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Friday, March 14, 2008

Punk Rock At the Venerable Getty Museum

Years before the birth of MTV, artist Joe Rees, together with Jill Hoffman and Jackie Sharp formed the organization Target Video and began taping and editing what would become some of the first conceptually and aesthetically driven music videos.

Now, the venerable Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California includes the works of Target Video in the exhibition called CALIFORNIA VIDEO, which runs from March 15 through June 8, 2008. Visit the Getty online for more details.

Just when the show at the Getty is set to come down, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will present a special outdoor screening of Target Video's legendary club show Underground Forces, featuring rare footage of West Coast punk and New Wave bands; their East Coast, Canadian, and European counterparts; and a healthy sampling of the artists, groupies, punk rockers, and weirdos that populated California's underground scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Saturday, June 7, 2008
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles
For information, visit a few weeks before the event.

Some of the punk rock music you will see if you visit this exhibit includes The Avengers, The Cramps and the Dils...

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The Cramps

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The Dils

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The Avengers

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