It's 1978, and guitarist Greg Ginn—then of Panic, soon to form Black Flag and SST Records—has some music on his hands. Problem is, nobody wants to put it out. So Ginn opens the phone book, looks up a record pressing plant, and does it himself. Voila: An era is born. What follows is a playlist collecting the best of DIY punk and hardcore now—the bands charting their own course, in their own time, and by their own rules. Our editors update these selections regularly, so if you like a track, add it to your library.