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New Blood! MALA LECHE, LADRÓN, MEMORY LOSS, PROGRAM, VIRUELA, AND STUCKO

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MRR Radio #1515 • 7/24/16

Rob circle pits the world of punk playing lots of foreign classics and a new ...

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New Blood! OLVIDO, KLOUT, SUNK, INCOMPETENTES, ПЕТЛЯ, and DIKTAT

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MRR Radio #1514 • 7/14/16

Guest DJ, Mimi rips through the punk slappers on her maiden MRR Radio show Intro song CATHOLIC ...

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New Blood! KRIMINAL, BUTCHER BOYS, THE LIMBOS, CRUTCH, and RAZORBUMPS

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MRR Radio #1513 • 7/10/16


July 10th, 2016 by

On this week’s MRR Radio, Greg drinks too much coffee, loses his marbles and plays lots of punk stuff.

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Intro song:
SICK THOUGHTS – 18 and Free

Community

Community

The new things that wonderful punks send to us.
SPRAY PAINT – Heavy Loiter
COMMUNITY – Community
BULLNETTLE – Waiting
WOTZIT – Nerve Surfer
KONTROLA W – Bossa Nova

I can’t stand that the Midwest can be alright.
DANCING CIGARETTES – Pop Doormat
THE GIZMOS – Pay
THE LAW – King Size Cigarette
IMMORTAL MICE MEN – Useless Chatter
THE JETSONS – Genetically Stupid

You can’t step to this
ANNIE AND CANDY KLUTZ – Abortion
BAZZ – The List
MUMMIES – I’m Down
FEEDERZ – Love in the Ruins

Songs in the key of Barker Gee
THE OYSTERS – Tell Me
GRUMPIES – Couldn’t (If I Tried)
DOGMATICS – Thayer St
NEON PISS – Siege Mentality

Outro song:
THE YOUNG MEN – Tabletop Hop

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! SURGE, S-21, TRASH LOBSTER, and UNITED VOID


July 7th, 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…

Band name:SurgeLogoNewBlood
SURGE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Dublin, Ireland about a year ago. At the time we had Emmett from Strong Boys playing drums but he wasn’t able to commit to the amount of gigs we wanted to do due to lots of great bands he’s already in but luckily we weren’t out of action too long when our good friend Tommy stepped in and we all gelled together really well.

Reason for forming:
Denise was really angry about a lot of stuff happening in society in Ireland and globally and wanted to vent about it. Lyrics formed in her head and we wrote a bunch of tunes in short space of time and it took off pretty quickly.

What are your lyrics about?
Denise: Generally about things that really piss me off, and make me despondent. Stuff I really need to vent about, which there is no shortage of on this fucked up little island. Sexual assault and how certain attitudes perpetuate bullshit rape culture, Ireland’s archaic abortion legislation, and the torture and death that results from state inaction on it, the absurdity of total environmental destruction as a result of rampant capitalism, struggles with self harm ideations, the dangers of mob mentality against oppressed minorities, queer identity and erasure.

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

How would you describe your sound?
A raw mix between Japanese and Scandi hardcore? That’s what we were aiming for anyway but it developed at bit different as always. It’s noisy anyway.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released a 7 track tape (available through Dogs and Vultures Distro) and have started writing songs for another release, hopefully a split with another queer/feminist hardcore band. We’re up for touring and festivals as much as time allows, we have some trips to mainland Europe in the pipeline already.

Links and contact info:

surgepunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/surgepunx

Distro:

dogsandvultures.com

 

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Band name:s-21 band artwork
S-21

Date & location formed:
September 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Reason for forming:
A bunch of bands broke up and a new wave of Philly punk bands started up, S-21 being one of them.

What are your lyrics about?
Genocide, being objectified/hyper-sexualized as an Asian woman, abuse, systemic oppression.

How would you describe your sound?
US hardcore punk band ripping off primitive Japanese punk metal riffs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Northeast tour in August and recording a record mid-summer.

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

Links and contact info:
s-21.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Band name: TRASH LOBSTER

Date & location formed:
June 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
Contributing to a punk scene that has stood up for and supported us.

What are your lyrics about?
Resistance to oppressive systems.

How would you describe your sound?
Queer Dumpster Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest in July and a second release sometime before Fall.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/trashlobster666
trashlobster.bandcamp.com

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

 

 

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Band name:
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UNITED VOID

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Andrew’s living room. East Tacoma, WA.

Reason for forming:
Steve: I moved to Seattle from KC in September and started hanging with Paul, who lived in KC for a while too. Neither of us had any bands going on and he introduced me to Tyler and Andrew. We all started jamming songs we had written and things kind of clicked between us.

What are your lyrics about?
Wasting time around shitty people, social climbers, feeling stuck in shitty situations, and joining gangs of monsters. Most are written in retrospect about bad times I was having the past couple years before I moved.

united void band photo

How would you describe your sound?
USHC. Poison Idea/Boston/Midwest Hardcore all put into one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording again in the next few months and planning a tour for late August/early September. Until then just keep writing songs and playing shows.

Links and contact info:

unitedvoid.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.



Maximum Rocknroll #399 • Aug 2016

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It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #399, the August 2016 issue! This issue of the planet’s greatest punk fanzine features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photo essay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with PSYCHO SQUATT and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. If that’s not enough, we also have features covering the standout dark punk of Australia’s MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective discussing projects like Skate Like a Girl and preeminent skate punk band SKITCH, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, Oi!-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago’s BOILERMAN, Virginia’s RHDP (that stands for Red Horse Drunk Punks, FYI), and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain’t it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore’s LUBRICANT, and a scene report from North Texas. All this, plus the biggest reviews section in the world of Serious Music Criticism and over a dozen reports from your favorite columnists; it’s all here, and it’s all happening.

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Still available: MRR #398 • July 2016 issue…

MRR #398

Ex-Yugoslavian punk retrospective special part II: featuring KAOS, BULDOŽER, KUD IDIJOTI, BESPOSLIČARI, LUBLANSKI PSI, and NIET. Also: Bay Area hardcore from TØRSÖ, Toronto’s MOLLOT, East Anglia’s DOMESTICS, RED RED KROVVY from Australia, a feature on Mabel Valdiviezo’s Prodigal Daughter (an upcoming documentary on growing up in and out of Peru’s punk scene), an Iowa City scene report, and a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest.

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MRR Radio #1512 • 7/3/16


July 3rd, 2016 by

The pool party with Shabana, Rory, and Dan.

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RIP Barker

RIP Barker Gee

Intro song:
IN SCHOOL – Cement Fucker

First lap
KRIMEWATCH – No Sympathy
REPOS – Still Ain’t High
G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day of Revenge
BIB – Sweat City

Second lap
RAW UNITED – Spindle
BROADWAYS – Lake Michigan
DANGERS – (D)anger(s)
BLACKLISTED – Canonized

Third lap
STRANGE FACES – Who Are They?
CRUDE STUDS – Videodrone
COHERENCE – Bicycle Furniture

A dive into the new bin
BETA BOYS – Real Rockers
Q – Terrqr
SKIPLICKERS – D.E.A.F.
DARK THOUGHTS – Identity Crisis

We miss you, Barker
HUFF STUFF MAGAZINE – Yesterday’s News
WITCHES WITH DICKS – Second Chance
WET SPOTS – Leeching out

Outro song:
NEON PISS – Sickening Wind

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! PURE PRESSURE, PESADILLA, BONDAGE, FINAL, and BOOJI BOYS


June 30th, 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…

Band name:

pure pressure logo

PURE PRESSURE

Date & location formed:
March 2016 in Toronto.

Reason for forming:
To play hardcore punk in a low key, low stress band with people we haven’t played with before. Most of us aren’t really that close, and I guess we thought this would be a fun and rewarding way to spend time together outside of shows.

What are your lyrics about?
Karla: I was in an abusive relationship on/off for four years, and once I moved to Toronto and was completely removed from that person and the relationship, I realized that I had suppressed a lot of what had happened over those years.
With everything coming back, and that person coming into town for a festival, I began having panic attacks due to the fear of being put into another one of those situations again. But I was very fortunate and I was able to attend therapy sessions so when I was in the same rooms with that person, I no longer felt that fear or anxiety, and it was no longer me who was having to leave the room. So the majority of the writing ended up being about all the different sides to the spectrum of being in that type of relationship, and how devastating the aftermath of it can be.
I have also been displaced for the majority of my life, having spent the first 4 years in Mexico, growing up in the American Midwest (Kansas City), and then living in the Canadian PNW, so touching on the broken immigration systems in both the US and Canada came naturally as a part of the lyrics.

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How would you describe your sound?
Robert: It’s pretty traditional hardcore punk i.e. early Agnostic Front, Negative Approach, Straight Ahead, etc. When we started piecing together our first songs I kind of wanted to do a throwback to what is, in my opinion, the golden age of contemporary Toronto HC (bands like Urban Blight, Violent Future, and Bad Choice, all of who existed before I lived here). But I don’t really think anyone else in the band thought about it that way, and we maybe don’t sound much like those bands all in all.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write some more songs, play some more shows. We have a couple good ones coming up in the next few weeks, and we are playing Not Dead Yet in October.

Links and contact info:

purepressure.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PESADILLA

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Santiago de Chile.

Reason for forming:
We like punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are about true survivors.

How would you describe your sound?
Third world noise.

What’s in the future for this band?
Nobody knows….. yet.

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Links and contact info:

pesadillapunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:Bondage graphic
BONDAGE

Date & location formed:
February 2016.

Reason for forming:
We all had a want for a place we could come together and create music. Each one of our experiences as women within our community, city, country, and world are all different. We come from different backgrounds, cities, families, cultures yet having a place to vent, talk about our lives, hang out and not feel judgement and write punk was something important to us.

What are your lyrics about?
Sometimes, they’re serious. Sometimes, tongue and cheek. A way to get across: we are all tired. So fucking tired. Of everything.

How would you describe your sound?
Bratty moody punk.
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What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our demo about a week ago and have only played two shows. Our next show is with PATSY in July in Austin. It’s goin’ be sick.

Links and contact info:
bondagetx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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FINAL

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Reason for forming:
We decided to form the band to do something different than our side projects, our guitar player is also in SECTA, the bass player plays for TRAICION, the drummer’s in TUMBAS, and we all share the same taste in music.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are basically a cocktail of personal stuff we live through on a daily basis. Stories of raw human decadence, cries of agony, it’s all reflective of our dystopian view of the future.

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How would you describe your sound?
We’ve always aimed for the rawest sound possible, taking reference from bands like CRIMEN fom Mexico with their distorted guitars and bass lines, DESTINO FINAL from Spain with delayed and echoed vocals, and last but not least the catchy sound of ESKORBUTO.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are touring in the US west and east coasts and we’re playing at the Latino Punk Fest in New York in August. We’re planning to record a long play record to accompany the demo, and our EP called Muerte that is coming out soon. After that we want to tour as much as we can, get to every corner of the globe, and wait until the Judgement Day arrives.

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Links and contact info:
finalpunk.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/finalmentefinal

 

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Band name:
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BOOJI BOYS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Reason for forming:
5 local rockers looking to rock out for the local rock scene / Just some buds that were lookin to rock.

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Booji Boys (photo by Justin Crowe’s iPhone)

What are your lyrics about?
Fun in the sun, the class war and shameful fantasies.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock/Hard Rock punk power pop? hardcore? I don’t know just rocknroll, buddie.

What’s in the future for this band?
Less talkin’ and more rockin’ / ***big new album comin out***

Links and contact info:

boojiboysfuneral.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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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.