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Punk and Hardcore!

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 5, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

“Everything’s bad, back to the trees!” sang Modrý tanky in the late 1980s. They were one of the groups that led the punk rock revolution in Czechoslovakia between 1979 and 1989. Where and how did the movement begin? Who was involved? What were the punks all about? What did they sing about? What were their concerns? And what were their connections with disproportionately studied phenomena such as underground and alternative? These questions and more will be discussed by some of those who were there: Pavla Jonssonová from the band Dybbuk, Petr Bergmann, an activist and “rabid punk”, and Štěpán Stejskal, who documented the scene with his camera.

The event will be moderated by Radim Kopáč, author of the book Všechno je špatně, zpátky na stromy! Český punk a hardcore v textech 1979–1989 (Everything’s bad, back to the trees! Czech Punk and Hardcore in Texts, 1979–1989), which has just been issue by the Divočina publishing house.


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