Early SST Records pioneers and Southern California hardcore punk legends Saccharine Trust will perform their entire 1981 Paganicons
LP on Sept. 8 at Track 16 gallery in Santa Monica as part of a photo opening / book release show for We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California
, by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz. Also appearing are the Adolescents, White Flag, Dead Issue, and hardcore forerunners the Last.In his published journals, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana listed Paganicons
as one of his 50 favorite albums, and Cobain’s boyhood friend Buzz Osborne of the Melvins has called the record a huge influence. Sonic Youth and Superchuck have covered songs from Paganicons
. Jack Brewer of Saccharine Trust also joins Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Pat Fear, Joe Carducci, Cameron Jamie, Mike Watt, and others in writing essays for the We Got Power!
book.For more info on the photo exhibit “We Got Power: We Survived the Pit”, visit TRACK 16
For more info on the book We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California, visit the book site:
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