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New Blood! ACRYLICS, WULFEN RAG and DÍA FINAL

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, "New Blood" is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the ...

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Create to Destroy! Bizarre Bazaar

Carly is part of the Bizarre Bazaar girl gang unit. Her crew in Oakland are ...

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Record of the Week: SIERPIEN Zawsze Nasze LP

Wow, this is such a gem, already a record-of-the-year contender for me and it’s still ...

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Enfermo at Tupa Tupa Extremo, February 6, 2015. (photo by Carlos Idrovo)

Monday Photo Blog: The Return of Carlos Idrovo

It has been about a year since we last heard from Carlos Idrovo at the Monday ...

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STILLSUIT (R.I.P.)

MRR Radio #1441 • 2/22/15

This week, Greg steers the MRR Radio ship alone through the raging seas of punk...whatever ...

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New Blood! ACRYLICS, WULFEN RAG and DÍA FINAL


February 26th, 2015 by

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

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Band name:
ACRYLICS

Date & location formed:
June 21st 2014, in the Wine Country’s dirtiest barn.

Reason for forming:
We all have the same humor, and a wide variety of taste in music. We musically don’t fit in anywhere, it was only right to start making noise, together, like the weirdos we are.

What are your lyrics about?
Our songs are about sick thoughts, urges, anger, depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, and all the fucked up shit that we all ignore on a daily basis.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk, grunge, noise, experimental, psychedelic…. We’re freak punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We released a demo six months ago. We just released our 2nd tape. Now were working on a single track. The next step is a split with the band OVVN. After the split we are trying to come out with our EP. We are being booked for shows all over California right now, local shows as well.

Links and contact info:
acrylics.bandcamp.com

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Wulfen Sister II

Band name:
WULFEN RAG

Date & location formed:
December 2013 in Highland Park, CA.

Reason for forming:
We were all volunteering for Razorcake. Guitarist/singer John heard Ian MacKaye say that people should stop asking for a Minor Threat reunion and start their own bands. So we did.

What are your lyrics about?
Los Angeles: mental illness, drought, killer cops, car accidents and cockroaches.

How would you describe your sound?
Eric from Steppe People said one of our songs sounded like Motörhead. There is a good chance that we peaked musically in that moment and should have called it quits right there.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Just finished our first recordings and hope to put out a 7″ sometime around summer 2015. Also, chasing taco trucks and lots of H.P. house shows!

Links and contact info:
wulfenrag.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/wulfenrag

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Día final

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Band name:
DÍA FINAL

Date & location formed:
June 2014, Mexico City.

Reason for forming:
To deal with this fucking city and its fucking people while we share the ways of DIY hardcore punk with our friends and people all over the world.

What are your lyrics about?
(Crazy) fucked up daily life, fire, doomsday, our enemies, the days ahead, and D-beat/raw punk.

How would you describe your sound?
Very distorted D-beat/raw punk total worship with the old Mexican hardcore flavor.

What’s in the future for this band?
Put some records out and play with every awesome hardcore punk band we can in this city or another, maybe yours.

Links and contact info:
diafinalrawpunk.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. Use our new online submission form or 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: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com



Create to Destroy! Bizarre Bazaar


February 25th, 2015 by

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Carly is part of the Bizarre Bazaar girl gang unit. Her crew in Oakland are organizing this to help kick off Manic Relapse fest in Oakland so we can all sell our junk to punks and keep it within the community. This is the first event but not the last so stay tuned! If you’re looking to blow your money before the Manic Relapse chaos really begins, check this out March 6 in Oakland, California.

Who is this bazaar for?
For the punks, freekz, aliens, longhairs, short hairs, fast food junkies, the weird, the unusual and the people that want to buy cool handmade shit and/or sell it.

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Who can participate? How do we enlist?
We have all the vendors booked for this first one, but we’re keeping a list of people that want to vend in future bazaars. So if you’re interested, email us at bizarrebazaaroakland {at} gmail(.)com and/or talk to us. Don’t bother if you’re a square.

Fuck squares. Where is it?
Turpentine Gallery in Oakland CA, baby.

How’d you hook up with Turpentine gallery?
Local artists and friends, Kate Klingbeil and Brooke Burrows, live there and have been consistently hosting local art exhibitions for the past two years. Grace has been helping curate and put on art shows at this space, so, it seemed to be the perfect place to host our first bazaar. It’s a space started and run by a community of friends, plus its also in a convenient location for out of towners (it’s a block from Rockridge BART).

How often will this occur?
We are working toward making this a regz thing. We’re thinking every two months or so. Turpentine is a great gallery but we definitely are on the lookout for a bigger spot due to the amount of response we’ve gotten. Some place outdoors would be ideal in the coming months. Any suggestions for venues are much encouraged!

Who does it look like will be hustling junk at Bizarre Bazaar #1?
We have over ten vendors so far! A bunch of talented MOFOS; BRAiNSAND, Shithammer Distro, Alyssa Townsend, Shrewfang printing from Pittsburgh, Time to Die printing, Addicted to Chaos, Nightrider Records and more. Hank, of course, will be flipping mad burgs and maybe a couple of dogs. There’s gonna be jewelry, t-shirts, records, leatherwork, pins, art and you know… shit.

This first ever BB is a daytime event before the first night of Manic Relapse fest…
Hell yeah!!! Gear up to get down!! Come spend all your vacay bucks before anything even happens!

BizarreBazaar_hamburgerflyerSo… Manic Relapse?
Should be tight… Scootchy, baby worked really hard… we’re proud of that mofo.

Does Oakland suck?
I’m wearing a short sleeve shirt and can go to a show or event any night a week… it’s fucking groovy baby.

Hell yeah — sunny days and leather weather all night. Will Jon Con have his whip?
Remind us who that is again?

Who the fuck are you?
Wellll helllo!! We are four fucking cool ass ladies creating a way to get all the freaks together to buy each others freaky shit. We are trying to have a good time, hustle our gear, and get people together to display their talents and hobbies.

Did you leave your heart in Boston?
Of course. We’re just making due out here. Kara doesn’t even have a heart…

Who is involved in organizing this?
First shout-out to us!!!… Charlie M, Kara Z, Grace Lannon and Hann Solo Burger. And of course shout-out to all the vendors — they are a huge part in putting this shindig together.

Why was this organized?
Well, we have seen similar things popping up like the Black Market in Boston, or the alley in Brooklyn that hosts StreetFfever and Dripper World, etc. And Oakland is due for a new creative outlet. We’re hoping this event will integrate subcultures. Something for the punks by the punks was kind of the idea… to create stuff for our friends and make new friendships in the process.

Sounds like some hippie shit. How can we help? Stay up to date? Send fan mail?
You can help by coming to the Bizarre Bazaar, help support a punk’s junk. We have a Facebook under Bizarre Bazaar, and an email bizarrebazaaroakland {at} gmail(.)com … All of which we’re using to keep the people updated, and interested.

Any last words, punk?
It’s my life and it’s now or never! You only live YOLO!!

We actually have a Yolo County in California, no joke. See you punks at the BB, March 6th — Oakland!!!!



Record of the Week: SIERPIEN Zawsze Nasze LP


February 24th, 2015 by

Sierpien_LPWow, this is such a gem, already a record-of-the-year contender for me and it’s still only spring! Moscow’s SIERPIEN may have recorded this album last year, but it could easily pass for a top-of-the-class recording from 1982, blending and transcending a slew of influences like CRISIS, SIKIERA and the MOB in their quintessentially Eastern European take on dark punk. A studio-only two-piece masquerading as a power trio, the proceedings here are consistently anthemic as all hell; usually cold and yearning, occasionally funky and danceable, and, on songs like “New Middle Ages,” approximating a more anarcho SAD LOVERS AND GIANTS. I could blather on forever—it really is impossible to capture a perfect record in mere words—but trust me when I say this is not the kind of thing you can afford to miss. Simply genius.
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Monday Photo Blog: The Return of Carlos Idrovo


February 23rd, 2015 by

It has been about a year since we last heard from Carlos Idrovo at the Monday Photo Blog. But that’s not to say he hasn’t been busy, and besides, he probably has a life and doesn’t hover on the net like some folks do. Here’s three from the Tupa Tupa Extremo show in Quito, Ecuador.

Enfermo at Tupa Tupa Extremo, February 6, 2015. (photo by Carlos Idrovo)

O.D.R. at Tupa Tupa Extremo, February 6, 2015. (photo by Carlos Idrovo)

Cuatro at Tupa Tupa Extremo, February 6, 2015. (photo by Carlos Idrovo)

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 #1441 • 2/22/15


February 22nd, 2015 by

This week, Greg steers the MRR Radio ship alone through the raging seas of punk…whatever that means…

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Intro song:
STILLSUIT – 4

STILLSUIT (R.I.P.)

STILLSUIT (R.I.P.)

New Tapes and Records From Deep Space
VHS – Spirit Animal
APPLESEEDS – Wasted Time
TRACERS – Skully
CATHOLIC GUILT – Field Of Death

Greg Takes Requests From the Wilds of North America
PUD – Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Satan (for Josh Mayfield in Chattanooga)
DICKS – All Night Fever (for Metro…in space)
SILENT ERA – Remind Me Why (for Emily in Vancouver)
AFTERBIRTH – Mr Louis (for Francesca at Rainbow)
SLIME – I Wish I Was (from Lydia to Mike Malaka on his birthday!)

Take a Cosmic Trip Through the MRR Collection
STRANGERS – Losing My Mind
JACOB THE TERRIBLE – Victory Parole
HUL – Ingenting
SBSM – Godzilla
BANDA MUERTA – No

Take a Cosmic Trip Through My Warped, Stuttering Mind
PHTV – Horror’s All Over
ANDY PLACE AND THE COOLHEADS – Coolhead’s Favorite Bar
SOPORS – Alyosha
BAD DADDIES – We Never Will
RADIOACTIVITY – Danger

Outro song:
BROKEN STRINGS – Surfing Everyday

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!