Relive Richmond’s ’80s punk scene through vintage show flyers at Plan 9

Show flyers and scene photography will be on display at the Carytown music store through Saturday.

They were once a staple of Richmond streets–especially along the West Grace Street corridor–now largely swallowed up by VCU. Punk music venues dotted the street, especially the 800-900 block of Grace.

A few notable area venues included The Back Door, Benny’s, Casablanca, The Cha Cha Palace, The Clubhouse, The Copa, and Domino’s Doghouse, according to blogger F.T. Rea.

This week, in what organizers call a “loosely curated” exhibit, a selection of posters promoting punk rock shows in Richmond in the 1980s are on display at Plan 9 Music in Carytown.

A scene photography collection featuring the works of Cindy Hicks and Thurston Howes will be presented “in glorious black and white.”

The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 14th.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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