Photograph No. 302


Mydolls, Cherryhurst House, Sept. 2016, by David Ensminger

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Cork Grinders No. 2


The Drafted, Ron Reeder, and Kloanoa at Cork Grinders in Baytown, 2015

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Super Happy Funland No. 22


Polysics, Boogdish, Childcraft, and Rua Minx at Super Happy Funland, 2004

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Site Editor Release New Book on Punk and Politics

getattachmentthumbnailThis is a not a hard sell, this is just a celebration! The Politics of Punk: Protest and Revolt From the Streets, my third full-length investigation and celebration of punk (following up Visual Vitriol and Left of the Dial), is now available, but also feel free to read it (and any of my other books!) for no cost on Google Books. But if you would like the library-style hardback in your hands, especially as the cold comes quick in the next few months and you have time to read over 200 pages featuring an array of punk interviews with people ranging from the Minutemen, Faith, Really Red, Minor Threat, Scream, and Frightwig to writers for Maximum RocknRoll and Razorcake, to more contemporary punks like Anti-Flag, Red Hare, and the Refused, then here it is. It features the photography of Ben Tecumseh DeSoto , Andy Abbott (a previously unpublished photo of the Clash!), and me, rare flyers, plus a glimpse at topics that have been far under-appreciated, like the links between deaf-punk cultures, the rituals of slamdancing in the no-time zone of sweaty clubs, the overlap between punks and unionism, MDC, Jennifer Blowdryer, and the Plasmatics, and tracing the money of punk volunteerism and outreach. If you are a writer and producer, let me know via a message, and I will relay your information to the book company! For more information, read the attached flyer, and use the code 7A30AUTHF to purchase the book for $28.00! Visit the site here. If you hate books. Ignore this! If you are broke, go to: May the punk spirits be with you.– David Ensminger
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BFE Club No. 2


Johnny Hootrock, the Hates, Seviin, and Rainchild at BFE Rock Club, 10 Sept. 2016

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Women in Punk Exhibit at University of Houston Clear Lake!


Women in Punk: A Legacy of Empowerment exhibit, co-curated by David Ensminger and Heather Johnson (seen here), Sept 6th-Sept 30th, next to library

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Randy “Biscuit” Turner at Rudyards!

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SNOT in Maximum RocknRoll!


KML Records advert (with SNOT), Maximum RocknRoll No. 50, 1987

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Mary Janes No. 105


Liars, Get Hustle, and Young People at Mary Janes, by Hands Up Houston

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Rudyards No. 55


Flood Benefit for Bill Degideo with Poor Dumb Bastards, UYUS, The Velostacks, the Burns and Nothing of Merit, Rudyards, 12 Aug. 2016

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