The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our first exploration of “Music & Movements: The Queer Roots of Punk Rock“ on Saturday, December 9 @ 3:00PM.
In the early 1970s, outsiders of all sorts—artists and musicians, gay and straight, trans and cis– met in bars and galleries in major cities across America. A new music and culture arose that would eventually be called punk rock. But as the definition of punk solidified, the influence of gay, lesbian, and transgender people was forgotten. Come listen and learn about punk’s queer roots.
3pm — Mike Huber will discuss his experiences and his analysis of “The Queer Roots of Punk Rock” at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul
4pm — We gather to listen to the music discussed at A Greener Read Bookstore, 506 Kenny Rd., St. Paul
Mike Huber was the drummer for Mercury Rev and John’s Black Dirt. He is a children’s book author, puppeteer, and storyteller. He is the author of Embracing Rough and Tumble Play: Teaching with the Body in Mind (2016, Redleaf) and six picture books including The Amazing Erik (2014, Redleaf Lane). He is the co-host of the weekly podcast “Teaching with the Body in Mind.”