Punk Rock the Vote at Blasco Library

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Punk Rock the Vote at Blasco Library by Ryan Smith

Saturday, Sept. 17

Punk rock and politics go together like dark chocolate and coarse salt … like peanut butter and pickles … like Ren and Stimpy – dichotomous, no doubt, but somehow just right.

As for our local libraries, they’re there for learning, for thinking, for growing, and for grooming an active voice in the world around you.

And now, Erie’s flagship public repository of knowledge, the beautiful Blasco Library, is also there to Punk Rock the Vote.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Blasco – and its same staffers behind the awesome, ongoing Local Music Project – are hosting their second event: a get-out-the-vote initiative featuring an afternoon full of punk-adelic fun for a beyond worthy cause. There’ll be important information, instructive discussions, and the opportunity to register to vote; performances by Erie’s Diesel Houdini, Sonic Medusa, and Dysmorphia; and tasty local food truck vittles from The Cluck Truck and Wiener Takes All.

“The main purpose of this event is to raise voter awareness, provide a venue where folks who aren’t registered to vote can easily get registered, and to provide a little bit of voter education,” says one of its organizers, Jessica Makowski. “Representatives from the League of Women Voters and Voter Registration will be here to provide info and to help people register.”

Punk rock, politics, and the library: cool. – Ryan Smith

Noon to 4 p.m. // 160 E. Front St. // facebook.com/eriemusicproject

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