Teri Red Aunt
Teri Red Aunt plays guitar in the Red Aunts and works at Epitaph. Photo courtesy of Epitaph Records.
How have you seen punk rock change since you became involved with it?
Teri: I think it's changed politically. I don't think people care that much about politics anymore. It's not that big a deal and a big influence on punk rock was politics.
Is it better now or worse than when you got involved?
Teri: Oh, neither. I don't know. It's just changed. Music just changes with the times. I don't know. Neither. It's still fun.
Do you think there's anything wrong with punk?
Teri: I think it depends on what scene you're in and stuff like that. With the "punk rock" that we're into, it's fine. There's so many different kinds of punk rock, I'm sure there's stuff wrong with a lot of facets of it but not in any of the stuff I'm involved in.
What's good about punk rock?
Teri: The beat. I don't know. I guess the music. What's good about it? The music. The music's good about it.
How have you seen the crowds and people at shows change?
Teri: With the sort of music we play and that we're into, they're not as violent as they used to be with a lot of the shows I used to go to. They're not as violent.
Do you see any problems with the way people act at shows?
Teri: No, I don't give a shit how they act. No, they can do whatever they want. I don't care.
What can we do to make the scene better?
Teri: I don't know. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I think it's fine.
Any final thoughts? Anything you'd like to add?
Teri: Punk's lame.