Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands & Music by Matt WalkerGainesville Punk: A History of Bands & Music by Matt Walker

Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands & Music

byMatt Walker

Paperback | November 7, 2016

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Known for The Fest, Less Than Jake and Hot Water Music, Gainesville became a creative hub in the 1980s and '90s for many of punk rock's greats. Whether playing at the Hardback or wild house parties, earnest acts like Against Me!, Spoke and Roach Motel all emerged and thrived in the small northern Florida city. Radon burst onto the scene with chaotic energy while Mutley Chix helped inspire local torchbearers No Idea Records. Through this succinct history, author Matt Walker traces each successive generation's contributions and amplifies the fidelity of the Gainesville scene.
Title:Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands & MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:November 7, 2016Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626197679

ISBN - 13:9781626197671


Editorial Reviews

"The first of its kind, Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands and More by local author Matt Walker, provides an intimate look at the Gainesville punk music scene through the ages. Organized into three parts, the book describes three distinct musical eras. In the first part, Walker describes the origins of the punk scene, with a particular emphasis on bands Roach Motel and Mutley Chix. The other two sections describe revivals of the scene, the evolution of the local sound, and the ascent of Less Than Jake and Against Me! respectively.Though it is a work of nonfiction, Gainesville Punk reads like a narrative. Compelling storytelling links seemingly every band in the punk scene, describing how they influenced each other and helped establish major record labels, zines, and venues that are still around today." The Florida Basement