Book Your Own F*%kin’ Life: Lessons from the 90s DIY Scene

Mar 15, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

“Go Start Your Own Band!” was the rallying cry of 80s Austin punk legends the Big Boys. By the 90s, it manifested in an explosion of new bands, venues, labels, radio stations, videos, posters, and zines. Many of this scene’s participants found knowledge, skills, and life lessons that still serve them today. This panel will take you back to the underground musical landscape of 1990s Austin as chronicled in the new UT Press book, A Curious Mix of People, and examine how the spirit of DIY can be preserved in music and beyond.

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Carrie Clark

The Living Pins

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V. Marc Fort

The House of Songs

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Jett Garrison

Truncle, Inc.

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