Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Damned to Screen in Paris this Fall




This Fall, "New Rose", Joe Rees/TargetVideo77's piece on the classic, first wave punk band, the Damned, will screen in Paris as part of the "Europunk" exhibit at the Cité de la Musique.  The museum is located in the La Villette Quarter of the 19th arrondissement.  Looks like Public Image Ltd and the Buzzcocks will be playing as well at the end of October.  We hope to set up another Target show outside the museum atmosphere that will be a full TargetVideo77 tour through American and European classic punk rock.  We'd love to do a club show with a touring band of like mind.  That's what works best for the audience, we think. Any old schoolers out there touring??  Let us know if you will be in Paris....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

LISTEN TONIGHT! Tony Kinman on WSLR "Spirit of Punk" radio show





Hey!  Listen to Jill Hoffman's radio show tonight on WSLR!

Tonight, May 9, 2013 9PM ET / 6PM PT hear punk legend, Tony Kinman.  Tony's bass playing and vocals are well known.  Best known for his bands the Dils, Rank And File. Blackbird and Cowboy Nation (all with his brother, Chip Kinman) and later Los Trendy, he also spent some time playing with the Avengers.  Target caught one such Avengers gig at the Temple Beautiful in black and white video thanks to Joe.  Joe was always there, recording.

Besides The Dils, Blackbird was always one of my favorites.  Brothers Kinman were using drum machines when it was VERY uncool.  KMFDM did a good remix of "Class War" that's well worth checking out not to mention the great cover DOA did of the tune. But I liked them all, RAF in all its various lineups, Los Trendy, and Chip's PCH.

Check out some great links above about Tony and Chip and learn some more! They were covered by many others including the Everly Brothers, Mike Watt (with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Eddie Vedder on the old Jon Stewart show,) and more.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blogging to Catch Up in 2012

Jackie Sharp & Joe Rees at Annie Wharton Gallery


Ok, so it's been a year since my last post.  A lot has been going on but I've just not been driven to blog about it until now.  So sue me. Time brings perspective, eh? Well, maybe.

Here's a pic of me and Joe at the Annie Wharton Gallery opening.  If you missed the exhibit, you really missed a good one: an entire black room with a couch and beer for the sole purpose of viewing Black Flag. All you folks requesting Black Flag could have had it all. Let me know if you made it by the gallery.  Joe pulled some large format prints from the Target Video footage for purchase.

Last October through January, MOCA's exhibition, "Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 was up.   Paul Schimmel did an incredible job curating over 130 artists. In the exhibit, Target Video blared in its own theater with a 20 minute show.  Mark Pauline also had a piece in the show and there was a ton of Black Flag imagery courtesy of Raymond Pettibon. The museum had our old pal, Bruce Conner's (RIP,) Mabuhay photos up in the show as well.

For the greater part of last year I worked with MOCA, Aandrea Stang and Paul Schimmel to bring together some great bands for a live show to close the exhibit.  At the end of January, during the "LA Goes Live" week of " Pacific Standard Time" (Google it),  X, Dead Kennedys and the Avengers put on an incredible outdoor show at the museum in Little Tokyo.  Each band was amazing, as usual. They all, always deliver great performances.

Jackie Sharp, John Doe, Trudie & KK Barrett, Dewey Peek at MOCA "Under the Big Black Sun" Live show. Photo by Lynda Burdick.

 The next generation got a glimpse of the past as I took Chip Kinman's son, Guilliano Scarfo (aka Dewey Peek,) around to meet some of his heroes.  Guilliano's band, The Peeks, are really one of the next great LA bands.  These guys are still in high school and already have a following.  Watch for them!

Cliff Roman & Bruce Barf at the Dix Denney art opening, Sancho Gallery, Echo Park, CA
Photo by Jackie Sharp.

Another event that slipped by unnoticed here until now, the Dix Denney art show opening at the Sancho Gallery in Echo Park.  It was a chilly, rainy evening last November that brought out the crowd for the opening.  Behind the gallery Don Bolles spun music and bands played once it quit raining.  Joe made it down to LA for the opening and we ran into Cliff & Grace Roman and Bruce Barf all former Weirdos.  Dix's art was great and I think he sold several pieces that night. A fun night.

Tony Kinman & Chip Kinman at Jackie's birthday party at the Red Door. 
Photo by Jackie Sharp.

So February comes along and so does my birthday.  Party at The Red Door included the Kinman brothers and their wives, Kristie White and Lisa Reed, Cliff & Grace Roman,Trudie Barrett, Lisa Fancher, Hank Ford and plenty of other great friends.  We had a great chance to catch up and relax.

Joe, Jackie & Jill at the SF Punk Reunion, September 15, 2012

Finally, a couple of weeks ago Jill and I drove up to SF for the SF Punk Reunion. We met up with Joe and had a great 3 days getting together with old friends and got to see some great music.  So many bands played.  Though I didn't get to see them all, I did catch the Zeros, the Mutants, the Offs, Noh Mercy, and Avengers.  I'll get to posting on that later.  Chi Chi, Peter Urban and the rest of "The Committee" did a great job pulling everything together.  They made it possible for so many friends to meet up again after many years.  Ruby Ray curated a great photo exhibit for the show.  Jill, Ruby, Sue Brisk, Chester Simpson, James Stark, and many other photographers participated with fantastic work.  Joe, Jill and I also got a chance to get to SFMOMA to see the Cindy Sherman show which was outstanding.  Sunday Joe had to fly off to Austin, TX for a Target show, so he missed the great night at the Bottom of the Hill club with Noh Mercy, the Avengers and the Mutants.  That night was just like the old days, lots of friends and noise... almost like the Mab.

Bruce Pollack, Jill Hoffman Kowal, Bruce Slesiger at the Bottom of the Hill, SF, CA September 16, 2012.
 Photo by Jackie Sharp

While Jill and I were quite busy with the rest of the reunion, Joe put on a great show at the Alamo in Austin.  We should be back there in a few months with more great footage!

Poster by Joe Rees.


Am I back on track blogging? Dunno. Do check back and find out!





Friday, December 30, 2011

Annie Wharton Galley show closes Jan. 13th



TargetVideo's exhibit at the Annie Wharton Gallery in West Hollywood will be closing on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.  Don't miss you chance to view Target's work in this unique gallery setting.  Two installations of single channel video present two of the many, varied viewing experiences Target has engaged in over the decades.  The first is a large wall projection surrounded by ephemera from the period.  The second is  a black room with a couch that plays only Black Flag videos.  Yes, the TV party approach.  Included in a wall of punk posters are large format prints pulled from select TargetVideo's.  These are for sale through the gallery.

http://www.anniewhartonlosangeles.com/home.html

Friday, December 2, 2011

Big Live Punk Show at MOCA in January, 2012


The Avengers/TargetVideo77

X,  the Dead Kennedys and the Avengers will play a one night, "member's only" concert at Geffen/MOCA in downtown LA on January 28, 2012. The show's outside, and January's pretty cold in LA. Let's hope for good weather and a warm coat.  It will be an outstanding night of classic punk!

If you want buy tickets you need to be a member of MOCA, but joining is easy.  

Go to http://www.moca.org/black_sun/ for more details and to buy tickets.  When you click on the buy tickets button they will let you join if you are not already a member.  

The galleries will be open that night and you can check out TargetVideo77's great exhibit in the museum and pieces by others including Mark Pauline and Raymond Pettibon.  Be there!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

3 Greats at MOCA's "Under the Big Black Sun"


Mark Pauline, Alan Scarritt & Joe Rees back together again!
The opening for MOCA's "Under the Big Black Sun" exhibition in downtown LA brought together three Bay Area greats after many years.  Mark Pauline thrilled onlookers with demonstrations of his creation while Joe and Alan discussed the bands in the TargetVideo77 piece as well as old times back in the neighborhood.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

MOCA Exhibit: "Under the Big Black Sun"


"Crossroads" (1976) Bruce Conner

The Member's opening for this great exhibit is Friday, September 30 at 8pm.  It's at Geffen/MOCA in Little Tokyo in downtown LA. The TargetVideo77 piece is going to be great.  You've got plenty of time to become a member of MOCA so that you can get the invite to this pre-opening event. Special guests, dj's etc.  If you become a member you'll be set for special announcements and events surrounding the show until it's close in February 2012.  Believe me, you'll kick yourself if you don't become a member!  JOIN MOCA NOW!!!