Sunday, June 21, 2015

Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows by Daniel Makagon

Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows by Daniel Makagon

192 pages, 5x8" paperback (14 oz) from Microcosm Publishing

The Social History of Basement Shows

Coming September 15, 2015

Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA.

Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies, and why these networks matter. He shows that no matter who you are, organizing, playing, and/or attending a DIY punk show is an opportunity to become a real part of a meaningful movement and to create long-lasting alternatives to the top-down economic and artistic practices of the mainstream music industry. Punk kids playing an illegal show too loudly in someone's basement might not save the world, but they might just be showing us the way to building something better.

"Daniel Makagon was there, and he's likely forgotten more about DIY than many of you will ever know." - Adam Pfahler, Jawbreaker

"DIY punk shows and the communities they bring together have always been the heart and soul of punk culture. They stitch together all the music, moments and makeshift venues that give our collective 'underground' the kind of shape and meaning that makes it worthy of the name and worth claiming as our own. Underground is the first book to explore this subject matter in depth and with such substance, care and attention to detail." - Zack Furness, editor of Punkademics

$14.95 Pre-order HERE

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