Maximum RocknRoll Magazine #422 (July 2018) + back issues From just £0.50!!!

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MRR#423, August 2018 (Print cover misprinted, states July 2018, although the digital image I stole from MRR's website does state August!)
This month is heavy on US punk festival coverage, including a retrospective by Philly’s all-POC Break Free Fest concert goers and artists about their experiences there, an interview with the organizers of Oakland’s The Multivrs Is Illuminated (a similarly minded all-POC fest), and a photo spread capturing Dumb Fest in Indiana! Want to hear about something besides festivals? You’re in luck. Prior to their hiatus, PMS from France spoke to us about their new EP, whether or not they’re a political band, and the state of punk in Paris. We have an interview with Oregon’s ABOLITIONIST, who tell all about their love of history and veganism. We look back at late-’70s Norwegian punks OSLO BØRS, their two releases, and why they had to change their name to OSLO BEURS. We’re fortunate to have Oakland’s COHERENCE talk to us about punk and diaspora right as their debut LP releases, and we also have an interview with Olympia’s raw punk heroes PHYSIQUE that covers transphobia, fashion, and how punk life is shit. There’s also a manifesto included called DIY As Privilege about ways to combat ableism in the punk scene. If that’s still not enough for you, there’s a robust letters section, plenty of columns, and enough reviews to keep you occupied

MRR#422, July 2018
This month we feature Italy’s SHITTY LIFE, who spill all about politics in Italy and their love of Peavey amps. We also feature HAIRCUT from Virginia, where they speak about what it means to be sober and a punk as well as the first-generation American experience. Also featured are Olympia’s GEN POP, who don’t want to be pigeonholed as just another Olympia band, and MURO from Colombia, who speak about their Rat Trap Collective and punk and politics in their country. AIWT from Russia tell about how they don’t really care about what their fans think, while LARS FINBERG talks about why he’s only just now released his first solo album after years of work in A-FRAMES, THE INTELLIGENCE, THEE OH SEES, and more. WHIP from Winnipeg talk about being a “couple band,” their signing to Neck Chop Records, and their reaction to being called a “female-infused” band. We’ve also got an interview with Stefan Christensen of C/Site Recordings, who splurges all about the history of his label and how the REPTILE RANCH reissue came about. For those dying for more punk coverage there’s a Manic Relapse Vol. 6 photo spread and all of the letters, columns, and reviews that you love to complain about on Instagram.

MRR#421, June 2018
Vancouver’s FASHIONISM has a nun fetish, for example, while Berlin’s CUNTROACHES shit themselves onstage, and New York’s MORAL PANIC may have pissed the couch. Too scandalous for you? Read APPRAISE‘s opinions on the Spanish sXe scene and Catalan independence, Portland’s MR. WRONG on their social responsibilities as a band, Mexico’s CRUZ DE NAVAJAS discussing the femicides in their country, or Australia’s EXEK contemplating tomorrow’s lunch.
Plus we’ve got DURS COEURS on the Ottawa scene, North Carolina’s NO LOVE admitting their most embarrassing shows, and, oh yeah, Japanese legends FIRESTARTER preparing for their only US show! If that’s not enough for you, check out some sick photos from DC’s Damaged City festival, our new DIY recording tips section, and all the columns and reviews that you love to get mad about every month.

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.