MRR #433 • June 2019

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Is there a new issue of MRR? Well, sure — you’re looking at it.

Maximum Rocknroll will continue to publish on a regular basis. The web format allows for more flexibility than newsprint did (not to mention it’s quicker and cheaper) but we still believe the monthly issue is a meaningful way to organize our content. Plus, we intend to digitize and (re)publish the last 35+ years of reviews, interviews, columns, etc. on this website, and new content fits nicely onto the foundation we’re building.

That’s not to say that going forward the site will only be updated once a month. The logistics are still being developed, and the workflows adapted to the opportunities (and challenges) of an internet-based publication. For now, take a look at the latest reviews and columns!


MRR is contributor-driven, which means that we rely on punks like you for content. You don’t need an invitation to be a part of what we do.


For review and radio play consideration, send two copies of vinyl or one copy of CD-only or cassette-only releases to PO Box 3852, Oakland, CA 94609, USA. Send us the final version of your record—we do not review digital releases, test presses, or promo CDs.

We will review everything that falls within our areas of coverage: independent punk, garage, and hardcore. This means no major labels or labels that are exclusively distributed by major-owned distributors. We reserve the right to reject releases on the basis of content. Music without vocals or drums will not be considered.

Every record that is reviewed is added to our archive, the largest collection of punk records in the world. Please allow two months from your mailing date before following up to ask if we’ve received your submission.


We are always looking for interview, scene report, guest column, and photo submissions. Submission does not guarantee publication. In order to improve the chances of your submission being printed, please read our FAQ.


In addition to records, we also review independently published and produced zines, books, and movies. Please send physical copies to PO Box 3852, Oakland, CA 94609, USA. If you have a streaming link to your film, or if it is playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, please email the information to