March 23, 2005 8:38 AM Subscribe
In the early 1980's, Ann Arbor, Michigan had a small, but thriving
hardcore/skate scene. At the time, the scene was documented in a 'zine called
by a guy named Wes and his friends. But the 80's faded, as did the
scene and the 'zine, and only the memories were left.
Then, a couple of years ago, Wes created a site
dedicated to Local Chaos, and the scene of yore. In the wake of the site going
live, several of the bands have gotten back together and even played some live
shows. If you've ever wondered what the bald youth of 80's hardcore would look
like playing at 40, then check out the music
for current photos, and video clips, of legendary locals like Ground
, and arguably Ann Arbor's longest-running punk act, The Cult Heroes
. The sCrapbook features a
trove of old interviews, photos, and odds and ends. This is a great look back
the Ann Arbor hardcore/skate scene in the 80's.
Punk's not dead!
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