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Record of the Week: CRIME DESIRE Your Power LP

Over the past ten years or so, these San Diego punks have built up quite ...

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Mystic Inane at the Spitfire, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2014. (photo by Beau Patrick)

Monday Photo Blog: Three mo' from Beau Patrick Coulon!

Beau Patrick Coulon checks back in to the Monday Photo Blog with three more shots, one looking ...

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The average height of a dandelion is 5.3 inches

MRR Radio #1437 • 1/25/14

“That might be tall for a squirrel, but I wouldn’t say that, generally, it’s tall.” How ...

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Create to Destroy! Agipunk

Agipunk is an Italian stronghold for punks in Europe or punks touring Europe. Between a ...

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Iron Lung at the Black Lodge in Seattle, WA on Augut 11, 2014. (photo by Rob Hanna)

Monday Photo Blog: Rob Hanna

Rob Hanna has sent us here at the Monday Photo Blog some photos of Iron Lung, Una ...

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MRR Radio #1436 • 1/18/15

January 18th, 2015 by

Rob plays the first punk song he ever heard and follows it with some oldies, favorites, new releases and reissues. Loud and proud!


Intro song:
CIRCLE JERKS – World Up My Ass

Zero Boys!!

Zero Boys!!

Rob – His Punk Starter Kit
RAW POWER – State Oppression
DRI – Madman
NAKED RAYGUN – Metastasis
DEAD KENNEDYS – Nazi Punks Fuck Off
CODE OF HONOR – I Killed the Dove
BAD BRAINS – How Low Can a Punk Get
DICKIES – Gigantor
CRUCIFUCKS – Democracy Spawns Bad Taste
KILLJOY – Rich Plastic People

Rob – Random Rock ‘n’ Roll for Your Listening Pleasure
DYSTOPIA – Stress Builds Character
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time
AMERICAN HATE – Chain Grading
PUSRAD – Musik Mina Gron
PUSRAD – Nervkontakt AV Tredfe Graden
PUSRAD – Testing Testing 123
PUSRAD – Apanage
DERIDE – (title in Japanese)
FOOL SHU – (title in Japanese)

Rob – ZZZZZZZs for days
ZEKE – Let’s Get Drugs
ZERO BOYS – Vicious Circle
ZERO BOYS – Amphetamine Addiction
ZEROS – Don’t Push Me Around
ZODIAC KILLERS – Nazi Interrogation
ZIG ZAGS – Brainded Warrior

Outro song:
MINOR THREAT – Bottled Violence

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! #69

January 16th, 2015 by

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com


KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!

More funny funnies by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com



Loads more at lifeisposers.com


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!


January 15th, 2015 by

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


Band name:

Date & location formed:
West Oakland, Neo-Bristol. July/August 2014

Reason for forming:
Having a say, play gigs until slowly disintegrating into the banality of hardcore history. To annihilate ourselves, and hopefully a few others along the way

What are your lyrics about?
The milieu of taboo punk themes. Warfare, animal exploitation, sex and self inflicted violence, frustration with corporate fascism, alienation, the earth being ravaged by mad sick butchers. Angry songs and bitter words, yet they still ignore!

How would you describe your sound?
Like the crumbling of the all-seeing eye collapsing in on itself with the magnitude of 5 nuclear bombs, the massive sound of silence that will be accompanied after the final bomb drop, and the challenge of the survivors living in the now apocalypse

What’s in the future for this band?
Bad life choices, recording, touring, gigging, and midnight madness

Links and contact info:
isotopehardcore {at} gmail(.)com


Band name:

Date & location formed:
Autumn 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to create a band that blended the more nuanced and darker sounds of post-punk with the politics of the anarcho/crust bands we’ve all been fans of for years. Silence set out to be a band that stood for something and could potentially reach beyond the typical crusty audience with our message.


What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics feature a mix of topical subjects — such as NSA and corporate surveillance, animal rights, and race and gender issues — alongside more personal themes of the alienation, anger, and sadness that arise from living in a culture that treats both humans and animals as disposable commodities, cheaply sacrificed in the name of profits and power.

How would you describe your sound?
We draw from a wide range of influences, but the core of our sound is a blend of late seventies/early eighties post-punk with peace punk. The vocals are mostly melodic, while the guitar sound is pretty cold and often angular.

What’s in the future for this band?
We hope to release and LP of the first batch of songs we’ve been working on in the near future. Beyond that, we’ve been invited to play Skumfest in the UK this summer, so we’re hopefully going to do that, and we’re also working on a batch of songs for a 7” based on gender issues.

Links and contact info:


Band name:

Date & location formed:
Winter of 2012; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

Reason for forming:
To play hardcore with and for friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Personal experiences, folk stories that capture our imagination and the love for punk records.

Disslate (art by Pagès Botifarra)

Disslate (art by Pagès Botifarra)

How would you describe your sound?
1980’s hardcore punk with a modern twist.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record records(Tapes and Vinil, Fuck Cds!) and, ocasionally, play them live.

Links and contact info:

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?
7) Links and contact info:

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

Create to Destroy! Total Punk Fuck Off Fest Vol. II

January 14th, 2015 by


Rich Evans of Total Punk Records is doing Total Punk Fuck Off Fest Vol. II on March 27 & 28th in Orlando, Florida. It will be Action Swingers’ first show in 11 years, the Achtungs are making the trip all the way from Finland, Lumpy and the Dumpers are gonna play, and there will be some returns from last year like the Manateees, Gary Wrong Group, and Buck Biloxi and the Fucks. No wimps, no crybabies! Here’s Rich…

What’s the dress code for your fest?
Chains, spikes and razorblades. No flip-flops and if you insist on having facial hair try to keep it neatly trimmed.

Who are you catering to under the “punk umbrella”?
Bands who are both total and punk.


What’s the weather like in Orlando in March?
By late March the weather is perfect. Warm days, cool nights. People are making their way back out to the beach. Spring Break 2015!

Last year was the first year, right? How was that?
Last year was amazing. Really well attended. People came from as far as England. The crowd was nuts, the bands were all awesome. Lots of late night drinking, sidewalk beer bongs, crowd surfing and wild parties. I had about 20 people crashing on my floor. I would consider it a success.

What lessons did you learn from last year’s fest?
Get all your flights paid for far in advance, that way you don’t miss the money by the time this thing comes; keep your cool and don’t throw beer at the Gary Wrong Group.

Any good stories?
Total Punk is a kind of fly-by-night sort of operation. It was hard to even get the first one together because so many of the bands on my label constantly break up,  rotate band members, are broke, are bad at communication. You know… punk stuff. Live Fast Die and Buck Biloxi and the Fucks had their first practices with their respective lineups three and a half hours before the show. Giorgio Murderer’s backup dancers didn’t show until 30 minutes before his set, and Golden Pelicans almost didn’t get to play because come set time our guitarist was at home passed out on his floor. I think that is the way this kind of thing should feel though. Like it could fall apart at any moment.

I love Live Fast Die. A lot. Forever. How will this year be different? Do you think the bands will be more with it this time?
Well for one we only have one band who is having their first practice three hours before the show this year. I pretty much organize this thing by myself so I’m trying not to take on more than I can handle and let this thing grow slowly. Last year we had 15 bands, this year we have 17. Plus I’m trying to put together an opening ceremony, and I’m working on program for the weekend. Hopefully this year will be even better than last. I plan on continuing to do these as long as it’s fun. Once that is no longer the case the Fuck Off can fuck off.


Lumpy and the Dumpers (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

Who are your headliners?
They’re all headliners in my book. This weekend is stacked, but Friday night we got the almighty Action Swingers closing things out. First AS show in 11 years, and we’ve got a star-studded backup band for Ned Hayden. The hate is gonna be thick in the air. Saturday night we’ve got St. Louis slime punks Lumpy and the Dumpers closing things out. I couldn’t think of anyone more appropriate to close out the weekend. It’s gonna be a hot sticky mess.

Any after shows?
Yes there is going to be an after party Friday night with Sick Thoughts, Giorgio Murderer and Tight Genes. Can’t really say where it is at yet (secret location), but we have a venue set up that is near by, and there is talks of there being kegs.

Is it all ages?
The Saturday day show will be all ages, but the rest of the weekend will be 18+.


Foster Care (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

What are the venues like?
Shows will be at Will’s Pub and Uncle Lou’s. Both venues are within a block of each other on the Mills Strip. There are a bunch of other cool bars and restaurants within walking distance. Tons of amazing Vietnamese food. Uncle Lou’s is this awesome little dive bar that is a staple in the Orlando punk scene. Small room, no stage, cheap beer. Totally wild and lawless.

The night shows will be at Will’s Pub. Will’s is an Orlando institution and I’ve been going to shows there as long as I’ve lived in Orlando. Decent sized room, but not too big. Plus now they have liquor!

Also, no shows will be happening at Wally’s but it is worth mentioning. It’s a small bar/package store that has been open for 60 years. Surly bartenders, smoke filled bar, the cheapest, stiffest drinks in town, and right across the street from Uncle Lou’s and Will’s Pub. Basically it’s heaven on earth.

Buck Biloxi and the Fucks

Buck Biloxi and the Fucks (photo by Jon Chamberlain)

What should we pack?
I don’t think you are gonna need much of anything. Last year I spent the whole weekend in the same dirty clothes. I’d pack some airplane bottles, aspirin and a swim suit. Leave your moral compass at home.

Any surprises?
It should be an entire weekend full of surprises. Hopefully there will be an impromptu show or two, some late night parties, some pool crashing. And within an hour of all this we’ve got springs, alligators, beaches and roller coasters, so this weekend is pretty much whatever you want it to be.

Where can we stay?
A floor, the backseat of your car. Last year someone slept behind a dumpster. If you are looking for fancier accommodations the Travel Lodge in downtown Orlando is real cheap. It’s $60 a night, and only about a mile from the action. It’s not the Ritz, but I doubt you’ll be spending much time there anyways. There is also a Double Tree that is close by for the big spenders.

How can we get tickets?
Tickets are up at www.floridasdying.com It’s $31.50 for a weekend pass on the site, or you can PayPal me a gift of $30 to floridasdyingrecords {at} gmail(.)com and then neither of us has to pay any PayPal fees. The tickets are all hand stamped, and were designed by Nick Simich.

So affordable! Promo video?

Any last words?
Don’t be a chump, get your ass to the Fuck Off!

Record of the Week: YOUNG CONSERVATIVES 12”

January 13th, 2015 by

YoungConservativesInteresting debut EP here from this band made up of 1990s UK punk/hardcore vets. YOUNG CONSERVATIVES comes out of the gate wearing their politics on their sleeves, but it’s not trite or clichéd political hardcore. These are the angry ruminations of disillusioned older punks. Like many of us, they find it hard to be optimistic about the political future despite the small positive gains that have been made. The backdrop to the disenchantment takes the form of six tracks of somewhat melodic, yet heavy, mid-paced hardcore. It’s an enjoyable maelstrom of LEATHERFACE, ROLLINS BAND, DAG NASTY, and FUCKED UP. The FUCKED UP comparison is most strongly felt in the vocal delivery, mainly because the vocals take the form of hoarsely shouted complicated political diatribes, rather than the more tuneful singing you get with the likes of DAG NASTY or even LEATHERFACE. Great stuff, I look forward to hearing more.
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