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Adam Bregman

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Liberation Frequency

THOUGH IT'S NO LONGER A MAJOR INFLUENCE on America's youth, keeping them out of corporate boardrooms and law schools, punk rock has spawned a vital network of bands, clubs, zines and record labels that operate mostly independently of the music industry and usually without a profit motive. Local punk-specific stores......
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I'm Your Fan

An average guy who works in a movie theater, plays in a rock band and likes video games, Wyatt Cusick, the singer for the not terribly well-known San Francisco band Track Star, is the unlikely obsession of Owen, who has devoted a whole fanzine to his existence. It's called Wyatt......

Fallin' Up

Tearing up dance floors like Boogaloo Shrimp and Turbo while rapping about things other than why it's cool to shoot people and demean women, three sharply dressed saviors known as Black Eyed Peas may well be the antidote to hip-hop's played-out gangster themes and a triumph of substantive rap over......
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Beyond the Reality Asylum

While the Sex Pistols encouraged a lot of bored kids to stick safety pins in their noses and be punks for a few years, Crass, who also debuted in 1977, were an articulate band of anarchists who provoked a vital political movement that still exists, espoused revolution, lived communally, covered......
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Sex and the Single Sasquatch

Oklahoma, the Sooner state - as in, the sooner you're out of there the better - was not where the members of Woodpussy wanted to spend the rest of their lives, so they came to Los Angeles to find jobs and form a band. But Oklahoma pervaded everything they tried......
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Sledgehammers to the Streets

Basically, Spin, Rolling Stone, Details and other ridiculously dumb glossy magazines have nothing to offer you but anorexic-model-strewn advertisements and articles where Hootie & the Blowfish get to sound off on world affairs. Instead, why not check out the underground press, which has whole worlds to reveal, scenes that neither......
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Looking for Blood

THE DONNASAmerican Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine (Lookout!) Let any first-time Donnas listeners be forewarned that this record delivers a serious ass-kicking. These four teenage girls from Palo Alto have spent an enormous amount of time in a shitty little garage perfecting the furious sound of high school rebellion. While......
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