Interviews

Michael Mygind’s Crucial Photography by Daniel Makagon

Michael Mygind is all in when it comes to doing DIY and that ethic extends outward to considering punk as a resource to help those in need.

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The Unspoken Collaboration in Myron Fung’s Photographs by Daniel Makagon

Myron Fung has become a fixture in the San Jose scene, documenting different types of DIY music through his photography.

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Interview with Tony Barber by David Ensminger 

“Crass came along and you knew, this is better than all of it because they’re saying something, they’re doing it in a kind of avant-garde way. It’s so far off the fucking radar of what normal rock music is, that it was like, you have to like this band. It was almost like you had no choice.”

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Interview with Don Zientara of Inner Ear Recording Studio by Alex Vidales

A list of the albums Don worked on in some capacity, is too long a list. Here are some bands you might have heard of that Don worked with very early in their artistic journeys and beyond in other projects: Bad Brains, Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Bikini Kill, Scream, and Rites Of Spring.

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A Matter of Spirit and Conscience: An Interview with Thomas Barnett of Strike Anywhere by David Ensminger

In our third-generation community, it went from extremely localized, where we didn’t know any bands from Washington D.C., or even cared, to this really welcoming, and despite ourselves, passionate desire to communicate and to exchange influences.

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Interview with Greg Soden and Keith Gough of Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi by Kurt Morris

I don’t recall how I found Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi, which explores a song by the Winnipeg-based punk band in each episode. But, when I did, they were already about sixty-five episodes in. And while I haven’t yet listened to all the episodes, I got through enough to know I wanted to talk to the hosts, Keith Gough and Greg Soden.

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Finding Beauty in the Chaos of Vicious Velma’s Photographs by Daniel Makagon

Vicious Velma is engaged by punk’s chaos and strives to translate the energy experienced at a punk show into her photography.

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Interview with Marc Ruvolo by David Ensminger

“I subsisted on a steady diet of science fiction, fantasy books, and comics. It’s just another way to explore the world, to read about places and things you never knew and might never see. And it gives me great subjects for poems—cargo cults, tulpas, rockabilly sorcerers.” –Marc Ruvolo

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Documenting the Strange and Familiar: Talking about Hamburger Eyes with Ray Potes by Daniel Makagon

Ray Potes created Hamburger Eyes twenty-one years ago. The zine has become one of the most important DIY photozines, serving as an important outlet for documentary photography.

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Interview with Chris Ballew by Rick V.

Chris was the singer/bass player of Presidents Of The United States Of America. He spent ten years playing under the name Caspar Babypants, performing rambunctious shows for zero- to five-year-olds, then he started doing some ambient pop music under his own name.

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A Punk Life in Stages: How Rob Coons Jumped into Punk Photography by Daniel Makagon

Rob Coons discusses the thrill of photographing the chaotic energy that is central to the show-going experience.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Divine Horsemen

This photo of the Divine Horsemen was snapped at their reunion show in L.A. last week. It was the first time the band had played together in thirty-four years! It was an incredible show!

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