The third and final installment of the Mendiolas Ballroom Riot series starts features Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardener of Channel 3. The show explores what Channel 3 was up to during this era of punk rock. It dives into them witnessing this insane riot and discussed other punk riots during this era of the early 1980s. Alison Braun, our trusted co-host, helps drive the conversation with her first-hand understanding of punk rioting. The PRC Podcast crew also talks about their experience in punk riots during the late 1980s and 1990s. This 3-episode series is about a punk show that was held on February 11, 1983 at a venue called the Mendiolas Ballroom in Huntington Park. One of the most violent punk rock riots during this era kicked off that evening. Listen to our guest recall the craziness that ensued that evening from a perspective of playing and taking photos as this was part of Youth Movement 83. There was a lot of promise of being a fun night of great music with an amazing lineup that included The Exploited, CH3, Youth Brigade, Vandals, Aggression, and Suicidal Tendencies.
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