StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down for a phone interview with Marissa Ward (center in the courtesy photo above), lead singer for Detroit Hardcore institution Backswing. In our conversation, Ward discusses how gentrification has impacted Detroit’s Hardcore scene, and talks about confronting misogyny, racism, and other forms of bigotry with Backswing’s new EP, SOS (available for purchase now).

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