RUBY RAY Book Release & Signings May 29 2013

As staff photographer for seminal San Francisco punk fanzine Search & Destroy, RUBY RAY shot up-close-and-personal some of the best artists from the era. WILLIAM BURROUGHS, THE SEX PISTOLS, DEVO, X, DEAD KENNEDYS, FLIPPER – all were caught in Ray's lens. 

This first-time collection, From the Edge of the World: California Punk, 1977-1981, comes with an introduction by celebrated English rock critic Jon Savage. Over 100 photos + bonus CD of 16 bands from the scene including GERMS, THE ZEROS, THE DILS, THE AVENGERS, CRIME, THE SCREAMERS, CHROME, THE BAGS, MUTANTS, FACTRIX, THE SLEEPERS, NEGATIVE TREND, NOH MERCY, PINK SECTION, THE OFFS, and Z'EV.

Join us in celebrating the release with book signings at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco on Saturday, June 8th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles on Friday, June 28th and Stranded in Oakland Sunday, June 30th. The Stranded event will have live music by John Doe (X) and Penelope Houston (THE AVENGERS). Spread the word.

Exene Cervenka (X). Photo by RUBY RAY.

Paul Roessler / Tomata Du Plenty (THE SCREAMERS). Photo by RUBY RAY.

Audience participation at THE DILS’ show; Danny Furious (THE AVENGERS) / Will Shatter (NEGATIVE TREND / FLIPPER) / Chip Kinman (THE DILS). Photo by RUBY RAY.