Deadpan Distro

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The distro's website states that it has been open since 1993.  As of October 2009, it is unclear if the distro is still active.
The distro's website states that it has been open since 1993.  As of October 2009, it is unclear if the distro is still active.
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==About==
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==History==
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''Our main goal is to make independent, subersive, and underground material available to people who would otherwise not be able to find such things in mainstream stores. We do this largely by tabling at events and giving away most of our literature for free/donation.''
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[http://www.deadpandistro.com Deadpan Distro] was founded in the summer of 2003 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine,_California Irvine], California by Maria-Mercedes Lara and Martin Achterhof. 
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It can be said the distro was a result of the over-conservative climate of Orange County at the time, and the need for an outlet for subversive and independent media.
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==Activity==
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Over the years Deadpan had been involved in many political and social happenings around Orange County. Volunteers from Deadpan were also involved with groups like [http://www.foodnotbombs.net Food Not Bomb] and the Orange County Peace Movement. 
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It was also not uncommon to see a Deadpan literature table set up at places like [http://www.koos.org Koo's Cafe] in Long Beach or [http://www.theglasshouse.us The Glass House] in Pomona.
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For 6 months Deadpan Distro shared a house with another distro collective called [http://www.myspace.com/gcCollective Green Chaos] in Santa Ana, California.
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Throughout the years volunteers in the distro would come and go.  Starting in about 2007, Jeff Swisshelm was involved in Deadpan and there was new life injected into the distro.  Free shows for local independent bands were booked by Swisshelm and Achterhof at any place that would let them, particularly the Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa.
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At some point in 2009 Deadpan Distro's website was hacked which resulted in it temporarily shutting down for repair.
==External link==
==External link==

Revision as of 18:42, 14 October 2009

Deadpan Distro is a distro based out of Orange County, California, U.S.A.

The distro's website states that it has been open since 1993. As of October 2009, it is unclear if the distro is still active.

History

Deadpan Distro was founded in the summer of 2003 in Irvine, California by Maria-Mercedes Lara and Martin Achterhof.

It can be said the distro was a result of the over-conservative climate of Orange County at the time, and the need for an outlet for subversive and independent media.


Activity

Over the years Deadpan had been involved in many political and social happenings around Orange County. Volunteers from Deadpan were also involved with groups like Food Not Bomb and the Orange County Peace Movement.

It was also not uncommon to see a Deadpan literature table set up at places like Koo's Cafe in Long Beach or The Glass House in Pomona.

For 6 months Deadpan Distro shared a house with another distro collective called Green Chaos in Santa Ana, California.

Throughout the years volunteers in the distro would come and go. Starting in about 2007, Jeff Swisshelm was involved in Deadpan and there was new life injected into the distro. Free shows for local independent bands were booked by Swisshelm and Achterhof at any place that would let them, particularly the Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa.

At some point in 2009 Deadpan Distro's website was hacked which resulted in it temporarily shutting down for repair.

External link

Deadpan Distro

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