ED COLVER PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

ED COLVER FLYER 3 BOOTS

Edward Colver is one of the most iconic photographers in punk history. You always know when youre staring at an Edward Colver shot. There is just something about his work that stands out from the rest. His intuition to know when to snap the shot and his understanding of how to capture available light, movement, expression and drama are incomparable.

Edward was photographging bands and artists since 1978 in the Los Angeles undergound scenes. He became a staple in the community documenting every event he attented. Through 1978-1984 he photographed thousands of bands and performance artists in the punk movement. Archiving some of the earliest days of developing subcultures that rose from punk rock ethos like Hardcore, Death Rock, Thrash, New Wave, Industrial, Skate Punk, etc. His work has graced the covers of hundred of record sleeves and promo shots throughout the decades. He has shown in museuems and galleries around the world and is revered as one of the greats in Rock Photography History. His photos represent a time of purity and intense, raw energy from a youth that wouldnt just take no for an answer and had plenty to say. A time of change and revolt against the powers that be. Kids werent just angry anymore they were tearing down the walls to open more doors of acceptance and change. Take a look at the world of punk rock through the eyes of Edward Colver.

We will be unveiling NEVER before seen images of bands like : The Germs, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Christian Death, The Cramps, Circle Jerks, Youth Brigade, The Mentors, Lydia Lunch, Fear, Nick Cave, Siousxie and the Banshees, PIL, Motorhead, The Brat, Devo, 45 grave, Minor Threat, Diamanda Galas, Bad Religion, Stiv Bators, TSOL, Adolescents, Suicidal Tendencies, Boyd Rice, SPK, Aggression, DOA, Wasted Youth, MDC, The Damned, Tony Alva, Bones Brigade Skate Team and so so so much more!!!!

Big thank you to all of our sponsoring supporters so far: Amoeba music, Frame Monster Design Laboratory,Bryan Ray Turcott and Kill Your Idols Inc. , Lisa Fancher and Frontier Records, Jello Biafra and Alternative Tentacles Records, Maximumrocknroll (Maximum Rock And Roll), Headline Records, Poor Kid Radio, Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

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Paul Zone NYC 71-78 photo exhibit

PAUL ZONE FLYER 3

 

Hot on the heels of Lethal Amounts’ massively over sold out, now infamous Leee Black Childers (R.I.P.) photo exhibit “Drag Queens, Rent Boys, Pick Pockets, Junkies, Rockstars & Punks” comes this new exhibit from Leee’s close friend & sometime subject. You might say this is truly the flip side of the coin of Leee’s work, a savvy hip teenager’s view of this now familiar world of NewYork’s Glitter Rock into the dawn of the Punk Rock era. But at that time this was the dangerous badlands of the New York City streets & the unknown ambitious nobodies Mr. Zone called friends. Everyone was in a band as Paul states in the coffee table book this show is celebrating, and these friends of Paul Zone were all about to become the biggest influence on pop culture as a whole. The subjects not knowing this fact makes these photos so remarkable. Seeing these people in their hungry infancy is very rare. And this is the treat of this show. Included with some already famous (Alice Cooper, T Rex, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Divine), are photos of Paul’s friends just hanging around or playing to a handful of people in small clubs, like Patti Smith, Kiss, Johnny Thunders, NY Dolls, Blondie, Ramones, Suicide, Wayne County, Dead Boys, design icons Stephen Sprouse, Anna Sui, and much more. Paul Zone’s “Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground” published by Glitterati Inc. is a new jam packed coffee table book stuffed with amazing unseen photos & the life story of Paul and his brothers Miki Zone & Mandy Zone and his bands The Fast & Man 2 Man.
Join us for an exhibit of large prints (for sale), book signing & certain celebrity surprises.
Another night not to be missed!

THE FAST TIMES AND LIFE OF PAUL ZONE:
STILLS FROM THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND 1971-1978
&
The Official LA Book Release Party for
“PLAYGROUND: GROWING UP IN THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND”
by PAUL ZONE with JAKE AUSTEN.

Saturday June 28th 2014.
Lethal Amounts 1226 West 7th St. LA, Ca. 90017

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“LOOKING FOR JOHNNY” only socal screening of Johnny Thunders documentary

Lethal Amounts presents Looking for johnny flat for print  1  copyBUY TICKETS HERE:

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LA screening of the Johnny Thunders documentary by director Danny Garcia and Chip Baker films, ” Looking For Johnny”

Limited engagement, only 2 screening on Saturday May 24th 8:00pm and 10:45 pm

At the Downtown Independant Theatre 251 South Main St. La Ca 90012

tickets go on sale 4.12.14 at Noon pst.

 

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Official CRISIS shirts

Along with the Release of the Crisis Kollectiv Lp Released We are releasing official Crisis shirts of all three singles and one of the Hymns of Faith LPCrisis sqaure ad flat
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MUS81 CRISIS – Kollectiv 2LP For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re- released on Vinyl along with demos from ’77 and ’78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7″ from 1978 on Action Group Records, ‘No Town Hall’ features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles ‘UK79′ and ‘Alienation’ make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time set against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression.  Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 35 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before.
Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on ‘Hymns Of Faith’. The sound quality of the recording is so good.
The record comes housed in a tip on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and a few unseen or rarely seen group photos. Mailorder copies come on Red vinyl.
Track listing: CRISIS – ‘KOLLEKTIV’
SIDE 1:
HOLOCAUST
P.C.1984
NO TOWN HALL
WHITE YOUTH
UK ’79
BRUCKWOOD HOSPITAL
ALIENATION
SIDE 2:
UK ’79
RED BRIGADES
MILITANT
KILL KILL KILL
P.C.1984
SIDE 3:
LAUGHIN’ AFRAID
RED BRIGADES
ON TV
SIDE 4:
BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.
FRUSTRATION
KANADA KOMMANDO

Wholesale enquiries etc: paco@lavidaesunmus.com

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Leee Black Childers Photo Exhibit

Leee Black Childers photo exhibit at Lethal Amounts

LETHAL AMOUNTS TURNS 1 YEAR OLD!
…and what better way to celebrate than to throw the party of the year!

We are flying out LEEE BLACK CHILDERS to exhibit his critically acclaimed and world renowned photo retrospective show entitled, ” DRAG QUEENS, RENT BOYS, PICK POCKETS, JUNKIES, ROCK STARS AND PUNKS” I cant think of a better event that encapsulates every element Lethal Amounts and our fans appreciate.

Performances by Squeaky Blonde, The Crazy Squeeze, plus surprise guests. DJ Howie Pyro spinning the best music your sick little ears can handle.

This event is in conjuction with Agony Productions and Frame Monster Design Labratory…. contact us if youre interested in sponsoring or participating. info@lethalamounts.com

A little background:
Leee Black Childers is and essential character from New York underground. He started taking photographs very early on but his career really kicked off in 1967 when he became Andy Warhol’s assistant at the Factory, alongside Gerard Malanga and Bridget Polk. Andy was a mentor for and rapidly introduced Leee to many artists and personalities, enabling him to become renowned rock and celebrity photographer.

Leee spent a lot of time at Max’s Kansas City, where many of New York’s poets, painters, musicians, and Andy Warhol’s “superstars” could be seen hanging out.

In 1971, Leee and several actors from the Factory went to London to perform the play “Pork” at the Roundhouse Theater. At an acoustic concert there he met quasi-unknown David and Angie Bowie, who were on a promotional tour for their Hunky Dory album, Lee took up the management of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour, this becoming a full-time employee of the MainMan Company. During this time he made many acquaintances and friends, including The New York Dolls, and took the very first photographs of them, long before they released their first album.

In 1973, he began to work with Mott The Hoople and then Iggy Pop and The Stooges. By the end of 1974 he was a regular at CBGB’s, the mythical club that spawned the American movement. CB’s was frequented by the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, The Dead Boys, Patti Smith and Television. In 1975 Lee was managing the Heartbreakers with Johnny Thunders, whom he had befriended several years earlier.

Leee and The Heartbreakers all went to London the following year and witnesses the soaring of the early British punk movement, with The Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, and the Buzzcocks, among many others.

Throughout all those years, Leee never stopped taking pictures. Most of them were initially meant to be personal photos, and the majority have not been published although they are very significant in terms of music and cultural history. Leee is a living legend and can tell his adventures through his photographs. Dont miss out on this historical event.

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