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MRR Radio #1540 • 1/15/17

Former MRR columnist and current archive benefactor Bill Florio stopped by MRR Radio back in October to spin some eclectic ...

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New Blood! HAIRCUT, THE LEASH, THE SURGE, FLUKE, and METHCHARGE

“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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MRR Archive Update

It's been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we've been busy ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #405 • Feb 2017

MRR #405 is here! It's that time again, our Year-End Top Ten Issue, with 2016 best-of lists by everyone from ...

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MRR Radio #1539 • 1/8/17

This week Matt fills the hour with some new shit, old shit, obscure shit, and raw '77 shit. Non-stop punk ...

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New Blood! PORVENIR OSCURO, LION’S SHARE, BLOODY HEAD, PUMPKIN, and PHOEBE


January 5th, 2017 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
PORVENIR OSCURO

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015 – NYC

Reason for forming:
To make a racket and show our discontent and views of everything around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Living in a shitty world, life, violence, bad situations….etc.

How would you describe your sound?
When we started we wanted to sound a bit or so like Cocadictos / Ultimo Resorte, but now, our sound is what we make it, just straight hardcore punk, what ever rings our ears.

What’s in the future for this band?
EP recording will be in the works soon to be released hopefully in the spring on Always Restrictions.

Porvenir Oscuro ( photo by Kevin spaghetti)

Links and contact info:

porveniroscuro.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
LION’S SHARE

Date & location formed:
St. John’s, Newfoundland sometime slowly throughout the fall/winter of 2015

Reason for forming:
We really like Blitz but aren’t really good enough to sound like them and this is what we ended up with.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything from typical punk stuff like war mongers to waiting around for your slow ass friends.

How would you describe your sound?
Everyone else basically seems to say the Partisans/No Future records which sounds good to us.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hard to say. Jon lives in Nunavut right now so it’s a little touch and go. Hopefully play more shows and make people in St. John’s like the Partisans I guess…

Links and contact info:

lionssharepunk.bandcamp.com
709-693-8498

 

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Band name:
BLOODY HEAD

Date & location formed:
Early 2016ish, Nottingham, UK.

Reason for forming:
The others told me they were doing a Dio tribute band… they lied.

What are your lyrics about?
Drug-fuelled hokum & jive/crashing real life.

How would you describe your sound?
The moment the speed catches up with the codine/ broke brain blues/ wonk’n’roll/ raw power.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couple of tapes, couple of breakdowns, Holy Diver tribute album, moon on a stick…

Bloody Head (photo by Chris Braddock [of horrible racket Moloch])

Links and contact info:
bloodyhead.bandcamp.com
viralagerecords.blogspot.co.uk

 

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Band name:
PUMPKIN 👻 🎃

Date & location formed:
Fall of 2015, San Francisco, CA’s Richmond district.

Reason for forming:
Not enough pups in the scene, too many tough guys and bullies. Trying to make a space for all the brown girls in the world.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about being a girl, woman? Chixana? Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin but also learning to love and celebrate yourself. A lot of seemingly trivial things but they’re the things that make us human. Including but not limited to; Christmas trees, camping, boy scouts, going to shows alone, panic attacks.

How would you describe your sound?
Two pups in a trench coat using a fake ID to get into the bar.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our first ever tape! And we hope to tour California this summer.

Pumpkin (photo by Holly Meadows-Smith)

Links and contact info:
pumpkinsf.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Band name:
PHOEBE

Date & location formed:
August 2016 Orange, CA.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to start a band that was different from the bands currently in Orange County and develop our own sound.

What are your lyrics about?
Tony (vocals/guitar) writes all the songs and they are mostly about weird hitch hiker stories/wrestling/ and topics that are unusual.

How would you describe your sound?
We Would describe our sound as a mix of early grunge and 80s Japanese Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We want to tour up north and we got plans to write a 7″ that will probably be on NeckChop records later next year who knows.

Phoebe (photo by Wayne Ballard )

Links and contact info:

abnormalbroadcasting.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1538 • 1/1/17


January 1st, 2017 by

Polish band GOVERNMENT FLU stops by at the end of their West Coast tour.

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Intro song:
GOVERNMENT FLU – Sold Cheap

Government Flu (photo by Stephanie Williams)

Lipek
SLOW ERASE – Crusaders
POST REGIMENT – Czarzly
HERESY – Nausea
INFEST – Mankind

Marcin
DEZERTER – XXI Wiek
UPRIGHT CITIZENS – Bombs of Peace
ARMIA – Jestem Drzeuo Jestem Ptak
IRON TO GOLD – The Power of One

Wolfi
VOWELS – What’s the Matter
MIND TRAP – Left Alone
EXTRA LUNGS – ! Mistook a Cop for a Tree
ORB – Druid

Rafal
SIEKIERA – Misiolse Puszy Šci
ANTICHRIST – And Game Over
OHYDA – Umarli
KNIFE IN THE LEG – Run This World

Robert
MOSKWA – Decyduj Sam (Anarchia)
THE CORPSE – Czasapokalipsy
DEUTER – Jeden Świat
SIEKIERA – Zabity

Tour Treats
XYLITOL – It’ll Slip
BAD BUGS – Disease
BUSTED OUTLOOK – Self Surrender

Outro song:
GOVERNMENT FLU – Walcz o Siebie

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Radio #1537 • 12/25/16


December 25th, 2016 by

Grace and Shivaun are joined by Chelsey and Brie of Not Shit, the only zine that matters! Blast this the next time you go skate.

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Intro song:
MYDOLLS – Imposter

INDIREKT – Niemandsland
BIZON KIDZ – Thunder
SQUITS – Karate Aapje
JETSET – Vouraf

EDITH MASSEY – Punks Get Off the Grass
TRIXY Y LOS MANIÁTICOS – Ni un centavo mas
GAS – Sweet Emotion
KREMLYN – The Girl Is Mine

GLUTAMATO YE-YE – Corazón Loco
TIGER TRAP – You and Me
LEUZEMIA – Astalculo
13th FLOOR ELEVATORS – Don’t Fall Down

ICE & THE ICED – We’ve Had Enough Now
NIKKI & THE CORVETTES – Young and Crazy
JACK & THE RIPPERS – No Desire
MARY MONDAY & THE BITCHES – I Gave My Punk Jacket to Ricky

YDI – Not Shit
TAMPAX – UFO Dictators
DISTURBED – I Don’t Believe

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! UBIK, MACHINE GUN, POLICY OF TRUTH, and COLOR TV


December 22nd, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Ubik (photo by Adam Ritchie)

Band name:
UBIK

Date & location formed:
Mid 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
Too much goth times, needed more punk times. The 3 gals of Ubik all play together in Masses but different instruments, this was our little dorky side project. It was nice to switch it up and play instruments we weren’t very comfortable/proficient with to make simple and fun punk songs.

What are your lyrics about?
A common theme of mundanities and paranoia of modern Australian life. Apart from the one song about slugs coming out of the plughole and eating people. Actually wait yes, still Australian life.

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy brat-beat with a little sprinkling of anarcho goodness.

What’s in the future for this band?
Trying to get it together and play some godamn shows. Also an EP sometime next year on Danger Records in France & Lost in Fog Records in Australia.

Links and contact info:

ubikpunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Yinz think were a bunch of angry men but yinz didn’t know that we’re actually a bunch of animated naked faceless men

Band name:
MACHINE GUN

Date & location formed:
Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
Yinz think your such good punks but yinz only asked us cause we played in DC.

What are your lyrics about?
Shout out to Philly Slam Crew, Blackout, Blood Pressure, POLLEN, S-21, Kombat, Buddy Kane, Matt Ubansk, Z, Cousin Dan, Andrew Jacobsmayer, Xtina, Ms. Amy, Jim Kirn and Tradition, Ms. Jess, Second Umpire, Chuck,
Negative Approach, Slayer (for Max),
Out Cold, and Wretched.

How would you describe your sound?
We listen to HC, kid.

What’s in the future for this band?
Don’t contact us we are antisocial psychochots.

Machine Gun (photo by Marie Lin)

Links and contact info:
machinegungungun.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

POLICY OF TRUTH

Date & location formed:
2016, Vancouver.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to.

What are your lyrics about?
Self loathing.

How would you describe your sound?
Primitive 🐒💩

What’s in the future for this band?
Another tape and some shows, more self loathing.

Links and contact info:
policyoftruth.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COLOR TV

Date & location formed:
2015, Twin Cities

Reason for forming:
We all love DIY punk rock so it made sense.

What are your lyrics about?
That groggy disconnected feeling that is a byproduct of modern life. How do we retain our humanity when we’re over-medicated and out of touch with each other?

How would you describe your sound?
Classic punk rock. Influenced by all
the different styles ​​from​​ around the world.

What’s in the future for this band?
Another 7″ coming out on Neck Chop Records followed by an LP on Deranged Records. Some traveling and playing as much as our schedules allow.

Links and contact info:

colorteevee.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1536 • 12/18/16


December 18th, 2016 by

A buncha fuckin’ fucks fuckin’ it up or an evening of enchanting sounds to calm your troubled mind

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Intro song:
FLESH TRADE – Stolen Generation

Direct Action Pit


Rotten Ron – Hell is Fucking Hell is Hell

LEFT CROSS – Hell is Hell/Necromunda
DEATHLY EYE – Psycho Killer on the Loose
MOMMY – The Day I Turned Thirteen
WASTEDEADS – Rumble
SAVAGE BLIND GOD – This Ain’t The Summer Of Love

Horrible Halitosis’ Breathilizer

DIRECT ACTION – Derelict
SURROGATE BRAINS – Troubled Times
CORRUPTED MORALS – Quality Control
JUKE – Retail Therapy
DREADFUL CHILDREN – We’re the New Generation
THE PROSTITUTES – Derelict Degenerate

Rotten Ron is Killed By Meth
SUSS LAW – Savage
GOLPE TRAS GOLPE – En La Obscuridad
COUTEAX LATEX – Hostile Environment
WOODBOOT – Black Piss
PERVERTS AGAIN – You’re Not Taking Me To The Prom
ORNERYS – I’m in the Band

Halitosis takes it back
THE NOMADS – Real Gone Lover
AHEADS – Cat’s Eyes
MAMA – White Hen

Outro song:
THE FOUR EYES – Hat Nerd

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!