About This Research Guide
This research guide gathers together information and resources from the collections of the Corcoran Library and elsewhere about the topics addressed in the exhibition Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, on view February 23, 2013 -- April 7, 2013. Each of the main topics of the exhibition has its own page of information, which you can access using the tabs above. Each page offers books, articles, videos, and links to the Corcoran's library databases about that specific topic. For further assistance, please feel free to contact a library staff member in person, by phone, or by email using the links found at left.
Special Events for Pump Me Up
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013: Curator's Talk: Roger GastmanTo complement Pump Me Up, the exhibition he curated, graffiti historian Roger Gastman discusses the street art of Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Mar 2, 2013: Family Day 2013: Families Rock!Activities for the entire family relating to the Pump Me Up exhibition, including face painting, poster and T-shirt making, breakdancing, lessons from the Scratch DJ Academy, and tours of the galleries.
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013: Ian MacKaye and Roger Gastman in ConversationMacKaye sits down with Pump Me Up curator Roger Gastman to discuss growing up in the capital, the culture and energy of the city in the 1980s, and the legacy of D.C.’s punk rock music scene.
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013: The Legacy of GlobeJoin Bob Cicero, owner of Baltimore's legendary show card printer, Globe Poster Printing Corp.; John Lewis, Arts and Culture Editor at Baltimore Magazine; and Mary Mashburn, printmaking instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art for a gallery talk on
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013: Bustin' Loose: Stories from D.C.'s Underground Music ScenesIley Brown, II (discographer, writer, promoter and DJ), 9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz, D.C. Go-Go and hip-hop figure DJ Kool, and musician Alec MacKaye share stories from these two underground music scenes and discuss their origins, folkways, and parallels
Monday, Mar 18, 2013: Go-Go Music: The History and Evolution of DC’s Legendary BeatJoin Kip Lornell, Adjunct Professor of American Music and Ethnomusicology at George Washington University and co-author of The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C., as he chronicles the development and ongoing popularity of Go-Go music.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013: DIY DC During the 1980s, Washington’s go-go and punk scenes adhered to different sets of cultural rules, yet both shared a staunchly DIY approach. This panel discussion will explore the music and gang cultures of pre-gentrification D.C.