Los Punks by Angela Boatwright
Noted photographer and historian Angela Boatwright was the driving force behind the 2016 documentary Los Punks: We Are All We Have, which documented East LA’s thriving backyard punk scene. Angela’s book, which will be an expanded companion to her film, will be filled with photographs from a sonically volatile punk scene whose existence is deeply insular and far from the mainstream. More than a “scene book” or an ordinary collection of photographs, Angela aims to add even more depth to the story begun in her documentary. Los Punks encapsulates the struggles and the exuberance of expressive kids making music on their own terms while battling poverty, violence, oppression, and marginalization. Look for an early 2019 release date.
American Ska: An Oral History by Marc Wasserman
Longtime bassist and Ska scholar Marc Wasserman has set out to capture the birth and the little-known history of the American Ska movement. Marc’s book, which is an oral history told by many of the musicians responsible for furthering the scene’s growth, Marc has conducted hours of exhaustive interviews with the innovators of this unique genre and has thus far compiled a compelling history. Marc, who has played in ska bands like Bigger Thomas (considered the first New Jersey Ska band), as well as his current outfits Heavensbee and Rude Boy George is deeply entrenched in the writing and researching part of the process, and the early chapters go deep into the origins of America’s ska scene. Look for a 2020 release date
Hard Times: A Retrospective Anthology by Ron Gregorio and Amy Yates Wuelfing
Author and DiWulf Publishing House co-founder Amy Yates Wuelfing spent a good part of the early-80s writing this seminal ‘zine with Hard Times founder Ron Gregorio. Now, for the first time, every issue of Hard Times will be available in this book that celebrates ‘zine culture. Interviews with such punk luminaries as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, John Lydon, Henry Rollins, Husker Du, Eerie Von, Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks, and many more. Also includes a forward from Tesco Vee as well as the “lost” issue featuring the beloved John Stabb. Full of many never-seen-before photos, The Hard Times Anthology is a cultural display of the purest DIY dedication. Tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2019 release.
"Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore"
by Freddy Alva
We are very excited to announce the coming of Freddy Alva's first book; a chronicle of the merging of two important New York subcultures: Hardcore music and graffiti art. Slated for release on October 31st 2017, Urban Styles can be ordered here. Filled with dozens of interviews with writers and musicians who all played a part in the vibrant underground scenes of 1980s New York as well as memorializing some of the dopest pieces ever put up in the city, Urban Styles looks to further preserve two vital, visceral art forms in their heyday.