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Casa de Chaos Zine Collection, Guide to
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Description
Compiled by local musician Jason Priest (aka Mickie Rat), the collection is made up of 2 linear feet of published and unpublished print materials that capture the essence of the Sacramento and Northern California Punk Rock scene, 1973-2013. For several years, the fonds had occupied the legendary Sacramento punk rock venue, Casa de Chaos, which is slated for closure in 2018. Zines make up the bulk of the collection, along with comics, booklets, pamphlets and programs.
Background
Located at 1616 21st Street, Casa De Chaos originally opened in October 1992 as P-Haus. Prior to that, it, and the two other properties on the block, had operated as fraternity houses. Rat, girlfriend Julie Bruce and 3 other local punks (including local historian and activist William Burg), were allowed to move in without any fraternal affiliation. The basement was quickly turned in to a music practice space, and then a venue. Bands such as The Phlegmings and The Secretions would practice there and, in March of 1995, Spitboy, Fifteen, and Blackfork would also play shows there.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet 3 Archival Boxes