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Early L.A. Punk and Hardcore Scenes Explored in Edward Colver Photo Exhibit

Posted by Billy Gil, September 3, 2014 04:25pm | Post a Comment

lethal amounts edward colverCheck out pictures of punk and hardcore greats like The Germs, Black Flag and Dead Kennedys at IDLE WORSHIP: The Photography of Edward Colver at Lethal Amounts in Downtown L.A. from Sept. 20 through Nov. 22. Opening night is at 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Amoeba is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Photographer Edward Colver captured emerging subcultures of the late ’70s and early ’80s in L.A., documenting every show he attended from 1978 to 1984 and photographing luminaries from movements such as hardcore, death rock, thrash, new wave, industrial, skate punk and more. His photos cover the aforementioned artists plus such bands as Christian Death, The Cramps, Circle Jerks, Youth Brigade, The Mentors, Lydia Lunch, Fear, Nick Cave, Siouxsie & the Banshees, PIL, Motorhead and more. His work has been shown at galleries and museums around the globe to the point that Colver is considered one of the premier punk photographers.

The show is also supported by Frame Monster Design Laboratory, Bryan Ray Turcott and Kill Your Idols Inc., Lisa Fancher and Frontier Records, Jello Biafra and Alternative Tentacles Records, Maximumrocknroll, Headline Records, Poor Kid Radio and Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

Want to see some of that ultra rare photography? You’ll just have to wait for the show.

Lethal Amounts is located at 1226 W 7th Street.

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