Self-consciously rebellious and defiant, punk rock emerged in the 1970s as a subculture that rejected what it saw as the overblown and outdated mythology of rock and roll history dominated by male performers. This new punk attitude opened doors for women to actively engage rock and roll culture in fresh and exciting ways. From Patti Smith to Bikini Kill, Siouxie Sioux to L7, female musicians claimed punk as their own into the 1980s and 1990s and created music that challenged listeners to listen in a new way, to challenge long held beliefs and to redefine the position of women in society.
This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rock and Roll Night School will also be streamed LIVE on rockhall.com
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.