Rock Hall Archives Hosts Evening on the Cleveland Punk Scene

Photo by Dave Treat

Thu 11/7 @ 7PM

Among the more than 500 archival collection the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives still needs to process to make them publicly available are a number of donated collections that are part of their NEOsound project. That project collects and preserves materials related to northeast Ohio’s music scene.

To raise awareness of and interest in this work, and to celebrate a grant from the National Archives grants program to do this work, the archives is hosting a panel discussion with NEOsound donors and a new archival display at the LiPuma Center for Creative Arts’ Belkin Theatre, which is across the hall from the Library & Archives on the Tri-C Metro campus.

The panelists include Akron musician Chris Butler of Tin Huey and the Waitresses; Marky Ray, who has played in countless bands, gone on the road as crew with many others, and currently works sound for major concerts and teaches at Tri-C’s Recording Arts and technology program; and photographer Dave Treat, who has put out a book of long-lost photos he took of the band in 1977, including some shot on location in a very different downtown Cleveland.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a reception in the Library & Archives reading room where the new display “Local Music U Want: Northeast Ohio Punk and New Wave” will be on view, with materials donated by the panelists, including photos, stickers, flyers, cassettes, ’zines and promotional materials on bands such as Devo, the Dead Boys, Death of Samantha, the Waitresses, Pere Ubu, the Styrenes, the Pagans and others.

The event is free and open to all.

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