Via The Stranger:
I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, but was born too late to experience the first wave of hardcore music that came from Northeast Ohio. I was aware of the proto-punk that Cleveland produced, but it wasn’t until much later that I learned how important the youth crew and hardcore bands from Cleveland were to the larger movement. Cleveland hardcore scene participant John Piche and I polled some of the people that we knew from back then about their memories of that time. Cathy Bennett was also present back then (with a camera!) and was kind enough to allow me to use some of her wonderful photos of that era.