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    October 24th, 2011BarryConference

    At the Incubate DIY conference 2011, English punk legend Steve Ignorant was interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s aesthetic and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.

    In 1977 Ignorant co-founded, together with Penny Rimbaud, the anarcho-punk band Crass. With Crass, Steve Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the Do-it-yourself movement, and therefore a major influence on the punk movement. Crass was one of the first bands to arrange their own concerts and record sales without interference from the music industry and asked fans to make their own merchandise.

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    September 6th, 2011BarryConference

    Next week at the Incubate DIY Conference, John Robb, writer, BBC commentator and singer of the band Goldblade will do an interview with Steve Ignorant, one of the founders of legendary anarcho-punkband Crass. With Crass, Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the DIY movement, and therefore a major influence on the punk movement. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The

    Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s aesthetic and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.

    In advance to the interview between Ignorant and Robb, Dutch punk rockband Antillectual (who played Incubate last year) put down some questions for John Robb on paper about… Well, DIY and punk rock of course, but also on the digital revolution, the traditional music industry, The Ramones (so, punk rock again), the social contents of new bands, piracy and the corporate world, cutbacks on art and music funding and the legacy of Crass.

    Check out the first part of the interview at the Eerste Hulp Bij Plaatopnamen website. The introduction is in Dutch, but the interview is in English. The second

    part will appear online tomorrow. Interested in hearing more? Join us next week, September 16 at the DIY Conference. Be sure to get a ticket in advance here.

    Here”s a short piece of the interview:

    There is still lots of young people thinking and feeling things: the student demonstrations, the anti-globalization movement, it may not be in the charts but who gives a fuck about the

    charts? I think the gains made by the counter culture are so much part of the mainstream now that no-one notices them any more, they seem normal.”

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    August 3rd, 2011BarryConference

    “Where are the angry young men and women of today who are saying: ‘this is all fucking wrong’, you know? What happened to that voice?

    It’s all sort of gone.”

    At the Incubate DIY Conference on September 16, 2011, punk legend Steve Ignorant will be interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. With Crass, Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the DIY movement, and therefore a major influence in the punk scene. At the conference, they’ll discuss DIY, Crass’/Steve’s ethics and Steve’s autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.

    There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film

    directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of the anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band”s past the film focuses on their current activities.

    The film addresses the origins and aesthetic of Crass, and the DIY aspects of the band. About how

    the backgrounds of the musicians differed from each other, the artworks, the message, the way of living that surrounded the band and how it all come together. We also hear Steve Ignorant talking about how Joe Strummer turned him into forming his own band.

    You can watch the entire documentary below. It includes Dutch subtitles.

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