Vandals No. 31

22 Sep

Vandals, Scream, Diatribe, and First Offense at Wabash Hall, San Diego

TSOL No. 54, Mad Parade No. 18

16 Sep

TSOL, Mad Parade, and the Autistics at Oscar’s Cornhusker in Azusa

Site Editor Publishes New Book

14 Sep

GetAttachmentThumbnail.jpgThis is a not a hard sell, this is just a celebration! The Politics of Punk: Protest and Revolt From the Streets, my third full-length investigation and celebration of punk (following up Visual Vitriol and Left of the Dial), is now available, but also feel free to read it (and any of my other books!) for no cost on Google Books. But if you would like the library-style hardback in your hands, especially as the cold comes quick in the next few months and you have time to read over 200 pages featuring an array of punk interviews with people ranging from the Minutemen, Faith, Really Red, Minor Threat, Scream, and Frightwig to writers for Maximum RocknRoll and Razorcake, to more contemporary punks like Anti-Flag, Red Hare, and the Refused, then here it is. It features the photography of Ben Tecumseh DeSoto , Andy Abbott (a previously unpublished photo of the Clash!), and me, rare flyers, plus a glimpse at topics that have been far under-appreciated, like the links between deaf-punk cultures, the rituals of slamdancing in the no-time zone of sweaty clubs, the overlap between punks and unionism, MDC, Jennifer Blowdryer, and the Plasmatics, and tracing the money of punk volunteerism and outreach. If you are a writer and producer, let me know via a message, and I will relay your information to the book company! For more information, read the attached flyer, and use the code to purchase the book for $28.00! Visit the site here. If you hate books. Ignore this! If you are broke, go to: May the punk spirits be with you.– David Ensminger

Black Flag (On Tour) No. 88, SWA No. 20

9 Sep

Black Flag, SWA, Tom Troccoli’s Dog, and Society Threat at Padgham Pavilion in Central Point/Medford, OR

Johnnie and the Ding Bats No. 2

6 Sep

Johnnie and the Ding Bats at Madame Wongs

L7 No. 9

5 Sep

L7, Stomp and Stammer, Aug. 2016

Final Conflict No. 25. Dr. Know No. 39

4 Sep

Dr. Know, Final Conflict, SWA, and Crib Death at the Tapestry Room at Cal State Northridge