Maximum Rocknroll #378 • Nov 2014


Maximum Rocknroll #378, the November 2014 issue, features Part I of our ex-Yugoslavian history series: an extended Slovenian punk retrospectiveBULDOGI, TOŽIBABE, INDUST-BAG, QUOD MASSACRE, PANKRTI, GRUPA 92, ŠUND, and KUZLE are interviewed about their roles in the fertile early Slovenian punk scene, including stories about smuggled instruments, bootlegged records, and high-school dances, as well as the legacy of Ex-Yugo bands. Also in this issue, Northwest Indiana’s BIG ZIT and OOZE stop by the compound on their West Coast tour for a split interview, and we have the final interview with recently-split Bay Area band YI. Jason Flower, the man behind the excellent reissue label Supreme Echo, gives us a window into how he developed his eclectic taste and clues us in to a few upcoming releases. An in-depth Australian scene report of punk activities Down Under and a photo spread from Philly’s recent POC Rockers! show round out the issue. And, as always, we’ve got all the columnists you love to hate, plus demo, book, movie and zine reviews and the most extensive punk record review section in print!

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Still available: MRR #377 • October 2014 issue…

MRR #377This issue of MRR features Venezuela’s chaotic FRACASO, Mia d’Bruzzi of the Bay Area’s FRIGHTWIG, Poland’s GOVERNMENT FLU, South Korea’s MYMANMIKE, Pittsburgh’s Mind Cure Records, ERA OF FEAR from Greece, England’s MEN OH PAUSE, Bay Area motörpunks ELEGY, HARSH WORDS from Athens, GA, photo spreads from L.A.’s Beserktown Festival and New York’s Latino Punk Fest, and Yecatl Peña with this month’s cover art and a Mexico City scene report.

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Record of the Week: GRAND COLLAPSE Far From the Callous Crowd LP

September 30th, 2014 by


From the stock of legendary Bristol anarchopunk, a style that is emulated over and over, comes this new LP from GRAND COLLAPSE which is the most uncontrived, unexpected bright D-beat thrash that the punk rock timeline has to offer. There are even blackened melodies underneath proficient PROPAGHANDI-style riffage, creating an excellent genre mash-up for what is basically an anarcho-punk album. The strangulated vocals are spat out like a rabid Templeton at the veritable smorgasbord. The vocal pitch reminds me of Bay Area contemporaries ELEGY, actually. The production is perfect. The musicianship of GRAND COLLAPSE is so skilled that they cannot be pegged down to any one clichéd style. The heavy D-beat under flailed-out endless chords, into bellowing NYHC beatdown styles, will make you want to retrace those steps like a book you just skimmed over and felt like you missed a lot of what was going on. Then you will relax and enjoy something new. This album really has everything. Melody, angst and attitude, and does not let up for a moment. Heart, soul, guts and brains. I predict every band is going to want GRAND COLLAPSE on their tour. Far From the Callous Crowd is destined to be a classic. I’m very proud to have done the interview layout for GRAND COLLAPSE and now to be able to review the proficiency and vehemence behind their convictions. This is how you pole-vault the sound system.
(1859 / Anarchotic / A World We Never Made / Pumpkin / Riot Ska)

— Jason Ryan

Monday Photo Blog: Pete Craven and four the hard way!

September 29th, 2014 by

Pete Craven makes a return to the Monday Photo Blog, and as always, delivers some primo pixels of p-rock photography. This time around we get bands from Spain, US of fuckin’ A, and the UK. All from the comfort of your work cubicle, or handheld device, or whatever the hell you use to look at this site.

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Maquina Muerta at the Cowley Club, Brighton, September 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Voight-Kampff at Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, June 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Night Birds at The Black Heart, London, August 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Arms Race at The Grosvenor, London, July 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: photoblog {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com. Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!

MRR Radio #1420 • 9/28/14

September 28th, 2014 by

Tiff, Natalie, and Ciera visit San Francisco to celebrate new coord Grace’s 25th birthday.


Intro song:
CHIN CHIN – Jungle of Fear

Happy Birthday, Grace.

Happy Birthday, Grace.

Kiss for the Wretched
KLEENEX – Eisiger Wind
BED BOYS – Costretti a Subire
NUBS – Job
PLASMATICS – Corruption

Philly Babies, You’ve Got It Made
KAOS 64 – Palco Maldito
MG 15 – Destruye y Huye
IMPACT – Solo Odio
VIOLATORS – Live Fast Die Young

Different Lives in Different Places
DOG FACED HERMANS – The Hook and the Wire
GANG OF FOUR – Love Like Anthrax
THE SLITS – So Tough

Tiff and Natalie Bring Your New(er) Punk
STASI – On Standby for Guilt
TRANCE – Extraños Juegos
BLANK SPELL – Vulgar Flowers
RAKTA – Life Comes From Death
MUERTE – Tortura

Twenty-Five, Still Alive
UNION – Rescue
SPRAYS – Kampfe dem Zwang
CHAOS – Get Out of My Pocket

Outro song:
THE BRISTLES – 1984 Reality Today

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 Thanks for listening!

MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

September 26th, 2014 by

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!


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NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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