About Another Subculture

Alternative Strategies plus pint, cash box

“The NEW WAVE is like a spring clean. You were prepared to throw out the rubbish in your wardrobe and your record collection. So why not chuck out all the prides & prejudices cluttering up your personality???”Pete Shelley, Plaything #2

Another Subculture has been putting out cassette magazinesprinting monthly listings and putting on gigs since 2013, trying to signal boost London DIY punk and hardcore in whatever way makes the most sense at the time. In 2019 the first listings zine was printed, and after a slight interruption (I still have an abundance of March 2020 listings if anyone wants, uh, a historical artefact?) we are printing calendar one-sheets every month with an average of forty to fifty reasons to spend loud night in the capital – seek out the yellow pages throughout London or online. You can also subscribe through Patreon; £2 a month gets the paper to your letterbox.

Alternative Strategies sprang out of an inkjet in the first lockdown and is now a fully fledged punk paper. Read about it on Magculture or pick up an issue. Interviews, band profiles, evidence, how-to guides, gig photography and more every ? months from contributors across UK DIY and beyond. 

From clockwise: Another Subculture tapes 1-3; a number of Another Subculture risographed listings from 2019-20; Alternative Strategies #3 nestling in the music section of a newsagent in Soho; the announcement for the Lock Down Zine Swap, late 2020.

Ben Perkins is your editor. He can also be found on Balamii as one half of Repetitive Strain, with more racket in the pipeline. 

If you wish to get in contact, fill out this form; go to the Submit Your Event page if you want to send through your gig. If you are looking for another city’s DIY events calendar, NYC Noise has a great guide (as well as giving you the best from the Big Apple.); if you’re in London then bookmark DIY Listings London; there’s plenty of overlap and there is also an HTML template for you to make one for your own city… 

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