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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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Video of the Week: Trailer for The Outhouse The Film 1985–1997

January 3rd, 2012 by

When I was about to move to Kansas in the late ’90s everyone would ask me, “Are you moving to Lawrence? You can go to shows at the Outhouse!” Sadly, I was not moving to Lawrence, but to Wichita. And even more sadly, by the time I got there the Outhouse had closed down… I heard mixed reviews on whether or not I had missed much. Some said the venue had declined a lot in its final years, and some said I had missed the greatest place to ever see a punk show. Now, finally, I — and the world — will get a chance to see what the Outhouse was really like in the upcoming documentary The Outhouse The Film 1985–1997. The trailer is self explanatory so go ahead and click “play” already…

This film is a work in progress, and if you want to see this project come to fruition there are a few things you can do to help. Donate money at their Kickstarter page and get some killer swag. If you happen to live in California and have your own Outhouse stories and experiences to share, filmmaker Brad Norman will be conducting interviews in L.A. Jan. 17th-21st and in S.F./Oakland Jan. 22nd-25th. You can contact him through the Outhouse The Film website. (The website itself is worthy of being our Website of the Week with its amazing — and growing — flyer and photo collection from throughout the Outhouse’s lifespan.) And of course, like anyone with their shit together these days they’ve got a Facebook page and a YouTube channel… We can’t wait to see the finished product!

Outhouse crowd (photo by Noah Fleischman)


64 Indonesian Punks Detained and “Re-educated”

December 14th, 2011 by

MRR.com is currently working on getting a report from closer to the scene. In the meantime, please sign this petition to have the punx released, and read the story from Australia’s ABC News here:

Indonesian sharia police are “morally rehabilitating” more than 60 young punk rock fans in Aceh province on Sumatra island, saying the youths are tarnishing the province’s image.

Punks arrested, shaven, "washed" and given a lecture by the pigs. They are still being detained. (Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images)

Since being arrested at a punk rock concert in the provincial capital Banda Aceh on Saturday night, 59 male and five female punk rock fans have been forced to have their hair cut, bathe in a lake, change clothes and pray.

“We feared that the Islamic sharia law implemented in this province will be tainted by their activities,” Banda Aceh deputy mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal, who ordered the arrests, said.

“We hope that by sending them to rehabilitation they will eventually repent.”

Hundreds of Indonesian punk fans came from around the country to attend the concert, organised to raise money for orphans.

Police stormed the venue and arrested fans sporting mohawks, tattoos, tight jeans and chains, who were on Tuesday taken to a nearby town to undergo a 10-day moral rehabilitation camp run by police.

A girl cried as women in headscarves cut her long unruly hair into a short bob, and some of the men groaned as their heads were shaved.

“Why did they arrest us? They haven’t given us any reason,” said Fauzal, 20.

“We didn’t steal anything, we weren’t bothering anyone. It’s our right to go to a concert.”

A 22-year-old man from Medan city who did not want to be named said he feared he would lose his job for staying at the camp for 10 days.

“I’ve just started with a bank in Medan. I don’t even know what to tell them because I don’t know why I’ve been arrested.”

Police said the objective was to deter the youths from “deviant” behaviour.

“They never showered, they lived on the street, never performed religious prayers,” said Aceh police chief Iskandar Hasan.

“We need to fix them so they will behave properly and morally. They need harsh treatment to change their mental behaviour.”

A local rights activist, Evi Narti Zain, said the arrests breached human rights.

“What the police have done is totally bizarre. Being a punk is just a lifestyle. They exist all over the world and they don’t break any rules or harm other people,” she said.

Mr Hasan denied the accusation, claiming the rehabilitation program was merely an “orientation into normal Indonesian society”.

Aceh, on the northern-most tip of Sumatra island, adopted partial sharia law in 2001 as part of a special autonomy package aimed at quelling separatist sentiment.

Only Muslims can be charged under sharia law, although the non-Muslim community is expected to follow some laws out of respect.

Nearly 90 per cent of Indonesia’s 240 million people are Muslims, but the vast majority practise a moderate form of Islam.

MRR Radio #1271 • 11/20/11

November 20th, 2011 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: Dan fights off the gloom, and Amelia pays tribute to a true punk.


Nick Poot R.I.P.

Intro song:
STATE VIOLENCE – Sexual Napalm/Noose

Dan – New stuff
SYSTEMATIC DEATH – Sakitchodakedemo
BASTARD – Cause of Civilization
RAW NERVE – Late Again
IMPOSTERS – Down by the Bay
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE – Their Fingers Are Crossed

Amelia – R.I.P. Nick Poot
BRAIN KILLER – The Breaking Wheel
BRAIN KILLER – All Eyes on Me
BLITZ – Never Surrender

Dan – Six sides of…
POISON IDEA – Lifestyles
POISON IDEA – Cold Comfort
POISON IDEA – This Thing Called Progress
POISON IDEA – Hard and Cheap
POISON IDEA – Painkiller

Amelia – Radical Punx Never Die
CRASS – Big A Little A
THE CASUALTIES – The Oi! Song (to all punks & skins)
BLITZ – Warriors

Dan – last minute new set
RAPID LOSS – Self Inflicted
RULETA RUSA – Delinquencia

Outro song:
KORO – Acid Casualty

Video of the Week: Fanzines en Lima

July 19th, 2011 by

This is one of those rare things that is simultaneously cute as hell and punk as fuck. Not much needs to be said about it, as not much is said in it. Just watch and enjoy… And it’s okay to giggle and clap your hands like I did while watching it…

The “star” of this video, Victor, does a blog at estante18.blogspot.com, and there’s another cool zine-related video on there.

Website of the Week: AZ Punk Flyer Archive!

June 30th, 2011 by

I’ve been meaning to do a write-up about this website for a long time but every time I go to “research” it, I get caught up in all the cool shit there is to look at and listen to and I forget why I was there in the first place… I guess I’m a sucker for regionally-based zines and websites. While technology like Google street view or any other virtual reality type crap tries to make you feel like you’re really “there” in some real or imaginary place on your computer screen, I feel like there’s nothing like looking through the historical archives (or current show reviews) of another town or country and letting your imagination and experience transport you there. Enter shavedneck.com, a.k.a “Arizona Hardcore Punk Rock Flyer Archive 1982-1984“…Sure, there are quite a few of these kinds of websites out there but most of them have a certain air of fetishistic early HC worship or a “you young kids don’t even know how fuckin’ cool it was back in the day” kind of attitude. But in his About page for this website, original CONFLICT guitarist Bill Cuevas actually got me a little choked up with the story behind his flyer collection, how he nearly lost or got rid of it on several occasions before the possibility of sharing it with the world via the internet was ever an option, and this wonderful sentiment at its conclusion: “It’s with this in mind that I ‘tip my beer’ to the present generation who instead of wallowing in the past use it as a foundation upon which to build bigger and better things.”

Civil Death (photo by Ed Arnaud)

This website was built in 2004, so it has a clunky feel to it compared to most newer sites, but in a weird anachronistic way that adds to old-school feeling of digging through these archives, and the joy of stumbling on new things you didn’t see before. The site’s main focus is flyers from Tuscon, but you can also find a bunch of flyers from Phoenix and LA, as well as photos by Ed Arnaud, stickers, fanzines, and some awesome music downloads. The coolest things I found on my most recent visit were an excellent live recording of HÜSKER DÜ just after they recorded Metal Circus, and the Youth Manifesto comp tape out of LA… And of course there are downloads from Tuscon greats CONFLICT and CIVIL DEATH as well. Surfing this website feels like digging through someone’s old boxes of flyers and tapes. It’s a real joy! Check it out — I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.