American Hardcore

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By Mandy Webster

One time promoter of legendary American hard core bands, Steven Blush, recently visited Bay View, Wisconsin to promote the release of his second edition book entitled, “American Hardcore: A Tribal History.” Blush was on hand Dec. 2 at Rush-Mor Records to discuss the impact of the DIY hard core movement on music today.

Rodolfo T. Piana III, a student at Mount Mary College, covered the event and wrote an engaging article for the Mount Mary student newspaper, *Arches. Piana discusses both the book and the book release in his article, DIY punk movement remembered: Hardcore resonates through recent music history.

At Blush’s book release, Piana had the opportunity to interview both Blush and a variety of other’s interested in the hard core movement, including Dan Kubinksi, the lead singer for Die Kreuzen.

Personally, I’m not very familiar with the hard core movement, but Piana’s article makes me interested. Looks like I’m gonna have to add this one to my list of books to eventually check out of the library!

*Disclaimer: I am editor-in-chief of Arches and am not too proud to promote my paper shamelessly!

Amanda L. Webster is a freelance writer who lives and works in the Milwaukee area. Mandy has a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Science in management. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and has been working as a freelance writer since 2008. Webster is also editor-in-chief of the Mount Mary College newspaper, “Arches.”