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Gimme Something Better

If you’re older than thirty, perhaps you sometimes wax nostalgic for some of the subversive underground bands you once saw in basements and sweaty punk shows around the country? Silke Tudor and Jack Boulware, former nightlife editor and features writer for SF Weekly, have written the well-researched Gimme Something Better, which chronicles over two decades of Bay Area punk. ‘This definitive oral history’, states the website. ‘Explores the music, progressive politics, divine decadence, and smart-ass wit of Bay Area punk — with members of Dead Kennedys, Avengers, Flipper, MDC, Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and AFI’.