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As the name implies, this music is that intersection where the spartan values and energy of meets the intelligence, ambition and futurism of . Movements under the “art punk” umbrella include , , and among others, even though the identifier “art punk” is not as commonly used as those terms. Some notable art punk bands include Joy Division, Mission of Burma, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and At the Drive-In.

Art Punk’s earliest roots are a number of late 1960s and early 1970s groups who combined abrasive sounds with avant-garde ideas derived from modern classical music and experimentation with electronic sounds and other strange instruments. The earliest of these groups were the The Velvet Underground, made up of close associates of pop artist Andy Warhol, and Pink Floyd as lead by Syd Barrett, both groups important progenitors of in a greater sense. Groups who followed directly in their wake, like Hawkwind and Roxy Music, who featured a young Brian Eno in their lineup, were very influential to art punk specifically, as were a number of darker, noisier groups, like The 13th Floor Elevators, and the German movement consisting of Can and Neu! among others, which placed a premium on minimalism and the integration of electronic elements, most prominently the synthesizer, into rock music.

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Big HauntConcert
Mississippi Studios
Portland, United States
45.55144 -122.675848

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Thursday 9 October 2014
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HomebodyConcert
The Savoy at Curtis Park
Denver, United States
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Friday 10 October 2014
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VolcanoesConcert
The Luminary Center for the Arts
St Louis, United States
38.60728 -90.269176
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Saturday 11 October 2014
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PINKWASHConcert
The Hi-Fi (formerly DO317 Lounge)
Indianapolis, United States

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Sunday 12 October 2014
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The Basement
Columbus OH, United States
39.969416 -83.009723

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Wednesday 15 October 2014
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Philadelphia PA, United States
39.96905 -75.134321

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