MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

12 09 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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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress
Nothing Mattress book #2 is out now! Get it here.

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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

September 12th, 2014 by MRR


New Blood! RED DEATH and FISCAL CLIFF

11 09 2014

MRR magazine’s popular “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…

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Band name:
RED DEATH

Date & location formed:
Red Death was formed in October 2013 in the dining room of The Newton house in Washington, D.C.

Reason for forming:
The band was created by four roommates who liked hanging out, eating shitty food and talking about music. We reached our peak when we got the neighbor to cuss us out in the middle of a snowstorm and call the cops. (Cheers)

What are your lyrics about?
“Acidic chaotic genocidal war torn freak outs. I used to play fucked up evil ass ‘last man standing’ style games with my toys when I was a kid. Real bloody and gory and no holds barred. Now I just sing about it.” —DHD

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like a mix of C.O.C., The Accüsed, Cro-Mags, Discharge, vine compilations and all things punk.

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What is the future for this band?
Red Death will record an LP called Permanent Exile for Grave Mistake Records (USA) and Hardware Records (Europe). We’re going to do a Southeast tour in late February, full USA tour with The Flex in April, and a European tour in summer 2015.

Links and contact info:
reddeath.bandcamp.com
reddeathdc {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
FISCAL CLIFF

Date & location formed:
We first formed last year in Oakland as a two piece, but we really became a complete unit when Nicole joined the band five or so months ago.

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Reason for forming:
For the sake of rocking out.

What are your lyrics about?
Isolation, paranoia, New-Age, Southern California Gurus, and desolate suburban towns off Highway 80.

How would you describe your sound?
We like to jangle, but also enjoy getting loud, dancey, and head-bangy. People tell us we sound like a different band at every show and some comparisons are more baffling than others.

What is the future for this band?
Our guitarist just moved to Philadelphia, so we won’t be playing as much for a while—but, we just recorded a new 4-song EP that we’re planning on releasing soon. There also may be some wintertime shows in the works!

Links and contact info:
fiscalcliff2.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 is 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

September 11th, 2014 by MRR


Record of the Week: PROTESTANT In Thy Name LP

9 09 2014

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Hoooly shit! I’ve always loved me some PROTESTANT, but this new record is something else entirely, departing from their well-honed dark hardcore attack to embrace the hateful, raw filth of black metal. Cory’s unmistakable vocals (and the occasional massive breakdown) provide a link to the band’s previous discography, and the throat-ripping fury of metalpunk is definitely there, but they’ve rebuilt their sound from the ground up with some deliciously lo-fi production. The whole thing is overflowing with jaw-dropping riffs, played with the passion and precision of a band a decade into their existence. Easily one of the top black metal/crust crossovers I’ve heard—and believe me, I’ve heard far too many in the last several years. I would have to say that this is also PROTESTANT’s best, most consistent full-length to date. Trends come and go, but In Thy Name is the real deal. An instant classic.
(Halo of Flies)

—Will Blomquist

September 9th, 2014 by MRR


Monday Photo Blog: Hank Wood and the Hammerheads in Santa Ana, CA

8 09 2014

The Black Flame Collective sent over some photos of Hank Wood and the Hammerheads for today’s Monday Photo Blog. These photos are from their show at El Centro Cultural de Mexico down in Santa Ana, CA, this past July. For more about Black Flame, check out facebook.com/blackflamecollective.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

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!

September 8th, 2014 by Matt Average


MRR Presents: MÜLLTÜTE, STERILE MIND, SILENT ERA and NO BUSINESS at the Knockout in SF, Wed. Sept. 10th!

7 09 2014

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The next MAXIMUMROCKNROLL PRESENTS gig is coming up this Wednesday, September 10th, and it’s gonna be one of the best yet! We’re very lucky and excited to have Berlin’s top hardcore band MÜLLTÜTE playing! You may remember them from their scorching appearance on the Sound The Alarms compilation or from their three awesome 7″s. Other local bands featured are STERILE MIND (new awesome hardcore band with a NO STATIK member), SILENT ERA (new fast and melodic punk with folks from BRILLIANT COLORS, DESKONOCIDOS, NEON PISS, and THE NEW FLESH), and NO BUSINESS (great catchy Dangerhouse-sounding punk). Come dance your asses off and support MRR!

9pm, Sept. 10th at the Knockout
3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$5-10 sliding scale

September 7th, 2014 by MRR