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‘Anarchy in the USA: The Political Implications of Punk Rock Music’

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Alex Theatre

The musical genre punk rock, which rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s, is known for its up-tempo, in-your-face musical stylings, poor guitar playing, and lyrics expressing the angst, dissolution and discontent of American youth. The music, and the attitude and lifestyle that go along with it, have been the building blocks for a youth subculture that has proven effective at delivering liberal political ideology to young America. Steve Gregg, director of programming at Mercyhurst’s Booker T. Washington and Corry campuses, discusses how a musical revolution has become a tool for political revolution. The event is free and open to the public. Call 725-6277 for more information.