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MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin' Funnies! #62

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls! More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com LIFE IS POSERS! Loads more at lifeisposers.com Every Friday ...

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New Blood! GONGFERMOUR, DEEP CREEPS, SOCIALITE and PRETTY HURTS

MRR magazine's new-band section "New Blood" is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below ...

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Carolyn's MRR #380 top ten preview!

Hi. This is Carolyn Keddy, film reviewer, record reviewer, top tenner with some highlights of ...

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Reissue of the Week: X Aspirations LP

Recorded in 1979, utilizing just a few hours of remnant studio time, X forever scarred ...

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Record of the Week: LA FLINGUE/
ORNITORRINCOS Punk to Cross Borders split EP

What a nice surprise! The two Oliviers. A record put out by Olivier Crapoulet featuring ...

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Relatos sobre la Escena Subterránea Peruana: Parte III


November 17th, 2014 by

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Here is the Spanish-language version of part three of our three-part history “Notes on the Peruvian Underground.” This originally appeared in English in MRR #359. You can read part one in English in MRR #353 (parte uno en español aquí) and part two in English in MRR #356 (parte tres en español aquí).

Autor: shane g.g.
Traducción: Julio “el chibolo” Durán con aportes de P.J. Lucas

…Y luego viene un culo de otras huevadas

Hay tantas huevadas con las que podría seguir jodiéndolos que esto podría convertirse en una malacostumbre de ir contando historias sin parar y sin saber cuándo callarme. Sigo con ganas de empezar este último grupo de historias sobre la escena subterránea punk del Perú remarcando algo así como las diferencias esenciales entre las décadas de los 80, 90 y 2000, estableciendo una especie de división cronológica rigurosa entre un momento histórico y el siguiente, dibujar una línea clara en la arena temporal. ¡Los 80 fueron punk y hardcore y políticos! ¡Con los 90 llegó el grunge y esto llevó a un punk despolitizado! ¡A partir del 2000 hasta el presente surgen bandas indies y de fusión con mercados nicho para cada consumidor imaginable!

¿Pero saben qué? No es tan simple. No en Perú. Probablemente no lo sea en ninguna parte. La temporalidad es un asunto problemático. Y, de todos modos, las décadas y años y fechas son marcadores arbitrarios para señalar una diferencia histórica.

El noise y el grind y el crust core en Lima, por lo general, se asocian principalmente con los 90. Era una mancha de chiquillos (Leo Bacteria, Richard Nossar, Oscar Reátegui, José Morón) la que ayudó a formar estas mini-escenas. Pero lo hicieron solamente después de entrar en el “rock subterráneo” a fines de los 80 cuando ya había degenerado en facciones porosas de hardcore, punk, metal-crossover, y, por supuesto, de cholos, misios y pitucos. El resultado fueron varios proyectos noise: Atrofia Cerebral, MDA, Insumisión y Dios Hastío. Este último está aún activo y dejando sorda a la gente en mugrientos locales del centro de Lima. También hubo otras bandas más nuevas que surgieron con una combinación de influencias hardcore, punk y rock garage. Aeropajitas, Pateando tu Kara, Héroe Inocente y Manganzoides se impusieron como algunas de las favoritas en Lima en distintos puntos de los años 90. Todos ellos aún participan en tocadas de vez en cuando.

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¿Eso significa que todas las bandas de los 80 están muertas? Pues casi. Algunas resistieron por un tiempo o hicieron retornos inesperados. G3 agregó un segundo guitarrista e hizo un giro evidente al grunge en los 90 básicamente hasta que se separaron en 2000, y luego Gabriel y Gonzalo empezaron Inyectores. Leusemia reapareció en 1995 con un nuevo álbum y ha seguido tocando desde entonces con distintos miembros. Los únicos miembros originales que han durado son Raúl Montañez y Daniel F., siendo este último uno de los pocos subtes de la generación más antigua que ha podido ganarse la vida tocando rock’n’roll sin tener que tener un trabajo formal (y uno de los resultados es que se ha hecho unos cuantos enemigos). Voz Propia debe ser una de las bandas activas con mayor continuidad que surgieron de la escena del rock subterráneo a mediados de los 80–acaban de lanzar su décimo larga duración, “The Game is Over” en 2011. Read the rest of this entry »



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!



MRR Radio #1427 • 11/15/14


November 15th, 2014 by

Sgt. Worst Class Sanchez and Robert spice up an already zesty Rotten Ron and Horrible Hal Radio Show!

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Happy Veteran's Day! Support the troops!

Happy Veteran’s Day!
Support the troops!

Intro song:
SLAYR – Hell Awaits

Rotten Ron – Hearts Slayr
MISS DESTINY – The One
FREAK VIBE – Divine Order
NEO PUNKZ – Got to Go for a Piss
SLUTS – Poor Blacks
SAVAGE SEX BOYS – ?
COCK SPARRER – We’re Coming Back

Sgt. Worst Class Sanchez – Falouja Set
F.U.’s – Green Beret
D.R.I. – Stupid, Stupid War
EXPLOITED – Army Life
7 SECONDS – What If There’s a War in America
TOXIC REASONS – War Hero
ANTI – I Don’t Wanna Die in Your War

Robert – Grind Rules, OK?
GODSTOMPER – Free of the Fire
AGATHOCLES – Fukkn Right We Are Left
WORN/OUT – Conform Obey/Existence Is Futile/Culture of Intoxication
PRETENTIOUS ASSHOLES – Boycot Corporate Profanity
UNHOLY GRAVE – Suicide Terrorist Attack

Horrible Hal – WTF???
THE GAGGERS – Sharp Lies
THE WET – Bad Habit
ANOMALYS – No More!
THE MANTS – Destroyed By Fuzz
THE QUITTERS – ISWID
ORNITORRINCOS – 20 de Septiembre

Outro song:
EAST BAY CHASERS – Switch Blade

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies! #61


November 14th, 2014 by

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!

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More funny funnies by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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Every 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!



New Blood! REVERIE, ABORTICIDIO and xMAPKOx


November 13th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s “New Blood” section is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
REVERIE

Date & location formed:
September 2012 in Buffalo, NY.

Reason for forming:
Sean (vocals) started writing songs with Joey (guitars) and had trouble getting together with our original drummer due to his very busy schedule. Matt (bass) and Rich H. (former drummer) were a part of another band Sean was in. The two bands combined after Joey heard a song we wrote and just decided to combine the two bands into Reverie.

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What are your lyrics about?
I (Sean) write mostly about situations that I’ve been in, what they’ve meant to me. I also tend to write about the lack of god, monsters, and the plethora of shit I hate.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, aggressive, melodic punk. Rites of Spring meets Cursed.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a record coming out soon that we are self releasing and our recording a EP this winter.

Links and contact info:
reverieny.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
ABORTICIDIO

Date & location formed:
We started writing and recording instrumental shitty songs in Summer 2012, but we became a “real band” late last year. We’re from Mexico City and its metropolitan area.

Reason for forming:
Boredom maybe. Two of us play in Avichines, but we wanted to make a new band that sound like Gudon, Nightmare, Chicken Bowels, Matsuji, and those mid/late ’80s Japanese thrash-hardcore bands. There were no Hispanic bands playing that kind of hardcore, so we started the band. Somehow we ended up sounding completely different, now we play noise punk.

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Aborticidio (photo by Branny [Día Final])

What are your lyrics about?
Most of our lyrics are about drinking, girls, feeling stuck and depressed, hating everything and everybody, being uncomfortable everywhere, hating the idea of growing up and having to work and live in a stupid third-world country, and stuff like that. Some other songs are a little bit more optimistic, and talk about how much we love punk, and that feeling that nothing else in the world matters if you’re listening to a great punk rock record, or partying with your good friends.

How would you describe your sound?
Think of your favorite Japanese noisecore bands… Confuse, Gai, The Swankys, So What, State Children, Z, Tranquilizer, Gloom, Dust Noise, etc. We don’t sound like them.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release some 7″ records, maybe an LP or two. Tour the US, Europe, Japan, Canada, and if it’s possible Central and South America, Australia and Southeast Asia; contract AIDS and an alcoholic liver disease on those tours, and then die.

Links and contact info:
aborticidio.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/Aborticidio

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xMAPKOx (photo by Hristo Krstevski)

Band name:
xMAPKOx

Date & location formed:
This project started in the winter in 2014 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Reason for forming:
I was in a hardcore band but we didn’t tour. Also in that time I got heavy into folk punk so the plan was simple: to write songs as much as possible and to go on tour.

What are your lyrics about?
Well, the lyrics are describing the life in Macedonia. After the fall of Yugoslavia, Macedonia was (maybe still is) in the transition process and was looking to change the system. But during that period a lot of people lost their jobs and the political parties had (still have) the big part if you want to have a job. So basically my lyrics are about social changes and some of my life experience.

How would you describe your sound?
Angry acoustic folk punk….Think a mix of Neil Young and Ian MacKaye.

What’s in the future for this band?
I’m planing to release some splits soon and after that to release a full-length album and to tour…

Links and contact info:
xmapkox.bandcamp.com

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com