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The Best Events on the Suncoast This Week

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The ABC 7 Event calendar is just the ticket for planning  Fun and Excitement on the Suncoast every week.

We list events from across Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hardee and DeSoto counties.

The Best Events on the Suncoast Week include:


Selby Gallery I:

Low Fidelity: Still Photographs by Bobby Grossman 1975-1983

August 13-September 20, 2014

Bobby Grossman’s sharp eye and warm personality made him an insider, photographing the major players and characters that made up the new wave “punk” era in New York in the mid 70s to early 80s as a professional but also as a friend. With over 25 photographs of the musicians, artists, writers and performers who changed pop culture – including such icons as Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, Basquiat, Warhol, and Burroughs – Grossman presents his unique vision of that time and place along with three present day collaborations with Japanese “Millenial” artist, Choco Moo.

Bobby Grossman is an artist and photographer. He was born in Manhattan, grew up in Westchester, NY and earned his BFA at The Rhode Island School of Design. In 1976 Grossman moved to New York City and took up residency at the Hotel Chelsea. Working as a freelancer by day he quickly found his way to Warhol’s famed Factory on Union Square where he was regarded as an insider. He soon became a regular presence, documenting the scene at CBGB and eventually the Mudd Club. Before long Grossman’s reputation as a contributing photographer to both major publications and underground journals became well established.

Selby Gallery II:

Underground Forces: Target Video 1977-1984

August 13-September 20, 2014

Underground Forces: Target Video 1977-1984

There will be three 90-minute shows from the Target Video archive with each show focused on a different region: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York/Europe running continuously. These videos were recently screened at The Getty Museum, The Cinefamily and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Live footage of featured bands from San Francisco include: The Dead Kennedys, Tuxedomoon, The Mutants, The Avengers, The Sleepers, Negative Trend, Crime at San Quentin and much more; bands from LA include, The Dils, The Wierdos, The Screamers, The Go Go’s, Devo, X, Minutemen, The Plugz, and more;and bands from NY/Europe include: Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, Bush Tetras, DNA, Contortions, Ramones, Cramps, Siouxie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Lydia Lunch, the Stranglers, the Bad Brains, and more.

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