LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 64: Jade of Posers

Stacey Finney guest interviews Jade, lead singer of the Philly hardcore band Posers. Jade is musically talented (she began playing the piano at the age of three!), playing multiple instruments in addition to singing. Jade is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but has lived in Philadelphia for the past two years and now calls this fine city her home. In this 90-minute interview, Jade shares her experiences about growing up in St. Louis and how she discovered the punk scene there. She gives her personal experiences and comparisons to St. Louis, Boston, and Philadelphia punk in general and why she feels so at home in Philly. Jade speaks candidly about her stance on women in the Philly punk scene and her views on feminism and female identity. Jade clearly differentiates between not giving a shit and apathy in her attempts to carve out what it means to challenge norms, be a punk in this generation/current iteration of the movement, and her commitment to go against the grain to create what is meaningful to her. Also discussed are the many challenges of punk ideals in terms of conflicting ideas and dichotomies that at times contrast what some consider the “core punk values.” Jade gives a fresh and current perspective to what is happening in the here and now over this 40-year span of punk culture that continues to thrive in new and varying forms.

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Joseph A. Gervasi

Joseph co-owns DiabolikDVD.com, programs films and events as a founding member of Exhumed Films, and is a freelance writer, reviewing films for Cinedelphia. Joseph was a founding member of the Cabbage Collective in Philadelphia and Orgasmic Productions in NJ, organizing DIY hardcore punk and spoken word shows. He also "sang" in The Orgasmic Toilet Band (TOTB). He edited NO LONGER A FANzine (NLAFz) and co-edited the later stages of Philly Zine. Gervasi co-conceived The Valerie Project with Greg Weeks.
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