So, yeah, Punk was alive and well in Austin, Texas in 1982. I was 16 when I left home on my own little adventure and one of the first things I did was head to 6th Street’s Ritz theater to embed myself into the gritty scene. My camera was my ticket to any kind of trouble I wanted to find and get close to. Black Flag played that night, as did the Dicks and the Fudge Tunnels, and a few others. A new movie’s making the rounds, “CBGB,” and so I was reminded of those old photos from that night and scanned them just moments ago to share them with you. I’m sure there are plenty of others, and I’ll find the negatives and share them at another time. I think it’s very true about how pictures actually help to preserve our memories. That night was kind of magical for me. I’m glad I have these photos to spark those memories up again.
Images shot with a Minolta XG-7 on what I’m sure is an Ilford film.