How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture
Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
Talking About Minutemen and SST with Joe Baiza from Saccharine Trust
While most LA punk bands were jumping around and whining about Reagan, Saccharine Trust were digging deeper, both musically and lyrically. The band is still going strong today, I called up Baiza to talk about his career and where he's at now.