Saturday Sept 24

Presented in Celebration of the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture:



$22 Adv/ $25 DOS Mainstage / Doors at 9:00


Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered musical pioneers. But it wasn't until recently – when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby's attic to Drag City HQ nearly 30 years after Death's heyday – that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them. Luckily that tape did make its way out of the attic, and we're all better for it.