To Do: Rollins @ MOCA (Geffen) Saturday
Saturday 7 June 2008
7–9pm: Music set by special guest Henry Rollins
Music and Exhibition Highlight Tours from 7–9pm
Screening of Underground Forces starts at 9pm
FREE for MOCA members or with museum admission
Years before the birth of MTV, artist Joe Rees and his organization Target Video began taping and editing what would become some of the first conceptually and aesthetically driven music videos. In conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition California Video, MOCA presents a special outdoor screening of a two–hour Target Video program Underground Forces, featuring rare footage of west coast punk and New Wave bands, their east coast and European counterparts, and a healthy sampling of the artists, musicians, and fans that populated California’s underground scene in the late-1970s and early ‘80s. The show includes Target Video’s creative montages and performances by the Avengers, Bad Brains, Bauhaus, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Devo, The Dils, Flipper, The Germs, The Gun Club, Johanna Went, the Mutants, Negative Trend, the Plugz, the Ramones, the Screamers, SRL, X, and the Weirdos, among others.
Image courtesy of TargetVideo77
“Feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of art and film under the stars.”
General museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students with I.D. and seniors 65+, and free for MOCA members and children under 12.