Revolution Summer (music)

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Revolution Summer refers to a social movement within the hardcore punk scene of Washington, D.C. that occurred during the summer of 1985.[1][2][3] The movement challenged the initial wave of hardcore music, the attitudes of fans and bands before them and also the image mainstream media portrayed of punks. The bands that spawned out of Revolution Summer often took a stand against violence, especially at shows in the form of slamdancing,[2] as well as standing up against the sexism of the scene.[4]

Bands associated with the movement, such as Rites of Spring, Embrace, and Dag Nasty, are also notable for having inspired the emotive hardcore music of the late 1980s and 1990s.[1][3][5]

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  1. ^ a b Pattison, Louis (2012-11-27). "Rites of Spring and the summer that changed punk rock". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  2. ^ a b Ruggles, Brock (2008). Not So Quiet on the Western Front: Punk Politics During the Conservative Ascendancy in the United States, 1980--2000. ProQuest. ISBN 9781243572820. p. 208.
  3. ^ a b Hall, Oliver. "Embrace – Biography". Amoeba Music. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Andersen, Mark (2015-07-03). "Revolution Summer lives on – 30 years later". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  5. ^ Radin, Andy. Untitled (draft text about history of emo). What the heck *is* emo, anyway? Retrieved June 8, 2017.

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