"Penelope Houston is one of the most magnetic and figures in early West Coast punk rock, but also an artist who moved on from punk to create a varied and enduring musical career as a singer songwriter," notes Wolf. "Her post-punk music explores new wave, neo-folk, glam pop and other intriguing genres. In this talk, Penelope and I will discuss what it was like to be part of early punk rock, the enduring appeal of punk as both music and myth, the musical limits of punk, the danger of nostalgia, and the role of adventure and exploration in the development of her music and visual art."
Find out what makes this woman tick: The evening opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. before the talk at 6:30; admission is $5 to $10 (or $1 for students with an ID). Reserve tickets at www.mcadenver.org or call 303-298-7554 for
Wed., May 30, 6:30 p.m., 2012