Northwest Art Center lecture looks at Minot's punk/rock music
"Under, against, around, and through the mainstream" is how Sarah Aleshire describes the path of do-it-yourself punk/rock music in Minot.
Aleshire and Rick Watson, both Humanities Division faulty at Minot State University, will ponder the up-and-down history of local handmade music in "Punked in the Magic City," a presentation of the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series, Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, MSU.
From the Liberty Tavern to the Pangea House, from bars to churches to basements, local punk/rock music has continued to reinvent itself and build community, often without a "place" to call its own.
"The energy and resources required to first create space, to then create meaning, is not sustainable in the long term," said Aleshire. "The result is a visible ebb and flow of people trying and failing and trying again anyway."
Watson will perform several songs, including his own "little PunkT life song," that reflect Minot's punk/rock subculture.
The presentation is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
The Northwest Art Center Lecture Series is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about Northwest Art Center activities, call 701-858-3264.