Maximum RocknRoll Magazine #419 (April 2018) + back issues From just £0.50!!!

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MRR#420, may 2018
We start things off with a special tribute to our founder Tim Yohannan to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing, complete with some people’s favorite stories about him. Then we talk with the organizers of the ever-popular Bay Area Girls Rock Camp about their strategies for success during their ten years of operation. We also speak with LITTLE DEBBIE & THE CRUSADERS, one of the many bands formed by Bay Area Girls Rock Camp attendees. Seeking more coverage of domestic acts? Have no fear, we have DARK/LIGHT and DEATH RIDGE BOYS from Portland discussing the power of dreams and leftist politics, respectively, and ALL TORN UP! from NYC reviewing the Serenity Prayer. Want more? We’ve got a sick photo spread from Everything Is Not OK IV. Those seeking international punk coverage should be pleased. We have a long interview with Finland’s KOHTI TUHOA discussing the Helsinki scene and politics, MISS DESTINY from Australia dishes out details about brawling at their shows, and YC-CY discusses quitting before they’re too old. Still not enough for you? We have an interview with Erik Sutch, director of Careful Not To Cry, a new film about abortion access.

MRR#419, April 2018
Inside, we bring you the scoop on all your new (and old!) favorite punks: Spain’s RATA NEGRA refuse to just go for the easy joke, while Florida’s PROTOCOL insist you can’t be serious all the time. Who’s right? They both are, of course! We teach you some history lessons with a rundown of rare Finnish KBD punk and an interview with Wyoming’s COWS—if punk made it to small-town Finland and Wyoming in the ’70s, then punk can make it anywhere. That includes rural Italy, where DOTS are getting people dancing to their funky punk as we speak, and Sweden, where KATASTROF do their part to keep the Uppsala hardcore scene strong.
Punk can last, too: just ask Portland’s WOOLEN MEN, who discuss wanting to make a record that stands the test of time. Or Michigan’s CLOUD RAT, who analyze how their genre-overlapping sound has changed over the past eight years. Or Japan’s ILLYA, who have lasted eleven years in spite of never getting to go on long tours. Or LEMURIA, who might live all over the US now, but are still going strong after fourteen years. Hell, the FORCED ORDER guys have been playing together since high school, and now they’re pushing 30! SCORE‘s members have persevered through chronic illness and immigration difficulties to keep playing, But if life gets in the way, you can always come back to punk later, like the mysterious man behind Neck Chop Records did. And if that’s not enough for you, we’ve got all the reviews and columns you crave, plus more

MRR#418, March 2018
First, we say goodbye to JJ Jacobson, the vocalist of legendary Texas hardcore punks OFFENDERS. But this issue is not complete made up of farewells! We check out Dublin’s Karate Klub DIY venue and get a brief rundown of the active scene there. We also speak to two British bands: MARTHA, who talks about Marxism and pop music, and SNOB, who may or may not be punk’s ABBA. There’s also interviews with three different punk deconstructionists. There’s ISS from North Carolina, who use a sampler and hip hop influences to create their own punk landscapes. And both MARAUDEUR from Switzerland and SENYAWA from Singapore discuss the different ways of using improvisation to challenge our ideas of punk.
For the more traditionally minded punks out there we speak to F.I.T.S. from Canada about being Francophones, NOT ON TOUR from Israel about what it means to be an Israeli band, and NEO NEOS from Minneapolis about how they aren’t a “Jimmy Punk” band. Need more? We’ve got more: East Bay’s Dear Diary Zine Fest talks about changes in zine culture in recent years, while Feral Kid Records and More Power Tapes head honcho Eric Bifaro discusses some incredible stories about his life. Add that to all of the reviews and columns that you’ve come to expect, and you have a jam-packed issue!

MRR#417, February 2018
Year-End Top Ten Issue! Top tens from 2017, photographs from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, CHARMPIT from London, Chicago’s RASH, ISOTOPE SOAP from Sweden, Tijuana’s DFMK, ERIK NERVOUS from Shipshewana, Indiana.

MRR#416, January 2018 (despite the cover saying 2017!!?)
Fred Cole of DEAD MOON in memoriam, comic artist Liz Prince, Finland’s ABORTTI 13, DIAGNOSIS? BASTARD! from Sweden, Cleveland’s PERVERTS AGAIN, Von Beat of the RALPHS from Texas, Australia’s BENT, Germany’s KENNY KENNY OH OH, COMPOSITE from Oakland, OXIDANT from North Carolina, and Japan’s ZAY.

MRR#415, December 2017
Anti Police-Terror Project, Portland, OR’s No! To Rape Culture collective, the VELVET UNDERGROUND’s Willie “Loco” Alexander, Alabama punk history part 2, Russia’s STRESSHOLD, GRIT from Ireland, Norway’s NEGATIV, photos from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet fest, Fred “Freak” Smith of BEEFEATER obit, plus, from the Sheffield, England scene: Kids of the Lughole label, COMMUNITY, a scene report, and Noise Annoys fest photo spread.

MRR#414, November 2017
History of Alabama Punk part 1: Birmingham, BAD EXAMPLE, Bay Area heartthrobs MIDNITE SNAXXX, São Paulo’s CANKRO, Chicago’s C.H.E.W., Period Bomb, Sweden’s BRING THE DRONES, PADKADOSRA from Budapest, UNSANITARY NAPKIN from New Zealand, and in memoriam: Victoria Scalisi of DAMAD.

MRR#413, October 2017
Early Swiss punk legends NEON, Rome’s NOFU, LOS IMPUESTOS from Guatemala, Amy Starecheski (author of Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City), filmmakers Monika Estrella Negra and Michelle Garza Cervera, FURY, MACHO BOYS, FEATURE, and Oakland’s BAUS.

MRR#412, September 2017
ALICE BAG, Oakland’s MIDNITE SNAXXX, Rhany Torres on Manila’s Brave New World gigs, Texas punks ELIX-R, NO U TURN from Myanmar, FATIGUE from San Francisco, Mexico City’s SACRIFICIO, Finland’s COLD INSTITUTION, BIG MESS from Copenhagen, photo spreads from First Timers 2017 in London, Nothing Nice To Say Fest 2017, and Springfield, IL’s Dumb Fest.

MRR#411, August 2017
Pinoy Punk Special featuring the SF Bay Area’s Aklasan Fest, Manila infoshop Etniko Bandido, the Flowergrave Collective, Quezon City’s Chuck Baclagon, NYC’s Gary Kadena, autonomous spaces and infoshops in the Philippines, Bamboo Girl zine, zinesters elena corinne of Brown Recluse Zine Distro and Honey Andres, MATERIAL SUPPORT and NAMATAY SA INGAY from NYC, Manila’s VEILS, THROW, the Bay Area’s HAFNER, Filipino grindcore, and a massive Pinoy punk scene report.

MRR#410, July 2017
Mexico City’s RIÑA, Iceland’s DAUÐYFLIN, Olympia’s XYLITOL, LIFE FUCKER from Berlin, Exotic documentary (Guam), Hiro the Aggression from Japan's DISCLOSE, REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA from Istanbul, Italy's LOS FASTIDIOS, Y PANTS, IN FLUX from Portland, MYDOLLS, Chicago’s Fed Up Fest, photo spreads from KC's Waynze World III fest and Olympia’s Book Your Own Fest.

MRR#409, June 2017
SF's infamous venue/shop Thrillhouse Records, New York's KALEIDOSCOPE, Japan's BAND OF ACCUSE, GAZM from Montreal, Sheffield's NACHTHEXEN, FUCK YOU PAY ME from Cleveland, Irish punk legends PROTEX, Philly's Break Free Fest, and photo spreads from Damaged City and Everything Is Not OK fests.

MRR#408, May 2017
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.

MRR#407, April 2017
Brazil’s FUTURO, L.A.’s GENERACION SUICIDA, OHYDA from Poland, ULTRA from Barcelona, London/New Zealand's CAVEMEN, CROOKED BANGS from Austin, K9-67, Finland’s KOVAA RASVAA, Iceland's ROHT, and Cleveland scene report.

MRR#406, March 2017
S-21 from Philadelphia, BETON from Slovakia, New York’s PALBERTA, Perth’s ZERODENT, PELUQUERÍA CANINA from Madrid, Austin hardcore punks BODY PRESSURE, SECOND COMBAT from Malaysia, Finnish KBD rarities from the Kuoleman Tappaneet compilation, punk writer Jessie Lynn McMains, photos from Infestational and This Is Austin Not That Great.

MRR#405, February 2017 - SOLD OUT

MRR#404, January 2017 - SOLD OUT

MRR#403, December 2016
China punk special. Chinese punk history and discography, scene reports from Bejing, Wuhan, and Guangdong, reprints of MRR Chinese punk pieces, Chinese bands SUBS, DIDERS, and DEMERIT, photos from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet Fest, Brazilian tour diary from Slovakia's BETON.

MRR#402, November 2016 - SOLD OUT

MRR#401, October 2016
Special Art Issue! Featuring MRR artist-in-residence Olivia Gibb, Tokyo photographer Chiro Yoshikawa, L.A. artist/designer Sonya Sombreuil, Sebbe Melbourne, Toronto’s Lia Lepre, Jess Scott, NOLA’s Ben Passmore, Indiana’s Alex Micallef, Osa Atoe, video artist Perry Holstein, Copenhagen’s “This Record Changed My Life” exhibition, Sarah Sequoia, Ashley Hohman, Apolo Chaco, Sam Wallman, Shitboy Face, Trevor 32, Mónica Di Francesco, Luke Kislak, Aaron Demuth, Cecilia Calidera, Joseph Heuermann, Keith Caves, Josh Feigert, Rael Brian Rau, and a photo spread from Casa Club Ramones in Mexico City.

MRR#400, September 2016
SPECIAL EDITION: The Shitworker Issue. London’s EFIALTIS, AMERICAN HATE from Oklahoma City, the BUG from Chicago, SYNDICATE and SILENT ERA from the Bay Area, Budapest’s NORMS, zinester/scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen, Arwen Curry on her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, punk journalist Oscar Gutierrez, DC hardcore photographer Farrah Skeiky, Scream Queens radio/magazine, and a K-Town Hardcore fest photo spread and interview.

MRR#399, August 2016
BLACK PANTIES from St. Louis, ABC No Rio photoessay, PSYCHO SQUATT and Maloka Records from France, Melbourne’s MASSES, Pacific Northwest skate collective Skate Witches/Skate Like a Girl/SKITCH, Richmond’s FRIED EGG, Berlin’s FRIEND CRUSH, BOILERMAN from Chicago, France’s SYNDROME 81, Virginia’s RHDP, Finnish photographer Jussi Janis, Singapore’s LUBRICANT presenting an Australian tour diary, photo spreads from Total Attack #6 and the Moscow Madness MRR gig, and a North Texas scene report.

MRR#398, July 2016
Ex-Yugoslavian punk retrospective special part II: featuring KAOS, BULDOŽER, KUD IDIJOTI, BESPOSLIČARI, LUBLANSKI PSI, and NIET. Also: Bay Area hardcore from TØRSÖ, Toronto’s MOLLOT, East Anglia’s DOMESTICS, RED RED KROVVY from Australia, a feature on Mabel Valdiviezo’s Prodigal Daughter (an upcoming documentary on growing up in and out of Peru’s punk scene), an Iowa City scene report, and a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest.

MRR#397, June 2016
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS from St. Louis, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS from the UK, Pittsburgh hardcore courtesy of CONCEALED BLADE, Minneapolis punks KITTEN FOREVER, Western Mass hardcore mutation from UROCHROMES, Vienna punk racket from LIME CRUSH, late ‘70s lost post-punk from the VISITORS, ‘80s Barcelona teenage hardcore from FRENOPATICSS, Portland’s TINY KNIVES, DOKUGA from Portugal, Hattiesburg, MS scene report and photo spreads from Sin Orden’s last show and Damaged City fest.

MRR#395, April 2016
Fest Mania special edition: Oakland’s Manic Relapse, Washington’s Damaged City, and Oklahoma City’s Everything Is Not OK. Also: NEGATIVE SCANNER from Chicago, Brazil’s the PESSIMISTS, SOUL GLO from Philadelphia, Temecula hardcore from the COLTRANES, Bogotá Punk documentary series, HeartFirst Records interview, and a photo spread by Martin Sorrondeguy.

MRR#394, March 2016
Punk noise from Korea’s SCUMRAID, San Francisco post-punk COLD BEAT, Glaswegian hardcore from CLOCKED OUT, the Landlords (Charlottesville, VA true hardcore weirdos of the mid-80s), Minneapolis’s CONSTANT INSULT, Helsinki’s DARFÜR, UTAH JAZZ from Buffalo, UAE scene report, and a “This Is Austin, Not That Great” photo spread.

MRR#392, January 2016
BLANK SPELL from Philadelphia, Oakland’s ANDY HUMAN, G.L.O.S.S. tour diary, East Anglian hardcore from VOLUNTEERS, S.H.I.B.G.B.’S retrospective, Detroit’s Salinas Records, Beirut’s TEX FOX, ROOM 101 one-man band from New Orleans, photo spreads from Static Shock Weekend and Austin’s Collective Delusion/Mass Hysteria exhibition, Still Not Quiet on the Western Front fest announcement.

MRR#391, December 2015
The MINNEAPOLIS URANIUM CLUB BAND, GARY WRONG from Alabama, Fort Worth’s SIN MOTIVO, SA-INT from Finland, Oakland's MANSION, first ever Cuban band interview with ARRABIO and ADICTOX, San Francisco’s TSA, an interview with activist Zoë Dodd, photo spreads from All Punks Go For It and Not Dead Yet 2015, and an Andalusia scene report.

MRR#389, October 2015
Baltimore's teen hatethrob SICK THOUGHTS, Detroit's TYVEK, an East Asian tour diary from CONQUEST FOR DEATH, Portland's VIVID SEKT and the STOPS, the Bay Area's own SWIFTUMZ, RATS BLOOD from Ireland, Danish dark punks MOTH, Croatia's MODERN DELUSION, and Oakland's RAGANA.

MRR#388, September 2015
MYSTIC INANE from New Orleans, Texas's VIDEO, Memphis's EX-CULT, DC's PURE DISGUST, Toxic Reasons' manager and first-wave SF punker Terry Hammer, HIRED GOONS from Canada, Greece's GUTTER, 1859 Records, and a PERMANENT RUIN Euro tour diary.

MRR#387, August 2015
SHEER MAG from Philadelphia, São Paolo's CADAVER EM TRANSE, Madrid's JUANITA Y LOS FEOS, the singular mind behind BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS/GIORGIO MURDERER, France's reunited NO-TALENTS, Stockholm's DATA CONTROL, San Francisco's Aklasan Records, and reflections on growing older in punk from Bob Suren and the VICTIM PARTY, plus photos from Boston's Smash It Dead fest.

MRR#383, April 2015
Comics and Art Issue! Edited by Alex Simon, featuring art by Lisa Czech, Maren Karlson, Yecatl Peña, Teodoro Hernandez, Sara Abruña, Shiva Addanki, Laura Pallmall, Nathan Ward, and many more. Cover art by Abraham Díaz.