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In Memory of Travis Fristoe

Travis Fristoe was a friend to punks everywhere, whether you hung out with him in ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #389 • Oct 2015

Incoming: Maximum Rocknroll #389, the October 2015 issue! On the cover we've got SICK THOUGHTS, ...

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New Blood! DETONATE, CASCARRABIAS, and ZOTZ

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info ...

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Top Tens from MRR #388 • September 2015

By popular demand, we present our reviewers' Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are ...

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Record of the Week: Basement Benders

Record of the Week: Basement Benders

BASEMENT BENDERS – “Native Tongues” EP Sometimes when you hear that a handful of your favorite ...

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Monday Photo Blog: Sergey Seregin


August 31st, 2015 by

Sergey Seregin submitted some pictures from this summer’s Raw Fest in Moscow for this week’s installment of thee olde  Monday Photo Blog. Check out more of his work at his website here.

Deadfall at Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. July 2015

Deadfall at Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. July 2015

Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow,Russia. 11 July 2015

Guts Out

Guts Out

Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia.11July 2015

Guts Out

Guts Out

Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. 11 July 2015

Guts Out

Guts Out

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MRR Radio #1468 • 8/30/15


August 30th, 2015 by

This week MRR Radio and Rob bring you a covers-versus-originals battle, a label spotlight, ’60s rock and more!

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Intro song:
LIFE’S BLOOD – Guilty As Charged

MINOR THREAT!

MINOR THREAT!

Rob – Covers vs. Originals
THE LEWD – Mobile Home
TURBONEGRO – Mobile Home
WIRE – 12XU
MINOR THREAT – 12XU
THE STALIN – Romanticist
NINE SHOCKS TERROR – Romanticist
CRO-MAGS – Hard Times
PROPAGANDHI – Hard Times
DISCHARGE – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing/Ain’t No Feeble Bastard
NAUSEA – Intro/Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing/Ain’t No Feeble Bastard

Rob – Mt. St. Mnt. Label Spotlight
MALE GAZE – Cliffs of Madness
THE MALLARD – Shreds
LANDLINES – Potsmoker
PLATEAUS – Airhead
TIARAS – 60’s Wave

Rob – Jams in the ’60s Were Rad
GOLDEN CATALINAS – Varsity Club Song
HIGH SPIRITS – It’s Alright With Me
BUGS – Slide
THE FOUR – 69

Outro song:
DROPDEAD – Hopeless/Bullshit Tradition/Sheep

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!



Create to Destroy! Loud Punk


August 26th, 2015 by

I met Chris when I was with Perdition on a small Montreal/Albany tour in 2010.  I think that’s when I met Chris?  Anyway, he’s always been a go-to person in Albany and I wanted to find out more about his label and his recent Noise Annoys record store turned web shop.  Here is Chris from Loud Punk Records and Noise Annoys:

Are you from Albany?
Yes I’ve spent almost my entire life bouncing around the Albany area minus a small stint in Boston during 2000.

punk

What was the height of the scene there?
It really depends on how you look at. The late 90s was a really great time to grow up around here in the aspect of the punk scene.  It was a really crazy and exciting place during those days. All corners of the scene were really thriving, with shows all the time and a lot less internal divisions and inner scene politics. At the same time it was also a pretty intense and dangerous scene too. You typically couldn’t go to a show without at least a handful of brawls breaking out.But it too really depended on what shows you went to. It taught me a lot of life lessons at a young age, good and bad. The 2005/2006 years were also a really key time locally. The first part of the 2000’s were kind of bleak around here then. There was a resurgence, all of us that had been around for a bit weren’t kids anymore and started filling the shoes of guys like Nate from DEVOID OF FAITH/Gloom Records and others who were the real backbone of what went on around here but were not as active as they once were.  There was also a whole new wave of kids that started coming to shows. We had some amazing venues, great bands not only in the local scene but coming through town at the time. It made for a very fun and exciting environment.

What’s it like now?
Albany’s scene comes in waves, though things will be great for a few years, but quiet for a few. Currently it’s a little quiet but your hard pressed to find a scene not in a major city that isn’t in the same position that we are. While some come and go, the core group of dedicated folks around here are still doing what they know and love. Things can only get better and I have no doubt they will.

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Record of the Week: C.C.T.V


August 25th, 2015 by

C.C.T.V – “Quiet” EP
The coolest record of the year so far at least to these ears, total nervous frantic post-punk created in the furtive fertile NW Indiana scenery…The songs are tightly wound fraught invocations of the indignities of modern life, anxiety and paranoia, everything sounds like it was recorded on a boombox at the wrong speed adding to the strange feeling of otherworldliness, like walking through a dead mall full of fake plants and broken ideas. It’s perfectly retro, really sounds like a recently excavated secret basement from the 1979 New Wave/punk collision, but it’s from now, and is fresh yet eternal. The sputtering drums and stumbling bass with that sick dollar store guitar sound, while the coolest vocalist lists her demands and concerns. It’s just so fuckin rad, like SU TISSUE fronting DEVO at their most hardcore…I think it sold out, but a repress is on the way. (Layla Gibbon)
(Lumpy)



2 METRIC TONS OF STEEL, 100 KILOMETERS AN HOUR: Permanent Ruin on Tour in Europe


August 23rd, 2015 by

San Jose’s Permanent Ruin recently went on tour in Europe. Drummer Rich Gutierez wrote an extensive tour diary, edited by Leslie Patron, a portion of which can be read in MRR 388, available here. Check out the band’s interview in MRR 366 — back issues available in our webstore!

Perm Cru takes Europe

Perm Cru takes Europe

 

Tuesday, April 21: SFO to Bologna, Italy

I can’t tell if it’s Friday or Thursday. We left on Tuesday and travelled forward through time, and somewhere in the space from Calgary, Alberta to Glasgow, Scotland floating above the clouds we lost Wednesday. We left SFO at 6pm and almost immediately got in a fight. Fred flipped off some lady who honked at us and her husband barreled out of the airport with the bird out yelling in some bullshit ass British accent. I think he was forcing the accent to seem tougher. Fred yelled at him screaming “it’s none of your concern!” with the biggest, widest shit eating grin. The guy didn’t know what to do. I mean come on dude! You aren’t going to fight us so just go inside! We yelled at him to go away and he just kind of stood hard and unsure, then sauntered off. Who wants to pay for an ass kicking over a middle finger really?

Anyway the flight was long! 13 hours and a straight shot from SFO to Istanbul, Turkey. I have a slight head cold and have been dripping buckets of snot nonstop. There was a graveyard of tissue paper surrounding my seat; the lady next to me across the row was pretty horrified. What an unfavorable situation to be in on a plane. I watched 4 movies and listened to some sad music and passed out on this donut pillow that was cutting off my circulation. We landed in Istanbul and had a 3 hour layover, Merm was texting her new crush or real love or future husband or whatever and we all sat at around talking about bands we’d like to start. Mariam tried to do a headstand against a wall, but missed and fell, it was some straight up Jackass shit, Merm Knoxville freaking out the airport crowd. Read the rest of this entry »