Jes Skolnik has been writing about music for the past couple of decades and making noise from the youngest age possible. Born into DC punk via two civil rights–oriented hippie musicians and raised in zine culture, they are currently the managing editor of Bandcamp Daily, a contributor to Pitchfork and many other publications, and at work on a book on the constant dialogue of DIY-rock subcultures with mainstream marketing from the sixties to the present. They split their time between Chicago, where they are on the board of Pure Joy Chicago, a DIY space still looking for its physical manifestation, and New York. In addition, they have long been involved in pragmatic activism that seeks to rectify social systemic imbalances in material ways for those who need it most.
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