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Absurdo at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Monday Photo Blog: Fidel Gutierrez

Here's some pretty cool photos for the Monday Photo Blog sent over the Atlantic by Fidel Gutierrez. These ...

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Monday Photo Blog: Fidel Gutierrez


December 15th, 2014 by

Here’s some pretty cool photos for the Monday Photo Blog sent over the Atlantic by Fidel Gutierrez. These are from the punk picnic held this past August in Txoritokieta, which is, as Fidel describes it, “An abandoned old fortress built in 1890 in order to defend the territory during the fourth Carlist war. An amazing place surrounded by the wild and gorgeous Basque nature, where we could also feel the spirit of true DIY punk with a bunch of nice friends and amazing people.” Bands on the bill were Managaitz, Absurdo, Sudor and Boom Boom Kid (not in this set of photos). For more photos from  Fidel, check out pocoojo.wordpress.com.

All of these photos were shot on glorious film, not pixels. As we all know, digital cameras are the CDs of the photography world.

Absurdo at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Absurdo at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Sudor at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Sudor at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Managaitz at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

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: Luis Fierro


December 8th, 2014 by

Luis Fierro from Peru joins us on the Monday Photo Blog with a few shots of local happenings in his area this past year. When you’re finished looking at these, sneak a look at facebook.com/audiofobia for more photos and information about his local scene.

Procrastinación 1 Yo 0’s crew, Lima, Perú, July 2014 (photo by Luis Fierro)

Kinder at San Martinazo Fest, Lima, Perú, September 2014 (photo by Luis Fierro)

Procrastinación 1 Yo 0’s crew, Lima, Perú, July 2014 (photo by Luis Fierro)

Dalevuelta’s crew, Lima, Perú, January 2014 (photo by Luis Fierro)

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 transparencies of Kate Frese


December 1st, 2014 by

As we wind down this year, Kate Frese checks back into the Monday Photo Blog with some samples of a project she’s currently working on called “Transparency,” which is a double exposure type deal sandwiching a portrait with a live shot. A nice and interesting break from the norm. For more from Kate, check out katefrese.com.

Ace/Breakaway, August 2014, Baltimore, MD (photos by Kate Frese)

James/Backtrack, August 2014, Baltimore, MD (photos by Kate Frese)

Daniel/Turnstile, June 2014, Baltimore, MD (photos by Kate Frese)

Matt/Homewrecker, June 2014, Asthabula, OH, and York, PA (photos by Kate Frese)

Richard/Harriers, September 2014, Gatineau and Montreal, Quebec (photos by Kate Frese)

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: Out and about in Perú with Alejandro Olazo Millán


November 17th, 2014 by

Before the year comes to a wimpering end, Alejandro Olazo Millán checks back in to the Monday Photo Blog with five shots of bands and audience from various locations in Lima, Perú. The Los Mortero shot stands out and sums up my outlook on this new work week, therefore it gets top position. For more from Alejandro, check out his flickr page. Then get back to work and move some units!

Los Mortero, September 2014 at El Kalabozo, Lima, Perú (photo by Alejandro Olazo)

Patricia at Lima Vive Rock 3, Septiembre 2014 (photo by Alejandro Olazo)

Cuchillazo ay Parque Central de Chosica, Lima, Perú, May 2014 (photo by Alejandro Olazo)

We want fucking rock! Lima Vive Rock 3, September 2014 (photo by Alejandro Olazo)

Buh at El Kalabozo, Lima, Perú, September 2014 (photo by Alejandro Olazo)

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: Susana Martins


November 3rd, 2014 by

Susana Martins as sent in a few photos of shows from the OCCII in Amsterdam for the Monday Photo Blog. I see the Spermbirds are still around. I wonder if their god still rides a skateboard, and if so, does he pad up these days? (Yuk! Yuk!) For more from Susan check out susanamar.tumblr.com.

Repetitor at the OCCII in Amsterdam, May 18, 2014 (photo by Susana Martins)

Anti-Corpos at the OCCII in Amsterdam, September 15, 2014 (photo by Susana Martins)

The Restarts at the OCCII in Amsterdam (photo by Susana Martins)

Spermbirds at the OCCII in Amsterdam, July 28, 2014 (photo by Susana Martins)

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!