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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Fuzz

This photo was snapped on the fourth (and final) night of the Fuzz residency at The Teragram Ballroom. It was the first time I’d seen them play live since 2015, and as expected, their set was a thunderous, rumbling earthquake that whipped up the sold-out crowd into a wild eruption of pure joy.

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Razorcake 124, featuring Martín Sorrondeguy, Jello Biafra, Anxiety Cat and Tom Grrrl, NØ MAN

“We sold enough shirts, so I never had to dance on the street to get money for gas.” –Martín Sorrondeguy

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From Selma to The Wiz: The Rise and Fall of African American Cinema in the ’70s by Billups Allen

Between the marches on Selma, Ala. in 1965 and the release of a musical film called The Wiz there was a significant spike in African American stories being told at the movies. Then, as quickly as the industry got hot for these stories, the Hollywood turned their back on African American productions.

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Remembering the Past and Seeing the Present with Dave Brushback by Daniel Makagon

Dave Brushback has experienced more than four decades of punk and has helped shape how punks see and feel the changes to the music and culture through his zines and photography.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Ty Segall

This photo was snapped on night three of Ty Segall’s four-night stint at The Teragram Ballroom. It was one of the best Ty Segall shows I’ve ever seen (right up there with the night he played Reverse Shark Attack in its entirety at The Echoplex).

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—ParaDogs

Thanks to the Ethan, Erik, Nick, and Forrest for learning the English Dogs songs and playing them for my birthday! It was a perfect half a millennium celebration in my neighborhood during a pandemic.

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One Punk’s Guide to Climate Change By Kevin Dunn

In this One Punk’s Guide, I’m going to share some of the most important information I’ve learned over several years of research. But if you want to skip straight to conclusion, here’s the simple takeaway.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Smirk

This photo of Nick Vicario (Cemento, Public Eye, Crisis Man) with his band Smirk was shot when they opened for Osees at Non Plus Ultra earlier this month. I stood next to John Dwyer during their set, and Dwyer was more fired up about Smirk than anyone else in the crowd!

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Beyond the Square: Luis Trejo’s Photographic Journey by Daniel Makagon

Luis Trejo tells a story about movement: moving to new cities, touring with hardcore bands, and moving through different approaches to photography.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Rearranged Face

What do you get when you take the sound of Cat Scan, add a Richard Hell sound-alike on vocals, then add a dash of The Deadbeats? You get REARRANGED FACE!

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Bitch Fight: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Part 2 by Michelle Cruz Gonzales

I tried not to play too loud so I could hear the chord changes of our first song “Beer Shampoo,” a song about hating trendy girls and small-town class warfare.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Osees

I got real lucky and scored a last minute ticket to a secret Osees show at Non Plus Ultra last night. It was thee best Osees show I’ve ever seen—MY MIND WAS BLOWN!

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