Extreme Noise began as an idea in the winter of 1993-94. A group of local punks were fed up with the lack of a punk record store in the Twin Cities. Local independent record stores carried some punk but not enough. Several local labels and distributors had been selling records at shows and by mail. Although each sub-genre of the punk scene would have been unable to support a store of its own, by joining together it was felt a store could serve the whole punk scene.
Meetings began in September of 1993 and the search for a storefront began. A small storefront at 124 West Lake Street was rented and the staff went to work fixing it up and moving in. The staff at this time had very little experience in music retailing, but in the true DIY spirit made it up as they went along. The models for Extreme Noise were the Epicenter Zone in San Francisco and Reconstruction Records in New York City, both of which have since closed.
Each individual who made up the initial collective had some skills to contribute to the project. As young people, mostly employed outside the music scene, the staff was able to assemble from their diverse backgrounds the necessary know-how and fixtures to open a store on a very low budget.
After over 16 years, Extreme Noise is still working hard to be the best punk record store in the world. If you don't believe it come on in and check it out for yourself. We hope you'll like what you find. If you don't like the results, remember that this is Punk Rock, so you can join in and help to improve it or maybe even start your own store tomorrow!
FM and internet radio program dedicated to the situation of prisoners, anarchists, and anti-authoritarian punx in Chile, international information and punk music. Broadcast every Monday from 21:30 hrs (Chilean time).
Eberhardt Press, established in 2004, is dedicated to bringing anarchist and anti-authoritarian voices to print. We publish original titles as well as classic revolutionary texts that are out of print and in danger of fading from memory. By operating a small-scale offset printing and bindery facility, we can produce publications at a fraction of the cost of paying a commercial printer. Out-of-print texts are offered as PDFs.
Eberhardt Press subsidizes its publishing operations by providing offset printing and bindery services to the local community. Since its founding, Eberhardt Press has printed more than a quarter million zines, books, notebooks, postcards, posters, and other projects for independent publishers, artists and activist groups in Portland and throughout the country.
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