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How Incident at Oglala Turned Me into a Political By James Rosario

The trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier was separated from my birth by just a few months, and just a few miles—and I had no idea. Filmmaker Michael Apted’s documentary film, Incident at Oglala, would serve as an eye opener, exposing me to a world of radical politics, movements, and organizations I was previously unaware of. It also showed me that cinema could be a force for change.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column, Tomata du Plenty, The Screamers

Louis Jacinto Photo Column, Tomata du Plenty, The Screamers

This year Tomata du Plenty, front man for the iconic punk band The Screamers, would have turned seventy. Wow! It’s one thing for me to see the musicians who I followed every move when I was a kid grow old, but now to see my contemporaries age too?

Daisy Noemi Photo Column, Taleen Kali

Daisy Noemi Photo Column, Taleen Kali

Taleen Kali enamors the Hi Hat crowd with her vibrant pop rock set performing tracks from her EP, Soul Songs, which is set to debut June 22nd and was produced by Kristin Kontrol (formerly of the Dum Dum Girls).

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Burn Burn Burn

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Burn Burn Burn

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Burn Burn Burn (click for full size) I finally got to catch the Seattle punk band, Burn Burn Burn on their home turf at The Kraken. I love this photo because everyone looks like they’re having a great time! It’s always so neat to experience a band play a hometown

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Nurse

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column - Nurse

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Nurse at Fight Back Fest 9/16/17 (click for full size) For the second year in a row Nurse from Atlanta has played the Fight Back Fest, which is a weekend of punk shows in Richmond, RVA. Nurse always delivers a bombastic set. The singer paces and weaves from one

Daisy Noemi Photo Column, Peelander-Z

Daisy Noemi Photo Column, Peelander-Z

Daisy Noemi Photo Column, Peelander-Z (click for full size) Austin’s very own Japanese comic action punk band, Peelander-Z, gave San Diegans a night to remember with their very interactive and very playful set. They crowd surfed, jump roped, and danced all night long. www.daisynoemi.com (click for full size) GO PZ GO by Peelander-z Share this

Featured zine reviews from Razorcake issue 103: Post-Depression Blues, Celibate Slut, Cul-De-Sac, Matchbook, Minor Leagues, Organ Grinder

Featured zine reviews from Razorcake issue 103

This Allan Cito perzine is a perfect example of what a punk zine should be: immersive, dirty, energetic, personal. It also has what every punk zine has in common: mentioning punk as much as possible.

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Alice Bag featuring Bad Cop/ Bad Cop

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Alice Bag featuring Bad Cop/ Bad Cop

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – Alice Bag featuring Bad Cop/ Bad Cop (click for full size) My friends in Bad Cop/ Bad Cop were kind enough to get me and my camera into this super cool show where they opened for the one and only Alice Bag! It was such an awesome experience to finally

Featured Book Reviews from Razorcake Issue 103: Safety in Numbers, Smoke City, Frequently Asked Questions about Being Dead

Featured Book Reviews from Razorcake Issue 103

A deft sense of “slow burn” plotting which includes the more mundane aspects of gang life adds to a deceptive normalcy that leads down a road where—like the author—readers ultimately, unwittingly find themselves in a world of crazy that seems sudden but—looking back—all the road marks leading there can clearly be seen.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Alice Bag and Edward Stapleton

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Alice Bag and Edward Stapleton

In 2015 I exhibited my photographs of the punk musicians, showcasing the diversity of Los Angeles punk—women, men, gay, lesbian, straight, black, white, brown, red, yellow— EVERYONE! Here two of my favorites. Alice Bag, co-founder of The Bags, and Edward Stapleton, co-founder of Nervous Gender, came to the exhibition.