Book Release Party and Multi Media Art Show
Saturday December 10th
All Ages Book Reading 6:00-8:00PM
21+ Reception 8:00-11:00
Photography by JJ Gonson, George John, Jason Farrell, Ryan Murphy, Kenny Gibbs, Kevin Hodapp, and Justine Demetrick.
Archival Hardcore flyer collection courtesy of Chris Minicucci.
Suburban Skate Video by Larry Ransom.
Books and Limited Edition T-shirts will be available, as well as refreshments from Refuge Cafe, Grillo’s Pickles, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
The Live…Suburbia! art show is an extension of the recently released youth culture book by Max G Morton and Anthony Pappalardo on powerHouse Books. Through cut-and-paste hardcore flyers, handwritten manifestos, raw skateboarding videos, and iconic photographs from the 1970s to 1990s the vitality and urgency of suburban subcultures become as real as the smell of fried food from the town fair mixed with the faint stench of dirt weed. Many of the snapshots and captured moments feature trailblazers in music, art, and culture but the faces in the crowds were just as crucial and inspirational as those who gained notoriety. Big cities are always the focus of any culture trend but movements are cemented in history by those who turn them into lifestyles and never look back.
For more information, please visit the book’s website