This Is Art: Play Your Part!
Visual Vitriol’s paperback copy image was just released by the University of Mississippi Press. Slated for July 1 release, and currently available as a pre-order here, author David Ensminger has set-up three upcoming show to highlight, celebrate, and preserve punk posters arts as well as stimulate discussions about the book’s topics, including the roles of people of color, gays and lesbians, and women in punk history. Currently, panel discussions and/or art shows are coordinated in Austin, Houston, and London, with further art actions being planned in Dallas and elsewhere. If you would like to co-host an event, which could include hundreds of flyers, a punk film, and perhaps a panel discussion in your city (plus some copies of the book!), please contact Ensminger at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, review the details for the current events below!
July 8-9 in Houston, TX.
Friday July 8
Concert at Rudyards Pub
2010 Waugh Drive
Sat, July 9
Daytime: Punk garage sale, zine meet, and record swap (TBA)
Evening: Book release party, film presentation, and panel discussion at:
1709 Westheimer Road
The 25 minute documentary Chronicles from the Zero Hour (made by Ensminger) , featuring members of Chumbawamba, Epoxies, Dag Nasty, Strike Anywhere, Lifetime, and live footage of Circle Jerks and TSOL will be shown.
After the film, a panel featuring members of Mydolls, Really Red, Party Owls, and more will discuss topics related to the film and book with photographer Ben DeSoto and David Ensminger.
Late night: Concert at Rudyards with:
No Love Less
Here Holy Spain
and more TBA
Be sure to check out our archive at: www.houstonpunkart.wordpress.com
July 16th in Austin!
Domy Books will host a book release party and panel discussion with members of Mydolls, Really Red, and the Hickoids, plus more TBA.
913 East Cesar Chavez
Be sure to check out our archive: www.austinpunk.wordpress.com
August in London!
Visual Vitriol will be co-curating (with local fanzine maker and DJ Paul Cooper) a show for the entire month at Rough Trade, the infamous label and record shop, in the East Side annex.
Be sure to check out our archive: www.europunk.wordpress.com
See the relevant info here.