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MRR Radio #1571 • 8/20/17

Fried Egg swung by to scramble our feeble minds.... Intro song: FRIED EGG - Teeth SAM RICHARDSON THE LANDLORDS - Stigmata LSD - Kill SHOTGUN SOLUTION ...

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Table Sugar (photo by Max Keyes)

New Blood! TABLE SUGAR, ECHO PEOPLE, ZEK, SECURITY, and SIMILAR ITEMS

“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 Radio #1570 • 8/13/17

Layla devastates and dismays with new sounds for old people/old sounds for new people. Intro song: THEE HEADCOATEES - Gotta Get Inside ...

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New Blood! UNSUB, E.D.S., CHEAP SURGERY, NEOPHOBE, PÄÄSTÖ, and ANTIBODIES

“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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Period Bomb

MRR Radio #1569 • 8/6/17

The world is scary and shit is fucked but MRR Radio charges forth and continues to give you hope through ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #412 • Sep 2017

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #412, the September 2017 issue! We’ve got a lot for you to pore over this month: wanna hear from Alice Bag? She’s here, discussing her career in early LA punk from the BAGS to CASTRATION SQUAD, her books Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul, plus her solo recordings and new projects. Want to hear about some of the earliest punk gigs in the Philippines? Rhany Torres was there and he’s here telling us all about the Brave New World gigs in Manila, showcasing bands such as his groups the LOST BOYS and ETHNIC FACES alongside classic Twisted Red Cross acts. There’s more: Denton, TX punks ELIX-R, NO U TURN from Myanmar, FATIGUE representing for the San Francisco firm, Mexico City hardcore courtesy of SACRIFICIO, icy punk insights from Finland’s COLD INSTITUTION, and Copenhagen’s “warm music” impresarios BIG MESS dishing on their love for ABBA and the REPLACEMENTS. On top of that we have photo spreads from First Timers 2017 at DIY Space for London, Nothing Nice To Say Fest 2017, and Springfield, IL’s Dumb Fest. Plus, your monthly dose of must-read columns and hundreds of reviews — all in these pages, and yours for the cost of less than one flexi disc.

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Still available: MRR #411 • August 2017 issue…

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Pinoy Punk Special featuring the SF Bay Area’s Aklasan Fest, Manila infoshop Etniko Bandido, the Flowergrave Collective, Quezon City’s Chuck Baclagon, NYC’s Gary Kadena, autonomous spaces and infoshops in the Philippines, Bamboo Girl zine, zinesters elena corinne of Brown Recluse Zine Distro and Honey Andres, MATERIAL SUPPORT and NAMATAY SA INGAY from NYC, Manila’s VEILS, THROW, the Bay Area’s HAFNER, Filipino grindcore, and a massive Pinoy punk scene report.

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MRR Radio #1568 • 7/30/17


July 30th, 2017 by

“I play ’em as I see ’em”

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Intro song:
GRIT – Concrete Sea

Cold Institution

Cold Institution

i
ARCTIC FLOWERS – Slouching Towards Bethlehem
STREET EATERS – Means
NAG – No Flag
EASY HABITS – Party King
DEVIOUS ONES – Djarum Summers

ii
KRIMEWATCH – Machismo
OBSTRUCTION – Salvation
WRETCHED – Spero Venga la Guerra
GAZM – Fuck You
CLITERATI – Mocked By God/Know God No Love

iii
RATA NEGRA – Gente
NERVE QUAKES – Honey Hive
COLD INSTITUTION – Stay Awake
SONGS FOR MOMS – Leap Now
P.S. ELIOT – Broken Record

iv
PROTEX – Waiting for the Sign
VÄGRA – Chemtrails
FRIED EGG – Halfassed Hand
TRAUMA HARNESS – Leechman
STRUL – Blil Aldrig Dom

Outro songs:
STATIC EYES – The Thaw
MAGIC CITY – Oogha Boogha

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 #1567 • 7/23/17


July 23rd, 2017 by

This week on MRR radio, Pete and Langford thrash their way through sick riffage and sweet licks to bring you the hottest new tracks from the world of punk rock. We also played some songs.

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Intro song:
SLUSHPUPPIES – Assimilation

President Collins

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VEXX – I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are
STILL LIFE – Broken Boy
THE FEELIES – The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness
GUIDED BY VOICES – Gold Star for Robot Boy
MARK WYNN – Boys Don’t Cry (Massive Turn On)

The Now Now
WHIPPING POST – Open Your Eyes
US WEEKLY – American Piss
MOLAR – What Kind of Monster Are You?
DANA – SPEED GHOST

THE Now Nower
BEHAVIOR – Topanga Keepsake
AURÓRA CIRKÁLÓ – Robotok
BENT – Bless You
THE MARVIN GAYS – Alerte Niveau 4
JOYRIDE! – Rumors

The Now Nowest
NOTHING OF MERIT – Factor of 10
CLOUD RAT – Fish in a Pool
POLYCHROME VIOLENCE – Up on the Spot

Outro songs:
J CHURCH – I Can’t be Nice to You
SHOTMAKER – Satellite Screens

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! ICED, FARCE, FUSE, and GUMMING


July 19th, 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:

ICED

When and where did ICED come to be?
Elle: Jordan and myself started writing the demo in Spring/Summer 2016 on our own here in Eugene, OR. Rehearsed and recorded the demo in Jordan’s garage in winter and released it in February 2017.

Your lyrics aren’t just hardcore platitudes, there’s rich and sensitive content. If you don’t mind, Tell me about them:
Elle: I think our goal is to write personal lyrics that people can relate to. In specific, women and femme people. Our lyrics don’t necessarily pertain to only a single topic, but I think there’s always an underlying theme of overcoming obstacles and issues that people face on a day to day basis. Be it something simple and obvious like a shitty job, or something more personal like dealing with abuse, rape culture, or oppression. Writing these songs and expressing these emotions has helped me heal and feel empowered, and we hope to make others feel the same way.

How would you describe your sound?
Jordan: Energetic and intense hardcore punk with slammy mosh riffs. That pretty much sums us up musically. We wanted to create music that would be fun to see live. We want everyone at our shows to enjoy themselves and have fun. That’s definitely our goal as far as sound goes.

What’s in the foreseeable future?
Jordan: Currently working on new material. Our goal is to have another release by the end of the year. In the meantime we’re gonna continue playing shows everywhere we can, and we hope to hit the road again soon, perhaps next spring. Something bigger and better this time around.

ICED (photo by Robert Martin)

Links and contact info:

iced-HC.bandcamp.com
zeroxrecordshc.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/ICED541

 

 
 

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Artwork by Nicky Rat

Band name:
FARCE

Tell me about yourselves, and how your band came to be:
Lee: We’re 4 punks living in London with a love for 80s UKHC.

How did you all come to form Farce?
Cal: I moved to London last year and wanted to start a new band there as a couple of my other bands were spread across a few cities. Myself and Ola (guitarist) played with the idea of starting a band that sounded like the UK hardcore classics e.g. Ripcord/Heresy/Extreme Noise Terror. When we’d wrote a couple of tunes we recruited Olly to drum who’d previously played in a crust metal band and fit the bill perfectly. We then got Jyoti on bass to complete the line up and finished the rest of the demo, recording it with Jonah Falco in May.

What are your lyrics about?
Cal: A few of the songs are about the cruelty of the meat industry and the abhorrent animal abuse caused everyday. All of us are vegan and its something we feel strongly about. A lot of the other lyrics deal with politics in terms of feeling hopeless as Tories defund our NHS, cut numerous benefits for vulnerable people and trade arms in secrecy. You know all the typical shit that continues to happen everyday.

How would you describe your sound?
Cal: I’d like to think we sound reminiscent of the 80s UK bands. We’ve taken influence from both the hardcore and crust/d beat bands of that era as we’re all massive fans and I hope our music is a mixture of those styles.

What’s in the near future?
Cal: Our demo tape is out via Quality Control Records and we’re doing a weekender in the UK at the end of July.

Farce (photo by Ben Woolf)

Links and contact info:

farcehc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

Logo by Fariq Hafiq


FUSE

Tell me about yourselves:
We are Fuse. Just 5 people who love catchy and groovy tunes with a hint of heavy beats. Representing Singapore, the little red dot.

When and how did Fuse come about?
Fuse started out around October 2016. It started with just a random idea from our vocalist to gather girls in a band. Finding girls who love music and would commit to this idea was not an easy thing to accomplish here in this small community. It took awhile for me to get to know more females in the scene. Finding guitarist and bassist was still manageable. However, finding a drummer was a tough one. But lucky for us, we found Ikaa! As most of us do not have experience in or even picked up the particular instrument to play in the band, the start of the band was very rocky. But we are glad we took the time that we need to get to where we are now, also we would want to mention that it wouldn’t be possible without the help and guidance from our other friends.

How would you describe your sound?
We would like to describe our sound as catchy, groovy and slam-my. With a few influences from Freedom, The Rival Mob and Primitive Blast. These are just bands that first come to mind but there’s a few more. However, we still want to create that unique tinge of what Fuse is all about. Through the self-teaching, we were also focused on finding ourselves. We’ve also demo-ed songs that we decided not to use as we don’t feel like it is who we are and who we want to be.

What’s in the future for you?
We’ve got few plans that we are pretty excited about. First, we will be working on our Demo and also have some plans on releasing some merch which also includes tapes. We have some friends overseas who have requested for physical copies of our music and we would love to do that too! Which we are working on!

FUSE (photo by Alin)

Links and contact info:

fusenoise.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @fusenoise

 

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Band name:
GUMMING

Date & location formed:
March 2017, Richmond VA.

Reason for forming:
3/4 of us are relatively new to Richmond and have been making sorta weirdo noise punk/post-punk for a while in other projects. We all knew each other in some way or another and our tastes overlap and we just sorta gave it a shot. We *think* it turned out well!

What are your lyrics about?
Emilie: Well they’re mostly about dying or social anxiety or wanting to shake someone who is making me mad until their head rolls off their neck and into some mud.

How would you describe your sound?
We’re not saying to use this, but people have been calling us gremlin punk, which is silly but accurate. I guess the best way to describe us is ‘weirdo noise punk’

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing a lot of shows in the hot hot Richmond swamp summer, and eventually doing some lil tours and putting out more recordings!

Gumming (photo by Kiki McDonald)

Links and contact info:

gumming.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 #1566 • 7/16/17


July 16th, 2017 by

Rotten Ron gets Rottener and Hal’s excited to find another Fuck Trump song!

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Intro song:
ODIO – Ancora

NO DRUMPF!

Rotten Ron brings Lucifer to you undeserving little Shits
SKITZOPHRENIA – Fight for Survive
BLUE DOLPHIN – Licking and Kicking
UROCHROMES – I Don’t Wanna Be Like You
IMMORTAL WAR – Clawing at Your Grave
WHITE HELL – Lucifer

Horrible Halitosis let’s out some ole stinkers
THE LEATHER UPPERS – Scream If You’re High
THE JEWWS – Mercury to Mars
THE CRUSADERS – Supryse Packagge fore Mr. Matzkov
THE WEAKLINGS – Just Gettin’ By
THE BASEBALL FURIES – Sweat-out
THE PNEUMONIAS – Kill My Brain

Rotten Ron – War, Famine, Death and Mysery Every Fucking DAY!
ALLERGY – Disease
F2-10 – Guerra, Hombre, Muerte y Misma
FATIGUE – Tunnel Vision
POWER – Serpent City
KIKEIJI – Pressure
MORBID OPERA – Eat the Rich

Halitosis breathes a breath of fresh hair
THE LOVE SONGS – Satan’s Brats
THE OUTTA SORTS – Think Too Hard
THE MIDNITE SNAXXX – Love That Sticks
THE CONTROL FREAKS – Better Than You

Outro song:
M.D.C. – No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!

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!