Reserve LA Presents: NOMAG by Bruce Kalberg
Reserve LA offers a glimpse into LA’s early 80s punk rock scene via NOMAG. Edited and published by LA’s punk rock cultural anthropologist Bruce Kalberg, NOMAG featured content against the popular media grain. Filled with controversial contributions from some of LA’s most noted punk icons including Black Flag and Social Distortion, NOMAG blazed a trail for later alternative publications and serves as a time capsule of one of the great pop culture shifts of the early 1980s. Now for the first time, NOMAG will exist digitally. Reserve LA will be providing digitized editions of NOMAG on its blog weekly, leading up to the exhibition launch with Bruce Kalberg on June 3rd. Check out the first one with avant-punk performance artist Johanna Went on the cover, photographed by Jules Bates. You can also purchase deadstock copies of NOMAG at the Reserve LA store starting June 3rd.