Ripped & Torn

Tonight in Mono Ripped & Torn’s Tony Drayton is in conversation with Rebecca Marshall w/ DJ sets by Stephen Pastel (Monorail/Pastels) + Michael Kasparis (Monorail/Night School). Ripped and Torn was one of the first punk fanzines and continued long after others like Sniffing Glue had stopped. Ripped and Torn began in in Glasgow in November 1976 and carried on into the next wave of punk. It ran for eighteen issues, all of which are faithfully reproduced in the new book published by Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Press. In collaboration with Tony D they have compiled the entire 18 issue run of the zine in this beautiful book. Each hand-crafted page of Ripped And Torn has been faithfully reproduced, creating a concise compendium of an essential punk document. By punks and for punks, Ripped and Torn is a fascinating document of the punk subculture and a sacred text of DIY culture.

Doors 8pm/£3.00 Admission