Come join us, y’all
THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:
Austin’s Music Scene in the 1970s
This free public event celebrates the Wittliff exhibition Armadillo Rising, which documents the breakout years of the Austin music scene. After an opening reception, the program will feature a Armadillo World Headquarters founder EDDIE WILSON and music journalist JOE NICK PATOSKI, who will discuss the extraordinary times in the Armadillo’s history as the cosmic capital of Austin’s burgeoning music scene. They will be joined by cultural historian JASON MELLARD, who will serve as moderator.
UPDATE! – A portion of the documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Armadillo World Headquarters by MARK HANNA and RICHARD GAYLORD, will be shown during this event!
The Wittliff’s Homegrown music poster exhibition catalog, which includes an essay by Patoski titled “It All Started Here,” will be available for purchase, as well as other books by the participants, who will sign copies after the discussion.
ATTENDEES are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information including parking instructions.
For special assistance or questions, call 512-245-2313, ext. 0.
[Image] Detail of closing-night poster for the orginal Armadillo World Headquarters, © 1980, Micael Priest