Ryan Cooper is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over nine and a half years. Since the late '80s, he has been going to shows, listening to records, and writing about the punk rock scene in a wide assortment of small-press publications and some large publications.
In the 'zine days, Ryan wrote for Article 1 and Vox Metallum, and his work appeared in Alternative Press. He is also a contributing writer to the books Read By Dawn: Volume 3 and Punk Rock Saved My Ass. More recently, the internet has made Ryan a full-time blogger, writing about music and other topics all over the web.
Read By Dawn: Volume 3
Punk Rock Saved My Ass: An Anthology of True Punk Rock Stories
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