Punk Houses Event at Quimby’s!
Monday, October 22nd, 7:00 PM
Join Quimby’s in welcoming Abby Banks author of Punk Houses: Interiors in Anarchy, A 300 Page photo-documentary on American punk houses, edited by Thurston Moore. Since this is Abby’s first book and the publisher is not sending her on book tour. She decided to do it herself, with the help of some friends.
Not content for a typical reading. Abby and friends will screen a movie/slide show, talk about the book, and have live music by two acoustic acts “Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains” and “Jerk Off Jack Off Frig Face”
Abby Banks is a photographer/visual artist. She has contributed to Slug & Lettuce, and is a graduate of Goddard College, VT
Timothy Findlen is a musician & writer and has contributed to Bee’s Knee’s, several self released CDs, including Jerk Off Jack Off Frig Face (country), and a collaboration with Sunburned Hand of The Man.
Pat The Bunny, is a musician who fronts/is Johnny Hobo & The Freight Trains, and Wingnut Dishwasher’s Union.
The “punk house” may come in any number of forms. The most common type is often where a large group of like-minded punks cram into a house usually intended to accommodate two or three people, resulting in low rent and, thus, extended hours of leisure for the residents to pursue their true interests.
Punk House features anarchist warehouses, feminist collectives, tree houses, workshops, artists’ studios, self-sufficient farms, hobo squats, community centers, basement bike shops, speakeasies, and all varieties of communal living spaces. In over 300 images of fifty houses in twenty-five cities in the US, photographer Abby Banks finds the already weathered face of a seventeen-year-old runaway; the soft hands of a vinyl junkie (record collector); the mohawked show-goer; the dirty dishes in the sink; silk screened posters on the wall; and many other revealing glimpses of these anarchist interiors.