Vice, “How Hardcore Punk Will Save Italy from Gentrification”

In the early aughts, a bunch of punks, queer people, freaks, and anarchists squatted here, and Atlantide was born. It became a place of activism, of street politics, based on a shared belief in the value of unalienable rights. For me, Atlantide was that kind of place where you could end up on a Sunday afternoon and find yourself in the middle of a Dope Body show. I was never politically active—I experienced Atlantide as many other did, enjoying the amazing bands that local agents booked there.

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