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MRR Radio #1481 • 11/29/15

Lydia goes solo, has a nervous breakdown revelation and decides to flee the country. ...

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MRR's first fest in almost a decade! Still Not Quiet on the Western Front fest ...

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MRR Radio #1480 • 11/22/15

Amelia, Amanda & John Khan bring you the very best in punk with the jingle ...

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Mollot (photo by Mackenzie Burgess)


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

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RIP Dickie Hammond (with HDQ)

MRR Radio #1479 • 11/15/15

This week Matt and Lena play mostly new stuff they're digging, as well as a ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #377 • Oct 2014


In Maximum Rocknroll #377, the October 2014 issue, we have an extended interview with chaotic hardcore band FRACASO, featuring reflections on life as a punk in Venezuela and the complications of playing in a band with members spread across the globe. Mia d’Bruzzi from early Bay Area punk band FRIGHTWIG tells us about life as a feminist in a developing punk scene and the band’s current projects. Yecatl Peña (from INSERVIBLES, TERCER MUNDO, and more) drew this month’s cover and shares a long-overdue Mexico City scene report, with a rundown on all the bands, venues, festivals, and record shops you need to know about in the new wave of Chilango punk. Poland’s GOVERNMENT FLU share reflections on their US tour, while Seoul, South Korea’s MYMANMIKE look forward to their upcoming journey through North America and tell us how three dudes from three continents ended up playing in a powerviolence band together. Prolific label Mind Cure Records gives us a window into their multi-layered history as documentors of Pittsburgh punk, and we’re introduced to the synthy sounds of Greece’s ERA OF FEAR and England’s MEN OH PAUSE. Bay Area motörpunks ELEGY clue us in on their upcoming plans, HARSH WORDS reassure us that there’s more to Athens, GA than REM, and we’ve got two photo spreads featuring shots from L.A.’s Beserktown Festival and New York’s Latino Punk Fest. And, of course, we’ve got all the columnists you love to hate, plus demo, book, movie and zine reviews, and, as always, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print.


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Maximum Rocknroll #375 • Aug 2014


Holy smokes, time flies when you’re having fun! Despite a rent raise and USPS wanting to dig through our holey pockets, we’ve still managed to bring you a new supreme edition of Maximum Rocknroll — MRR #375, August 2014! In this issue we talk with Iberian powerhouse UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE before destroying the US on their upcoming tour; in honor of their very exciting 20th anniversary, we get a special extended interview with Extreme Noise Records; plus an in-depth story on one of Leningrad’s punk progenitors, Andrei “Svin” Panov. In this issue we also feature HC’s newest darlings GLUE from the great country of Texas, too cool for your school Cool Death Records from Down Under give us the skinny on their new releases, and two floor-thumping air-punching stripped-down punk bands from Japan, EIEFITS and THEE MIGHTY FEVERS. Serbian rock ‘n’ rollers S.U.S. discuss breaking the norm in Serbia and bringing back the glam in punk, Barcelona’s VÈRTIGO tell us about their local scene, MISCALCULATIONS from the UK talk about their minimalist yet calculated approach to music, and a tour diary from Canada’s BORN WRONG takes us on a bender and lets us live vicariously through the band’s HC misdeeds. Plus two photo spreads, a special “New Blood” spread, your favorite columnists (plus guests!), book, zine, demo, movie and of course the most extensive record reviews section in punk rock print y’all—plus much, much more! Cover art this month by Jordan Poggerpants.

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Maximum Rocknroll #371 • April 2014


MRR #371, April 2014: the All Columns Issue! With topics such as Detroit powerhouse BILL BONDSMEN, très productive French punk label Crapoulet Records, legendary ex-Yugo pioneers O! KULT, New York’s catchy punks RATIONAL ANIMALS, and the New York’s Alright festival. We’ve also got UK hardcore ragers STAB and WOOLF, Minneapolis hardcore D-beat ladies VARIX, and a Miami scene report. All of this, plus record, zine, book and movie reviews, all the columnists you could ask for, New Blood, Shitworker of the Month, and much more!

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Maximum Rocknroll #369 • Feb 2014


Yes, punx, 2014 is going strong with MRR #369, the February issue of Maximum Rocknroll featuring cover art by Leah Wishnia!

We check in with Polish legends DEZERTER, while Japan’s STRANGE FACTORY lets us know what it’s like living in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and STOIC VIOLENCE fills us in on the problems with bands compromising ethics for fame. ARCTIC FLOWERS discuss the current post-punk trend in DIY, David West of RANK/XEROX and RAT COLUMNS talks inspiration, and  VOIGH-KAMPFF tell us what it’s like to be in a cross-country band. NÜ-KLĒ-ƏR BLAST SUNTAN talks about band dynamics and relationships, POLISKITZO reps L.A. and their homies, and GOBIERNO MILITAR talks about discovering punk in Spain. And, as always, we have your favorite columnists and the largest, most extensive punk reviews section in print!

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Maximum Rocknroll #368 • Jan 2014


We ring in the new year with our third Maximum Rocknroll Queer Issue! First up is ANTI-CORPOS who talk to us about organizing Girls Rock Camp in Brazil! CLOSET BURNER demystifies being queer in the Midwest, DURES ET GAYS share wild tales of squat shows in Europe, and EJACULOID gets fresh with us. Also in this issue, GLORY HOLE shares their experience of being queer in Australia, PEEPLE WATCHIN’ talks about tour and playing Smash It Dead Fest, and Porcelain from FRUIT PUNCH sits down with us to discuss her emergence and coming out in the East Coast punk scene. Plus heaps more conversations with queer punx from SHOPPING, PRIESTS, GROKE, SCREAMING QUEENS, and STRONG BOYS, a report from London Queer Zine Fest, a bunch of guest columnists, and the largest and most extensive punk reviews section in print today!

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