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MRR Radio #1558 • 5/21/17

Grace tours the new bins and the earworms slithering through the recesses of her mind... Intro song: PSYCHO SIN – Everything’s Fucked ...

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Sin Cave (photo by Alvino Salcedo)

New Blood! SIN CAVE, NERVOUS WRECK, FUTURE TERROR, LOSST, FLOZ, and DOG PRISON

“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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They spoke a strange version of out language and drank only strange brews in unmarked containers. They got pretty wasted.

MRR Radio #1557 • 5/14/17

So we were all set to do a radio show, and then a more grizzled Pete and Langford appeared in ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #409 • June 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #409, the June 2017 issue is here! We have an oral history of Thrillhouse Records, the infamous SF ...

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The BOB Havana Show that had to be relocated

MRR Radio #1556 • 5/7/17

Hal spazzez out about B.O.B. & Cuba while Rotten Ron cassettes up the show. Intro song: ADICTOX - Después De Todo Horrible Halitosis ...

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2 METRIC TONS OF STEEL, 100 KILOMETERS AN HOUR: Permanent Ruin on Tour in Europe


August 23rd, 2015 by

San Jose’s Permanent Ruin recently went on tour in Europe. Drummer Rich Gutierez wrote an extensive tour diary, edited by Leslie Patron, a portion of which can be read in MRR 388, available here. Check out the band’s interview in MRR 366 — back issues available in our webstore!

Perm Cru takes Europe

Perm Cru takes Europe

 

Tuesday, April 21: SFO to Bologna, Italy

I can’t tell if it’s Friday or Thursday. We left on Tuesday and travelled forward through time, and somewhere in the space from Calgary, Alberta to Glasgow, Scotland floating above the clouds we lost Wednesday. We left SFO at 6pm and almost immediately got in a fight. Fred flipped off some lady who honked at us and her husband barreled out of the airport with the bird out yelling in some bullshit ass British accent. I think he was forcing the accent to seem tougher. Fred yelled at him screaming “it’s none of your concern!” with the biggest, widest shit eating grin. The guy didn’t know what to do. I mean come on dude! You aren’t going to fight us so just go inside! We yelled at him to go away and he just kind of stood hard and unsure, then sauntered off. Who wants to pay for an ass kicking over a middle finger really?

Anyway the flight was long! 13 hours and a straight shot from SFO to Istanbul, Turkey. I have a slight head cold and have been dripping buckets of snot nonstop. There was a graveyard of tissue paper surrounding my seat; the lady next to me across the row was pretty horrified. What an unfavorable situation to be in on a plane. I watched 4 movies and listened to some sad music and passed out on this donut pillow that was cutting off my circulation. We landed in Istanbul and had a 3 hour layover, Merm was texting her new crush or real love or future husband or whatever and we all sat at around talking about bands we’d like to start. Mariam tried to do a headstand against a wall, but missed and fell, it was some straight up Jackass shit, Merm Knoxville freaking out the airport crowd. Read the rest of this entry »



Touring Europe with Berkeley, CA’s STREET EATERS… part 2!


May 27th, 2015 by

Tour report and photos by Megan March and John No.

LEVITATIONS and STREET EATERS flashing the sign of the mysterious/deadly CC In Hanover, Germany

LEVITATIONS and STREET EATERS flashing the sign of the mysterious/deadly CC In Hanover, Germany

In the fall of 2014, STREET EATERS went on our second tour of Europe. We released our new album Blood::Muscles::Bones in Europe on Cologne’s Contraszt! Records and in North America on Nervous Intent Records. We booked the tour ourselves, and played shows pretty much every night for almost two months straight in eleven countries from the UK to Germany to Spain to Serbia.

We played with a lot of excellent bands, and we tried to document them for this tour report as much as possible with our limited means to bring back to the bay area and share with our ever-intrepid local punk rag, MRR. We are not professional photographers and a lot of the videos and photos we took were shot with a cheap-ass camera phone in some seriously dark spaces, so sorry if they are a little blurry or blown-out or whatnot. Still, the ones you see here are good enough for the internet and I think they get the point across, and can give you a peek at some excellent bands that you might have heard of but not actually seen.

A lot of these bands can be heard on a new compilation tape called Frequency of the Truewave that you can listen to online and/or mailorder direct at Nervous Intent Records (North America) or Contraszt! Records (Europe).

Part II: More wild-style tour routing through Hungary, Serbia, more Germany and the UK, Italy, and Austria. (See part one here.)

COLA/SPEED (Szeged, Hungary) at Jazz Cozmica in Szeged, Hungary

COLA/SPEED (Szeged, Hungary) at Jazz Cozmica in Szeged, Hungary

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at Golya in Budapest, Hungary (photo by Tamas Bernath)

STREET EATERS (Berkeley, US) at Golya in Budapest, Hungary (photo by Tamas Bernath)

Hungary doesn't fuck around when it comes to caffeination, and John likes to show his appreciation.

Hungary doesn’t fuck around when it comes to caffeination, and John likes to show his appreciation.

Listening to classic Yugoslav punk 7”s with MRR columnist Viktor Vargyai in Budapest, Hungary

Listening to classic Yugoslav punk 7”s with Magyar punk overlord Viktor Vargyai in Budapest, Hungary

NASTY PACK (Leipzig, Germany) at Die Friese in Bremen, Germany

NASTY PACK (Leipzig, Germany) at Die Friese in Bremen, Germany

KENNY KENNY OH OH (Leipzig, Germany) at Kafe Marat Anti-fascist Conference in Munich, Germany

KENNY KENNY OH OH (Leipzig, Germany) at Kafe Marat Anti-fascist Conference in Munich, Germany

 

Megan with new friend at InexFilm in Belgrade, Serbia

Megan with a friendly pair of floating green eyes at InexFilm in Belgrade, Serbia

NO DITCHING (Durham, UK) at Empty Shop in Durham, UK

NO DITCHING (Durham, UK) at Empty Shop in Durham, UK

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Belgrade, Serbia at 4am with Boki, Megan, Boris from REPETITOR, and Freddy

JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER (Leeds, UK) at Empty Shop, Durham, UK

JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER (Leeds, UK) at Empty Shop, Durham, UK

Nukes: The future is now. Or maybe it is 1982.

Nukes: The future is now. Or maybe the future is 1982.

SE MUSTARD TERRORISTS (Linz, Austria) at Sub in Graz, Austria

SE MUSTARD TERRORISTS (Linz, Austria) at Sub in Graz, Austria

Cologne's Wippermannstrasse Compound crew, getting ready to hit the road

Cologne’s Wippermannstrasse Compound crew, getting ready to hit the road

Videos…


ACTUAL CRIMES (London, UK) at Power Lunches in London, UK



Devolution mural outside XM24 in Bologna, Italy



BIG JOANIE at (London, UK) at the Audacious Art Experiment/LaDIYfest in Sheffield, UK



NAIVE (Cologne, Germany) at Raumstation Rodelheim in Frankfurt, Germany


Part I of this tour report, including pics and videos from Germany, the UK, France, and Spain, can be gawked at here.

STREET EATERS (Megan March and John No) are a truewave//punk band from Berkeley, California. You can see their upcoming U.S. and Canada tourdates in June/July 2015 and hear their new record at http://streeteaters.com, and check out the Frequency of the Truewave compilation at  http://nervousintent.com



Touring Europe with Berkeley, CA’s STREET EATERS!


April 26th, 2015 by

Tour report and photos by Megan March and John No.

StreetEaters_BloodMuscleLP

In the fall of 2014, STREET EATERS went on our second tour of Europe. We released our new album Blood::Muscles::Bones in Europe on Cologne’s Contraszt! Records and in North America on Nervous Intent Records. We booked the tour ourselves, and played shows pretty much every night for almost two months straight in eleven countries from the UK to Germany to Spain to Serbia.

We played with a lot of excellent bands, and we tried to document them for this tour report as much as possible with our limited means to bring back to the bay area and share with our ever-intrepid local punk rag, MRR. We are not professional photographers and a lot of the videos and photos we took were shot with a cheap-ass camera phone in some seriously dark spaces, so sorry if they are a little blurry or blown-out or whatnot. Still, the ones you see here are good enough for the internet and I think they get the point across, and can give you a peek at some excellent bands that you might have heard of but not actually seen.

A lot of these bands can be heard on a new compilation tape called Frequency of the Truewave that you can listen to online and/or mailorder direct at Nervous Intent Records (North America) or Contraszt! Records (Europe).

Part I: Weaving in and out of Germany, France, Spain and the UK…

StreetEaters_a_Barker_Meg_SFO

Getting dropped off at SFO airport by the unstoppable Barker Gee

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at the Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany

Philipp (Contraszt! Records, STATIC ME, FINISTIERRE), Megan, and Simon (LAMBS) at Wippermannstrasse Compound shortly after arriving in Cologne, Germany – totally jetlagged

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STATIC ME (Cologne, Germany) at Bons Sauvages in Lyon, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

APACHE (Marseille, France) at La Machine a Coudre in Marseille, France

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