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Punk Rock can be seriously misunderstood and disregarded if you just assume they are just scary looking and angry.
"924 Gilman Street (named after its street address) is an American all-ages, not for profit, collectively organized music club usually referred to by its fans simply as "The Gilman." It is located in the West Berkeley area about a mile and a half west of the North Berkeley BART station and a quarter-mile west of San Pablo Avenue, at the corner of 8th Street and Gilman..This band and then their spin off band Rancid (minus Jesse) were from the little town next to Berkeley where I was born -Albany.
There are three main rules for patrons:
The staff will not book or support racist, misogynistic, anti-homosexual, or major-label bands for performances. For a band to be booked there, they must first send in a copy of their lyrics to the venue. Members who espouse racist, mysogynistic or homophobic viewpoints, beliefs contrary to the Gilman street rules, or are representatives of major labels are effectively declared persona non-grata, as well as anyone who brings and/or deals drugs or alcohol on the premises." [source wiki]
- No drugs
- No alcohol
- No violence
It is a decade off my generation's genre, but I explored all aspects of music through the years.
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