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MRR Radio #1593 • 1/21/18

Rotten Ron and Horrible Halitosis try to make America metal again! Intro song: ZEKE - Fight in the Store Room ZEKE - God ...

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KILLED ON JUAREZ (photo by Rob Coons)

MRR Radio #1592• 1/14/18

On this week's Maximum Rocknroll Radio, Rob highlights bands from Indonesia and plays a Rip Off Records set. Time to ...

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Fight No More: The Music and Death of
J.J. Jacobson of Offenders

By David Ensminger As the crushing cold front overtook much of North America, including an unusual swath of the South, and ...

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New Blood! SS/BLOCK, NIGHT PEOPLE, VILE SPIRIT, ÉSZELÉS, and BRAIN ITCH

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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MYST MILANO

MRR Radio #1591 • 1/7/18

MRR Remote Radio present Jenna and Melissa trying on their favourite Toronto punk outfits in this 1-hour-long Ontarian special. "We ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #411 • Aug 2017

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #411, the August 2017 issue — our first-ever Pinoy Punk Special! This issue is absolutely packed with bands, activists, history, scene reports, and everything in between covering punk in the Philippines and beyond. Check out interviews with the organizers of Aklasan Fest — a Bay Area-based punk festival featuring all Pinoy bands, Manila infoshop Etniko Bandido, DIY organizers in the Flowergrave Collective, Quezon City environmental activist Chuck Baclagon, NYC migrant worker organizer Gary Kadena, and an extensive history of autonomous spaces and infoshops in the Philippines going back to the early ’90s. Zine coverage includes a conversation between femme zinesters elena corinne of Brown Recluse Zine Distro and Honey Andres, an interview with Bamboo Girl zine, and a rundown of some of the Philippines’ most interesting DIY zines and resources. On top of that we have interviews with bands including NYC’s MATERIAL SUPPORT and NAMATAY SA INGAY, Manila’s VEILS, THROW, the Bay Area’s HAFNER, and an update on grindcore across the Philippines. Oh, and did we mention a massive scene report covering a dozen different cities? All this, plus all your favorite columnists and all the reviews fit to print can be yours. Order today!

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Maximum Rocknroll #409 • June 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #409, the June 2017 issue is here! We have an oral history of Thrillhouse Records, the infamous SF venue/record store, followed by psychedelic young New Yorkers KALEIDOSCOPE, and a perspective on punk after the disaster in Fukushima, Japan from BAND OF ACCUSE. We interview Montreal outfit GAZM, Sheffield synth punks NACHTHEXEN, Cleveland rippers FUCK YOU PAY ME, Irish punk legends PROTEX, and the founder of Philly’s Break Free Fest. We’ve also got photo spreads from Damaged City and Everything Is Not OK III fests. All of this plus the columns and zine, book, film, and record reviews you know and love. Order yours today!

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Maximum Rocknroll #408 • May 2017

The May issue of Maximum Rocknroll, #408 is here! Things kick off with the future of Berlin post-Deustchpunk — MÜLLTÜTE, and then we hang with Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, we discuss Scandinavian hardcore with Minneapolis’ ATAXXIA, uncover the history of Wales’ hidden gem REPTILE RANCH, and hear about Truewave with SF’s own STREET EATERS. We also learn about bobos and squats with France’s ZONE INFINIE, and round things out with Boston peace punks PANDEMIX, Costa Rican grindcore band EXACERBACIÓN, and the debut of a harm reduction column. All this plus tons of fresh zine, record, and film reviews. Get yours now!

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Maximum Rocknroll #406 • March 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #406, the March 2017 issue, is here! Philadelphia hardcore band S-21 tell us the history behind their name, BETON give us their take on a Brazil tour, ZERODENT get us dancing in Perth, PELUQUERÍA CANINA play melodic punk in Madrid, SECOND COMBAT keep straightedge hardcore alive in Malaysia, PALBERTA gets weird in New York, Brazil’s VIDA RUIM spread their love for HÜSKER DÜ, and Austin’s BODY PRESSURE want to “Make Bigots Scared Again.” We have an update on our Archive Project progress and then we delve into some lesser known Finnish KBD gems from the new compilation Kuoleman Tappaneet, talk with punk writer and zinester Jessie Lynn McMains, plus the debut of two new columns on DIY Metal and European punk life. We’ve also got photos from Chicago’s Infestational and This Is Austin Not That Great. All this plus the record, demo, book, zine, and films reviews you love. Order today!

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MRR Archive Update


January 9th, 2017 by

One of 4 brand new LP shelves, with space to grow the collection

It’s been half a year since the end of the Indiegogo fundraiser for the MRR Archive. Since June, we’ve been busy inventorying, cleaning, rehousing, green taping, and cataloging all 49,955 records we own. We’ve been digitizing back issues, scanning special covers made by Tim Yo, conducting dozens of research requests for punks and scholars, and tracking down records we’re missing from the collection. Hundreds of shitworkers from all over the world have helped us out, some for just an hour once and some for 5 hours each week.

Old shelves crammed with LPs

Each month, we get in 80-120 records for review and the constant growth of the collection was overwhelming our shelf capacity. With the money earned in the fundraiser, we were able to buy four new shelves to accommodate thousands more LPs. We bought tens of thousands of poly bags and put them on every single LP. We’ve purchased new shelf liners, baskets for supplies, a library kick stool for hard-to-reach top shelves, and custom wood alphabet dividers.

Archival boxes for our collection of back issues

These funds have also made it possible for us to buy archival boxes for our paper collections. Our full run of magazine back issues is now properly stored in acid-free containers, and our collection of letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings will soon be rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Much of the paper ephemera we have is truly one-of-a-kind, consisting of hand drawn art and flyers, and its long-term survival is crucial. Digitizing and rehousing these materials is a smart move to increase access and decrease handling of fragile papers.

We will be launching the MRR Archive website on June 1, 2017. The first phase of the launch will have the fully digitized MRR back issue archive, with over 400 issues dating back to 1982! Shortly thereafter, we’ll be launching a searchable database of our record collection, with reviews for every record we’ve ever reviewed.

Want to help out? We need Bay Area shitworkers to help out with inventory and rehousing, and remote shitworkers can contribute data entry. We especially need some database and technology help! Do you have any experience with CollectiveAccess? Can you fix a Mac? Please get in touch with us at .

We’re having a work day on January 21 at MRR HQ. You can find more information and RSVP here.