Gee Vaucher Exhibition in Ireland

Droichead Arts Centre 2nd March – 21st April

stockwell street

drogheda

co. louth

According to Gee Vaucher her work ‘skips the obvious, creeps up from behind, and boots you firmly up the arse.’ She is best known for her work with Anarcho-punk band Crass  which was seminal to the ‘protest art’ of the 1980s. Vaucher has always seen her work as a tool for social change.

On March 2nd at 7pm - There will be a screening of the documentary about the band Crass – ‘There is No Authority but Yourself’. OnMarch 3rd at 11am, a questions and answers session will take place with the artist and at 2pm- 6pm, a professional artist workshop in print with Gee Vaucher will take place in our print studio.

Crass logo stolen by London Fashion house

The latest misappropiation of punk rock culture is the most serious.

London ‘fashion’ house Hardware have not only taken the Crass logo for a series of designer T shirts they have also copyrighted it! read the full text here

http://louderthanwar.com/featured/london-fashion-house-steal-crass-logo

and Dave king talking about the Logo here http://boingboing.net/2012/01/31/free-the-crass-symbol-by-t.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Also

http://notpopular.com/2012/01/03/crass-logo-used-for-upscale-london-fashion-brand/

Loud Flash exhibition LA

Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper is a compelling portrait of a particular moment in British popular culture, at the bitter end of the post-war period. It tells its story through a unique collection of several hundred posters, flyers and other ephemera assembled by artist and erstwhile punk, Toby Mott.

With the passion of a true fan and an artist’s eye for an image, he has gathered the evidence of the short life and premature, messy end of British Punk. There are iconic images by artists such as Jamie Reid and Linder Sterling, as well as flyers, gig posters, and zines, crudely cut and pasted by anonymous hands. A fascinating collection of political material supplies further context of a nation of unrest, torn by extremism, recording attempts by political extremes of both left and right to co-opt the power of youth.

Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper
July 16 – August 27, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, July 16, 2011, 6 – 8pm
HONOR FRASER
2622 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
Tel 310.837.0191
http://www.honorfraser.com
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Steve Ignorant’s The Last Supper US gigs is rescheduled due to VISA problems

From Steves Page

EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT!

I’m really really gutted to have to let you all know that we have to reschedule our USA and Canadian gigs. There’s a delay with the issue of the visas we require to enter the USA. We hope it will all be sorted soon but we will NOT be able to make the scheduled gigs.

I would ask everyone to please hold onto your tickets and give us about a week to announce new dates. We will reschedule as soon as possible and tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates, however, if you think ‘fuck it, I want my money back’, then do that and I will completely understand.

I know that loads of you have been planning to travel for these gigs and that rescheduling them will be a right kick in the bollocks for you. I’m really, really genuinely very sorry about this. Please understand that this situation is costing me and the band a load of emotional upset, it’s not the money, it’s the letting you lot down, the bands that we were going to play with, all the people that have worked so fucking hard to put this thing together and if we could have done anything to avoid it we would have. Honestly, with all my heart, there was nothing else we could do. PLEASE, if you could let other gig-goers know that it’s off for now through your emails and face books or whatever means you can please do so. I know these are only typed words and words aint enough but it’s all I can do. To say I feel a right xxxt would be an understatement. This is the worse thing I’ve ever had to do. We really appreciate your support and we will do these gigs one way or another. Here are the rescheduled dates that will be confirmed as soon as our visas are confirmed. Until the powers that be grant us entry there’s nothing more I can do at the moment. Again, I’m really so sorry about all this.

Everything is tbc pending visas but we are hoping they will get issued this week.

All tickets will be good for the rescheduled shows.

April 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 21 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda – SOLD OUT
April 22 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 23 Chicago, IL @ TBA
April 26 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
April 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 29 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
April 30 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
May 3 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
May 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
May 8 New York, NY @ Santo’s – SOLD OUT

Steve.

PS just made a minor update to the above 12:23am 7 March

 

THE MOB + Zounds + Rubella Ballet Live at Fleece April 8th

THE MOB + Zounds + Rubella Ballet + Insurrection | 8pm | £12adv | 14+followed by Andy T + Steve Corr

Fri | Apr 8

If you’ve heard the Mob you will know they defy description. Raw, emotive and powerful, just as relevant now as they were when they played their last gig in 1983.  The Mob will be joined by their dirty squatter friends Zounds, DayGlo Anarchos Rubella Ballet, Guernsey fourpiece Insurrection, Punk Poet Andy T and Steve Corr (Idiot Strength, Blyth Power) for a Night of Anarcho Punk for the Used, Abused and Un-Amused.

The Fleece

12 St. Thomas Street, Bristol

http://www.thefleece.co.uk/listings/index.html

Crass culture celebrated in exhibition at Andrew Roth, New York

Fact Magazine Item about the The Mott Collection items from Crass

See Here

Also from the Curated site here

CRASS: selections from The Mott Collection 18th February – 18th March 2011

Toby Mott and Andrew Roth are pleased to announce the opening of CRASS, an exhibition of over 130 objects and artifacts centered on the anarchic, self-produced culture of the British band Crass, featuring artwork, albums and ephemera from The Mott Collection, including original 12” LPs and EPs, 7” singles from Crass Records, and a complete set of Crass’ iconic house zine, Inter-National Anthem.

Crass played four concerts in New York in the summer of 1977, at small, unexpected venues such as The Puerto Rican Club and the Polish Club. This exhibition represents the first opportunity since that brief visit for New Yorkers to experience the unique visual and aural mayhem that is Crass’ trademark. The material featured in this exhibition spans the high period of Crass’ endeavors, from 1978 to 1984, and constitutes a special segment of The Mott Collection. In addition to his own artistic activities as part of the Grey Organization, collector and curator Toby Mott spent much of his youth diligently collecting and preserving the artifacts of the punk movement in Britain. Major portions of his collection were featured in the exhibition “Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper” at MUSAC in Léon, Spain, in March 2010 and more recently at Haunch of Venison Gallery last fall in London

CRASS
Opening reception Friday February 18th, 6-8pm
Exhibit 18th February – 18th March 2011
Andrew Roth Gallery
160A East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021