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CLUB FOOT: Moving In The Direction Of History

6/05/10 - 8/05/2010

Main Library

Steve Silver Music Center Exhibit Space - 4th Floor

100 Larkin St.

It 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 eight 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: CLUB FOOT Presents: A Generous Illusion, Post-Punk SF (1978-82),  Thursday, July 29, 6 PM. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library.

Opening Night, photo credit: Ellen Curley

Upcoming Events

Monet, Renoir, Pissarro & the Impressionist Movement
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 pm
Merced, Merced General Floor Area
Film Screening: Baran
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Jaya's Golden Necklace: A Silk Road Tale
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 4:00 pm
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

CANCELLED - Genealogy & Family History Research
Monday, October 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Drop In Genealogy
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Drop In Genealogy
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Dadamatic Mail Art
Through Saturday, December 31, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery