“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.
We're pleased to announce that PUNKS IN PEORIA by Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett has been awarded the Russell P. Strange Memorial Award from the Illinois State Historical Society! Congratulations @PunksinPeoria! https://t.co/9YBUI2MXc2#BestofIllinoisHistory pic.twitter.com/wkgo2XBSCN— Illinois Press (@IllinoisPress) April 13, 2022
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