WORD and Vol. 1 Brooklyn present SPOKE: Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk
126 Franklin St.
718-383-0096 Price: Free
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The Washington, DC, punk music scene of the 1980s gave birth to influential bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Fugazi. Here that scene is portrayed in its purest form: an oral history by the creators themselves, including nearly 200 photographs capturing the power and spirit of this politically progressive corner of American underground music. This incredible collection features rare images from Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Lucian Perkins, and many other talented photographers of bands including Bad Brains, Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Faith, Fugazi, Soulside, Shudder to Think, Nation of Ulysses, Dag Nasty, Jawbox, Swiz, King Face, and more.
SCOTT CRAWFORD is a filmmaker, music journalist, and graphic designer. As a teenager, he founded Metrozine, a fanzine dedicated to the DC hardcore punk scene. In 2001, he launched Harp magazine and served as its editor-in-chief for over seven years. His documentary debut, Salad Days, played around the world and received critical accolades from the New York Times to Rolling Stone. He lives in Washington, DC. Spoke is his latest work.
Scott will be joined by:
Jim Saah (main photographer in the book)
Michael Hampton (musician from the book; from the bands Faith, SOA, and Embrace)
Andy Rapoport (musican from the book; from the band King Face)
MODERATOR: Tobias Carroll from Vol. 1 Brooklyn