Punks in Peoria, 1: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

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Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780252085796

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About the Author

Jonathan Wright is a writer, editor, musician, and longtime veteran of the Peoria music scene. He is editor in chief at Peoria Magazines. Dawson Barrett is an associate professor of history at Del Mar College. His books include The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America.

Reviews

"One of the strongest legacies of the hardcore punk movement in America was its emphasis on the local and the seeding of the country with self-supporting scenes. Every town has a story to tell itself about itself and Punks in Peoria explores this in magnificent detail for the hardcore scene in Peoria, Illinois. While more storied scenes from bigger cities may get the most ink, this book shows how the ideals and power of the music penetrated every corner of the land but was only ever sustained by the grit and ingenuity of the people involved on the ground level. We need a book like this for everywhere."--Guy Picciotto of Fugazi

"Punks in Peoria isn't just a deep, heartfelt dive into the punk subculture of America's quintessential small city. It's an exquisite map of how music flows through social structures and between generations. Essential reading for anyone interested in how art impacts life."--Jason Heller, author of Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-fi Exploded
"Punks in Peoria is free of jargon, centers the stories of the people who actually helped build the scene, and speaks to the experiences of the small cities and towns that have been the lifeblood of punk rock in the United States. It is a model for good research on punk."--Zack Furness, author/editor of Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower