Category Archives: youth culture

Punk As Fuck: Steve Gullick


One of my first art books was Steve Gullick’s pop book number one. Especially his concert photos display some kind of immediacy that got me hooked every since.

This short film and interview was taken at the tail end of February 2013, just before Steve’s ‘Punk As Fuck’ exhibition opened in London. Showcasing work taken between 1990-1993, this documents some of the preparation work as well as some of the h istory behind the images. –

via: Everybody Loves Our Town


What are you doing here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal


This goes straight on the to-read list: In What are you doing here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal Laina Dawes writes about here experiences being black, female and a die hard fan of Heavy Metal – NPR and Soundcheck have interviews with the author.

Laina Dawes is not always the only black woman at metal shows, and she’s not always the only headbanger among her black female friends. In her first book, the Canadian critic and music fan questions herself, her headbanging heroes, and dozens of black punk, metal, and hard rock fans to answer the knee-jerk question she’s heard a hundred times in the small clubs where her favorite bands play: “What are you doing here?” –

via: Nerdcore

Modern Popular Music

via this isn’t happiness

Uprising: Hip Hop and The LA Riots

20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, “Uprising” documents how hip hop forecasted — and some say ignited — the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices — the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles. (SXSW on youtube)

via: this isn´t happiness

Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution

As a 12 year old fanzine publisher, writer/director Scott Crawford witnessed many of the bands that would help define the DC aesthetic of the 1980s. Almost 30 years later, he interviews many of the same personalities he spoke with as a wide-eyed fan. In the process, the story of arguably the most important punk communities of the ’80s unfolds. [says the film´s Facebook page]

via: Brooklyn Vegan (go there to witness some 3rd grade special edition discussion in the comments) / Pitchfork

Beat this!

Being amongst the first documentaries about Hip Hop, Beat this! A Hip Hop History dates back to 1984 and features pioneers such as Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc as well as the The Cold Crush Brothers. Oh, and Malcolm McLaren gets to recall his first Hip Hop party.

Hip Hop from Django’s Ghost on Vimeo.

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Punk: Attitude

Punk: Attitude is a documentary by Don Letts and was officially released in 2005. It is following punk´s early years from Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis up to the British Invasion (Sex Pistols) und back to the US with The Ramones, The Stooges and The New York Dolls. On the way there, plenty of punk rock/alternative contamporaries like Henry Rollins, Jim Jarmusch, Thurston Moore and Chrissie Hynde get a word or two.

The first part is right here and for the rest check this neat little youtube playlist.