Sunday, February 7, 2016

Radio - Sunday, February 7th, 2016

The show cuts off the Bourbon DK cover of the Beastie Boys song "Girls" which they changed into "Beers". This show picks up with a look at music inspired by Black music. So let's punk up with a set of punk that borrows from funk, ska, and reggae... Here is an MP3 of the show.

INNOCENT VICARS - Funky Town (No Brain)
THE SLITS - In The Beginning (Bitter Fruit)
PANKTRI - Zelenye Berega Peysa┼żov-Ljubica (Jugoton)
BIG BROTHER - The Labyrinth (Unknown)
THE POLICE - The Bed’s Too Big Without You (IRS)
THE XPOZEZ - 1000 Marching Feet (Red Rhino)

POW WOWS – Traces (Get Hip)
LIGHTMARES – These trying Times (Self-Released)
THE NAMEDROPPERS – Invisible Hands (Self-Released)
MIDNITE SNAXX – You Kill Me (Goner)

This is a set of material that came out in January but could be considered runners up in the top 10 list. 

SONIC ORDER - Common Thread (Self-Released)
THE BRISTLES - Men's Global War on Women (Gendercide) (Heptown / Civilization / Pike)
DANGER– No More and Never Again (Self-Released)
FLQ - Culture of Infants (Bad Vibrations)
KOMMUNION– SA (Self-Released)
VIAL - You’re Not Safe (Cut Rate)
E.A.T.E.R. – Statement (Ernst)
THE VERMINS– Nina is a Nazi (Self-Released)
DIAT – Schadenfreude (Iron Lung)
NITE SCHOOL – Night (Saucepan)
VANILLA POPPERS – Rock Bottom (Self-Released)
CHEAPWIG – Not Gonna (Self-Released)
FRAU – Mira (Self-Released)

BISHOPS GREEN – Can’t Walk Away (Rebellion)
INFA RIOT – Kids in the 80’s (Secret)
THE PARTISANS – Blind Ambition (Cloak & Dagger)
SLAPSHOT – Chip on my Shoulder (Taang!)

Here is my top 10 for January 2016
10. OUTREAU – No Justice (Une Vie pour Rien)
9. PATSY - Tuley Tude High (Self-Released)
8. NAPALM RAID – Nothing Solved (Rust and Machine)
7. BALLOT BURNER - Dirt Merchants (Harvest King)
6. DRIP – Detonate (Self-Released)
5. MUCOPUS – Asturias (Self-Released)
4. DOA - Not Gonna Take Your Crap No More (Sudden Death)
3. GERIATRIC UNIT – Pimple (Viral Age / Crew for Life)
2. DRONEZ - Killed By Police (Ryvvolte)
1. CINDERBLOCK – Blood on my Boots (Self-Released)

VIDA - Quality Control (Self-Released)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Radio - Sunday, January 31st 2016

Lydia Athanasopolous was the most recent MRR zine co-ordinator for the past three years. She was in Toronto around the time SHEXD was on back in December and appeared on that show. She graciously stayed afterwards into the wee hours of the morning to answer questions about how she got into punk and MRR, The Greek scene, how MRR gets put together, what the legendary library looks like, some of the projects MRR is currently involved in and what she is getting into next. I felt inspired afterwards and Lydia de-mystifies what happens on the compound. You can download the show here.

Interview with Lydia Athanasopolous (CIUT)

Here are some bands appearing at Maximumrocknroll’s “Still Not So Quiet on the Western Front” fest taking place between February 11th and 14th. If you are thinking about going and want to know more about who is playing the fest there is a thorough listing found at MRR. 

GENERACION SUICIDA - Los Pobres, Ladrones, Y Muertos (Self-Released)
IN SCHOOL - Praxis of Hate (Kill Test)
REPLICA – Trust (Prank)
PERMANENT RUIN - Mas Alla de la Muerte (Warthog Speak)
TORSO - You Stay on that High Horse (Agipunk)
CRIMINAL CODE – Fraudulent (Cut the Cord / Erste Theke Tontrager)

Tonight’s demo feature is a new-ish band from Toronto that recently appeared MRR’s New Blood section for January. The band features some members of VCR and ANTI-VIBES so they have been around the block at least once or twice. You can find this demo at their bandcamp page.

PROM NITE - Snakes (Self-Released)
PROM NITE - Friendly Boy (Self-Released)
PROM NITE - Petty Demon (Self-Released)

PROM NITE - Tied Down (Self-Released)

Saturday, January 30, 2016