The Cuckoo’s Nest, founded in 1976, was a music venue tucked away in a commercial-industrial area in the City of Costa Mesa, situated in the heart of Orange County, California. Continue reading “Origins and predecessors of the Cuckoo’s Nest: the long road from playhouse, to LSD-biker bar, to the Nest”
Part I consists of four posts. Continue reading “Part I”
Suburban Struggle is a history of Orange County punk as it developed in and around the infamous Costa Mesa music venue the Cuckoo’s Nest from 1979-1981. Continue reading “Introduction”
This blog is a platform to release digitally Suburban Struggle: The Campaign to Suppress Punk in Costa Mesa California (1978-1981), first published in February 2016. My plan is to post sections of the zine in chronological order. The larger goal is to make this blog a living work, with the purpose of developing the history of the attack on the Cuckoo’s Nest by the Cost Mesa business community, police, and City bureaucracy. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.