Alexander Herbert and Michelle Cruz Gonzales "Punks Around #11: P.O.C. Punks" Zine (2020)
Details: Punks Around zine issue #11 "P.O.C. Punks," featuring interviews with Michelle Gonzalez (Spitboy), Martin Wong (Giant Robot Magazine), and more. New stock, 7" l x 4.25" w x 0.2" h, 40 pp, published summer of 2020.
Description: "Dedicated to the voices and experiences of BIPOC punk rockers, this issue of Punks Around contains a powerful forward by Professor Falcon about racism in punk and what it's like "to be a 'minority' in an anti-social subculture." Kevin Moore writes about being politicized by punk and even more so by the death of George Floyd and the resulting uprising. Carlos Romero interviews the folks who run the Providence venue Al Dios no Conocedo. Michelle Gonzalez tells about the time on tour when she and Alice Bag were trapped in a hotel room with a mouse. Martin Wong writes about running Giant Robot magazine. King Mob writes about being an Anglo-Indian getting into punk. Boston Brock writes about coming of age as a Black punk and skinhead. Plus a bunch of rad art."
Grade: M (new stock)