The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996

The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996

by J. Hunter Bennett

In 1983, Circle Jerks bassist Roger Rogerson stole the band’s van and dropped off the face of the earth. Thirteen ...

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Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005

Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005

by David A. Ensminger

Small townAmerica built the punk rock revolution; but big city scenes have gotten all the coverage.  No longer! ...

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The Rock & Roll of San Francisco's East Bay, 1950-1980

The Rock & Roll of San Francisco's East Bay, 1950-1980

by Cory M. Linstrum

"For every successful local group that ever packed the Fillmore, Avalon, or Winterland Ballrooms, there were dozens of ...

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Punk in NYC’s Lower East Side 1981-1991

Punk in NYC’s Lower East Side 1981-1991

by Ben Nadler

Much has been written about the glamorous and short-lived New York City punk rock scene of the late 1970s. Less has ...

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