Photos and text (c) Robert Barry Francos
This, the Punk Temple, of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was a very loyal scene, supported by a group of kids who went to see shows, no matter who was playing. For this, the got to see the lows (such as Pop Star Kids) to the highs (so many...Miracle of 86 [with Kevin Devine], Monty Love, The Nerve!, and TreePhort, and some unknown bands, like the Plain White T's). Brooklyn was represented with bands local like the Inhuman and Dreams Forever Drowning, but there was also some national touring bands from the whole East Coast that would play.
Because of this support, you may likely see some of the same faces come up again and again.
Onstage with Army of Me
Unimpressed by the Pop Star Kids
Moshin' to Casey Scores a Goal
Some Punk Temple scene vets
Producer of cable access show Videowave, Alan Abramowitz, checks out the scene
The next few are taken during one of the scene's much-loved bands, The Nerve!
Divin' to the song "Ass Plastic"
Turned on by the band
Tony SQNS (pronouced "sickness") and Liel getting so excited...
...that Tony needs to fly!