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NTS Guide to: Touch and Go Records

Chicago, 26.04.24

Founded in 1981 Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson (and later joined by Necros bassist Corey Rusk), Touch and Go Records continued the spirit of their punk zine of the same name, supporting and releasing records from bands emerging from local Midwest hardcore scenes.

What started as an almost hobbyist endeavour soon became a vital documenter of the enormous change occurring in US guitar music – as hardcore punk splintered into various directions: noise rock, post-hardcore, art-rock, and pre-grunge bands – forming the beginnings of "alternative rock" as it exists today, for better or worse.