october, 2021

fri15oct5:00 pm6:00 pm“Punkhouse in the Deep South” Book Tour5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tonevendor

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“Punkhouse in the
Deep South” Book Tour Storms Tonevendor

On
October 15 at 5:00 pm, Aaron Cometbus and Scott Satterwhite will give a
presentation on their book A Punkhouse in
the Deep South: The Oral History of 309.

Using student
interviews collected before the pandemic, A
Punkhouse in the Deep South
(University Press of Florida) describes the
lives of a Pensacola punk rock community living in one of the country’s oldest
punkhouses—309. Cometbus and Satterwhite’s presentation will offer a glimpse
into the house’s origins and the punks that made the house a home, all the
while creating everything from music to art, and even a few businesses.

What:
Tonevendor hosts Book Release: “Punkhouse in the Deep South”

Who:
Authors Aaron Cometbus and Scott Satterwhite

When:
October 15 at 5:00 pm.

Where:
Tonevendor, 81d King Street, St. Augustine.

*Books
available for purchase.

 

For
more information, please contact Scott Satterwhite at 352-634-2256. For more
information on the book, visit:
University Press of Florida: A Punkhouse
in the Deep South (upf.com)

About the Book

 

Told in personal interviews, this is the
collective story of a punk community in an unlikely town and region, a hub of
radical counterculture that drew artists and musicians from throughout the
conservative South and earned national renown.

 
The house at 309 6th Avenue has long been a
crossroads for punk rock, activism, veganism, and queer culture in Pensacola, a
quiet Gulf Coast city at the border of Florida and Alabama. In this book,
residents of 309 narrate the colorful and often comical details of communal
life in the crowded and dilapidated house over its 30-year existence. Terry
Johnson, Ryan “Rymodee” Modee, Gloria Diaz, Skott Cowgill, and others tell of
playing in bands including This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, operating local businesses
such as End of the Line Cafe, forming feminist support groups, and creating
zines and art.            

 
Each voice adds to the picture of a lively
community that worked together to provide for their own needs while making a
positive, lasting impact on their surrounding area. Together, these
participants show that punk is more than music and teenage rebellion. It is
about alternatives to standard narratives of living, acceptance for the
marginalized in a rapidly changing world, and building a sense of family from
the ground up.

 
Including photos by Cynthia Connolly and Mike
Brodie, A Punkhouse in the Deep South illuminates many
individual lives and creative endeavors that found a home and thrived in one of
the oldest continuously inhabited punkhouses in the United States.  

 

About the
authors:

 
Aaron Cometbus has been publishing the zine Cometbus since
1981. He is the author of many books, including Double Duce and I
Wish There Was Something That I Could Quit
Scott Satterwhite is
a historian, educator, and journalist who teaches writing and literature at the
University of West Florida. Cometbus and Satterwhite are former residents of
the 309 punkhouse.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Tonevendor

81d King Street

Phone Number

904-342-7981

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