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"Vex" Influence Maps Downtown

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 12:13PM
Rock Map Ed Fuentes

Downtown's place in female punk history is recorded in this map from the show "Vexing."

The Claremont Museum of Art includes this map as part of the exhibition for 'Vexing: Female Voices From East L.A. Punk,' co-curated by Pilar Thompkins. As you can see, Downtown’s Arts District and Chinatown are well represented in the history and the legacy of East L.A. female punk rock musicians from the 70s and early 80s.

The show is named after “The Vex,” the music club once housed within East Los Angeles’ Self Help Graphics and Art. The show's worth a trip for those interested in the history of music.

Claremont Museum of Art / 536 W. 1st Street / Claremont, CA 91711


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