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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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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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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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MRR Radio #1456 • 6/7/15


June 7th, 2015 by

Oakland’s NASTY DILEMMA spill their brains.

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Intro song:
NASTY DILEMMA – Atop a Crumbling Mount

Nasty DIlemma

Nasty Dilemma

Emilou’s Montreal Sandwich
ÖTZI – Spies Like Us
TWICE HER RAGE – Give Love Bring Rage
GASHRAT – I Flew
FACIALS – Patty
MENACE RUINE – Dark Mother
FOR AGAINST – For Against

Fernando’s San Diego Mosh and Token Swedes
AMENITY – Follow
STRUGGLE – Red, White, and You
SWING KIDS – Distance
RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE – 58 Milligrams
SJU SVÅRA ÅR – Allt du Vill

Will’s XVX Psychedelic ANOK
PELUQUERIA CANINA – La Extinctión
DISSOLVE – Where We Are
D-CLONE – Life Is…
THE APOSTLES – The Patient
PICTURE FRAME SEDUCTION – Peace and Quiet

Dan’s Literal Filler
SUICIDAS – Cuerda Floja
GIBBOUS – No Elevators

Outro song:
RAGANA – Tired

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!



Relatos sobre la Escena Subterránea Peruana: Parte III


November 17th, 2014 by

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Here is the Spanish-language version of part three of our three-part history “Notes on the Peruvian Underground.” This originally appeared in English in MRR #359. You can read part one in English in MRR #353 (parte uno en español aquí) and part two in English in MRR #356 (parte tres en español aquí).

Autor: shane g.g.
Traducción: Julio “el chibolo” Durán con aportes de P.J. Lucas

…Y luego viene un culo de otras huevadas

Hay tantas huevadas con las que podría seguir jodiéndolos que esto podría convertirse en una malacostumbre de ir contando historias sin parar y sin saber cuándo callarme. Sigo con ganas de empezar este último grupo de historias sobre la escena subterránea punk del Perú remarcando algo así como las diferencias esenciales entre las décadas de los 80, 90 y 2000, estableciendo una especie de división cronológica rigurosa entre un momento histórico y el siguiente, dibujar una línea clara en la arena temporal. ¡Los 80 fueron punk y hardcore y políticos! ¡Con los 90 llegó el grunge y esto llevó a un punk despolitizado! ¡A partir del 2000 hasta el presente surgen bandas indies y de fusión con mercados nicho para cada consumidor imaginable!

¿Pero saben qué? No es tan simple. No en Perú. Probablemente no lo sea en ninguna parte. La temporalidad es un asunto problemático. Y, de todos modos, las décadas y años y fechas son marcadores arbitrarios para señalar una diferencia histórica.

El noise y el grind y el crust core en Lima, por lo general, se asocian principalmente con los 90. Era una mancha de chiquillos (Leo Bacteria, Richard Nossar, Oscar Reátegui, José Morón) la que ayudó a formar estas mini-escenas. Pero lo hicieron solamente después de entrar en el “rock subterráneo” a fines de los 80 cuando ya había degenerado en facciones porosas de hardcore, punk, metal-crossover, y, por supuesto, de cholos, misios y pitucos. El resultado fueron varios proyectos noise: Atrofia Cerebral, MDA, Insumisión y Dios Hastío. Este último está aún activo y dejando sorda a la gente en mugrientos locales del centro de Lima. También hubo otras bandas más nuevas que surgieron con una combinación de influencias hardcore, punk y rock garage. Aeropajitas, Pateando tu Kara, Héroe Inocente y Manganzoides se impusieron como algunas de las favoritas en Lima en distintos puntos de los años 90. Todos ellos aún participan en tocadas de vez en cuando.

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¿Eso significa que todas las bandas de los 80 están muertas? Pues casi. Algunas resistieron por un tiempo o hicieron retornos inesperados. G3 agregó un segundo guitarrista e hizo un giro evidente al grunge en los 90 básicamente hasta que se separaron en 2000, y luego Gabriel y Gonzalo empezaron Inyectores. Leusemia reapareció en 1995 con un nuevo álbum y ha seguido tocando desde entonces con distintos miembros. Los únicos miembros originales que han durado son Raúl Montañez y Daniel F., siendo este último uno de los pocos subtes de la generación más antigua que ha podido ganarse la vida tocando rock’n’roll sin tener que tener un trabajo formal (y uno de los resultados es que se ha hecho unos cuantos enemigos). Voz Propia debe ser una de las bandas activas con mayor continuidad que surgieron de la escena del rock subterráneo a mediados de los 80–acaban de lanzar su décimo larga duración, “The Game is Over” en 2011. Read the rest of this entry »



Interview: Colombian bookstore and publishers La Valija de Fuego


January 11th, 2014 by

(Lea esta entrevista en español después de la versión en Inglés de abajo.)

xCarlos El Pasox, MRR web shitworker extraordinaire from London via New Zealand via Colombia, gives us this interview with his friend Marco from Colombia who runs La Valija de Fuego, a really cool publishing company/book shop in Bogotá. xCarlosx caught up with him recently and thought that what they are doing in relation to punk is pretty awesome and unique, at least in Colombia.

Be sure to watch out for another post really soon about Carlos’ vegan children’s book Dave Loves Chickens.

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Give us a brief introduction on what La Valija de Fuego is, for those who aren’t familiar.
Valija de Fuego is a publisher/book shop. The book shop has been running for over four years now and the publisher has been going for over two years.

Why the name La Valija de Fuego (The Suitcase on Fire)?
“Valija de Fuego” is a poem from Aldo Pellegrini, a writer/playwright/translator/poet from Argentina. He is one of the godfathers of the surrealist movement in Latin America.

What was the main reason you started the publisher and how is it linked with the punk scene in Colombia?
The publisher has released some books related to punk. We have published two fanzines, the first one is titled Ramones Siameses (“Siamese Ramones”) and the second one is illustrated by Juan & Diëgo titled Alquilé una casa al éste del infierno (“I Rented a House East of Hell”). We want to publish a series called PUNK next year. The idea is to publish a number of books done by punks, from their point of view, that cover things like violence in Medellin, poetry, children’s books, illustration, etc.

You guys work a very unique and different format when it comes to your books in comparison to other publishers, is there a reason for that?
The idea of a different format is so people see books from a different perspective. It’s so the reader relates with the format of the book, thereby discovering new ways to interact with it.

What are some future plans for the publisher? Something in particular you want to talk about or any new projects?
There are tons of new projects. We are continuing with Fanzinoteca del Rock (rock fanzine). We are launching the fourth edition of a fanzine dedicated to Johnny Cash, and we’re going to launch the PUNK series that will include seven different titles. We’re also going to publish a book about the peace treaty in Colombia in the ’80s. Everything we are working on is unpublished material.

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Have you tried to sell your books outside of Colombia or are you trying to focus mainly in Colombia for now?
We are trying to sell the books wherever we can, and right now our books are in Spain, Mexico, and Chile, but not in huge quantities.

The book Alquilé una casa al éste del infierno (I Rented a House East of Hell) is compiled in a very unique way. In regard to the format, which is an accordion-style book, did you work on it thinking of the presentation or did this come afterwards? And what was the theme for the book?
We actually chose the format first and then we selected the books. They are a series of three books, all of them different. One of them is a children’s book, the other is a magnificent illustration accompanied with a small story, and the last one is a selection of illustrations done by this punk.

Who are some of the illustrators you guys have worked alongside?
Juan & Diëgo, Colectivo Abisal, Alejandra Céspedes, Jairo Buitrago, Camilo Aguirre.

Apart from the publisher you mentioned, you also have a book store. Can you tell us a bit more about this project and where they are in Bogotá?
We are located on Carrera 7a con 49. It’s a bookstore that has new and used books. It’s an open space for words, to which everyone is invited.

Where can we find you? Contacts or a website?
Our website is lavalijadefuegoeditorial.wordpress.com and our email is

Any last words?
Hopefully soon we’re going to surprise you with our series PUNK — us, the Third World punks, coming out of the sewer from different points of view to scream out our discontent, our rage, and our words of war as declarations of love. Thanks to the people at Maximum Rocknroll!

Emborracharnos con Baudelaire, Bukowski y Van Gogh, no importa si es de taches y cuero o de saco y corbata, con cresta o peinado de lado, nos tiene sin cuidado si es joven o viejo, hombre o mujer.

Prescindible es que acuda sin etiquetas, que sea peligroso más que por su apariencia por su influencia, que posea una mente negra y un universo amplio, para ellos estos pétalos de veneno.

“Getting drunk with Baudelaire, Bukowski, and Van Gogh. It doesn’t matter if he has spikes or leather or a suit and tie. A mohawk or combed hair. We care less if he is old or young, man or woman.

It’s important that he turns up without labels. He has to be dangerous from his influence rather than his appearance. He has to have a dark mind and a wide universe. For them, these poisonous petals.”

—Giovanni Oquendo, Medellin: a punk who lived fast and died young

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xCarlos El Pasox, trabajador de mierda de MRR via Londres via Nueva Zelanda via Bogotá, Colombia nos trae esta entrevista con su amigo Marco de Bogota, Colombia que esta a cargo de una editorial / libreria en Bogotá. xCarlosx hablo con Marco recientemente y le parecio que lo que estan hacienda con la editorial en relacion al pank es una idea unica y muy bacana, por lo menos en Colombia. Esten pendientes de otra aparicion de xCarlosx en MRR con su libro vegano para niños Dave Loves Chickens.

Una breve introducción de que es La Valija de Fuego para los que no saben?
La Valija de Fuego es una librería editorial, la librería lleva más de 4 años de funcionamiento y la editorial lleva más de 2 años.

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Record of the Week: ESCROTO DE RATA Punk Rock Sex Basura LP


August 2nd, 2011 by

Sometimes music is great because it’s adventurous and fresh and new and other times it’s great because it’s classic and/or timeless and simple. This LP falls under the latter category. The majority of this record tows a PISTOLS-esque line of London ’77 and even Madrid ’82/’83 right down to the overly bratty, Mr. Rotten influenced vocals with elements of LA BROMA DE SSATÁN and TOREROS AFTER OLÉ, as well. ESCROTO DE RATA occasionally picks up the pace to an almost hardcore tempo on a coupla trax, but spends most of the time sort of plowing along. My rudimentary knowledge of Spanish (with the help of Google Translate for some of the naughtier words) tells me that they didn’t call this record Punk Rock Sex Trash for nothing, with the lyrics covering all three of these subjects, and often at the same time/in the same song. With that said, this really is an insane record, and I use the word “insane” with more of the dictionary definition in mind than a purely dramatic adjective to describe wild music. I say this because the general flow of Punk Rock Sex Basura is occasionally broken up by bits of pure maniacal outbursts taking the forms of weird voice manipulations, eerie synth lines, or just straight up demented laughter. Couple that with the drawings of Venus de Milo in bondage, wild masturbating punk women, and a cover featuring a punker with a guitar in one hand and a severed cock-andballs in the other, you should know what you’re in for. This record is ruling and the snot flows like wine. (La Vida Es Un Mus)



The punk comics blog returns with Carrie McNinch!


April 7th, 2011 by

Our comic blog this time around is written by the incredible Robert Kirby, who really should be covered in a another blog post himself (maybe someday soon)… Enjoy!

Carrie McNinch might be the original punk dyke chick autobio cartoonist goddess. I remember I first encountered her work way back in the early ’90s when Roberta Gregory reprinted a strip from Carrie’s first solo comic zine, The Assassin and the Whiner, in the pages of Naughty Bits. But Carrie had been kicking around in the underground scene since she was but a mere slip of a thing in the late ’80s, contributing to titles such as G.B. Jones’ legendary queercore zine J.D.’s. In addition to Assassin, which debuted in late 1994, McNinch lent pages to many other zines of note, including Not My Small Diary and Alarm Clock (all about women in music), as well as rocking with her band Geko.

With The Assassin and the Whiner Carrie made her name by presenting her existence as it was — the rock and roll highs, the crushing lows, and those in-between days of introspection or bafflement — with an often excruciating honesty.  When her life went off the rails, alcohol, depression and anxiety rendered her incapable of writing or drawing (“…even if someone stuck a gun to my head”).  After a number of years, McNinch was finally able to move forward. Using Snakepit as inspiration, she managed to force herself to produce one diary comic every day as a way to ease herself back into creating: “… when January of 2005 rolled around I was surprised to realize that the drawing spark had indeed lit up in me once again.”  She literally drew herself out of the abyss — rescuing her creative self by activating that peculiar super secret power I believe all cartoonists carry within.

In 2006 Tugboat Press released her book, I Just Want Everything to be Okay, which documented Carrie’s transition from the final days of The Assassin and the Whiner to her current incarnation as a daily diarist chronicling her life with India ink and Rapidograph pens. Her present title, You Don’t Get There from Here, is already up to issue #17 since its birth in 2006, with each tiny new edition arriving jewel-like about three or four times a year. Each day is presented typically in a three-panel format (though sometimes just one or two), with three days captured per page. Groovily enough, every strip has a song of the day listed up top, and part of the fun for me reading YDGTFH is finding personal favorites. Among them: 10/13/08: “Runnin’ with the Devil”- Van Halen; 12/11/08: “In Shreds” – The Chameleons; and 7/10/09: “Right Place, Wrong Time” – Dr. John.

Like the very small handful of superior comics diarists, like John Porcellino and Vanessa Davis, Carrie knows how to delineate a seemingly mundane anecdote and transform it into something universal and relatable. Using her pared down, high-contrast, black-and-white visuals, she can capture with zen-like simplicity rain pouring outside a window, a brilliantly starry L.A. night sky, or the poetry in a drunken midnight swim. Reading YDGTFH is not always pretty, however, as she does not shy away from transmitting her worst moments to the page: those low self-image cycles, relapses with alcohol, and garden variety disconnections, loneliness and despair.  But there’s always tomorrow. Once out of the pain-and-darkness woods, simple pleasures await her: hanging with friends, drinking cappuccinos, reading and creating comics, cooking something wonderful (Carrie’s a bit of a foodie), going for a run in the hot sun, and cuddling up with Milo the cat for the latest episode of Mad Men.

The teeter-totter days of life are also there, as in the entry for 2/03/10, where McNinch has received her new AAA card: “I’ve been a member for 21 years?  How is that possible?” The bewilderment felt by those of us now in our 40s at the inexorable passage of time (thus the fear of being relegated to the dustbin of old uncoolness) is simply and amusingly related. When life occasionally gets more exciting, say, when Carrie has a terrifying encounter with a mountain lion on a routine run, you might find yourself gasping aloud. This particular first-hand experience of the randomness of existence (in the form of a dangerous wild animal) serves as a good reminder that plain old boring life is maybe not such a bad thing after all.

It takes incredible discipline to draw a comic strip, even a short one, every day of the week, 365 days a year, and to keep that up for five years and counting. It’s a real accomplishment when that work is terrific. Carrie McNinch, take a bow.


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