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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

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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POC Zine Project “Race Riot!” Tour


September 27th, 2012 by

The POC Zine Project was started by Daniela Capistrano in 2010 with the goal of making zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, share and distribute. The “Race Riot!” tour is a traveling zine exhibition/seminar/workshop that hits 12 cities in the US, happening now through October 7th. Click here for a list of tour dates, and check out their website for news from the road! MRR coordinator extraordinaire Mariam Bastani will be joining the tour soon (gotta get the November issue done first though) so beware!!



Record and Video of the Week:
SOMETHING FIERCE


April 13th, 2011 by

There are some people in our little microcosm of punk rock who manage to transcend genres. They are people who in any other world would be shuffling on everyone’s iTunes, playing on car ads. The likes of Mark Ryan (Marked Men, Mind Spiders), or Jay Reatard — people with an ear for a song, who can’t help but create and always walk a few steps ahead of the rest of us. I would put SOMETHING FIERCE’s Steven Garcia in the same boat. The guy knows how to write a song. His band’s first record was a slap around the chops with buzzsaw guitars, hooks and melodies.

The band’s new LP, Don’t Be So Cruel, moves into totally new waters. More reflective, kinda like a more punk Elvis Costello. Straight away you realize that the commonality between the two is the genius songwriting. Each song stands alone, yet works as part of a whole — the guy knows how to write a cathy song, but also how to make an album. I don’t want to take anything away from bass player Nikki or drummer Andrew because it is they that keep the band locked in. They came from Houston and played a dreary Tuesday night in town and gave it 100%. This a real band, you know? The kind that just wants to play. Hell, has to play. They rehearse, they get it right, and then, no matter who is in the crowd, five people, 500 people, they win them over. They still have a bunch more dates on the tour, so go see them… and if you can’t you can’t do that, pick up the LPs. It ain’t the last you’ve heard of these cats…

4/14 – Redding, CA – Bombay’s
4/15 – Portland, OR – The Saratoga
4/16 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
4/17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Malone’s Bar & Grill
4/18 – Boise, ID – Liquid Lounge
4/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Blackbird Duvette
4/21 – Denton, TX – TBA
4/22 – College Station, TX – Revolution Cafe



Benefit show for Lance Hahn’s family — this Saturday in Austin, TX


October 8th, 2010 by



Cute Band Alert! UV Race and Total Control


August 25th, 2010 by

Australia’s own UV RACE and TOTAL CONTROL are here to annihilate US shores! Both bands feature Maximum Rocknroll columnist D X of “All Foreign Junk” and Distort fame. The Bay Area shows  are all supported by other MRR miscreants: Needles feature Martin Sorrondeguy, former distro coordinator and current reviewer, Young Offenders has got two reviewers, Tim Brooks and Dougie, and Wild Thing contains the one and only last punk, Brace Belden!

Aug 26- San Francisco, CA @ the Eagle Tavern w/ Needles, Arms & Legs, Once They Were Human
Aug 27- San Francisco, CA @ the Hemlock w/ Kelly Stoltz, the Young Offenders
Aug 28- Oakland, CA @ Sugar Mountain w/ Wild Thing …
Aug 31- Sacramento, CA @ the Hub
Sept 01- Portland, OR @ Black Water w/ Nerveskade
Sept 02- Portland, OR @ The East End
Sept 03- Ballard, WA @ the Sunset Tavern w/ the Intelligence
Sept 04- Seattle, WA @ the Black Lodge w/ Walls
Sept 05- Seattle, WA @ the Fun House
Sept 07- Olympia, WA
Sept 09- Minneapolis MN @ tba w/ Formaldehyde Junkies, Condominium, Much Worse
Sept 09- Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ the Blind Shake, Voytek, Teenage Strangler
Sept 10- Chicago, IL @ Lucky Gator Loft w/ Raw Nerve, Population
Sept 1…1- Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class w/ Homostupids, Civil Victim, Anal Warhead, Flying Trichecos
Sept 12- Buffalo, NY w/ Brown Sugar, Rational Animals
Sept 13- Albany, NY @ Valentines
Sept 14- Boston, MA
Sept 16- Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Pink Reason, Super Wild Horses, Home Blitz
Sept 17- Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Crazy Spirit, Wild Thing
Sept 19- Bethlehem, PA @ the Burners w/ Pissed Jeans, Black Tar
Sept 20- Philadelphia, PA @ the Ox w/ Pissed Jeans, Home Blitz
Sept 21- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Southside Stranglers, Wasted Time, Slugz
Sept 22- Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
Sept 23- Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom w/ Vile Gash, Human Boys
Sept 24- Memphis, TN @ Goner Fest
Sept 25- Memphis, TN @ Goner Fest
Sept 26- St Louis, MO @ Apop Records w/ Sweet Tooth, Medical Tourists, Shaved Women, Egg Chef
Sept 27- Milwaukee, WI
Sept 28- Detroit, MI??
Sept 29- Chicago, IL @ Crown Liquors



New Band Spotlight: Body Cop


March 23rd, 2010 by

BODY COP is a sick new DC band that I don’t know much about, and has no known web presence, but here’s a video of a recent show of theirs:

They hit the road TOMORROW, going down to Florida and back, and are playing the DNA Test Fest preshow in Baltimore on April 2nd (can’t find any info on this — someone help me out).  Go see them and rage hard.

March 26 Richmond @ Couch Heaven w/ Two Funerals, Hail Hydra, The Gift (DC)
March 27 Greensboro @ CFBG w/ Low Sky, Resistor, Stoned Fox
March 28 Atlanta @ Cat Cave w/ The Sunglasses, Archeology, and Dead in the Dirt
March 29 Gainesville @ Junkyard w/ Carbs, Dead Friends + TBA
March 30 Columbia SC @ 2402 Rosewood Drive w/ Gesundheit, Dissapear