In partnership with USC Visions and Voices, Razorcake is proud to co-sponsor a virtual panel discussion on the first three installments of its Eastside Punks mini-documentaries about Eastside L.A. punk bands.
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.
I feel it’s important to stress that this was intended to be a primer on East L.A. punk and not a definitive history.
“People are very atomized right now. They’re also very angry. There’s tremendous anger in the country right now, worse than anything I can remember or know about in history.” -Noam Chomsky