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Hardcore Dedication: Freddy Alva Talks URBAN STYLES, Comics and More Ahead of Philadelphia Book Signing

New York City’s celebrated status as a major cultural epicenter where all voices and cultures converge has long been cemented. Its reputation as a haven for underground art and music is particularly hallowed, given its role in the birth of American punk rock. When it comes to hardcore, however, New York City is often eclipsed by San Francisco and Washington, DC in the minds of the masses. After all, it wasn’t until Bad Brains relocated to the city in the early 80s that a hardcore scene even began to emerge. By mid-decade, however, New York City hardcore was alive and
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