Explain Totality (version 4)
The Shed
August 15, 2019

The fourth in a series of performances that responds to and interacts with the origins and evolution of hardcore punk. The ensemble traces shifts and distinctions among post-hardcore, hardcore punk, punk, and rock ā€™nā€™ roll with a series of cover songs altered with my own lyrics about my teen years growing up in suburban Northern Virginia. Audience members are invited to sing along, into microphones placed among them.

Bass: Taja Cheek
Guitar: Sean D. Henry-Smith
Drums: Savannah Harris
Vocals: me
ASL interpretation: Aisha Simpson

Photos by Filip Wolak