Ebooks / PDF Zines

One Punk’s Guide to the Ramones by Rev. Nørb

The Ramones are the last band to exist before the Ramones invented (or at least mastered and codified) punk: They are the final band of the pre-punk era, the end of the line.

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One Punk’s Guide to Professional Wrestling By James Rosario

The wrestling arena, just like the basement or DIY venue, is somewhere you can go to be among fellow freaks and weirdos.

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One Punk’s Guide to Pynchon Novels By Sean Carswell

The first great thing about a Thomas Pynchon novel: it invites us to see life with more complexity. The world around us is chaos in the purest sense. The second thing about a Pynchon novel: it’s not for everyone.

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The Bass, A short story by John Miskelly

A Short Tale of Everyday Capitalism

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Punknews Buyout

Fuck it. Let’s get cynical. Punknews is primarily an aggregator of releases pumped out by the public relations machines at labels at an alarming rate.

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Friend Date by John Miskelly

He felt a new kind of shame, not of gullibility or victimhood, but reactionary judgement. The self-hate of self-pity. The self-hate of being so easily hateful.

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An Oral History of The Lost Sounds by Ryan Leach

An Oral History of The Lost Sounds: "I think The Lost Sounds singlehandedly changed the direction of garage rock." -Larry Hardy, In The Red Records

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An Oral History of the Gun Club by Ryan Leach

The Gun Club is one of Los Angeles’s greatest bands. Lead singer, guitarist, and figurehead Jeffrey Lee Pierce fits in easily with the genius songwriting of Arthur Lee (Love), Chris Hillman (Byrds), and John Doe and Exene (X). Unfortunately, neither he nor his band achieved the notoriety of his fellow luminary Angelinos.

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Some Punks’ Guide to Fitness By Jennifer Whiteford

Featuring interviews with Hallie Bulleit (Unlovables), Dan Yemin (Paint It Black, Kid Dynamite), and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers) (Originally titled: Live Slow, Die Old: Punk Rock and Exercise)

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One Punk’s Guide to Gardening by Jon Mule

Figuring out that a seed could be placed in the ground to produce more fruit is the greatest technological advancement in the history of the world…. I consider it a revolutionary act to get off the computer, go outside, and plant a seed in the dirt.

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How to Fight for a Skatepark by Todd Taylor

Hopefully, some kids—who’ve never kick turned on transition before—will begin ruling the bowl. Some kid will start skating tomorrow and never stop.

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One Punk’s Guide to Starting Your Own DIY Record Label by Kevin Dunn

Most DIY punk labels lose money regularly. There is a simple reason for that: their business model is not one defined by profit-maximization. In the simplest terms, they are intentionally bad capitalists.

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