The other day Keira and I headed over to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver for a mini-adventure. My main focus was the JEM Gallery, so I could pick up Bev Davies‘ Punk Rock Calendar.
This is the second calendar that Bev has released, 2007’s “Nardwuwar the Human Serviette vs Bev Davies” being the first.
There are few photographers in this wonderful world who have taken pictures of both 60s garage punk legends, The Barbarians and hardcore heroes, The Dead Kennedys. In fact, I challenge you to find one! And if you did, it would be Vancouver, BC Canada’s Bev Davies. [Nardwuar]
The calendar I bought is #122 of 500 made and each photo is removable so when the year’s over I can put them in a frame and display my very own Bev Davies snapshots. Artists featured in the calendar include: Buddy Selfish, D.O.A., No Exit, The Bill of Rights, Modernettes, The Dishrags, East Van Halen, Death Sentence, The Pointed Sticks, Los Popularos, Rude Norton, The Young Canadians, Subhumans.
“…The photos are from a time, a place, and I hope if you were there, and I know lots of you were, that you will enjoy these photos. For you people who missed it, weren’t born yet, or were doing something else, welcome.” – Bev Davies.
They’re available at the JEM Gallery, located at 225 East Broadway, which is in itself is pretty amazing (I spent some time coveting the fridge magnets that featured old neon signs of Vancouver).
I highly recommend that you pick up this piece of punk AND Vancouver history (for under $20).