Cynthia Connolly – Banned in DC

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sdp01Cynthia Connolly is a photographer, curator, and co-author/publisher/distributor of the book Banned in DC. She’s coming to Santa Cruz to share stories and show images of the beginning of the now legendary hardcore punk scene in Washington DC.

Originally published in 1988,  “Banned in DC”  is one of the first books on punk of its kind. It illustrates and documents DC in the late 70s to mid 80s with hundreds of photos, flyers, stories about the bands, the venues, and the people who populated the shows. This particular scene embodied a spirit of DIY that has come to be synonymous with punk, and it has continued to be an influence on many regional punk scenes around the world.

The event, Talk and Book Signing: Banned in DC with Cynthia Connolly is Thursday, Aug 3, 2017, at the Santa Cruz MAH 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA. Enjoy a talk from Cynthia Connolly from 6:30-7:15 pm, and book signing and buttonmaking from 7:15-8:00 pm.

To hear our talk, press on the play button below: