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Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows

Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows

by Daniel Makagon Author

Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of …

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Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records

Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records

by Bob Suren Author

In this engaging memoir, a small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and before long, …

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Punk USA: The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records

Punk USA: The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records

by Kevin Prested Author

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents the empire that was built overnight as …

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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 Author

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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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 Author

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

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Sub Pop USA: The Subterraneanan Pop Music Anthology, 1980–1988

Sub Pop USA: The Subterraneanan Pop Music Anthology, 1980–1988

by Calvin Johnson Author, Bruce Pavitt Author and Ann Powers Author

In 1979, Bruce Pavitt moved to Olympia, WA, and began programming a show called Subterranean Pop on local community …

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Scam: The First Four Issues

Scam: The First Four Issues

by Erica Dawn Lyle Author

Scam was equal parts an introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Youths experienced …

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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 Author

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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Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991

Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991

by Michael Azerrad Author

Music journalist Azerrad (Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana) makes it clear through his tales of 13 highly …

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How To Ru(i)n A Record Label: The Story of Lookout Records

How To Ru(i)n A Record Label: The Story of Lookout Records

by Larry Livermore Author

Larry Livermore has lived an almost unbelievable life. In these pages he recalls attending the original Woodstock, …

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Spy Rock Memories

Spy Rock Memories

by Larry Livermore Author

In 1982 Larry Livermore, ex-greaser, post-hippie, burnt out and disillusioned by the Bay Area punk scene, journeyed …

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If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

by Eric Ayotte Author, Joe Biel Author and Jeremy Hogan Author

Over the last fifteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution, uniting geographically divided …

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X-Ray Visions: A Look Inside Portland's Legendary X-Ray Cafe

X-Ray Visions: A Look Inside Portland's Legendary X-Ray Cafe

by Benjamin Arthur Ellis Author

In October of 1990 the small space at 214 W. Burnside was still known as the UFO Café, owned by a …

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Barred For Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake

Barred For Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake

by Stewart Dean Ebersole Author

Barred For Life is a photo documentary cataloging the legacy of Punk Rock pioneers Black Flag, through stories, …

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Between Resistance & Community: The Long Island Do-it-yourself Punk Scene

Between Resistance & Community: The Long Island Do-it-yourself Punk Scene

by Ben Holtzman Author

This original documentary focuses on a group of kids who have built a community around a love of music and a passion …

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Cometbus #54: In China with Green Day

Cometbus #54: In China with Green Day

by Aaron Cometbus Author

After twenty years Aaron returns to his duties as a Green Day roadie and heads to Asia. A few things have changed with …

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Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo

Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo

by Andy Greenwald Author

This isn't a book to read if you clung too dearly to emo around a decade ago, as Andy Greenwald can be occasionally …

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Zounds Demystified: Lyrics and Notes

Zounds Demystified: Lyrics and Notes

by Steve Lake Author

This is part Steve's autobiography, part band history and part insiders story of the 1980's UK anarcho punk …

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Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

by Joe Biel Editor

Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style. Less well known is the radical …

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Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash

Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash

by Randal Doane Author

Stealing All Transmissions is, above all, a love story. It’s the story of how The Clash fell in love with …

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$70 Superpack: Snake Pit 2001-2018

$70 Superpack: Snake Pit 2001-2018

by Ben Snakepit Author

Three panels, every day since 2001. EIGHTEEN years of Snake Pit! Six books! Snake Pit is nothing if not consistent in …

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$20 Superpack: Punk Fuckin' Rock

$20 Superpack: Punk Fuckin' Rock

by Super Pack! Author

If you want to know about all things punk, then this is the pack for you. You'll read stories from Erick Lyle, one of …

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Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

by Joe Biel Author

Sincerely, Punk Nation. 

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