CLUB FOOT: Moving In The Direction Of History

Artifacts from SF's Art Punk Cabaret
Event detail

t was 1979, punk rock was just reaching its peak in the Bay Area. The need for a not-for-profit performance space for aspiring Surrealists was absolutely clear.

For five years in an old storefront on Third Street, Club Foot hosted a wide range of performances – from the heavy hardcore of Black Flag to avant-garde luminaries such as Diamanda Galás. But this was no commercial nightclub. Club Foot proposed that we are all consumers and producers alike, erasing the line between audience and stage. Bands were not booked to simply sell beer. Artists not only ran the show, they may have been living under the stairs. Do-It-Yourself by necessity.

This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into one of the Bay Area's longest running underground venues and unearths many oddities and relics from the private archives of JC Garrett and Cindy Buff. Never before seen in 30 years. Dig it.

Related Program: Special event Thursday, July 29, 6 PM. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library.


Opening Night, photo credit: Ellen Curley


Ghosts, Sinners and Secret Places
星期一, 2016年10月31日, 4:30 pm
Main 總圖書館, Koret 禮堂
Ishi: The Last of His Tribe
星期三, 2016年11月9日, 7:00 pm
Merced 分館, Merced 公眾範圍


Genealogy & Family History Research
星期一, 2016年11月21日, 1:00 pm
North Beach 分館, North Beach分館


Dadamatic Mail Art
至 星期六, 2016年12月31日
Main 總圖書館, Skylight 畫廊
Getting into the A.C.T.
至 星期六, 2016年12月31日
Main 總圖書館, 圖書館咖啡室展示窗