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The Hispanic Impact on the Early NYHC Scene

Quixotic Dreams blogWifey is writing some stuff about the ethnic breakdown of women in NY’s extreme metal scene that will either become part of an anthology¬†book about globalized metal or be a chapter in her thesis about women in NY’s extreme metal scene. Yesterday, she sent me a link to an article on Cvltnation about Hispanics in NY’s hardcore scene in the 80’s. Its not extreme metal, but its a related scene.

Anyway, the article was reposted by Cvltnation, but was originally written by Freddy Alva for his blog, Quixotic Dreams¬†in March, 2014. He also wrote a 2nd piece and has some related posts on his blog about life in Queens, NY in the 80s and the metal and hardcore scenes there. He’s apparently from Peru and his blog’s byline is “Musings on Growing up in the 80’s, HC/Punk/Rock & Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Check it out. Its a really cool blog.

Also, on a related note from Freddy Alva: