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    Live Music and Dead Clubs: a visual history through T-shirts

    Presented by at South Austin Popular Culture Center

    December 1 - December 23, 2012


    Live Music and Dead Clubs: a visual history through T-shirts

    December 1st marks the opening of SouthPop’s holiday exhibit Live Music and Dead Clubs: a visual history through t-shirts.

    Music. T-shirts. Rock n Roll Images. A modest article of clothing, the T-shirt, can tell a real story. Of bands, clubs, musical and artistic performances, political events or what ever happens to be on someone’s mind that shows up in print for all to see.

    The 1960s brought a proliferation of t-shirts printed with slogans and when touring bands and performance venues adopted the t-shirt as a merchandise item, there began a phenomena akin to the music poster. It is possible to trace a part of the music scene simply by displaying the shirts. These particular t-shirts range in time from the early 1970s to this year. Shown in this special exhibit are items like the shirt on loan from Freddie Krc from BW Stevenson’s performance during the first season of Austin City Limits. Other t-shirt collectors contributing to the exhibit are George Majewski and Henry Gonzalez. SouthPop includes shirts from its permanent collection in the show.

    Production Assistant Carla Clark, along with intern Michele Fink, assisted Executive Director Leea Mechling in collecting, cleaning, documenting and photographing the shirts included in the exhibit. Over 130 shirts will be on display with a special tribute to the Austinatious t-shirt printing crew Slow Printing.

    The exhibit opens December 1st with a reception that starts at 7:09pm. Tex Thomas will amaze with musical entertainment.

    This exhibit will be on display through December 23rd. The South Austin Popular Culture Center is located at 1516-B South Lamar.

    Please come on out to the reception! Remember about the parking: best to park on Collier Street and walk the short distance around the corner to the Center.

    For more information contact the Center: 512-440-8318 or by email:

    South Austin Popular Culture Center

    1516 South Lamar
    Austin, TX 78704

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    Admission Info:

    Free! Donations gratefully accepted.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Thursday through Sunday 1 - 6pm and by appointment or chance

    Phone: 512.440.8318

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