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Fundraiser for the DC Punk Archive at Petworth Citizen Tonight

by Prince Of Petworth January 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm 4 Comments


From Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St, NW):

“We are hosting a fundraiser at Petworth Citizen for the Punk Archive on Thursday from 6-8pm.

Did you know that DC houses a major, growing punk music archive? DCPL started the archive as part of its Washingtoniana project to collect and preserve DC’s history.

This Thursday from 6-8pm, we’re teaming up with the DC Punk Archive as they take over the Reading Room. From 6-8, 10% of all proceeds will go to DCPL and the Punk Archive. Bartender Carlie Steiner will offer a special menu, including a taster of her brand new Variations of a Theme series.”

  • Rich

    Not surprising–DC was a second string punk center. neither an epicenter nor a well spring but full of angry advantaged kids who were a big part of punk.

    • anon

      Do you always wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

    • John

      You must not have grown up here, or you are too young to know what you are talking about. To label the DC punk rock scene from the 70s, 80s, and early 90s as second string is about as wrong as applying the same label to the scene in New York City. DC had a thriving punk rock scene distinct from other major cities back in the days of the 9:30 Club down on F Street.

      I would agree that sometime around the 9:30 Club move to V Street, the DC punk rock scene has somewhat vanished, but this is more recent history and should not be used as the only point of view.

      In my opinion, the whole punk scene has pretty much vanished. Even in other major cities. The music lost it’s edge.

      Have fun,

      • anon



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