Documenting Destruction: An Examination of the Nashville Hardcore Punk Scene

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Cummings, Nicholas
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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
While known mainly for country music, Nashville house a thriving hardcore punk scene. This thesis serves as an exploration of both hardcore as a genre and the Nashville scene itself. It explores the venues, record labels, producers, and some of the most important bands of the Nashville scene. It is the sister work to a photo book created by the author. The photos were taken over the course of a year, from October 2018 to October 2019, utilizing both film and digital photography as well as a variety of techniques. It is meant to document the current state of Nashville’s hardcore scene, with its reader base consisting mainly of members of the scene.
Media and Entertainment, Music, photography, punk rock, hardcore, heavy metal, underground