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4/18 7 pm - Arts / Entertainment

UPDATED 4/13: Due to popular demand, this exhibition will remain on display through May.

This engrossing exhibit of memorabilia from the regional music scene’s golden era of the 1970s and ’80s will be on display throughout April at Central Library.

Arlington County was a well-known base of operations for many of the musicians and music labels that created a straightforward Mid-Atlantic sound best known through now-legendary bands like Slickee Boys, Minor Threat, Government Issue and later Fugazi.

The artifacts were culled from the DSI Archives, which is affiliated with Arlington-based Dark Self Image Records. View a selection of the flyers, artifacts and news articles on the Library's flickr page.

Learn more about the DC Punk scene on the Banned in DC website, or check out photographer Jim Saah’s archive of DC Punk photos.

The exhibit was inspired by Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, our Arlington Reads 2012 fiction title – a take on growing up and growing old in the digital age, with key scenes taking place during the 1970s San Francisco punk scene. Egan will speak at Central Library on April 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Also in conjunction with Arlington Reads 2012, Central Library will screen the documentary Instrument – Ten Years with the Band Fugazi: A Film by Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. Band Fugazi, on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.