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Hey everyone, you may remember that last year, RVA Magazine did a photo-oriented mini-mag about the Richmond punk scene in the 80s (if you didn’t see it, you can check out a PDF of it here). Well, now we’re hoping to go back to the well once again—we’d like to do a sequel that focuses on the Richmond scene in the 90s. If you’re reading this tumblr and you are capable of contributing any photos, flyers, info, or other materials that you think we should put into a 90s version of Strange Daze, contact me and let me know! Email me: andrew@rvamag.com, or contact us through this tumblr, facebook, etc. We want this to be a thorough and accurate documentation of the era, and we could really use your help!
[Photo: Taylor Steele of Four Walls Falling, 1992, by Kip Dawkins.]

Hey everyone, you may remember that last year, RVA Magazine did a photo-oriented mini-mag about the Richmond punk scene in the 80s (if you didn’t see it, you can check out a PDF of it here). Well, now we’re hoping to go back to the well once again—we’d like to do a sequel that focuses on the Richmond scene in the 90s. If you’re reading this tumblr and you are capable of contributing any photos, flyers, info, or other materials that you think we should put into a 90s version of Strange Daze, contact me and let me know! Email me: andrew@rvamag.com, or contact us through this tumblr, facebook, etc. We want this to be a thorough and accurate documentation of the era, and we could really use your help!

[Photo: Taylor Steele of Four Walls Falling, 1992, by Kip Dawkins.]

bchmpdmnt:

rva80shc:


Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?
(source: stereogum)
Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.
Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!
Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Good research! I wish Jon Stewart was cool enough to be in a band that wrote songs like “I’m So Cool” and “Sex Machine” haha.
Also, the guy in the white with his arm around Cliff is Nick from Graven Image and Sordid Doctrine. And the big guy to the left kinda doing his own thing and swinging his arms is Xavier Cenicernos, the brother of Andre who sang in FRONT LINE who played this gig. I posted a picture I took of the flyer for this gig last night, quite the line up!
EDIT: Whoops didn’t see you already posted that flyer!

Excellent! Not sure how I missed Nick Smilek—I’ve actually met him a few times. Xavier, though, I wouldn’t have known. Thanks for the info!

bchmpdmnt:

rva80shc:

Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?

(source: stereogum)

Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.

Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!

Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Good research! I wish Jon Stewart was cool enough to be in a band that wrote songs like “I’m So Cool” and “Sex Machine” haha.

Also, the guy in the white with his arm around Cliff is Nick from Graven Image and Sordid Doctrine. And the big guy to the left kinda doing his own thing and swinging his arms is Xavier Cenicernos, the brother of Andre who sang in FRONT LINE who played this gig. I posted a picture I took of the flyer for this gig last night, quite the line up!

EDIT: Whoops didn’t see you already posted that flyer!

Excellent! Not sure how I missed Nick Smilek—I’ve actually met him a few times. Xavier, though, I wouldn’t have known. Thanks for the info!

(via puzzlebasements)


Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?
(source: stereogum)
Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.
Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!
Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?

(source: stereogum)

Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.

Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!

Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag playing “Slip It In” at Hard Times in Richmond VA, 4/9/84. The audio and video is horribly out of sync, but this is still a nice piece of history. Photos from this show appeared in Strange Daze.

And hey, while I’m at it, here’s White Cross (Crispy, Mikey Rodriguez, Dewey Rowell, Rob Mosby) in 1983. Looks like this is at Hardtimes, though between video quality and the fact that I’m too young to have been to most of the venues that were around at the time, I really can’t be sure. Check out them doing the Minor Threat arrangement of “Stepping Stone” at about the two-minute mark.

The reunited lineup of White Cross (Crispy, Tommy Rodriguez, Greta Brinkman, Rob Mosby), live at the Playing Field, 3/20/10. They play the Gasse 32 song “Benny Sucks” in this video, starting at about 4:30. (Other songs played in this video: “Are You Ready,” “Same Old Shit”)

Gasse 32: George Reuther, Dave Lewis, Scott Price, Crispy. Casablanca, 1982. Linda Griggs and Pen Rollings (Honor Role) dancing. Dave Lewis was also in the Mod Subs, who broke up around the time this was taken. Scott Price was in Red Cross, who played their last show with Frank Gresham on vocals the same night this picture was taken. Crispy then replaced Frank on vocals for Red Cross, who changed their name to White Cross soon after.
"Scott Price on drums—back to back sets with Red Cross to follow." -Frank Gresham
"Gasse 32. They had a song: Benny Sucks!" -Benny Waldbauer
" I believe that was one of Crispy’s songs, go figure. This is why I became a singer: in these shots I’m always the headless torso in the back. Oh and yes Frank, it was back to back sets, you could have wrung me out like a washcloth by the time it was over." -Scott Price
This photo was in the finished version of the book, but it was small and unexplained. It’s the one photo that didn’t get the treatment I wanted it to get in the book, and it bummed me out a bit, but it would have been way too much trouble to fix it, for a variety of reasons, so I let it stand. But the above notes provide the context I couldn’t find space for in the book, and explain why I wanted it in there in the first place. [quotes, as always, come from the “RVA Punk Scene - 70s Through 90s” facebook group.]

Gasse 32: George Reuther, Dave Lewis, Scott Price, Crispy. Casablanca, 1982. Linda Griggs and Pen Rollings (Honor Role) dancing. Dave Lewis was also in the Mod Subs, who broke up around the time this was taken. Scott Price was in Red Cross, who played their last show with Frank Gresham on vocals the same night this picture was taken. Crispy then replaced Frank on vocals for Red Cross, who changed their name to White Cross soon after.

"Scott Price on drums—back to back sets with Red Cross to follow." -Frank Gresham

"Gasse 32. They had a song: Benny Sucks!" -Benny Waldbauer

" I believe that was one of Crispy’s songs, go figure. This is why I became a singer: in these shots I’m always the headless torso in the back. Oh and yes Frank, it was back to back sets, you could have wrung me out like a washcloth by the time it was over." -Scott Price

This photo was in the finished version of the book, but it was small and unexplained. It’s the one photo that didn’t get the treatment I wanted it to get in the book, and it bummed me out a bit, but it would have been way too much trouble to fix it, for a variety of reasons, so I let it stand. But the above notes provide the context I couldn’t find space for in the book, and explain why I wanted it in there in the first place. [quotes, as always, come from the “RVA Punk Scene - 70s Through 90s” facebook group.]

Dave Lewis (Mod Subs), circa 1981. Photo: Linda Griggs

Dave Lewis (Mod Subs), circa 1981. Photo: Linda Griggs

Hey everyone, you may remember that last year, RVA Magazine did a photo-oriented mini-mag about the Richmond punk scene in the 80s (if you didn’t see it, you can check out a PDF of it here). Well, now we’re hoping to go back to the well once again—we’d like to do a sequel that focuses on the Richmond scene in the 90s. If you’re reading this tumblr and you are capable of contributing any photos, flyers, info, or other materials that you think we should put into a 90s version of Strange Daze, contact me and let me know! Email me: andrew@rvamag.com, or contact us through this tumblr, facebook, etc. We want this to be a thorough and accurate documentation of the era, and we could really use your help!
[Photo: Taylor Steele of Four Walls Falling, 1992, by Kip Dawkins.]

Hey everyone, you may remember that last year, RVA Magazine did a photo-oriented mini-mag about the Richmond punk scene in the 80s (if you didn’t see it, you can check out a PDF of it here). Well, now we’re hoping to go back to the well once again—we’d like to do a sequel that focuses on the Richmond scene in the 90s. If you’re reading this tumblr and you are capable of contributing any photos, flyers, info, or other materials that you think we should put into a 90s version of Strange Daze, contact me and let me know! Email me: andrew@rvamag.com, or contact us through this tumblr, facebook, etc. We want this to be a thorough and accurate documentation of the era, and we could really use your help!

[Photo: Taylor Steele of Four Walls Falling, 1992, by Kip Dawkins.]

bchmpdmnt:

rva80shc:


Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?
(source: stereogum)
Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.
Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!
Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Good research! I wish Jon Stewart was cool enough to be in a band that wrote songs like “I’m So Cool” and “Sex Machine” haha.
Also, the guy in the white with his arm around Cliff is Nick from Graven Image and Sordid Doctrine. And the big guy to the left kinda doing his own thing and swinging his arms is Xavier Cenicernos, the brother of Andre who sang in FRONT LINE who played this gig. I posted a picture I took of the flyer for this gig last night, quite the line up!
EDIT: Whoops didn’t see you already posted that flyer!

Excellent! Not sure how I missed Nick Smilek—I’ve actually met him a few times. Xavier, though, I wouldn’t have known. Thanks for the info!

bchmpdmnt:

rva80shc:

Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?

(source: stereogum)

Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.

Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!

Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Good research! I wish Jon Stewart was cool enough to be in a band that wrote songs like “I’m So Cool” and “Sex Machine” haha.

Also, the guy in the white with his arm around Cliff is Nick from Graven Image and Sordid Doctrine. And the big guy to the left kinda doing his own thing and swinging his arms is Xavier Cenicernos, the brother of Andre who sang in FRONT LINE who played this gig. I posted a picture I took of the flyer for this gig last night, quite the line up!

EDIT: Whoops didn’t see you already posted that flyer!

Excellent! Not sure how I missed Nick Smilek—I’ve actually met him a few times. Xavier, though, I wouldn’t have known. Thanks for the info!

(via puzzlebasements)


Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?
(source: stereogum)
Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.
Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!
Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Photographer Irish Willis Peele‘s thing was shooting punk band Frontline (and others) in Virginia, and his archive includes the above pic of students moshing at a Dead Kennedys show. According to Peele, the man in the center is none other than The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, who was a student at William & Mary at the time.

OK, yeah, whatever, Jon Stewart, cool. More importantly—isn’t that Cliff Farrar right in front of him?

(source: stereogum)

Edit: from thedailywhat, I have learned that this photo is from Casablanca aka Rockitz aka Empire. So yeah, that’s almost certainly Cliff.

Edit #2: That’s Pen Rollings immediately to the right of Cliff. Annnnnd disappointingly enough, “Jon Stewart” is almost certainly actually Alford Faulkner of Red Cross/The Prevaricators. Sorry everyone!

Edit #3: Further research, posted on my personal blog, here and here.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag at Hard Times, 4/9/84. Photo by Thurston Howes.

Black Flag playing “Slip It In” at Hard Times in Richmond VA, 4/9/84. The audio and video is horribly out of sync, but this is still a nice piece of history. Photos from this show appeared in Strange Daze.

And hey, while I’m at it, here’s White Cross (Crispy, Mikey Rodriguez, Dewey Rowell, Rob Mosby) in 1983. Looks like this is at Hardtimes, though between video quality and the fact that I’m too young to have been to most of the venues that were around at the time, I really can’t be sure. Check out them doing the Minor Threat arrangement of “Stepping Stone” at about the two-minute mark.

The reunited lineup of White Cross (Crispy, Tommy Rodriguez, Greta Brinkman, Rob Mosby), live at the Playing Field, 3/20/10. They play the Gasse 32 song “Benny Sucks” in this video, starting at about 4:30. (Other songs played in this video: “Are You Ready,” “Same Old Shit”)

Gasse 32: George Reuther, Dave Lewis, Scott Price, Crispy. Casablanca, 1982. Linda Griggs and Pen Rollings (Honor Role) dancing. Dave Lewis was also in the Mod Subs, who broke up around the time this was taken. Scott Price was in Red Cross, who played their last show with Frank Gresham on vocals the same night this picture was taken. Crispy then replaced Frank on vocals for Red Cross, who changed their name to White Cross soon after.
"Scott Price on drums—back to back sets with Red Cross to follow." -Frank Gresham
"Gasse 32. They had a song: Benny Sucks!" -Benny Waldbauer
" I believe that was one of Crispy’s songs, go figure. This is why I became a singer: in these shots I’m always the headless torso in the back. Oh and yes Frank, it was back to back sets, you could have wrung me out like a washcloth by the time it was over." -Scott Price
This photo was in the finished version of the book, but it was small and unexplained. It’s the one photo that didn’t get the treatment I wanted it to get in the book, and it bummed me out a bit, but it would have been way too much trouble to fix it, for a variety of reasons, so I let it stand. But the above notes provide the context I couldn’t find space for in the book, and explain why I wanted it in there in the first place. [quotes, as always, come from the “RVA Punk Scene - 70s Through 90s” facebook group.]

Gasse 32: George Reuther, Dave Lewis, Scott Price, Crispy. Casablanca, 1982. Linda Griggs and Pen Rollings (Honor Role) dancing. Dave Lewis was also in the Mod Subs, who broke up around the time this was taken. Scott Price was in Red Cross, who played their last show with Frank Gresham on vocals the same night this picture was taken. Crispy then replaced Frank on vocals for Red Cross, who changed their name to White Cross soon after.

"Scott Price on drums—back to back sets with Red Cross to follow." -Frank Gresham

"Gasse 32. They had a song: Benny Sucks!" -Benny Waldbauer

" I believe that was one of Crispy’s songs, go figure. This is why I became a singer: in these shots I’m always the headless torso in the back. Oh and yes Frank, it was back to back sets, you could have wrung me out like a washcloth by the time it was over." -Scott Price

This photo was in the finished version of the book, but it was small and unexplained. It’s the one photo that didn’t get the treatment I wanted it to get in the book, and it bummed me out a bit, but it would have been way too much trouble to fix it, for a variety of reasons, so I let it stand. But the above notes provide the context I couldn’t find space for in the book, and explain why I wanted it in there in the first place. [quotes, as always, come from the “RVA Punk Scene - 70s Through 90s” facebook group.]

Dave Lewis (Mod Subs), circa 1981. Photo: Linda Griggs

Dave Lewis (Mod Subs), circa 1981. Photo: Linda Griggs

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