You can’t change people’s minds about certain things; religion, politics, and what “is and isn’t punk” are subjects that come to mind. I’ll tell you what though, save your political correctness, spikey jacket with perfectly placed patches, and self righeous attitudes…Inmates are one of the punkest bands I have ever heard. There are no gimmicks needed in Ohio. Just bring your sense of humor and self-destructive attitude or fuck off. If you’ve never been to Now That’s Class, just take a listen to what you are missing. Continue reading CHECK OUT THIS INMATES SET FROM NOW THATS CLASS (8/22)
BY MATT GREENFIELD
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Greetings and salutations to all of you rabid and raucous Maximum Rocknroll readers out there across the world. My name is Matt and I am from a very special region of the United States known as the “Rust Belt”. You may be familiar with some of our cities, along with their rich cultural and musical histories. I am talking about such cities as Buffalo, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Chicago, Illinois, and also my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL
I bet you wonder what a band combining members of Boulder, Kill The Hippies, and Sockeye sounds like., don’t ya? What if I told you they were dressed up as 70s sleaze rockers of the satanic ilk, with music that fits the look like a brand new boot. I mean, shit, these guys even cover KISS. Mix in some Pentagram, hepatitis, Dio, 77 punk, and coke bumps off a small yet chubby penis, and walla! Hep*Z is the newest burning sensation, sweeping kids off their feet with the sweet, sweet rock.
What do you get when you combine a slew of members from such esteemed acts as Lucha Eterna, Bad Noids, Inmates, Cider, Avon Ladies, etc? Saucepan Records! This label is representing the new breed of Cleveland fuckin’ hardcore. Weird, energetic, and always destructive. The 7 inch records will start rolling in soon but hold your horses, Fat Vegan and Real Regular will be playing Horrible Fest and satisfying your every need. Continue reading LISTEN TO SOME TRACKS FROM CLEVELAND’S SAUCEPAN RECORDS