yup...Superchunk was NEVER a punk band. Neither was Pipe. Bill and Terror hit it on the head. None of the hipster/scenester types ever come out to ACTUAL punk rock shows. Never have, actually, which is good. Danny Hooley came to a show where Under the Street used to be about 10 years ago and wrote a totally clueless, judgemental, self righteous 'back-in-my-day-we-were-so-much-better' piece about the Durham scene for some long forgotten paper and when he got the hint that people were'nt happy he never showed up at any other show for, well...he still don't come around to punk shows---not that anybody would recognize him, but...whatever. The real punk scene is more vibrant now than it has been in years. Sure it can get violent on occasion, and perhaps it ain't the most liberal, accepting scene on the planet---maybe all the mostly fictitious CHBC/BCS mythology scares people away, I don't know---but at the end of the day it's PUNK ROCK. Come hang out. If you don't act the fool, people ain't gonna give you shit or run you off for no reason. Come see.
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