Before Touch and Go was a legendary underground record label, it was a Michigan-based hardcore punk 'zine self-published by authors Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson circa 1979-83. After years scrawling screeds about his favorite (and least favorite) bands, Vee moved to D.C. and started his own, a belligerent punk combo called The Meatmen.

Before Touch and Go was a legendary underground record label, it was a Michigan-based hardcore punk 'zine self-published by authors Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson circa 1979-83. After years scrawling screeds about his favorite (and least favorite) bands, Vee moved to D.C. and started his own, a belligerent punk combo called The Meatmen.

The latest version of the band, now based back in Lansing, is parading across the States to promote Vee's new anthology, "Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83." Magnolia Thunderpussy will host a book reading at 7 p.m. Friday before The Meatmen scourge The Summit later that night.