Punk in Nyc's Lower East Side 1981-1991: Scene History Series, Vol 1 (Paperback)
Drawing on both archival documents and original interviews, this zine explores the music of the era's bands, including Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, False Prophets, Urgent Fury, No Thanks, and Reagan Youth. At the same time, the scene is situated within the broader social context, from the election of Ronald Reagan to the Tompkins Square Riots. Woven throughout is the tragic story of New York City's most legendary anarcho-punk, Reagan Youth's Dave Insurgent.
Ben Nadler is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of the novel, Harvitz, As To War (Iron Diesel Press, 2011), and the poetry chapbook, The Men Who Work Under The Ground (KTBAFC Press, 2012). He teaches writing courses at colleges throughout New York City.