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MRR Radio #1438 • 2/1/14


February 1st, 2015 by

Guest DJ Vanessa Monique takes over Dan’s show. ACAB forever, Rest In Peace Shannon Williams, and shouts out to Blaque Chris.

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G.L.O.S.S.

Intro song:
G.L.O.S.S. – G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From the Future)

White People Dreads
F-MINUS – Ruined
R.A.M.B.O. – Wall of Death the System
STATE OF FEAR – Bloodthirsty System
THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB – Trains and Cops
DYSTOPIA – Stress Builds Character

Early 2000’s
LIMP WRIST – What’s Up With the Kids?
SCHOLASTIC DETH – PMA 2000
GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS – Tears of a Clone
GRAVY TRAIN!!!! – Burger Baby
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH – Fuel the Conquest

Shit we like
BLEED THE PIGS – (System) Control
DAWN OF HUMANS – Tort.Plode.Blurst
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Sex Pit
TORSO – Community Psychosis
GAG – Intro/Squeeze
IVY – 20’ Oh’s Willin 2.0
MALPORTADO KIDS – Mi Concha

Bay Area
BLATZ – Fuck Shit Up
TALK IS POISON – Control
CODE OF HONOR – Code of Honor
RAOOUL – Fresh and Nubile
VOETSEK – Back to the Bay
HICKEY – Believe

Outro songs:
TONY MOLINA – Change My Ways
GOWANUS MUTANT KOMMANDOS – Mutant Kommando

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 Radio #1431 • 12/14/14


December 14th, 2014 by

This week Matt hates the cops, loves the Deutschpunk, and shares some recent acquisitions from his travels, as well as spinning a few newer releases.

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Intro song:
VERTIGO – Vertigo

Grazhdanskaya Oborona

Grazhdanskaya Oborona

For the Badge-Wearin’ Fascist Villans
SLIME – ACAB
BGK – Police Crimes
MUSHROOM ATTACK – Kill the Pigs
THE KIDS – Fascist Cops
REALLY RED – Teaching You the Fear

Newer Faves
LAS CRUCES – Supersida/Matarte
LEVITATIONS – Partners in Crime
PURA MANIA – Sospechoso
VIVID SEKT – The Void

Deutschpunk Rules
MARIONETZ – Gas Gas Gas
KGB – Sekt Ist Kaltgestellt
ABWÄRTS – Monday On My Mind
EA80 – In Allen Dingen
UNWANTED YOUTH – Brain Attack
AUSBRUCH – Südafrika

From the Bins of Europe
ZARAMA – Zaramaren Erdian
KUD IDIJOTI – Preživjeti
GRAZHDANSKAYA OBORONA – Мы В Глубокой Жопе
VONBRIGDI – Ó, Reykjavík

Outro songs:
SELFISH – Overcome
CARTOUCHE – Obscenity

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!



New Blood! LILAC DAZE, GRUMP and WEBCAM TEENS


September 18th, 2014 by

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…

Band name:
LILAC DAZE

Date & location formed:
We became a band in December of 2012 in Frederick, MD.

Reason for forming:
Evan and Matt had been in bands together since they were 14 years old and were in between projects at the time. After receiving a book on Riot Grrrl, Patti began learning bass and started jamming with Evan and Matt. Within a month, the band gained momentum and started playing house shows in our hometown.

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What are your lyrics about?
All three of us contribute lyrics to the band. We usually write about anything from the trials and errors of growing up, finding happiness, and maintaining relationships to guinea pigs and beer.

How would you describe your sound?
We play jangly alt rock with a crunch. Our songs are largely influenced by the music we grew up on. We incorporate elements of punk rock and ’80s and ’90s alternative rock mixed with modern up-and-comers. We filter out all the bullshit and leave you with pure goodness, like a Brita filter.

What is the future for this band?
We plan to continue releasing music, and want to tour more and meet cool people. Hopefully Matt won’t have to make pizza 5 days a week.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/lilacdazeband

lilacdaze.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
GRUMP (questions answered by Marshall)

Date & location formed:
Grump formed in February 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Cody and Ian had been jamming a bit before then, but I’m pretty sure it was February when Luke and I joined.

Reason for forming:
Boredom, I guess. I don’t know, same reasons anyone starts a hardcore band—not really anything better do to.

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What are your lyrics about?
My lyrics are mostly just free association of whatever I’m thinking or reading about at that time. I collect lines in a notebook and try and jam them together based on a related theme. The usual tropes—alienation, thought control, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Chorus pedal punk weirdocore.

What is the future for this band?
We’ve got a short tour of Eastern Canada planned. After that who knows. Maybe a record or something, more touring. No concrete plans yet.

Links and contact info:
grump.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WEBCAM TEENS

Date & location formed:
We formed in Tallahassee, FL and played our first show in August ’11 at the Farside Collective, which was a DIY spot some of us in town helped to open and run for a while (RIP).

Reason for forming:
We started playing together after other bands some of us had played in broke up for one reason or another. We’re all at different stages in our lives, but being in a band with your friends is a good constructive release for lots of pent up shit that we all deal with, the rigors of life, nothing unique.

What are your lyrics about?
Our songs are about crooked politicians and leaders, life punching your ass in the gut, nothing making sense ever, motherfuckers who like to hear themselves talk and talk and talk, scenelords, drunk punks, the end of the world dance party, our creeping technological doom, bad business arrangements, spinning your wheels, killing yourself, the importance of saving yourself, and letting go of everything. Most of them rhyme.

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Webcam Teens (photo by Kate Decosmo)

How would you describe your sound?
Fast and straight ahead. But we’re on some now you see us, now you don’t shit. Tesco Vee fronting a sped-up Feel the Darkness era Poison Idea.

What is the future for this band?
Hopefully pressing wax and writing new shit. Contact: Our first demo/EP tape was released on Spirit Cat tapes. Our songs are free at webcamteens.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:



MRR Radio #1416 • 8/31/14


August 31st, 2014 by

Rachel and Nathan dig through the collection, and Dan sandwiches their jams with demos and new releases.

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Intro songs (dedicated to Michael Brown):
AK-47 – The Badge Means You Suck
POISON IDEA – The Badge

Sorrows

Sorrows

Dan is stoked on demos and a working tape deck
SORROWS – Change Your Mind
STERILE MIND – Hate Sick
BAD BLOOD – Catch a Bad One
MYSTERIOUS SKIN – Give Up
NARCOLEPTICS – Intro/Programmed

Rachel’s cute songs that make her happy
CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS – Easy Targets
CRUCIFIX – Steelcase Enclosure
THE ABUSED – Nuclear Threat
GERMS – No God
BROWN SUGAR – Total Fucking Garbage

Rachel and Nathan didn’t name their combined set
NIHILISTICS – Love and Kisses
SICK PLEASURE – I Don’t Play Pretty Music
FLOWER LEPERDS – Only 12 Years Old
KILSLUG – Make It Rain

Nathan’s turn
OUTBURST – The Hardway
POISON IDEA – Ballad of a Pre Op
NY WOLFPACK – Changed
STISISM – Dancing with Bacteria
SUPERTOUCH – Searching for the Light

Dan ends with a new one and a new reissue
THE JUMPERS – This Is It
BLOTTER – No Country for Old Kids

Outro song:
VOMIT PIGS – Baby’s Playing Games

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 DJ’s 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! PORK magazine


February 5th, 2014 by

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UPDATE: Please read the comments section below.

PORK and I have interviewed a few of the same punks of interest, including Weird Luke and WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? Since great minds think alike, and rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic and lifestyle are my thing, I thought I’d interview the person behind this dirty rocker rag for all you knife carrying, denim vest wearin’, good for nothing hooligans out there looking for a good time and a good read. Here’s Sean Äaberg of PORK magazine…

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What do you mean by “PORK”?
Well, exactly, right? PORK is pig meat, PORK is to fuck, PORK is a play by Andy Warhol about Brigid Berlin starring Jayne County, which was a secret spark for the bombs of glitter rock and ultimately punk rock. PORK is a four letter word and it is a way of life.

How do you feel about the pigs?
KEEP KOPS KOSHER! The first thing that comes to mind is “Fuck the pigs,” but this is too easy of an answer. Police are a necessary element of any society and like anyone or anything wielding power and authority over others, there are issues with this. I dislike anyone telling me what to do and trying to lord bureaucratic power over me, but it’s a part of life I don’t see ever going away, so I just try and make sure to stay on their good side you know? I’d like to have enough money to pay them off one day.

Where do you exist?
We are currently located in PORKLAND, OREGON. We started PORK in Eugene, Oregon of all places, but we are from Oakland, California. PORK thrives best in the dirty streets between Chinatown and the Ghetto.

How do you afford to leave free, large sized newspapers at choice locations all over the USA?
All over the WORLD darling! You can find PORK in Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan, China, Japan and even exotic Canada! PORK is paid for by our generous and cool, small business advertisers and our wonderful contributors donate their talents to us for a taste of PORKING THE WORLD.

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Tell me more about your distribution.
We rely on a grass-roots network of true-believers who make sure that each issue of PORK gets to where it needs to go. We have PORK ARMY members who place it directly into the hands of those that need it most and we ship directly to businesses and stuff that want to PORK their customers. I hand deliver PORK in the Pacific Northwest and Katie’s dad does our Bay Area distribution.

Well, you most certainly have fans in the Bay! Tell me more about what PORK stands for, if anything.
Rock & roll, weirdo art, bad ideas. Balls to the wall trash culture, freedom and freak out the squares!!! Banzai!!!

How long have you been doing this?
This is PORK’s third year coming up! It’s wild! But I’ve been doing punk zines since I was 12, and my wife and partner in PORK, Katie, has been doing zines for almost as long. We’re in it for the long haul and we’re in it to win it.

Who are your partners in crime in the USA? Canada? Europe? South America? Japan?!
Our partners in crime are too numerous to mention, but you will know them by the spirited look in their eye, the rattle of chains, the shine of studs, the smell of unwashed denim, the clomp of boots and the dirt under their fingernails.

How do you fund your mission?
PORK is an independent family business. We work our asses off.

Have you been sued for any stabbings and related deaths due to your distribution of comb knives?
Of course not, but we were ordered to stop selling them in the PORK SHOP because paypal has some stupid rule against selling weapons which is un-American, anti-freedom and just plain lame.

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That’s ridiculous. It made a great birthday present for my girlfriends. Shame we can no longer get our girl gang weapon of choice on your site any longer! Tell us about your web store.
The PORK SHOP (porkmagazine.bigcartel.com) is the best store in the world! We are inspired by the sleazy smoke shops and dime stores of years gone by, and by the Johnson Smith catalog ads in old comic books. We try to mix a childish obsession with fun and intentional indiscretions, feather ruffling and rule breaking just to upset the pencil-necked geeks out there. Ultimately this is a fucking way of life and the stuff we sell helps to flesh out this whole world that we are developing.

How can we support Pork?
Live free or die trying! Shop at the PORK SHOP!!!

Should we join the Pork Army?
If you have the crazed desire to shoot fireworks out of your bottom, to upset people just for the sake of upsetting them, to be a part of a gang of cartoonish desperadoes that drink in public, scare the squares and inspire admiration in the people, have shop-keepers follow you around the store, to wear a denim vest year-round and have little kids want to be like you, you should! If you like Motörhead, Robin Hood, old street gangs and the Road Warrior, you’ve got an army!

Any last words, punk?
We are living in one of the craziest, most fucked up, most important periods in history and it’s time for people to wake up and start living, fighting against the system and standing up for what’s right. It’s time to put aside our petty differences, unite and smash the system. People who are not elite members of society are being phased out, to be replaced by robots, but this is gradual, so in the mean time they are keeping us castrated, declawed and entertained, milking us dry and they’re gonna grind us up as organic top soil. So now is not the time to be a yuppie, now is not the time to obsess over bullshit petty squabbles, now is not the time to hide in your fucking internet cyber-holes, now is not the time to be entertained by the system’s bullshit, now is not the time to be a wimp, now is the time to be out on the streets, every day and take back what is rightfully ours!

Best.

Sean Äaberg
PORK Magazine
PO Box 90296
Porkland OR 97290

internetpork.com
541-556-5778