Permacounterculture

Launched: 2016

Press:  PLANTPOP by Leon Guantón,  WAMU by Ally Schweitzer,  Washingtonian by Sarah Stodder,  SHIFT by Fuyumi Saito,  DC Music Download by Jordan Snowden,  Washington City Paper by Capps, Kriston,  Washington Post by Mark Jenkins,  Riot Fest  and  On Tap Magazine

Taking its namesake from the ecological notion of ‘permaculture,’ characterized by its reciprocal self-sufficiency and community ethics, Permacounterculture synthesized DC punk music, urban farming, and diverse communities to advocate for food justice in rapidly-gentrifying Washington, DC. The project catalyzed points of connection between local cultures to convey the strength of community through history and potential for regrowth.

Permacounterculture finds its momentum once the wheatgrass is juiced into free shots that energize the performers, the audience, and the wider DC community as a whole. 


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Bands: 
Saturday, August 13 : LITERALS + HEATWAVE + UNKNOWN THREAT  + SMART HEARTS
Thursday, August 25 : EARTH GIRLS + SEM HASTRO + BLACK ON BLACK CRIMES
Friday, September 9 : SEDATIVE + DISINFECTANT + PINK FILM

Project Management by: Nicole Dowd and Rebekah Pineda

Contributions by: 
Sarah O'Donoghue, Chris Moore, Kohei Urakami, Alexander Dowd, Sarah Puralewski, Tef Reese, Emanuel Cooper, Beck Levy, Hannah Eliasoph, Kenzi Waddell, Hillary Rochon, Andy Clark, Joana Stilwell, Farrah Skeiky, Joseph Shaikewitz and many more!

Donors:
Paul So, Philip Barlow, Monica Bose, Stephen Hrutka, Victoria Reis, Reed Dunlea, Christine Bang, Erik Moe, and Jeremy Ney

Support from:  
The Awesome Foundation DC
City Orchard: Bread for the City
DC Punk Archive
Damaged City
Hamiltonian Gallery

In-Kind Support from
Washington Project for the Arts  
The Home Depot (Rhode Island Ave, DC)
&Pizza (U street, DC)
Mellow Mushroom (Adams Morgan, DC)
Timber Pizza Co.