Monday, January 16, 2017

ZINE REVIEW: Out of the Basement

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

By David A. Ensminger 

Microcosm Publishing

Every borough and backwater across the US has its own story about how punk rock came to town and conquered the hearts and minds of the idle youth. Those who were bitten by the DIY bug started bands, made zines, hosted radio shows, DJed and turned dives into venues where new bands could play. The names of many, if not most, of these local pioneers will be lost to history, but not if Microcosm Publishing has anything to do with it. Their Scene History series records these often overlooked movements in zine form. Out of the Basement is Rockford’s story. [Read more]

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