Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts Punk Rock 1977 at Metropolis


The Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts Punk Rock 1977: The Sound of Genius at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

In a program specially developed for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, the hosts of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, will discuss 1977, the year punk music emerged from London and New York.

Punk rock, which has proven influential on everything that’s followed, erupted in those two cities out of an uneasy stew of economic inequality, racial tensions, budding anger, and a sense that we all had “no future” — a time, in other words, not unlike today.

This program is part of the Arlington Heights One Book, One Village community read event series, and will be presented at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in front of a live audience as part of partnership between the library and Metropolis.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Register yourself and a guest at EXPLORE PUNK ROCK IN 1977 WITH WBEZ’S SOUND OPINIONS or by calling 847-392-0100. No library card required.

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