Maximum Rocknroll #377 • Oct 2014

30 08 2014


In Maximum Rocknroll #377, the October 2014 issue, we have an extended interview with chaotic hardcore band FRACASO, featuring reflections on life as a punk in Venezuela and the complications of playing in a band with members spread across the globe. Mia d’Bruzzi from early Bay Area punk band FRIGHTWIG tells us about life as a feminist in a developing punk scene and the band’s current projects. Yecatl Peña (from INSERVIBLES, TERCER MUNDO, and more) drew this month’s cover and shares a long-overdue Mexico City scene report, with a rundown on all the bands, venues, festivals, and record shops you need to know about in the new wave of Chilango punk. Poland’s GOVERNMENT FLU share reflections on their US tour, while Seoul, South Korea’s MYMANMIKE look forward to their upcoming journey through North America and tell us how three dudes from three continents ended up playing in a powerviolence band together. Prolific label Mind Cure Records gives us a window into their multi-layered history as documentors of Pittsburgh punk, and we’re introduced to the synthy sounds of Greece’s ERA OF FEAR and England’s MEN OH PAUSE. Bay Area motörpunks ELEGY clue us in on their upcoming plans, HARSH WORDS reassure us that there’s more to Athens, GA than REM, and we’ve got two photo spreads featuring shots from L.A.’s Beserktown Festival and New York’s Latino Punk Fest. And, of course, we’ve got all the columnists you love to hate, plus demo, book, movie and zine reviews, and, as always, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print.

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Still available: MRR #376 • September 2014 issue…

MRR #376’77-era Canadian punks the DISHRAGS, Chicago’s GAS RAG, S.H.I.T from Toronto, Iron Lung Records, Philly’s FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH, EXTINCIÓN DE LOS INSECTOS from Madrid, ’80s Siberian punk doc Traces in the Snow, Paul Birnbaum of SEPTIC DEATH, Finland’s KUUDES SILMÄ and MAAILMANLOPPU, and a scene report from Patras, Greece.

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August 30th, 2014 by MRR

Record of the Week: TERCER MUNDO Ser Nosotros Mismos LP

2 09 2014

TercerMundo_LP In the years since their instantly classic and universally lauded first EP, the punks behind TERCER MUNDO have relocated from Monterrey (epicenter of the Mexican drug wars) to Mexico City (a place with plenty of its own problems—and also the subject of this month’s scene report). Their 12″ isn’t quite as in-your-face as that record (which famously featured a photo of a naked, legless female corpse, shot in the chest and captioned with the phrase “Mexico 2012—60,000 human beings dead. Now go party and score some cocaine.”) but it doesn’t have to be. They got your attention. This is more subtle, but no less incendiary. I can’t help but think of Presionados, the 1989 LP by XENOFOBIA, who also hailed from Mexico City. The cover of that record featured los cerdos facing an angry mob, fists in the air; the back of this one has a lone man pelting a rock at a wall of faceless cops. In 30 years, how little has changed—in fact, it seems like things have only gotten worse. Espero llegar al día/que acabe esta pesadilla. TERCER MUNDO take elements of classic Mexican hardcore and make them their own—they pick up the pace, put blistering guitar leads and solos on top. Bile drips off the vocals, provided by Dave Rata (of RATAS DEL VATICANO), who seems to be the primary songwriter here, also playing bass and guitar on these recordings. A contender for record of the year, it comes in a hand-screened sleeve, with a risograph printed insert with lyrics in both Spanish and English. Pick this one up while you can. (Cintas Pepe)

September 2nd, 2014 by MRR

Monday Photo Blog: Madball! Madball! Madball!

1 09 2014

It’s over to Esdtergom, Hungary, for this Monday Photo Blog. János Kummer has sent over some photos of Madball playing a small club called Sportalso to a crowd of about 250 people. For more from János, check

Madball at Sportalsó, Esztergom, Hungary, July 9, 2014. (photo by János Kummer)

Madball at Sportalsó, Esztergom, Hungary, July 9, 2014. (photo by János Kummer)

Madball at Sportalsó, Esztergom, Hungary, July 9, 2014. (photo by János Kummer)

Madball at Sportalsó, Esztergom, Hungary, July 9, 2014. (photo by János Kummer)

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September 1st, 2014 by Matt Average

MRR Radio #1416 • 8/31/14

31 08 2014

Rachel and Nathan dig through the collection, and Dan sandwiches their jams with demos and new releases.


Intro songs (dedicated to Michael Brown):
AK-47 – The Badge Means You Suck



Dan is stoked on demos and a working tape deck
SORROWS – Change Your Mind
BAD BLOOD – Catch a Bad One
NARCOLEPTICS – Intro/Programmed

Rachel’s cute songs that make her happy
CRUCIFIX – Steelcase Enclosure
THE ABUSED – Nuclear Threat
GERMS – No God
BROWN SUGAR – Total Fucking Garbage

Rachel and Nathan didn’t name their combined set
NIHILISTICS – Love and Kisses
SICK PLEASURE – I Don’t Play Pretty Music
FLOWER LEPERDS – Only 12 Years Old
KILSLUG – Make It Rain

Nathan’s turn
OUTBURST – The Hardway
POISON IDEA – Ballad of a Pre Op
STISISM – Dancing with Bacteria
SUPERTOUCH – Searching for the Light

Dan ends with a new one and a new reissue
BLOTTER – No Country for Old Kids

Outro song:
VOMIT PIGS – Baby’s Playing Games

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 DJ’s 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 Thanks for listening!

August 31st, 2014 by Dan

MRR Presents: Friday Funnies Fifty!

29 08 2014

Yes, it’s our Fiftieth Fuckin’ Friday Funnies, and this week we have a special all-contributors edition. Our flagship comix Nothing Mattress and Life is Posers take a break to make way for….YOU! That’s right, you too can be featured in the best punk comics section in the world(wide web) by sending ‘em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com. Do it now!

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!


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The inimitable Bobby Madness!

You can find more by Bobby in the now-available-for-download MRR Punk Comics Issue!



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August 29th, 2014 by MRR