Scene In Between USA

The sounds and styles of American indie, 1983-1989


A pictorial history of 1980s alternative Americana.


ISBN: 9781800660304 Category:

Sam Knee


The book features hundreds of previously unseen images of bands including: Faith, Rites of Spring, Dinosaur Jr, Embrace, Opal, Galaxie 500, Beat Happening, Sonic Youth, Scratch Acid, Pussy Galore and early Nirvana. Interviews by key band members make this an essential resource for any fashion or music enthusiast.

Following on from the success of A Scene In Between, revised edition, this new title explores the musical and sartorial treasures of the American 1980s guitar-based indie scenes. Starting in 1983 with the post-hardcore movement in Washington DC, Scene USA journeys coast to coast, covering everything from college rock to noise rock by way of the Paisley Underground, ending in 1989 with the nascent grunge scene in Seattle.

Using original archive photography from scenesters and band members of the time, Sam Knee takes you on a fashion trip through an alternative musical history, which is placed in direct opposition to the glossy, Reaganite high-pop narrative that we know so well.

Additional information

Weight 706 g
Dimensions 17.8 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 31 January 2023
Number of pages 192
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.8 x 21.8 cm
Weight 706 g


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Sam Knee is a writer, blogger, designer and sartorialist, whose endless fascination with the 1980s indie music scenes has led him to become one of the world authorities on the subject. His Instagram @asceneinbetween boasts over 80,000 loyal followers whose appetite for new material is all but insatiable.