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Gavin Williamson

(Illustration by Ronald Kurniawan)

Best Place to Bang Your Head

Best Place to Bang Your Head When I think punk rock, I think Darby Crash, or Sid Vicious — brash, in-your-face attitude that says, “Fuck off.” But that image is as manufactured as the thousands of hardcore, screamo, thrash, '77, rockabilly, psychobilly, grindcore, straight-edge, and crust CDs, DVDs, 7”, 12”,......
(Illustration by Ronald Kurniawan)

Best Place to Get All High Fidelity

Best Place to Get All High Fidelity There’s a plaque on the wall: “When I get a little bit of money I buy records, and if there’s any left, I buy food and clothes.” Sounds appropriate for a used, largely vinyl-based record shop with a rotating stock of more than......
(Illustration by Ronald Kurniawan)

Best Place to Get Your Rocks Off

Best Place to Get Your Rocks Off “That’s Okenite, the only rock you can pet. Just don’t get it wet, or you’ll destroy the fibers,” says 92-year-old George Burnham as his large, weather-worn hands pluck a cotton-ball-looking mineral from one of the thousands of nooks in what used to be......
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Quadruple X

During slopestyle qualifiers at the third annual Crankworx international mountain-bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia, rider after rider slams their frame and face into the dirt, their botched back flips, tail whips and 720s replayed ad nauseam on a 30-foot big-screen posited under the takeoff of the course’s final drop......
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Miscellaneous Works

SORE WINNERS: American Idols, Patriotic Shoppers, and Other Strange Species in George Bush’s America | By John Powers | Anchor | 416 pages | $14 paperbackNewly released this month is the paperpack edition of L.A. Weekly columnist John Powers’ jab at the bloated underbelly of “Bushworld,” an informed, humorous and......
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