MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

11 04 2014

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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The great Ted Rall!





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April 11th, 2014 by MRR

Record of the Week: THE SECRET PROSTITUTES Welcome to Punk… Viva la Evolucion… We Can Do Whatever We Want LP

10 04 2014


Okay, so THE SECRET PROSTITUTES are from Texas and sing in English, Spanish, what seems to be either Swedish or Norwegian, but mostly in Indonesian. Oh, and they cover a song in Italian. And the record is from Finland. +2 points. They play tightly wound rock ’n’ roll that has one foot in punk, one foot in garage and is pissing on the line in between. +2 points. They prefer to stylize their band name with SS lightning bolts. –2 points (one for each). “Galaxie” is an amazing, weird pop song that comes out of nowhere and breaks up the record perfectly. +1 point. They seem to have a fascination with Communism (they cover CCCP FEDELI ALLA LINEA, and have a song “Partai Komunis Indonesia”— which roughly translates to “Communist Party Indonesia”—and another titled “Kalashnikov” with a Cold War sample). No points given/taken away. When I saw them live (just after first hearing this record) the guitarist was wearing a G.G. ALLIN shirt (–1) and the bassist was wearing a SPACEMEN 3 shirt (+1). So let’s see… a total score of… who fucking cares! Who actually keeps score in punk anyway?! This is a totally ripping record with some really fucking cool vocals.
(Bad Hair Life Records)

April 10th, 2014 by Fred

Create to Destroy! Acid Sweat Lodge

9 04 2014


I’ve been following this website for years due to the aesthetic that its curators capture and their love of Lemmy, punk, motorcycles, beer, babes (all genders), long hair, the road, hooligans, metal, and debauchery. Being a long haired, motorcycle riding punk myself who hates cops and loves a good time, the Acid Sweat Lodge just really struck a cord, ya dig? A photo archive for all those that came post the MC5 and stagnated after the first few waves of punk and metal…keeping it old school in a strange world, here is the Acid Sweat Lodge…


What is the Acid Sweat Lodge?
The Acid Sweat Lodge is a lifestyle philosophy. An outsider research organization with a mandate to preserve and disseminate knowledge and culture. A.S.L. produces a wide range of public projects, including exhibits, speaker series, films, concerts and gatherings.

Where are its root’s located?
In drunken conversations, late night parties, trips to the woods, high times, and long trips down the highway.

How does “punk” fit into the aesthetic trip of the A.S.L. mission?
Fuck everyone else. Do it yourself. The mottos of the punk and scumbag generations, and the continuing focus of the Acid Sweat Lodge.


Where does A.S.L. find its images?
Darkened basements, old garages, dumpsters, derelict buildings, wilderness cabins, ditches beside the train tracks, your old man’s stash.

Who contribute’s to A.S.L.?
Contributions to A.S.L. are carefully considered by the committee for research and exploration. In addition to the official committee and full patch members, A.S.L. maintains a global network of associates consisting of various experts, artists, dope heads, teachers, healers, journeymen, creeps, weirdos, and free thinkers.

Why start a website?
There are many effective ways to transmit knowledge. The web is a convenient vehicle to convey messages to the masses. Merge with technology, remember the past, and embrace the future.

Tell us about your propaganda mailings.
The Acid Sweat Lodge works with academic, artistic and experimental experts to develop and present research into a wide range of topics. The journals pertaining to our research and findings are published and distributed worldwide for peer review and analysis multiple times throughout the year.


How can we best stay up to date with A.S.L.?
The Acid Sweat Lodge updates it research and communicates regularly through its various channels, websites and publications. Tune in and drop out.

How can we reach out and touch A.S.L.?
The Acid Sweat Lodge is always open to collaborations, new projects, and free exchange of ideas. Interested parties, and lifestyle dropouts are always encouraged to contact A.S.L. by any means necessary.

Is the answer in the question?
Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies.

Any last words?
The life we live. The life we love. Live the dream.
Acid Sweat Lodge Facebook page

April 9th, 2014 by Amelia

Monday Photo Blog: Kate Frese

7 04 2014

Kate Frese checks into the Monday Photo Blog with some killer hardcore action shots of bands. Just check the photo of Mindset  directly below. For more from Kate, check out her website at

Mindset, at Charm City Art Space, January 11, 2014 in Baltimore, MD (photo by Kate Frese)

Bloodlet at the Baltimore Soundstage, Janauary 18, 2014 in Baltimore, MD (photo by Kate Frese)

Noisemat the Baltimore Soundstage, Janauary 18, 2014 in Baltimore, MD (photo by Kate Frese)

Integrity at the Baltimore Soundstage, Janauary 18, 2014 in Baltimore, MD (photo by Kate Frese)

Bitterend at Strange Matter on December 28, 2013 in Richmond, VA (photo 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!

April 7th, 2014 by Matt Average

MRR Radio #1395 • 4/6/14

5 04 2014

Ben comes back to the show to watch Ron & Hal stumble through their sets… Vengeance… yeah, yeah, yeah…


Intro song:
PARTY FORCE – Fight, Fuck, Cry, Tequilla

The Hamburglars!

The Hamburglars!

Rotten Ron – Lord God Please God Help Me
WARTHOG – Potential
PISS – Spranga Allt/Religion
BAD COYOTES – Rat Breeders
FREAK VIBE – Company Is Oppression

Horrible Hal – Shifty Self Aggrandizing
THE SCIENTISTS – Shake (Together Tonight)
THE SECRETIONS – Faster Than the Speed of Drunk

Ben – Sparkling Mineral Water
MAN… OR ASTROMAN? – Escape Velocity
CUSTOM KICKS – Getting Around
MUD CITY MANGLERS – Armstrong Park

Rotten Ron – What I Do When I’m Alone
MOTORDAMN – Over the Top
S.O.A. – Gang Fight
L.S.D. – Karen Nash

Outro song:
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – Shut the Fuck Up

MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at Thanks for listening!

April 5th, 2014 by Hal