FLYERSIDE, An exhibition of flyers, showlists, posters, zines, and memorabilia, from Chicago’s Punk Scene, will have an opening reception on Friday, November 4th at CHIPRC.
From their facebook invite: Throughout the month of November, the Chicago Publishers Resource Center, hosts an exhibition of flyers, ephemera and memories that take a look back on the Chicago Punk scene from the late 90s and early 2000s. The Flyerside exhibit will be a backdrop for all CHIPRC public programming occurring in November. A selection of events is booked to look back on this time, share memories, and welcome the public to the exhibition.
The punk scene in the late nineties precedes social media and today’s ability to instantly share information. This was a time when you could call a punk hotline for information about local bands and shows. Information was disseminated by word of mouth and printed show listings. News was available by outlets like Underdog Zine. This exhibit aims to share this time through a display of flyers, zines, stickers, set lists, posters and select public events. All materials on display are generously on loan from community have opened their personal archives. Flyerside welcomes all, from those who helped shaped this time period to those who can appreciate the paths set before.
Musicians and members of the community have also lent themselves to the supporting programming. There will be a screening of the documentary No Delusions which interviews members of Chicago’s Hardcore scene, incorporating footage from interviews and venues around the city. Record label Hewhocorrupts Inc. will host a pop-up record fair, gathering other small independent music labels to offer copies of their back catalog to patrons. Other events include a movie night of live footage from bands, zine workshops and more.
The opening reception is Friday, November 4, 7pm at CHIPRC, located at 858 N. Ashland Ave. The event is open to the public, asking a small donation of $5 to support the exhibit at CHIPRC. The exhibit will be on accessible during CHIPRC Open Hours, every Sunday in November from 12-5pm. For information on all Flyerside public programming, visit chiprc.org/calendar.