Cephalopods performing at Angst Fest 2016. Photo by Luke Miller.

To many, the world of DIY rock n’ roll only exists in movies or in the wild fantasies of self-agrandizing fifteen-year-olds who didn’t make the football team.  So as an (almost) 22 year-old about to graduate with a B.A. in English Literature, people seem taken aback when I say, “I play bass in a punk band, and we’re going to play a show with our friends in Detroit tonight,” in response to the question of what I’m doing this Friday.

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