Words & Photos by Reuben Barrack, Captions by Reuben Barrack and Bryan Phillips
Punks from near and far gathered on Dec. 6th-7th for the second annual Fear of Noise Festival in San Diego. Formed by DIY musicians/skaters Sean and Blaine Slingerland of Therapy, FoN was created to celebrate the ever evolving local punk scene while also strengthening its community through the addition of touring bands from all over the U.S. Most of the bands featured in this year’s lineup shred more than their guitars, and we here at the mag wanted to highlight them through the help of our rad homie Bryan Phillips of Goal Achiever Records and All Beat Up. So, we teamed up and produced a limited run of zines (which will include a digital copy dropping on the site later this week) as well some koozies for the occasion!
Each zine showcases various band members, such as vox stylist Jasmine Watson of Screaming Fist from Oakland and bassist Garrett Ficacci of The Gay Agenda to name a few, divulging their stoke vs. broke for skating/punk as well as their FoN favorite(s).
The turn out this year was exceptional and we were hyped to be involved. Special thank you to all the vendors and venues involved, including Tower Bar, the Che Cafe and Space Bar for their hospitality! Grab a bev, listen to some of the bands listed above while you scroll through, and please enjoy this recap!