The year was 1984, and one of my favorite bands was SUBHUMANS – this band could do no wrong in my eyes. They had the right politics, lyrically they were on point and their album covers spoke to me just as much as their rad songs did. Plus, this band
Last night I watched the killer documentary Let Them Know The Story Of Youth Brigade and BYO Records, and I’ve got to say it is one of my favorite films dealing with that era of punk! One thing is that it is full of rare footage of all kinds dating
Who was the biggest punk promoter on the West Coast during the 80’s? Hands down it was GOLDENVOICE, because they brought in the biggest bands to huge venues with prices that kids could afford. They had some of their raddest shows at the Olympic Auditorium in Downtown L.A., plus they
MTV has pretty much sucked corporate balls since it started. That being said, from around 1985 to the mid 90’s, you just might find a couple of shows that were not pure visual vomit! When the Hardcore scene was fading away in L.A., the station decided to do show called MTV
Way before there was ever the term “street punk,” there was G.B.H., and they fucking rocked!!! I get chills thinking about the first time I saw them at the Santa Monica Civic with SS Decontrol in 1983. I went to the show early, hung out with both bands and had
If had to pick one video from the 80’s that summed up what it was like slam dancing in LA. at a punk show, it would have to be Youth Brigade’s Violence. This visual is a total snapshot of an era and how kids expressed themselves through tribalism and dance.