Release Events for "White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race" 9/22-10/6

Release Events for "White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race"
September 22 - October 6

Please come celebrate the publication of Maxwell Tremblay and Stephen Duncombe's new book: White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Just released from Verso, White Riot is a collection of first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk
history on issues of racial identity. This book brings together writing from leading music critics, personal reflections from punk pioneers, scholarly essays from academics, and reports on punk scenes from around the world.

Three events are happening here in NYC:

Thursday, September 22nd, 8pm | BOOK RELEASE PARTY |
Death By Audio | 49 South 2nd Street (between Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn
| L to Bedford

SLEEPiES show (with White Riot co-editor Max Tremblay on the drums), plus discussion with journalist and music writer Siddhartha Mitter and other special guests at the DIY punk space Death by Audio



Sunday, September 18th, 7:30pm | FILM SCREENINGS AND DISCUSSION |
UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave Brooklyn | L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan

A look at the varied voices that have explored punk rock and race in film, featuring selections from Rude Boy, Decline of Western Civilization, Afro-punk, Mas alla de los gritos/Beyond the Screams and The Punks Are Alright

Suggested donation $9


Thursday, October 6th, 7pm | LITERARY LISTENING PARTY | Strand Books |
828 Broadway, New York | near Union Square

Listen to key records that illuminate punk rock’s racial dimensions, and dish with the editors about the ways the Clash, Patti Smith, Black Flag, Los Crudos, Alien Kulture, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Bob Marley and other punks have lived and negotiated racial identity, as they present an “album” of songs treated in the text. Held in the legendary Strand Books’ 3rd floor Rare Book Room.

Buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card to admit two people

"“White Riot—this loud, brilliant collection of rants and critical explosions on race, music, and rebellion—has a radical message that goes far beyond punk: in order to build transformative movements and cultures, we first have to reckon with the riots of our own. ”— Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop