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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: 20/20 New Wave segment 1979

May 2nd, 2012 by

“Rock ‘n’ roll has always borrowed from the past and threatened the present.”

Whenever you come across these old TV news clips about punk/new wave on the interwebs you can always expect them to be ridiculously ill-informed and sensationalistic. While this one doesn’t paint a complete and 100% accurate picture of what was going on at the time (and who can say anyone has ever painted that picture?) it gives a surprisingly respectful and well-researched account of the state of the scene — at least the part was accessible to the general public at the time.* Considering the audience for this was Middle America 1979, the music actually seems pretty radical. Hopefully, it turned a bunch of kids on to something beyond their cloistered little worlds. As it says, “There’s always something going on you don’t know about”…

*MRR is anti-corporate rock and always has been. But we know that punk rock as it exists today owes a great deal to its forebears, many of whom were on major labels, so we’ll deal with it.

Video of the Week: Night Birds

April 10th, 2012 by

Here’s a super fun video of New Jersey’s NIGHT BIRDS performing live on public access TV in NYC. There’s some great between-song action and whole lotta dancing! The band can be seen all over Canada and the us (including Hawaii!) over the next few months…see their tour dates here. And check out more of the Chris Gethard Show while you’re dorking around on the internet — it’s highly entertaining. And then get off of the internet and read the Night Birds interview in MRR #346!

Video of the week: KuZle

April 4th, 2012 by

If you want to dig into some early history of punk rock behind the Iron Curtain it will worth your time to check out this documentary on the band KUZLE. It’s an interesting look at an early, Clash-influenced Yugoslavian punk band from the mining town of Idrija, Slovenia, and their short but rich time together from 1979 to 1981. While KuZle wasn’t the earliest Slovenian punk band (that title probably goes to Pankrti) nor the most challenging politically (at one point they seem to be making excuses for playing some kind of pro-Tito event), it’s still fascinating to hear about and imagine what one would have to go through to be punk in an obscure communist mining community in the ’70s, and then become pretty big fish in that very small pond. Find out more about the band on their website here.

Video of the Week: Erin Yanke, punk rocker!

March 9th, 2012 by

Sometimes, someone comes along and says perfectly what you feel in your heart, but can’t articulate. Check out this video interview with the sagely Erin Yanke, punk drummer, KBOO/MRR radio personality, roadie, audio documentarian, ad infinitum, from Portland, OR, as she explains the beauty, allure, and value of punk better than anyone yet. In nine minutes, while wearing rubber gloves! Video of the week! and well worth nine minutes of your precious time.

Video of the Week: Globsters!

February 8th, 2012 by

Here’s a wonderful mini-documentary on Hazard, Kentucky’s Adam Brewer of the one-madman band GLOBSTERS, who is featured in the current issue of MRR magazine. “Memories of a Lifetime: Adam Brewer” is a surprisingly poignant portrait of a dude trying to make his own art and inspire others in a corner of the country that few have ever visited. This video was sent to us by Eagle of Appalachian Media Institute, who told us, “It would mean a lot to the young producers of this film who worked very hard on this project and also really like Maximum Rock N Roll magazine.” We hope you dig it…