Growing up as a punk rocker in the early 1980s had its brutal realities as well as its fantasies. To coincide with the release of his photographic book documenting life as a cultural outsider – and focusing specifically on the role of Black Flag as an icon for the generation – Stewart Dean Ebersole turns Barred For Life into a specially printed exhibition this month. Made up of striking black and white photographs by Jared Calstadi and Ebersole himself, complimented by a DIY fanzine-style layout by Matt Smith, the exhibition explores the realities of life as a punk rocker in a time where punk rock was far from socially accepted. Ebersole will be making an exclusive appearance on the opening evening to talk about the project’s six-year process and share his own punk tales, including getting to interview Black Flag themselves. Wristbands will also be available for access to the official aftershow party, which includes live performances from Mob Rules, Moloch, Thawed Out and Sump.

Exhibition and talk Fri 10 May – Sat 11 May, V Revolution, 88 Oldham Street, M4 1LF, Fri 7pm – 10pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, FREE,; Aftershow Sat 11 May, Satan’s Hollow, 101 Princess Street, M1 6DD, 6pm – 9.30pm, FREE with wristband, small charge without,

Fri 10 May - Sat 11 May
Hannah Phillips
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Fri 10 May 2013