Fans of punk rock memoirs, rejoice. Hardcore legend Roger Miret has penned a compelling autobiography, and he’s coming to the Valley this month to share it.
The Agnostic Front singer is scheduled to appear at Changing Hands’ Phoenix location on Wednesday, September 6, to sign and discuss his new memoir. My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts, and Glory documents the Cuban-born Miret’s struggles to adapt to life in the U.S. after his family fled the Castro regime. The book delves into many facets of Miret’s life: the grinding poverty of his childhood; living as a teenager squatter; becoming deeply enmeshed in downtown New York’s hardcore scene; and later turning to drug-running to support his family.
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Described as a “testament to the perils of growing up too fast," it’s an unsparing portrait of a troubled youth trying to crawl out of the margins.
In addition to fronting the seminal Agnostic Front, Miret also fronts Roger Miret and the Disasters and is a member of The Alligators. Though he’s currently residing in Scottsdale, the man made his bones in the NYC hardcore underground in the '80s.
Each ticket to this literary event comes with a copy of Miret’s book. They can be purchased in advance through Changing Hands' website. The signings will take place after the event. Priority will be placed on ticket-holders; if time allows, Miret will be available to sign books for non-ticket holders as well.
The event kicks off at 7 p.m. in Changing Hands’ First Draft Book Bar.