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‘Disturbing The Peace: Punk at Its Core 1969-2002′

‘Disturbing The Peace: Punk at Its Core 1969-2002′
Salad Days

An exhibit illustrating a visual timeline of the Punk aesthetic taking shape in America and England beginning in the late 1960s.

‘Disturbing The Peace – Punk at Its Core 1969-2002′ / Presented by Punk Rock Bowling – Lethal Amounts – Juxtapoz

1969-1977 LEEE BLACK CHILDERS, was Andy Warhol‘s assistant and personal photographer in the Factory, giving him access to the newly rising stars of the 70’s. This led to his employment with David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust fame. Later working with The Stooges and managing Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers during the world’s first Punk Rock tour, ‘Anarchy In The UK’. Touring with the then unknown Sex Pistols and The Clash. His photos document the infusion of art and rock through the rise and fall of 70’s Glam rock then reinvented by a new generation to create was is now known as the first wave of Punk.

1978-1984 EDWARD COLVER, who is considered the most prolific Punk photographer of all time, shooting hundreds of thousands of photos of the underground music tribes in southern California. He documented the entire second wave of punk in Los Angeles that spawned the movement that was known as Hardcore.

1980-1990 MAD MARC RUDE, was a self taught artist who lent his skills to countless punk flyers and record sleeves across America. Some of his most iconic illustrations are seen on the sleeve of the Misfits ‘Earth A.D.’ LP and Battalion Of Saints ‘Fighting Boys’ EP.

1990-2002 JESSE FISCHER photographing professionally in the early 1990’s he captured iconic images of bands like Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise and Offspring as they were breaking into mainstream success with Epitaph Records.

Through these images we can see the big bang theory of punk rock with Velvet Underground’s involvement with Andy Warhol, to the aggressive primitive sounds of the Stooges cross-pollinating with England’s Glitter Rock flamboyance and excess. The late 70’s introduction of Punk Rock rising from the implosion of 70’s Glam, to then later taking shape into the American Hardcore movement of the 1980’s and opening doors for the new generation of bands of the 1990’s. Each artist featured in the show had a special role in documenting each era from the insider’s perspective as a member of the movement, not as a journalist.

Friday May 22, 2015 5pm-8pm
Opening Reception at The Golden Nugget Casino / Grand Ballroom

CONTACT: Daniel Fuentes // // 818.450.7942

Lethal Amounts is a gallery that focuses on subversive and counterculture themes throughout history, addressing the social and artistic value of underground movements and highlighting taboo topics. Taking an interest on showcasing the extremes of Rock ‘n Roll of the past that crossed over into pop culture fanaticism, street culture influences and cult hero worship.


Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 3-day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world. 3 days of outdoor festivals, 4 Nights of Club Shows, a 2-day bowling tournament, Hotel Pool Parties, A Punk Rock Poker tournament and comedy shows to boot, all wrapped up into one amazing weekend in the city that never sleeps.

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