Posted by
Gavin
• 09.30.11 11:48 am




Don’t get too wasted tonight because tomorrow is Punk Saturday. I’m writing this after I wrote this.

One of the best things about punk rock in the ’80s was all the mail you’d get. We traded tapes and zines so often, going to the mailbox was like looking under the Christmas tree. If you were in the band that started it all, your mailbox was more of a mail bag. Crass is dumping said mailbag out on to 265 Canal St. at 6 P.M. tonight.

The show is called “In All Our Decadence People Die” and it’s every zine Crass was sent from 1976 to 1984. Crass founder Gee Vaucher is going to be there and it’s her birthday, so it wouldn’t hurt to bring a present (I suggest cash tastefully taped inside a card).

Here’s the link.

Wait a minute. I just checked the link and it says it’s RSVP only and the list is closed. The show goes until October 30th though, so just check it out tomorrow.

Hang on. What the fuck? There’s a talk on punk zines at P.S. 1 tomorrow and it’s focusing on 1976 to 1985. It’s starring the guy who had that curious Crass show. Lemme ask him what’s going on.

I’m back. I asked him if it’s a coincidence and he said, “Yeah, seems to be.” This is weird. It’s like when Britain came up with their Dennis the Menace the exact same month America came up with theirs (March, 1951).

But wait, there’s more: Gee is going to be doing a Q&A at 265 Canal st. place at 4PM on Saturday so head straight there after the P.S. 1 talk.

The Canal St. show is in the link above and here’s all the info on the P.S. 1 thingie:

PUNK TALK
Saturday, October 1, 2 P.M., The Classroom Gallery U (3rd Floor)
Panel Discussion of the history of British punk fanzines, moderated by Vivien Goldman with Toby Mott, Victor Brand, British fanzine legend Joly and Michael Gonzales. Presented by Andrew Roth and PPP Editions.

EXHIBITION
We Are the Writing on the Wall
Gallery M (3rd Floor)
An exhibition of one hundred vintage British Punk fanzines from The Mott Collection.

BOOK
100 Fanzines / 10 Years of British Punk: 1976-1985, featuring writings by Vic Brand and Toby Mott, and designed by Garrick Gott. Compiled and published in one volume by PPP Editions.

The NY Art Book Fair
MoMA P.S. 1
30 September – 2 October, 2011
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Here are some pics from the Canal St. show:

Above is an incredibly rare newspaper that Crass put out. Gee did the layout. They only put out three issues.

Then there’s these:

-GAVIN McINNES


Comments
  1. B says:

    Dude, nobody really gives a shit about punk anymore. It was a shallow and pretentious fad, a flash in the pan, and now it’s gone except for a few hangers-on. It changed nothing except, I guess, haircuts.

  2. Joe Queer says:

    I live punk, I don’t go to a museum or art gallery to see that shit. What a joke.

  3. r says:

    Punk is a retro movement now. Get a life. I amazed at how many scummy, smelly, drug addled idiots can think they are the sh*t. Hey, you’re not.

  4. cicero says:

    gavin wants his aarp card BAD

  5. Johnny Forgotten says:

    Masterbate a couple times tonight because tomorrow sounds like a busy day!

  6. Drippy Dog Dix and Cum Bubbles or Something says:

    Ill get right on it……………..NOT!

  7. (not published or required) says:

    i’d go and check this out if i lived there because that crass lady is an interesting person and did really good art, both things that i like, and seeing all the old artwork and zines would be cool too

    i guess what the faggot little haters (no disrespect to teh gays / the united gay nation) in the comments dont get is that the punk thing is kind of about participating rather than being a blind, gaping fan……..

    its funny (jokes on you) that the only thing you’ll ever participate in is posting shitty little comments on an internet website. maybe you’ll participate in other stuff but i bet it will be shit. im so happy now i feel like dancing
    instead im going to get some coffee and do another tutorial (im learning how to make cartoons)

  8. Joe Queer says:

    Tutorials are gay.

  9. Whatevers says:

    This sounds cool to me, but will you guys tell me weather or not it’s cool to go to this event? I desperately want to be cool but I can’t come up with a reason to hate on this. I think I may be falling out of “cool”. Cargo pants and sandals are still bad right? I JUST DON’T KNOW ANYMORE! BTDUBS, is Black Flag still cool? Please post responses because I want to know how to be rad and get sex with girls with bangs.

  10. Joe Queer says:

    This butthurt is delicious.

  11. 7th grade English says:

    @whatevers

    I don’t care about this event, but your use of “weather or not” is way uncool.

  12. Johnny On The Spot says:

    Naw its fine to check out events like this to see where it began, which was London UK BTW.

  13. bollocks to this says:

    england may have invented dennis the menace at the same time as you guys but the english one was where the whole punk ideal came from, a nasty anti-social, violent arsehole with an equally violent dog, not some pretty boy wannabe who plays sad practical jokes on the equally sad old fart next door, hey that sounds like a reasonable comparison between UK and US punk, don’t it now……………….


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