About Oscar Smit

Inspired by the punkmovement from 77! Started working in the music bizz in 1980. Became a musicjournalist and DJ. Worked at various small recordcompanies (like Rough Trade) and after that for (VPRO) radio and Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Has his own weekly (internet)radio show. Is currently freelancing as DJ, PR man, promotor and various. Writes an ungoing history of punk music in Paradiso, Amsterdam: De Paradiso Punkjaren. The first three booklets are about the years 1977, '78 and '79.

Book announcement: >Punk in Paradiso<

Paradiso in Amsterdam is one of the most well-known concert halls in the world. Back in 1968 the former church was converted into a space with a stage. But without the rise of the punk movement in 1977, Paradiso would probably never have been able to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Paradiso Punk Years is an ungoing series of booklets in which Amsterdam based music journalist Oscar Smit describes the history of punk in Paradiso.

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