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“Punks in Peoria”: The city’s history with musical rebellion


Peoria is synonymous with the "mainstream." It’s a mid-size city, in the middle of the country, and was often a test market for American companies in the 20th century because it was thought to be the prototypical American town. 
But a new book explores another side of Peoria’s history that's less well known: It’s music culture from the mid-90s — brimming with anger at authority, celebrating a do-it-yourself ethos, and embracing the strange. One of the books co-authors joined us to talk about it.


Jonathan Wright

Co-Author, Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland



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