Monday, February 29, 2016

Top 10 - February 2016

Top 10 - February 2016
1. TV FREAKS “Bad Luck Charms” LP (Deranged)
2. SCALPED “Progress” ep (Self-Released)
3. AGENT ATTITUDE “Deranged Realities” LP (Adult Crash / Monument)
4. FATIGUE “Dogs Bodies” ep
5. ALIENATION “Mini LP” 12” (Self-Released)
6. PISS “Pubertala Uppror” ep (Static Age)
7. SANG “Mon Oblida” ep (La Vida Es Un Mus)
8. NAKAM LP (Spastic Fantastic/Crapoulet)
9. SNOB “Quit Your Job” ep (Self-Released)
10. DILETTANTES Demo - Useless Babies (Self-Released)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Radio - Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Freddy Pompeii is one of the nicest folks I have met in the punk rock scene. Cleave first told me he was coming to town when he first went to Philly to talk about a Secrets reunion show. This must have been a year or so ago. So we had been planning to talk to him for a while now. We arranged for a studio 3 session that he wound up being too sick to make. I had given up trying to get this interview. My life was a little crazy at the time, but thanks to the encouragement of Greg Dick and Mickey Skin nursing him to health and getting him to the radio station, it happened. This interview took place on November 26th, 2015, but because we had just aired a studio 3 session with the other guys in the Secrets we saved this for Oscar Night. Freddy tells us about how “Screaming Fist” was written and this was the first time I had ever heard this story. Freddy sets some historical inaccuracies about the Viletones in this interview. He tells us stories about New Rose like the time Mick Jagger bought a ton of things in the store to give out at a benefit show that the band was sentenced to perform. And we get into the Secrets which was different territory not discussed in the interview with John, Bryant, and Cleave back in November. You can download that interview here.

THE VILETONES – Does She Jump (Other Peoples Music)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE VILETONES - Screaming Fist (Vile)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE VILETONES – Rebel (Vile)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE VILETONES - Aushwitz Jerk (Distortions)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE SECRETS - Diddy Wah Diddy (Bomb)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE SECRETS - Suzie Peroxide (Bomb)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE SECRETS - Teenage Rampage (Bomb)
Interview with Freddy Pompeii (CIUT)
THE VILETONES – Possibilities (Vile)
FIGHT FUCK OR DANCE – Pakistan (Self-Released)
ZOOM – Subway Surfing (Ugly Pop)

I read about BLOODRUST in the March 2016 issue of MRR under the demo section. The review was written by Robert from Conquest for Death who’s opinion I trust. He describes the band as fast and straight forward hardcore and likens them to bands like AUS ROTTEN which clinched it for me. BLOODRUST are no clone. They hold their own. Check out their demo at bandcamp.

BLOODRUST – Not a Tragedy (SPHC)
BLOODRUST – Modest Spiderwebs (SPHC)
BLOODRUST – Sincerity for Sale (SPHC)
BLOODRUST – Disease of Desire (SPHC)
BLOODRUST – Low Pressure System (SPHC)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Radio - Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Poison Idea played Toronto last night and they were incredible. Better than what I remember of their show 26 years ago when they played the Siboney. So I played a new song by them to keep that PDX high going. Download the show here.

POISON IDEA - Beautiful Disaster (Southern Lord)

We featured a studio 3 session recorded at the beginning of January, who are Big Brother. Big Brother are a local ska core band and in keeping with our Black History Month programming we thought we would feature a band that incorporates this unique Jamaican inspired punk. 

BIG BROTHER - Eco Terrorirst (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Kids of the Sun (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Cast Overboard (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Slippin’ Away (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Cuming to Clarity Ft the Cliteral Hoodrat (Unknown)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - They’re Watching (Unknown)
BIG BROTHER - Interview (CIUT)
BIG BROTHER - Island President (CIUT)
BOURBON DK - Straight from the Bottle (Unknown)

Tonight's demo feature is CINDERBLOCK from Boston. An anarcho skinhead inspired sound feels familiar and unique. We ranked them as our number one pick for January's top 10 and thought we would give space to play the rest of the demo. You can download the demo at bandcamp

CINDERBLOCK – Voiceless (Self-Released)
CINDERBLOCK – Silence (Self-Released)
CINDERBLOCK – Disarm (Self-Released)
CINDERBLOCK – Disco Killers (Self-Released)
CINDERBLOCK – No Future (Self-Released)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Radio - Sunday, February, 14th, 2016

So you may be expected a punk show on topics of love, but that is not the case and any songs about love are merely accidental. We starts off the show with an example of motown inspired skinhead music with the Redskins. You can download the show here.

THE REDSKINS - Keep On Keepin' On! (London)

Here is a post punk inspired set

HELTA SKELTA – Oh (Deranged)
SUBWAY SECT – Not Watchin’ the Devil (Overground)
WIRE – I Am the Fly (Harvest)
GANG OF FOUR – Damaged Goods (EMI)
THE SWELL MAPS – Real Shocks (Soul Jazz)

AVENUE Z – Invasio X (Slovenly)
LES THUGS – Fier de ne Rien Faire (Crash Disques)
DOGS – Algomania (Philips)
LES SOUCOUPES VIOLENTES – Driving Me Insane (Fan Club)
SPEED FREAK – The Stomachmouths (Subliminal Sounds)

Ian Wilkinson guest hosted with a feature on ska-core as part of our Black History Month programming. 

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS – We’re Back (Epitaph)
THE NEFIDOVS – Support Your Local Prison (Unknown)
BRUNT OF IT – Soilty (Brikhaus)
THE SUICIDE MACHINES - 95% of the World is Third World (Side One Dummy)
ASSORTED JELLYBEANS – Punk Rock Jock (Kung Fu)
CHOKING VICTIM – Five Finger Discount (Hellcat)
LES SKALPES – Bleeding Me Dry (Self-Released)
FILTHY RADICALS – Drowning (Self-Released)
BOURBON DK – Drink and Destroy (Unknown)

Here are some bands that come from the early punk scene that have ska influences in them. 

VOXPOP - Stress Love (Genlyd)
THE CARPETTES - False Foundations (Beggars Banquet)
KSMB - Atom Reggae (MNW)
TRAVOLTA KIDS - Hjärta Av Guld (Mistlur Mistlur)
WANDA'S - De Stem Des Volks (TAS)

HUSKER DU - Lets Go Die
DUNCAN REDMOND - Homesexual WWIII (Boss Tuneage)
CHEAP APPEAL - Performance Review (Self-released)
POISON IDEA - Beautiful Disaster (Southern Lord)

Tonight's demo feature is a new local punk band that you can download at their bandcamp page. 

CONMAN – Straight Shot (Self-Described)
CONMAN – Catching Flies (Self-Described)
CONMAN – Faces (Self-Described)

CONMAN – Tracking (Self-Described)
CONMAN – Steam (Self-Described)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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 week, we 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 Peysažov-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)
RED MASS – KDDVR (Slovenly)
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

SHEXD Top 10

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)