There’s a few photo books about D.C. hardcore and punk out there, such as Spoke and Frame of Mind and Banned in D.C. Another one is Hard Art, DC 1979.
This latter one is enjoying a second edition, and Jason Hamacher of Lost Origins teamed up with a few other D.C.-area organizations to throw a party for the occasion. Some bands played and the author, Lucian Perkins, as well as contributor Alec MacKaye were on hand to speak and sign copies.
Below are a few photos we took at the event.
Shawn Brown of POA (left) and Jason Hamacher
Alec MacKaye at the signing table
Lucien Perkins at the mic
The music portion of the event
The Lost Origins exhibit portion at the Ellé Alley
The digital flyer for the event
For more info on Lost Origins Gallery, head over to the website. Pick up the second edition of Hard Art DC 1979 at Akashic Books.