Episode 45 with Jesse Townley

Jesse grew up in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia. Upon discovering HC punk, he fully immersed himself in the mid-/late-’80s scene.

He founded Philly Zine and moved to a squat at 51st and Baltimore in West Philly. By the late ’80s he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he sang for acclaimed (and often chaotic) bands such as Blatz, The Gr’ups, The Criminals, and The Frisk. He was an elected member of the Berkeley Rent Board, he’s run a record label, and much, much more! Too much to cover in one episode, that’s for sure!


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