Monday Photo Blog: Pat Blashill and Texas punk!

21 07 2014

A few weeks ago we ran some stellar shots from Pat Blashill in the  Monday Photo Blog, and we’re running some more. This batch is from the mid 1980s Texas punk era. I’m personally stoked to see the Meat Joy photo, as they were a bit of mysterious band for me. I used to hear them on Dave Fallis’ radio show on KGOU out of Norman, OK in the early to mid 80s. Then heard them on a Damned mix tape I found in a parking lot in Moore, OK in 1986 before finally procuring a copy of their self-titled LP on ESR/Flesh & Blood (seek it out). For more from Pat, check out his site.

Biscuit strong man. Big Boys at Liberty Lunch, Austin 1984. (photo by Pat Blashill)

The Offenders in the studio, Austin, 1985. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Scratch Acid on the terlet, Austin 1986. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Meatjoy in Voltaire’s Basement, 1984. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Meredith, Dumplin Beth Danger and Tales of Terror at Woodshock, 1985. (photo by Pat Blashill)

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!

July 21st, 2014 by Matt Average


Monday Photo Blog: Chaos in Rumah Api!

14 07 2014

Choi checks back into the Monday Photo Blog with a few photos from the first installment of what is looking to be a reoccurring fest in Malaysia. The fest was held December 27 though 29 of 2013. The second edition will be held this year December 26 through 28. For more photos from Choi, check out this site.

Crowd at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2014 (photo by Choi)

Krass Kepala at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Intoxicated euphoria during the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Mass Separation at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Living the chaos in the crowd at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Endorphins Lost at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Rumah Api (photo by Choi)

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!

July 14th, 2014 by Matt Average


Monday Photo Blog: Yosuke Ueda up in front!

7 07 2014

It has been a bit of a drought with submissions to the Monday Photo Blog lately. However, every so often someone comes along and saves the day, or the week, with some killer photos to restore one’s faith in humanity, or at least the punk world. Yosuke Ueda always delivers quality images, and this time is no exception. Slight Slappers, Senseless Apocalypse, Rednecks, and more, all viewed from the comfort of your office cubicle chair.

Slight Slappers in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2014 (photo by Yosuke Ueda)

Flexeye in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2014 (photo by Yosuke Ueda)

Rednecks in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2014 (photo by Yosuke Ueda)

Senseless Apocalypse in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2014 (photo by Yosuke Ueda)

Tonedeaf in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2014 (photo by Yosuke Ueda)

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!

July 7th, 2014 by Matt Average


Monday Photo Blog: Kelly Leech

30 06 2014

We head over to the long running 208 House in Perth, Australia for this  Monday Photo Blog. Long time local, Kelly Leech clues us in to what is happening there via these four shots of all-local bands. For more from Kelly, check out the zine Jerk Store, which can also be ordered stateside through Sorry State, Grave Mistake, and It’s Alive.

Nervous Trend at 208, Perth, Western Australia, February 15, 2014. (photo by Kelly Leech)

People Problem at 208, Perth, Western Australia, June 6, 2014. (photo by Kelly Leech)

Warthreat at 208, Perth, Western Australia, Februay 15, 2014. (photo by Kelly Leech)

Helta Skelta at 208, Perth, Western Australia, June 6, 2014. (photo by Kelly Leech)

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!

June 30th, 2014 by Matt Average


Monday Photo Blog: Angela Owens

16 06 2014

The ever prolific Angela Owens returns to the  Monday Photo Blog with a few more retina burners to kick off your work week, or at the very least eat up a few minutes of time. A respite from the 9 to 5 drudgery you endure so you can buy some bullshit products at the end of the week to make it all seem “worth it.”

For more from Angela, check out angelaxowens.com

Zipperhead at Roggies in Boston, MA on May 14,2014. (photo by Angela Owens)

Breakout at the Boiler Roon in Boston, MA on May 21, 2014. (photo by Angela Owens)

Exit Order at the Boiler Room in Boston, MA on May 30, 2014. (photo by Angela Owens)

Waste Management at Roggies in Boston, MA on May 14, 2014. (photo by Angela Owens)

Left For Dead at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI on May 23, 2014. (photo by Angela Owens)

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!

June 16th, 2014 by Matt Average