Punk rockers celebrate 20th anniversary

June 26, 2013 by  

A four-day celebration of punk music will commence in Berkeley at 6:00 pm this Friday, June 28, and should be well worth the 20-minute drive for fans of the genre from Lafayette.

The event takes its name from the hardcore band Torches to Rome, which originated in the Bay area and celebrates the origination of punk culture and music.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the family of Sarah Kirsch, the Pacific Center for Growth, the San Francisco Trans March, and to the legal bills of Joseph Mattson.

Bands performing include Punch, Constatine Sankathi, Fred Thomas, Big Crux, Holy and The Exquisites, and Sourpatch. The event will be held at The Gilman, 924 Gilman Street.

Another anniversary will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 29. The 35th anniversary of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco.

The festival features the performances of Bolivia Corazón De América, which features Andean panpipes and elaborate head pieces during their performances.

Charlotte Moraga is a Kathak soloist who performs an Indian dance set to a rare nine beat structure.

Dimensions Dance Theater will celebrate western and central African music and dance, while the El Wah Movement Dance Theatre demonstrates Haitian styles of dance adapted to a traditional prayer chant.

Urban dancing is represented by the Urban Jazz Dance Company and includes Antoine Hunter doing a solo performance of American Sign Dance. All events can best be publicized through the use of poster printing, which also provides concertgoers and dance patrons with souvenirs.