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Dec 26, 2021

Tim Stegall & Lydia Lunch in 1988

Tim Stegall is a punk journalist and musician based in Austin, TX. He has been writing about punk rock and underground culture since just before his 20th birthday in 1985. Tim went from contributing to classic fanzines like Flipside and Your Flesh, to turning pro in the early '90s at Alternative Press and The Austin Chronicle. He's concurrently led a "fundamentalist punk band" called The Hormones from 1985 to the present day. He has written liner notes and bios for such luminaries as The Weirdos, New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, and Manic Street Preachers. In the last few years, he's become a punk historian, especially through his work at Alternative Press' website. He is currently working on his first book, a history of Austin's punk scene from 1975 to the present, being serialized in The Austin Chronicle.