have off nights.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5405" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Reed Mullin of Corrosion Of Conformity (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-4-coc-reed-mullin.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-5405 " title="Butler-4 - coc - reed mullin" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-4-coc-reed-mullin.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>Next was <strong>CORROSION OF CONFORMITY</strong>, playing second just in case cops came to the house. The band is now back to their <em>Animosity</em>-era three-piece lineup, which consists of Woody, Mike, and Reed. Their set is a little hazy in my brain. I was somehow simultaneously taking pictures, recording HD video with my fancy new cellphone, and recording audio. Unfortunately the audio didn’t record for unknown reasons. Things I did pick out: perpetual raging out (sans the slower jams), killer hair whips by Reed while drumming (which in turn whipped me when I moved from the front row to the back of the room), and dudes from Double Negative with huge smiles on their faces. Yes, they played “Technocracy.”</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5403" align="alignright" width="246" caption="Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-7-coc-woody-weatherman.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5403" title="Butler-7 - coc - woody weatherman" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-7-coc-woody-weatherman-300x447.jpg" alt="" width="246" height="368" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>After their set, since I was right behind their drummer I chatted with him for a second. I assume people who have been in bands forever… aren’t exactly jerks but are kind of weird when you compliment them. I patted him on the back and said they sounded great and that I had seen them previously. I was greeted with some fancy handshake work and kind words back. Later on I said a similar positive remark to their guitarist as his arms were full of equipment and he promptly stopped and was super excited and stoked. Another two notes here: (1) they played a free/donations suggested house show, and (2) they didn’t set up merch. So all this compounded on me thinking these guys are just… well, there isn’t a better word for this, but they are sweethearts. Sure, they didn’t have to drive too much, as they live in the conjoining areas, but none of the hype or 28 years of being a band has left these guys greedy or full of themselves.</p> <p>Upon telling my friend Hank that I was probably going to write this up, he told me that any good show review includes quotes from the night. So this quote of the night is per Hank Williams (yes, that’s my friend’s real name!) quoting someone else at the show who said, “This show is like a colostomy bag of mayhem.”</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5396" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Dave Yarwood of Devour (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-13-devour-dave-yarwood.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-5396 " title="Butler-13 - devour - dave yarwood" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-13-devour-dave-yarwood.jpg" alt="" width="480" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p><strong>DEVOUR</strong> went on last. The place emptied a bit, not in a bad way but in the perfect-amount-of-people type of way. I think they were having mic problems because at some point I realized I couldn’t hear any vocals. Seems to be a curse at Raleigh house shows. Another side note: the soundboard they were using said “Wiley PTA” on the side. Up till then it was sounding awesome… I hope we didn’t kill some poor school’s sound system. Devour held their own after following a crushing set from COC. Scathing, disjointed, dystopian psycho-blather. Notes of interest: Daniel did some cool delay-pedal guitar loops between songs, and Dave was wearing a really cute argyle half-turtle sweater.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5399" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Reed Mullin of Corrosion Of Conformity (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-10-coc-reed-mullin.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-5399 " title="Butler-10 - coc - reed mullin" src="http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Butler-10-coc-reed-mullin.jpg" alt="" width="480" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>I’ll leave you abruptly with this… This year has been a great year for music for me. As far as local house shows, this might take the cake for 2010. It is a good toss up between this and the Coke Bust show. It is 3 a.m. and I have 277 photos to edit through… goodnight!</p> <p><em>[Here are some more awesome pics from the show — click to enlarge]</em></p> <p>[gallery exclude="5399, 5396, 5403, 5405, 5391, 5390, 5400" order="DESC" orderby="rand"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/dedetroituxa1-435x291.jpg" alt="" title="dedetroituxa" width="435" height="291" class="size-large wp-image-5426" />

De De Troit of UXA (photo by Bruce Conner)

Francesca odia i suoi genitori
PYHÄKOULU – Kuolemankello
UXA – Social Circle
GLO – Nerv
DOCENT DÖD – Sven Jerrings Röst

Ari at 14 Hates Life and Loves 7”s
DEFECTOR – Lunatic Annihilation
ASTRID OTO – Can’t Farm in the Rain
DURGA – Fun Is Getting Your Pilots License
INSIDE OUT – No Spiritual Surrender
PG. 99 – More Complicated Than a Sci-Fi

Cameron Hates His Life
HICKEY – Food Stamps and Drink Tickets
OUTRAGED – Autoridad de Mierda
SPAZZ – Jean Claude Bland Dan in a Steel Cage Match With Mean Steve Segal for the Title of Crowned King of Hilfiger Apparel : WWF Style
ACÃO DIRETA – Radioatividade
BASTARD NOISE – Kicking the Hornets Nest

Ari Finds False Promise in Anarcho-Punk?
MANKIND? – Find Your Future
OK? – Hope for a Solution
LOST TRIBE – Unsound
GORILLA ANGREB – Motorsavsmasahahakren

Outro Song:

MRR Radio #1345 • 4/21/13

April 21st, 2013 by

MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

Franscesca brings in a heapin’ helpin’ of guest DJs on this week’s show with Brian, Kari, Alison, Ivy and Barker!


Art by Brian Connolly of Nothing Mattress

Intro song:
SIRENS – Where Have You Been?

Happy Birthday, Brian! Nothing Mattress!
AWFUL MAN – London Texting
NO SIR I WON’T – More Politicians

Kari’s 2/5ths Amerikan
THE RATS – Tactics Plan
ICE & THE ICED – We’ve Had Enough Now
BURNING KITCHEN – Life in a Colony II
THE LEMONS – Ich Schlag Dichtot

Alison “Pit Boss” Gaye
STRONG BOYS – Rainbow Recall
ROSE CROSS – Sleep Alone
BOMBONYRICS – Into the Wood
REDD KROSS – Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

North vs South: Ivy sez, “Nobody Wins!”
THE BAGS – Babylonian Gorgon
THE NUNS – Savage
THE PLUGZ – Achin’
DICKS – Sidewalk Begging

Barker “I Went Last Last Time” Gee
THE PERVERTS – I Don’t Want You
BAD TRIP – 99th Floor

Outro song: