If you’re like me and you like to read as much about punk and it’s history as you can, you may enjoy a new book coming out this November. At 450 pages with over 50 chapters, NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, will cover the bands, venues, labels, hangouts, and larger-than-life characters that built New York hardcore, based on new interviews with over 100 key historical figures.
The book is being written by Tony Rettman, who has been involved with zines, newspapers, liner notes for bands, as well as being the author for a similar book based on the Detroit scene called Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. The book is being published by Bazillion Points Books. You can get more information on it over here.