Photograph No. 228

bill1Bill Daniel — The Texas Punk Problem: Gallery Homeland, 7-8 June 2013

Text and photos by David Ensminger

The photo exhibit and film revue (a sizzling array of both reel-to-reel and video including the Huns, Boy Problems, The Avengers, Sonic Youth, and Butthole Surfers) curated by Bill Daniel at Gallery Homeland in Houston, TX this past weekend represented a punk landscape of molten memory rarely equaled in American chronicles of punk’s visual history. As a fundraising event for his proposed book The Texas Punk Problem, Daniel was sincere and succinct at the helm, describing his quest to produce a catalog of photographs that truly portray the inclusive, inchoate, and indelible style of Texas punk, indie, and underground music roughly from the first half of Ronald Reagan’s tumultuous 1980s. Punk in Texas was always partly a homespun, DIY adventure, removed from the titanic egos and squabbles, media and machinations, of the two urban coasts that dominated the public’s imagination of punk style mongering and disruptive content. Yet, it was just as potent, just as pithy, and just as propulsive as any music produced during the heyday of crinkled Xerox flyers, tattered combat boots, unkempt bandanas, and torn T-shirts.

To read the rest of the review, please visit Left of the Dial here.

Advertisements
Published in: on June 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://houstonpunkart.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/photograph-no-228/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: