Yesterday I watched the Dazed Digital documentary Soap & Stamps about the 80’s hardcore scene in the UK. For almost the entire film I had chills, because it was just so spot on and reminded me how special it was to grow up during this period. I’m not going to
Piss-stained streets, CBGB’s matinees, junkies, Reagonomics and no hope were the kind of things that NYC punks had on their plates during the 80′s. I have a different kind of respect for east coast hardcore kids from back then, because we had it good on the west coast. Yeah, we
How do I like my hardcore? Super dirty & Ultra raw! This why one of my favorite L.A. bands is Stoic Violence. They have just released a new 12″, Chained, that is out now on vinyl via Deranged Records // Video Disease Records plus it’s on cassette via Overdose Records.
When I was a teenager, there were many things that I feared, like the threat of Nuclear War or the L.A.P.D., and there were many people I hated like Ronald Reagan or P.W. Botha. I had issues with these beings these fears motivated my youth rebellion. While I was going
On a crazy night in May 1984, the first all Skate gig took place, featuring Ill Repute, Faction, Tales of Terror, J.F.A., Agression and the Mighty BIG BOYS. For so many different reasons, this one of the most fun gigs I ever went to in the 80’s. All the bands
Today I want to share with you the world’s largest punk photo archive called Karl Nagel’s PUNKFOTO. It has over 12,000 pictures dating from 1978 to 2000. What I really dig about this site is how it is a real life look at how German punks were living at the