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Unpopular Culture

Diane Gamboa's photographs and commentary provide a window into the explosive energy of the East Los Angeles music scene of the early 1980s.
Memories of Vex

Memories of Vex

I stood among the fortunate ones who made their way up the metal staircase at Self-Help Graphics on Thursday nights and fell into the Vex for the music.
The 80s East LA Music Scene

The 80s East LA Music Scene

The Undertakers, from East Los Angeles, first started practicing during mid-1977. They decided early on not to go for the "leather or New Wave look" and would instead wear black su ...
What's Your Punk Rock Story?

What's Your Punk Rock Story?

Tell us your punk rock / new wave story for a chance to win one of three signed editions of "The Beautiful and the Damned: Punk Photographs by Ann Summa". One lucky punk will also ...
Welcome to Departures Chinatown

Welcome to Departures Chinatown

The next installment of KCET's oral history project and interactive documentary is here! Join us as we explore one of Los Angeles' most iconic communities: Chinatown.
Wendy Yao - Ooga Booga

Wendy Yao - Ooga Booga

Wendy Yao, owner of the small indie store Ooga Booga, gave us one of the best quotes of the series: "Whenever my sister and I go traveling with our parents, the first thing they w ...
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