While the headline “We shot Dead Kennedys” may start raising flags on CIA and NSA watch lists, our photos show that although some of the Kennedys may be dead (possibly at the hands of the aforementioned agencies), punk is still very much alive.
The fathers of American punk showed the kids at Koko (and their parents) that there is still plenty to be angry about and their music still reflects that attitude. Age has not wearied them.
All photos by Chris Patmore. Not to be reproduced without prior permission.
Dead Kennedys played Koko on August 17, 2014
Chris Patmore is a photographer-designer-writer in order of creative satisfaction, or a designer-writer-photographer in order of current earnings. After becoming totally disillusioned with the world of film journalism he has returned to his first loves: music and photography. Sirius Flatz, manager of Molotov Jukebox, says, “Chris has what one could call a musical eye, capturing bands in their perfect moments.”