Tag Archives: punk

Supercontext: Laura Jane Grace, Tranny

With a provocative book title, Laura Jane Grace is reclaiming a slur and repurposing it for her story of struggling with gender dysphoria and self-destructive behavior. Guest Alyson McManus helps us unpack this experience into something universal, with which we can all identify.

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Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part II — State of the Union

In the second part of our series on Dischord Records, we look at the politics of Washington D.C.’s music scene going into the 1990s… when art met commerce. 

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Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part I — Flex Your Head

In the first of our two episodes on Dischord Records we look at the punk community of Washington D.C. in the 1980s and its conflicting ethics of politics, violence and drug abuse. Follow along with the story of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson’s label until its redefining summer of 1985.

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Supercontext: Soundgarden, Badmotorfinger

As part of the big four bands breaking out of the Seattle “grunge” scene in the early 1990s, Soundgarden was a combination that was not quite metal or punk. We look at why their record Badmotorfinger acts like such a strong signifier of meaning in the wake of Chris Cornell’s death.

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