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Screening: Modern Music from the Nightclubbing Archive

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 8–10 pm


Still from Modern Music
Above:  Alan Vega of Suicide, during a 1980 performance

From 1975 to 1980 video artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong spent their nights documenting the punk rock music scene in nightclubs around New York and playing the performances on their TV show Nightclubbing. Modern Music, culled from their archive of more than one hundred performances, presents a range of cutting-edge music styles, including no wave, art rock, new wave, jazz fusion, and all their combinations. Featuring performances by the Talking Heads, Lounge Lizards, DNA, Suicide, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Contortions, John Cale, James Blood Ulmer, and Sun Ra.

Followed by a Q&A with Emily Armstrong, Max Blagg, Juliette Campbell, Legendary Damon, Lynda Garcia, Pat Ivers, and Pebbles van Peebles.

Photo: courtesy Pat Ivers

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