March 6, 2013
Event Dates: February 23 – April 7, 2013
Location: Corcoran Gallery
Having grown up in Washington, D.C. in the 80′, soulhead.com founder Ron Worthy saw many of these posters walking to and from school. At the time, the city was engulfed in a major war against crack and the city’s resident’s needed a much needed escape from the dangers of the streets. And while many of the go-go shows that were being advertised did not provide the safest environment to party, they did encourage a sense of community and appreciation for the groove, which we can’t ignore.
More from the Corcoran:
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Read more of this post