Thursday, May 15, 2008
This is where the Punk Turns 30 never ending tour started for real... the Horizontal Action Blackout in Chicago, May 2005.
The Blackout was the first of three shows/festivals where I showed pictures and the Reigning Sound performed (that's Greg Cartwright pictured above). It was exciting to be able to see them so many times and show off these photos in the same room!
June 24, 2005 - Opening at Grimeys in Nashville, with a rock n roll party later that night with The Reigning Sound and The Clutters in The Basement. There is still a poster print from that exhibit hanging in the Basement. Next time you visit Nashville's best intimate venue, go and check it out!
Here's the review of the show from The Nashville Scene.
That image of Debbie Harry on her knees during a 1978 Blondie show was the image representing Punk Turns 30's traveling picture show, which included a stop at Goner Fest 2. There was a photo exhibit at the Goner store, The Reigning Sound headlined the Festival and Greg Cartwright stopped by the store on the final day of the Festival before driving home to check out The Limes and Harlan T. Bobo.
Several images represent Punk Turns 30 on the 2007/2008 Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond tour poster:
As Punk Turns 30's touring efforts turn FOUR! (yes, we started in September 2004 with the Dead Boys reunion at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland), there is now an assortment of tour memorabilia that can be yours!
Here's what we got:
18x24 reprographics of the Blondie BW poster, either the Grimeys show or the Goner Fest show - each poster is $15 plus shipping ($5 in the USA and $11 outside the USA - these posters are light BUT they are big and have to go in a tube or a box)
11x17 glossy card stock posters of the RED Blackout show or the Unguarded Moments show are $7.50 plus shipping ($3 in the USA and $11 outside the USA)
How to order: Paypal only to firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us which poster(s) you want and don't forget to add the shipping!
We also have some posters from the Punk Rock Day of the Dead which you can order by clicking this link.
Keep your eyes on the punkrockgiftshop.com as we will have some extra added poster attractions there in a day or two.