Pat Blashill compiled a vivid visual history of Austin punk with 2020 hardcover Texas Is the Reason, stuffed with striking black-and-white portraits and wild live shots of acts like Scratch Acid, the Dicks, Butthole Surfers, and Daniel Johnston. Now the photographer and writer preps his next book: an oral history of Texas punk. Synchronously, he and Big Boys bassist Chris Gates are hosting a story hour (free, 7-10pm) with confirmed speakers including Tim Mateer (Meat Joy), Steve Marsh (Terminal Mind), Jesse Sublett (Skunks/Violators) and Rob Buford (Crotch Rot). Scene survivors with acerbic anecdotes can sign up to regale to the room – hit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu., July 20, 7pm. Free & open to public.