The Goethe-Institut and DC Public Library present...
Heavy Breathing, Die Nerven, Hand Grenade Job, Homosuperior
Wed · October 25, 2017
Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Punk is going underground in D.C. as the Goethe-Institut Washington and the DC Public Library Foundation present three modern-time punk bands from Germany and the US in D.C.’s iconic Dupont Underground, an exciting and appropriate venue for this amplified occasion!
All proceeds got to support Dupont Underground, a 501(c)(3) cultural organization committed to developing a multidisciplinary platform for creative expression.
Subculture in Germany in the 1980s” is a multimedia exhibition hosting a collection of videos, photos, posters, audio samples, texts and objects that provide an overview of German subculture in the 1980’s. Some photographs are from the artists’ private collections, and are being shown in public for the first time. The selection of bands represents the different cities and regions that played an important role in German subculture of the 80’s. “Geniale Dilletanten” was the deliberately misspelled title of a concert that took place at Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981. But over the years since then, it has come to represent an artistic scene in West and East Germany during the mid-1980’s, an era of upheaval in which people in all the arts experimented with new ways of expression.
More information on “Brilliant Dilletantes – Subculture in Germany in the 1980s” here!
Die Nerven are a band from Stuttgart, Germany.
Hand Grenade Job
Hand Grenade Job (HGJ) is an experimental post-americana duo from Washington, DC. Both women are vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, with Beck Levy (Turboslut, The Gift) primarily playing guitar and Erin McCarley (Delta Dart, Pygmy Lush, Governess) primarily on percussion. Levy and McCarley both come from DIY punk scenes. Their previous bands were loud. HGJ explores a different mode of heaviness. As a band, they are directed by the values of minimalism, agility, and confrontation. Their live performances include elements of visual and performance art, with a constructed habitat that evolves from show to show.
Queercore punk from Washington, D.C., USA.
DEAL WITH IT