Interviews

Dave Williams interview by Kurt Morris

Dave Williams has been involved for more than two decades with the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada punk scene. Most notably of Crusades, he has also played in Black Tower, Steve Adamyk Band, Surrender, Sedatives, and Year Zero. Crusades put out three full-length albums and achieved a fair bit of notoriety for their tag as “satanic punk.”

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Wild in the Streets: Talking Punk and Street Photography with Mark Murrmann by Daniel Makagon

Mark Murrmann discovered punk as a young kid. The implicit and explicit “you make this culture” messages that are central to punk’s DIY ethos inspired him in many ways. But one of Mark’s recurring contributions to punk culture and community has come via photography.

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Shapel Lacey interview by Alxis Ratkevich

Shapel Lacey's a skater, a punk, a comedian, and a former competitive cheerleader. These contrasting layers to his personality come through on stage: unabashedly frank yet cheerful, silly yet thoughtful and nuanced, resilient yet vulnerable.

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The Tones of Punk’s Energy: Jim Saah’s Zone V by Daniel Makagon

Jim Saah created one of the first photozines with Zone V in 1982. He was interested in documenting the bourgeoning hardcore scene in Washington, D.C. through his photography and zines and then sharing information about this scene with punks around the globe.

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Feeling the City Streets in Tour Dogs by Daniel Makagon

Tour Dogs started as an outlet for punk rock tour photos and street photography and has developed into one of the most important contemporary street photography photozines.

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Kirk And The Jerks Interview by Rick V.

The Benner brothers from Kirk And The Jerks are just as excited as you should be about their discography being released.

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Chaos and Community in Christina Carlsen’s Inferno by Daniel Makagon

Christina Carlsen not only found a community when she discovered Copenhagen’s DIY punk scene, but she also developed a creative and critical eye through her punk rock photography.

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Video Interview with The Vulturas

Louie Perez III and Rob Milucky of The Vulturas were interviewed by Martin Wong and Todd Taylor via Skype on August 3, 2020, following an unrecorded attempt on July 19.

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Dave Sine’s Tidbit by Daniel Makagon

Although photography has regularly featured in old and new zines, we seem to be at a high water mark for photozine production. Dave Sine’s Tidbit was one of a handful of early photozines made to document punk’s unique show experience.

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Todd Dills interview by Michael T. Fournier

"Instead of doctoring my resume and making it sound better than it really was, I did everything I could to tell them exactly who I was. I sent them copies of the 2nd Hand and made reference to the non-selling fiction that I had written. " -Todd Dills

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The Linda Lindas “VOTE!” video, interview by Martin Wong

None of The Linda Lindas are old enough to vote or even get a driver’s license, But that didn’t stop them from recording a get-out-the-vote song or making a video for it!

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Interview with Zander Schloss and Alex Cox, “Straight to Hell” by Martin Wong

Repo-Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell, and more. Musician and actor Zander Schloss and director Alex Cox reunite to make a new music video for “Straight to Hell” in honor of their old friend Joe Strummer from The Clash.

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