Al Quint, Chris Strunk, Jonah Livingston, Tim Devin

Long-gone illegal punk venues

Al Quint, Chris Strunk, Jonah Livingston, Tim Devin

Long-gone illegal punk venues

Date

2020

Paper

Cardstock

Dimensions

8.5 × 5.5 in

Pages

40

Location

Boston, MA

$ 8.00

7 in stock


View Collectors

New York University (NYU)

Boston has had more than its share of underground punk venues, and scene veteran Chris Strunk is here to take us on a tour of almost 50 of them. In addition to sharing his memories of these spaces, Chris provides an overview of the scene, where it came from, and where he sees it headed.
Along the way, Chris gives us a bunch of fascinating insights-from the fresh energy a feminist house brought to the table, to the community’s failed hopes for creating an all-ages, aboveground space. He also tells some pretty memorable stories, like being at a South Boston gig raided by the FBI; and finding himself the only person who showed up to help clean a moldy basement venue.
This zine is part of Free the Future Press’s “Magical Spaces” series, which takes a look at Boston’s DIY and underground cultural spaces-everything from punk basements to artist lofts