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Richmond, VIC 3121

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2017 marks 40 years since the first ‘Punk Gunk’ gig was held outside a share house on Faraday Street in Carlton. Was this the birth of the Melbourne scene?

Bakehouse studios are embarking on a social history project to collect first-hand stories from artists, musicians, provocateurs, disrupters and punters alike who were there at the birth of punk to ask; Why Punk?

Only the 21 st of July Bakehouse will be hosting a live conversation with special guest speakers, unpacking their firsthand experiences around the birth of the Melbourne scene.

Why were these people attracted to this movement? Was punk inevitable? How much did market forces and politics of the day play into its emergence? Who really formed the nucleus of punk in this town? What are the untold stories from bands such as News, Primitive Calculators, The Negatives, Fiction, Young Charlatans, Jab and others and what was their influence on the Melbourne sound today?

Was punk a DIY egalitarian movement? or were people excluded because of class, gender, race or sexuality?

Featuring a panel of speakers who were there at the cutting edge, this conversation will investigate the absence of ‘the other’ within Australian punk history.

Speakers include: Dr Lisa Dethridge (Senior Lecturer RMIT School of Media and Communication), Crusader Hillis (Founder Hares and Hyenas Queer Bookshop), Bronwyn Bonney (Crime & the City Solution), Penny Ikinger (Solo artist, early member Wet Taxi’s), Dr Stuart Grant (Lecturer in the Centre of Theatre & Performance Monash University and founding member Primitive Calculators).

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After work drinks at Bakehouse with a room full of people from the time.

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