She’s been a deejay, works in the comics industry, and—more than anything—gives off a vibe of goofy inclusion that welcomes people into the punk scene. Janelle Hessig is a punk original. I was so happy to have a chance to talk with her.
For over thirty years Max Ward has been a central figure in the ever-evolving world of DIY hardcore, grindcore, powerviolence, and everything in between.
“Anything I’m going to spend effort on, it’s going to be active and intentional.”
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.
We are back for round three of live internet readings from Razorcake contributors this Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
For episode three of Eastside Punks, we turn our attention to East L.A.’s first, most notorious, punk band. Boyle Heights’ Stains were contemporaries, and friends, of Los Angeles first-wave bands Germs, X, Mau Maus, Screamers, and The Gears.
In our second installment of Eastside Punks, we focus on East L.A. legends The Brat. Formed in the late 1970s, vocalist Teresa Covarrubias, guitarists Rudy Medina and Sidney Medina, bassist Lou Soto, and drummer Robert Soto quickly cornered the market on smart, taut pop delivered with righteous punk fury by one of the tightest bands in the area.
In this first installment of the Eastside Punks series, we speak with first-gen East L.A. punks Thee Undertakers. Beginning at local parties in 1977, they became regulars in the scene centered around the legendary early-’80s eastside punk club The Vex.