Introduction: A Tale of Two Cities and Scenes

  • Tyler SonnichsenEmail author


This chapter discusses two gigs, one apocryphal and one lived by the author, to explain how this book came about as well as demonstrate the weird space that Washington, DC, and Paris occupy in the story of rock ’n’ roll. It also lays the groundwork for how punk and hardcore brought the two cities and scenes closer together.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tennessee at KnoxvilleKnoxvilleUSA

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