The San Francisco History Center's S.F. Punk Archive presents a free four-part film series that takes you from the chaos of contemporaneous footage to recent documentaries striving to illuminate a hidden history.
Ten short years after the ultimately disenchanting Summer of Love, San Francisco harbored a new counterculture united around unrepressed outrage and the rejection of hypocrisy. Punk erupted from the city's dark cellars and dingy underage clubs but was snubbed by local press and radio. Self-made zines, handbills, Super-8 film, vinyl and video became the instruments for recording and disseminating this explosive movement.
Join us for an entertaining and illuminating exploration of the birth of San Francisco's original punk underground.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the program which will begin at 4 pm. The auditorium will open at 3:30. Non-ticketholders can get in the RUSH LINE at 3:30.
Early SF Bands from Target VideoSaturday, December 30, 4 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.Formed in 1977, Joe Rees and cohorts taped thousands of hours of live club and studio footage of SF's most potent bands: Noh Mercy, Snooky, Dead Kennedys, Avengers, the Nuns, Crime, The Mutants, Pink Section, Screamers, Tuxedo Moon and more.Followed by a Q & A with original band members from Crime, Mutants, and the Avengers.
Photo of Joe Rees (left) with the Screamers at Target Videos, San Francisco, 1978, by Ruby Ray.