Boyle Heights punk circa 1982

The many layers of Boyle Heights and East LA history and culture include a punk rock music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photographer Jose Barrera took this photo of a man named Tommy at The Vex, a club located for a short while in the Paramount Ballroom in Boyle Heights. The club was also located for a while at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles and in El Sereno, according to Hijadela.com More about The Vex and the punk rock scene on this YouTube video.

Photo by Jose Barrera

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