No Future - 1976 and the Birth of Punk in the UK
Wednesday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Forty years ago a rag-tag gang of young, creative and pissed off people took over the stages of pubs and clubs across the nation and changed the face of British music forever. With a mixture of art school irreverence and anarchic zeal, UK punks set in motion an anti-establishment cultural bulldozer that flattened everything in its path. The explosive legacy of this small band of revolutionary pioneers, from The Sex Pistols to Siouxsie Sioux and The Slits, has had an unprecedented influence on art, politics and culture across the world. This panel brings together music-makers, participants and commentators to celebrate and re-assess this chaotic and profound moment in music history.
Crispin Parry is the founder of British Underground, a respected arts development organisation based in London.
Chief Rock & Pop Critic
Will Hodgkinson is the chief rock and pop critic for The Times. He is the author of the music books Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain as well as The House Is Full Of Yogis, a memoir on his rather unusual childhood.
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster and post-punk musician. She has been dubbed The Punk Professor by the BBC, as she teaches courses on Punk, Reggae, David Bowie, Fela Kuti and Bob ...Show the rest
Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster and post-punk musician. She has been dubbed The Punk Professor by the BBC, as she teaches courses on Punk, Reggae, David Bowie, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University’s Fales Library recently acquired her archive as the Vivien Goldman Punk and Reggae Collection. “Cherchez La Femme,” the musical she co-wrote with August Darnell of Kid Creole & the Coconuts, is being premiered in May, 2016 at the La Mama Theatre, L.E.S, N.Y.C. As Features Editor on SOUNDS, the 1970s punk rock weekly, she covered the Punk and Reggae scenes in London, Kingston and New York. Two of her five books are about Bob Marley, recently: The Book of Exodus: the Making and Meaning of Bob Marley & the Wailers' Album of the Century (Three Rivers Press/Random House). Her journalism appears in publications like the New York Times, OKPlayer.com and the UK Guardian and New Statesman and is widely anthologized; her early journalism is archived at www.rocksbackpages.com. She recently performed “dub readings” with the Berklee Marley Ensemble, Boston. “Resolutionary,” a compilation album of Goldman’s music from the post-punk era, including the Flying Lizards, is being re-issued by the French indie Staubgold Records.Hide the rest
Asst General Secretary
British Musicians' Union