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We have a new website!

  • Published February 11, 2018 By Grace Ambrose
  • Categories News

Thanks to the hard work of Oliver Fisher / Frontwards Design and our longtime columnist Bryony Beynon, we have a new website! Shitworkers extraordinaire! Please bear with us as we work out the kinks. Notice anything broken or missing? Drop us a line. A few things to note: Part of the impetus for our web […]

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Fight No More: The Music and Death of J.J. Jacobson of Offenders

  • Published January 30, 2018 By MRR
  • Categories Obituaries

By David Ensminger. As the crushing cold front overtook much of North America, including an unusual swath of the South, and just hours after I completed an interview with Pat Doyle of Offenders, he notified everybody via social media that Offenders singer J.J. Jacobson, who joined the band in 1981, died in the streets of […]

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RIP, Fred “Freak” Smith, Black Punk Pioneer

  • Published September 19, 2017 By Bryony
  • Categories Obituaries

A few weeks ago, a “semi-transient African American man” was found dead, killed from a knife wound behind the softball field of Las Palmas Park, located in San Fernando, CA. This was Fred “Freak” Smith, beloved guitarist who shaped the trajectory of mid-1980s punk in seminal bands like Beefeater, one of Washington, D.C.’s most inventive […]

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Create to Destroy! Damaged City Fest

  • Published March 3, 2017 By Amelia
  • Categories Interviews

I interviewed Chris Moore about Washington DC’s 5th annual Damaged City fest. This year’s fest is happening April 6th–9th. It’s coming up soon so get your tickets now, punkers! You may know Chris from one of his many killer bands such as COKE BUST, REPULSION, DOC, SICK FIX, GUILT PARADE, and THE REMEMBERABLES. So you […]

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MRR Archive Update

  • Published January 9, 2017 By MRR Archive Project
  • Categories Archive

It’s been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we’ve been busy inventorying, cleaning, rehousing, green taping, and cataloging all 49,955 records we own. We’ve been digitizing back issues, scanning special covers made by Tim Yo, conducting dozens of research requests for punks and scholars, and tracking […]

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