DIY, or D.I.Y., is an acronym for “do it yourself.” It has been used to describe the individualistic ethos behind punk music. It also refers to making and distributing creative works as well as building community spaces outside of the mainstream, often in lieu of legitimate channels. DIY can refer specifically to the post-punk sub-genre originating in the late 1970’s, consisting of U.K.-based bands such as Desperate Bicycles and Television Personalities, who shirked major record labels and professional recording standards, making and distributing albums on their own.
Zine is an abbreviation of magazine. As the name suggests, zines are like mini magazines. They are independent publications often made on Xerox machines in a cut and paste style. Since the early 1970’s people have been making zines to track and tell stories about their favorite bands (in this context they are known as fanzines). Many people have used this format to write about their lives or personal politics (these are known as perzines).
Queercore is a subgenre of punk rock starting in the 1980’s and continuing through to today. Queercore bands are often politically motivated with lyrics dissecting gender and sexuality within punk culture and society at large. Many Queercore artists and bands take influence from genres beyond punk. Notable bands within this genre include Team Dresch and Pansy Division.
Juggalos are fans of the horrorcore group, Insane Clown Posse (ICP). Juggalos often wear black and white face paint in the style of nightmarish circus clowns. Their clothing and paraphernalia often features images of “the hatchetman” the mascot of ICP’s record label, Psychopathic Records. Female juggalos are often called “juggalettes.”