This Week in Print: Raymond Pettibon Punk Art Exhibition at FAU

Punks, wannabes and folks fond of using French adjectives should snatch up this week's print edition of the New Times Broward Palm Beach for an engaging read in the form of our lead feature detailing a new exhibit at Florida Atlantic University. On display is the early work of Raymond Pettibon, who created Black Flag's four-bar logo and a load of art that helped define the band's raw aesthetic 30 years ago.

In Erica Landau's piece, we get a taste of the rebellious nature of the show, which runs from Saturday until January 22.

The obvious highlights, though, consist of Pettibon's concert fliers, album covers, skateboard art, and zine drawings. Like Six Pack's trapped-kid image, which conveys paranoia and confinement met by the gleeful satisfaction one gets when doing something really, really naughty, the rest of the works communicate a similar kind of nervousness -- the kind one felt coming of age in the morally rigid era of Ronald Reagan. Hardcore served as an outlet for such tensions.

"The anger of the music and the anger of the aesthetic went hand in hand with the feeling of frustration with traditional political avenues," says FAU art history professor Eric Landes, who will present the lecture "Cut and Paste: Typography, Violence & the Punk Rock Aesthetic."

Additionally, we'd like to point you to sister paper Miami New Times extensive writings on the Miami Music Festival freshly underway.

Plus, concerts this week include the Midnight Conspiracy DJ crew at Respectable Street, Social Distortion hits Fillmore Miami, Nitzer Ebb at Grand Central, Roger Waters at BankAtlantic Center, Overkill at Culture Room, and Chiodos at Revolution.


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