There are very few universal truths, but here's one: teenagers who want to party will find a way to party. In East L.A.'s thriving backyard punk scene, as documented in a fantastic writeup and photo gallery in this week's LA Weekly, that means inviting 200 of your best friends, and 300 of their friends, into a cramped squat house for some live, loud hardcore music.

[all photos by Jennie Warren or LAW via]

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