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Chuco Punk: Sonic Insurgency in El Paso

Chuco Punk: Sonic Insurgency in El Paso is an immersive study of the influential and predominantly Chicanx punk rock scene in El Paso, Texas. Punk rock is known for its daring subversion, and so is the West Texas city of El Paso.

In Chuco Punk, Tara López dives into the rebellious sonic history of the city, drawing on more than seventy interviews with punks, as well as unarchived flyers, photos, and other punk memorabilia. Her book will be available through the University of Texas Press on June 4, 2024, and there will be a release party at Sound Decay Records on Saturday, June 8, 2024. 

Copies of the book are available at

Here to talk Chuco Punk is Tara Lopez.

Originally Broadcast on May 4, 2024