The zines and ephemera assembled in this collection document the California punk music scene, primarily in the greater Los
Angeles area, from 1977 to 2018.
California punk rock quickly developed its own communities, sounds, and subgenres. Depending on the band or genre, influences
can include surf rock, Mexican folk music, country, glam rock, East Coast punk, garage rock, and others. Punk communities
often documented their subculture through zines. The zines focused mainly on the large Los Angeles and San Francisco scenes,
but zines from smaller cities and towns also covered their local punk, rock, and underground music scenes. Zines were a primary
way for fans to communicate before the Internet, and some zine creators switched to websites and blogs with the rise of online
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