MRR Radio #1355.5 • 7/3/13

July 3rd, 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 Thanks for listening!

Hey, it’s another bonus mid-week episode of MRR Radio! Amelia invites an Australian invasion to the Maximum Rocknroll HQ. Celeste from RULE OF THIRDS & Lewis from RULE OF THIRDS/VAGINORS take us down under some dark punk paths and keep it solid for a full hour!

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_5301" align="alignnone" width="435" caption="Acid Reflux (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-large wp-image-5301" title="Butler-Acid_Reflux-4" src="" alt="" width="435" height="291" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>The first cold snap hit hard in November,</strong> well as cold as it will get randomly around then in North Carolina. I got sick as hell for a few weeks and hardly went out around that time. One exception was a show on the 13th that I had been looking forward to for quite some time. I’ll admit to being lame and I was not actually familiar with the band from Finland. I had seen their name before because it is proudly displayed on the front of a <em>MRR</em> that lives in my bathroom. Anywho, I had managed to see Acid Reflux a town over about 3/4 of a year ago and was really excited about seeing them again. I really like bands with little to no Internet presence. So on to the actual show… It was a bit cold, so I was bundled up.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5314" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Kakka-Hätä 77 (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-5314" title="Butler-Kakka_Hata_77-2-crop" src="" alt="" width="259" height="354" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>KAKKA-HÄTÄ 77</strong> played a solid set. Very clean and snotty punk, people were getting into it, and I was having fun and taking pictures with my ADHD-addled brain. Next up was <strong>ACID REFLUX</strong>. Upon talking to them later, this was their last tour as a band! So this was my second and last time to see them play. Everyone raged extraordinarily hard for them and I was pretty surprised at the number of people who knew their lyrics and were shouting along. Ira, who booked the show and put it on at his house, was going insanely nuts the entire time and I couldn’t help but laugh at the faces he was making. Sparklers were affixed to their guitar while playing for some reason, they must have stopped through South of the Border or something. After Acid Reflux played, the place emptied out unfortunately before the last band. I think reason being the fact that they were supposed to be a surprise band and all the bigger bands had played.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">So next and last up was <strong>BURMA</strong>. They are a group of younger kids who were X’ed up and seem to play a sort of hybrid Converge/Infest style. The mic got decimated during the Acid Reflux set so Matt just ran around stomping and screaming as loud as he could. He somehow punched his own face so hard he was bleeding at the end of their set. Drumming was on point. The night concluded with Acid Reflux running around shooting off fireworks and I think they all antiqued each other with face-fulls of confectionery sugar. All I was thinking at this point of the night was that I had to get out of here before I had to put up a rowdy band at my house, and that I actually had a really great night full of some varying styles of music. <em>Distort Raleigh!</em></p> <p style="text-align: right;">—Will Butler / Fastcore Photos</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5292" align="alignnone" width="435" caption="Burma (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-large wp-image-5292" title="Butler_Burma_1" src="" alt="" width="435" height="291" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p><strong><em>More photos from the show!</em></strong></p> <p>[gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="rand" exclude="5292, 5314, 5301"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-medium wp-image-5344" title="lewis_vaginors_celeste_ruleofthirds_amelia_mrr_radio" src="" alt="" width="224" height="300" />

Down Under Punx

Intro song:

Celeste plays post-punk
SISTERS OF MERCY – Body Electric
DVA DAMAS – Babes in Boyland
SIEKIERA – Ludzie Wschodue
DEATH IN JUNE – To Drown a Rose

Lewis plays Unknown Contemporary Australian Hits
LAKES – Blood of the Grove
THE ZINGERS – Zinger Stomp
SUFFER – Medicate/Where
TAX – Bent Spear
NUN – Solvents
CHROME DOME – Waste of Time & Space

Amelia Punks Riot Fight!
CHAOTIC DISCHORD – We’re So Deep and Meaningful
DEADLESS MUSS – Window Shopping

Outro song:
VAGINORS – Total Nonsense

One response to “MRR Radio #1355.5 • 7/3/13”

7 07 2013
OiVey (19:35:57) :

Hey, love the MRR shows. Just one thing though about the sound levels. I have to constantly turn my speakers up and down because the levels vary throughout the show. It is also often hard to hear the DJs talking. Some are loud, some are too soft.
Bands are great and always excited to discover new stuff I haven’t heard before. Thanks for offering the shows to us!


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