Battle the Corporate Ogre with Beat Happening

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We here at Reclaim Hosting have released yet another server into the wild in honor of Olympia, Washington’s pathbreaking independent punk band Beat Happening. The thing that was so special about Beat Happening is, as Michael Azerrad astutely notes in his book Our Band Could be Your Life, the crucial role they played in “widening the idea of a punk rocker from a mohawked guy in a motorcycle jacket to a nerdy girl in a cardigan.” They pushed against the violent/masculist tendencies of the genre, and framed an alternative within the alternative. A true sense of independence that would become the foundation for a special brand of lofi music during the 1990s. Continue reading “Battle the Corporate Ogre with Beat Happening”