Monday Photo Blog: James Rau


October 20th, 2014 by

This Monday Photo Blog is sort of like an archaeological dig into punk’s buried past. These photos come from James Rau, and I believe these photos exist as prints only, as the negatives are long gone. Four awesome crowd shots, plus one of San Jose’s great Ribzy, taken in Palo Alto, CA, in 1986.

Kid being launched onto the stage, New Varsity Theater, Palo Alto, CA, 1986 (photo by James Rau)

Too happy to be punk. Jason Drummond of Ribzy, New Varsity Theater, Palo Alto, CA, 1986 (photo by James Rau)

Slam dancing in Palo Alto, CA, 1986 (photo by James Rau)

Stage diver at New Varsity Theater, Palo Alto, CA, 1986 (photo by James Rau)

Crowd at New Varsity Theater in Palo Alto, CA, 1986 (photo by James Rau)

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!



Monday Photo Blog: John Cates


October 13th, 2014 by

Thanks to Ryan Cappelletti for sending these photos from John Cates to the Monday Photo Blog. All these photos are of local Grand Rapids, MI bands, taken earlier this year. For more from John, check out kratss.tumblr.com.

Pagan Piss at the Bunker, Grand Rapids, MI, August 1, 2014 (photo by John Cates)

Dropped Calls at the Bunker, Grand Rapids, MI, May 24, 2014 (photo by John Cates)

​Mudwitch at the Temple House, Muskegon, MI, March 25, 2014 (photo by John Cates)

Trinket at the Bunker Grand Rapids, MI, May 30, 2014 (photo by John Cates)

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!



Monday Photo Blog: Cristian Roma


October 6th, 2014 by

From Buenos Aires, Argentina, comes Cristian Roma for the Monday Photo Blog with photos of Barcelona’s Belgrado, and Monterrey, Mexico’s Le·Mat. A little death rock/goth punk as we slide into October, heading towards Halloween. Check out Cristian’s Flickr page for more!

Belgrado in Buenos Aires, August 26, 2014 (photo by Cristian Roma)

Belgrado in Buenos Aires, August 26, 2014 (photo by Cristian Roma)

Le·Mat in Buenos Aires, September 20, 2014 (photo by Cristian Roma)

Le·Mat in Buenos Aires, September 20, 2014 (photo by Cristian Roma)

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!



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.

Don’t forget to check out Pete’s fanzine blog deal at zonkedfanzine.blogspot.com.

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!



Monday Photo Blog: The return of Ben Trogdon


September 22nd, 2014 by

Ben Trogdon has sent us some flix of p-rock depravity that has occured on the East Coast during the past couple months for the Monday Photo Blog. Naked people with trash bags around their waist, someone licking the stage, a skinhead type ogling someone in their underwear who’s watching the singer from Nudes doing yoga exercises. Where does it end? For more from Ben, check out his tumblr thing.

Fast Eddies playing in their hometown of Rochester, New York (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Dawn of Humans, in Brooklyn, NY (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Nudes (Seattle) in Brooklyn (photo by Ben Trogdon)

Nandas, from Brooklyn, hanging out in front of a donut shop in Western Mass. (photo by Ben Trogdon)

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!