MISSION PUNK WALKING TOUR FRIDAY 9/25 2:00 PM MEET @ 16th and Mission Bart( Walgreens side)

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Friday September 25 2:00 PM Meet at 16and Mission Bart  on the Walgreen’s side

Remember the Mission the way it once was,  back in the day?  Come along if you do and if you don’t. All are welcome in this narrated tour through legendary and infamous punk sites. Come share your stories, tales lurid and comical, and hear other tales from the days when if you were punk; you didn’t stroll through the Mission. You ran for your life from the the local residents who didn’t fancy the spiky haired denizens who were encroaching on their hood. When shopping at the Compound, the first punk mall, was akin to  traversing a war zone before you finally arrived… Join in the tour, its about all of us who were there and those who want to share!

Wander past the sites of punk shopping mall the Compound, venues like the legendary Deaf Club and the Tool & Die, theaters, record companies, community centers and crash pads, galleries and after hours party spots, and everyone’s favorite, the 22 Fillmore bus. Hear about how popular our brightly colored hair made us with both cops and vatos, and hear the stories hundred-year-old buildings have to tell, even if the structures themselves have been erased by “progress”.

Check out some of the main sites on the walking tour… many more surprises await!

The Mission Tour:

1. Victoria Theater

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2. The Compound

3. Deaf Club

4. Subterranean Records

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5. Target Video

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Target Bust: Photo by Vincent Anton

6. Mission-A

7. Graffiti/Chatterbox

8. Tool & Die… and still more…

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Old School Punk Photography! KQED TO DO: SF Punk Renaissance Opening of Tunnel Vision

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photo by Sue Brisk 1976

Thanks Kevin Jones and KQED for a great mention in the KQED: TO DO List for Tunnel Vision, the Punk Photography exhibit opening 9/23 and continuing through10/2/15 in the Roll Up Gallery at The Public Works SF​!

http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/the-do-list/tunnel-vision-the-punk-photography-exhibit/

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Target Bust by Vincent Anton 1979

One of the many outstanding things to do, see, and relish on 9/23 at SF Punk Renaissance Opening Extravaganza, this outstanding exhibit features seminal photographers of the era from Sue Brisk. Richard Alden Peterson and George Sera to Vincent Anton, Kamera Zie, and Ruby Ray. Joe Truck exhibits his Punk Portraits of his anti-heros in the modern day, the result of a year long photographic expedition across the country in 2010. Jack Jackson shows his Pola-Reds, featured in his book Pola- Reds: Confections From the Edge ( check out the blog post of 9/11/15 for  more detail on both Joe Truck and Jack Johnson) and Erich Brogger shows Polaroids from the era!

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Kevin Jones writes

“Though when it comes to early punk rock in America, the cities that appear to come to mind first are New York (home to CBGB’s) and Los Angeles (The Masque). But San Francisco was equally as influential, not only producing legendary punk groups like the Avengers and the Dead Kennedys, but attracting other punk bands like The Dils who wanted to take advantage of the city’s vibrant, welcoming scene. Even those who couldn’t play an instrument were instrumental in helping the scene standout, with V.Vale’s zine Search And Destroy, with its in-depth interviews and pro-level photographs being just one way these exciting times were documented. Tunnel Vision has pushed those photographers and documentarians to dig through their archives and pull out some amazing footage from those days, including the still-in-progress film, Buried In The Mix, scenes of which will be shown during the exhibit’s opening night. — Kevin L. Jones

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 Public Works

6:00 PM-12:00 AM
161 Erie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Walk into the Past: Punk Walking Tours

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Photo of the Mabuhay by Bobby Castro

PUNK WALKING TOURS! All at 2:00 all are free!

We started to probe our collective memories back in May at the Emerald Tablet when we began to creating a Map of punk landmarks at SF Punk Renaissance: Early Warning.  We mounted a giant Map,  stuck pins on the map to identify the places, puzzled over exactly where “that house” was located, and talked about times and places gone by. As we shared tales, we thought.. what about a Punk Walking Tour? And the idea was born! Eric Bradner has expanded on the original idea and created an amazing series of narrated walking tours in conjunction with Raymond Ernest Andre III, through the areas of the city we all knew and loved. He’s also in the  process of creating a PDF version of the map with descriptions of the sites; we hope that visitors to the city will be able to use it for their own self guided tours of our history. At the end of each tour, we’ll stop for a beverage and time to talk. The tours are for folks who were there and those who are curious.. lets share our history in all the ways possible!

Join us for a series of narrated Punk Walking tours exploring punk landmarks from clubs and after hour party joints to record companies, crash pads, and the gathering places

MONDAY 9/21/15 WALK INTO THE PAST, SOUTH OF MARKET 2:00 pm

The first of four punk walking tours, this walking tour focuses on South of Market punk landmarks. Join your host, Raymond Ernest Andre lll on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks Learn about the clubs, rehearsal spaces, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. It was a different world back in the 70’s hear about it and share your own tales if you were there!  ALL AGES. FREE Meeting time 2:00 PM on the corner of 11th & Folsom on the old Oasis corner.

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THURSDAY 9/24/15 2:00 PM THE TENDERLOIN Take a deep breath and a short walk past sites of punk employment, and where bands were born, the Strand and the Egyptian theaters. Wander past the clubs, rehearsal spaces, dope spots and soup kitchens. Contrast the corporate Warfield Theater with disreputable dives like the Sound of Music club. Explore the queer/punk intersection, visit spots related to punk’s forgotten record of social activism, and hear about some of the old buildings in their early 20th Century heyday. ALL AGES. FREE Meeting Time 2:00 PM at the Odd Fellows 26 7th St

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FRIDAY 9/25/15 WALK INTO THE PAST: THE MISSION 2:00 PM

The third Punk Walking Tour, this tour focuses on locations around the Mission District. Join your host, Eric Bradner, on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past the sites of punk shopping mall the Compound, venues like the legendary Deaf Club and the Tool & Die, theaters, record companies, community centers and crash pads, galleries and after hours party spots, and everyone’s favorite, the 22 Fillmore bus. Hear about how popular our brightly colored hair made us with both cops and the neighborhood, and hear the stories hundred-year-old buildings have to tell, even if the structures themselves have been erased by “progress”. ALL AGES. FREE Meeting Place 16th and Mission near Bart on the Walgreens side

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SUNDAY 9/27/15 NORTH BEACH  2:00  pm Just out of the shadow of the Financial District, ramble past the sites of creative percolation such as the Search and Destroy/ReSearch house, the Savoy Tivoli, and the steps above Broadway. View Dirk Dirksen Alley and punk temples the Mabuhay Gardens and On Broadway, coffee houses, sex shops, cheap hotels and fly-by-night nightclubs. Stroll Broadway, witnessing the influence of the beats, books, and boobs, and hear tales of the Barbary Coast, hippies, and of course, the punks. ALL AGES. FREE Meeting Time 2:00 PM at 722 Montgomery

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The Mab Photo by Bobby Castro

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Come out into the Light: Join Us on the Punk Walking Tours- Share Your Tales and be Regaled with Punk Sights and Sounds of the Early Years

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The Mab Photo by Bobby Castro

Join Eric Bradner  and Raymond Ernest Andre III on a series of  narrated walking tours filled with historic tales of punk’s underground revolution. Wander past punk landmarks -the  clubs, rehearsal spaces, houses, and after hours party venues where punk history erupted. From South of Market, to the Tenderloin, the Mission, and North Beach these are the streets that fostered the revolution. From the population eruption during the gold rush of 1849  to the present, the city has been infamous for bordellos, gambling, opium dens, men getting “shanghaied, ” culture, counter culture, and color. Take this rare opportunity to share the tales of rare punk history; gasp in horror at what has taken their place and close off the tour by sharing a snack and beverage… and rest your feet.  Eric Bradner, famous for his captivating historical cemetery tours,  will bring his wit, wisdom, and tales to the excursions. Raymond Ernest Andre III,  Punk Rock Sewing Circle member, MC, historical fiend,  and snake oil salesman extraordinaire will charm and and regale with tales of life as it once was…

MONDAY 9/21/15 WALK INTO THE PAST, Time TBA

The first of four punk walking tours, this walking tour focuses on South of Market punk landmarks. Join your host, Raymond Ernest Andre lll on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks Learn( or just remember!) about the clubs, rehearsal spaces, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these very streets. All ages welcome

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THURSDAY, 9/24/15, WALK INTO THE PAST Time TBA

The third Punk Walking Tour focuses on locations around the Tenderloin. Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past sites of major early punk employment and where bands were born like the Strand and the Egyptian,  wander past the club, and rehearsal spaces. Learn about the historical significance of these punk sites and hear the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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FRIDAY, 09/25/15, WALK INTO THE PAST, Time TBA

The third Punk Walking Tour, this tour focuses on locations around the Mission District. Join your host, Eric Bradner, on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past the site of the punk shopping mall the Compound; wander past the clubs, infamous punk houses, record companies, and after hour punk party venues. Learn about the historical significance of these early gathering places and listen to  the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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Target Bust by Vincent Anton. Vincent’s photos will be featured on 9/23 at Publlc Works

SUNDAY, 09/26/15, WALK INTO THE PAST,Time TBA

The last of four punk walking tours, this tour focuses on locations around the North Beach district. Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past the sites of creative percolation such as Search and Destroy ReSearch house, the steps above the On Broadway and Tower Records. View the alley and the Mab, coffee houses, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. Learn about the historical significance of these early gathering places and hear the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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