Monday, December 19, 2011

The Zine Pile_ Benoit Pepin 'Ta Yeule'

"If seen on stage, he resembles any other... until you spot a cheap disposable in his hand, or some outdated, potentially radioactive pinhole nightmare he found in the crypts of a Sherbrooke thrift shop, as he flies across the stage and dives off to get a better vantage." -- excerpt from introduction by Jonah Falcon, August 2011

Picked up a copy of Benoit Pepin's photo book at the Omegas/The Boston Strangler/CREEM show the other night. Bludgeon, sweaty, and skewed faces of hardcore's finest in the '00s pervade this photo documentation, which is a compilation of show snaps between 1999-2011 - mostly in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Above are photos of Fucked up and Cheap Tragedies (Ohio wut up) taken between 2007 and 2008.

Of course I'm not going to show you the entire book, go get your own copy. $10 if Omegas is coming your way for a show, and I'm sure you can find it elsewhere.

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