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This Is Not A Step
924 Gilman
Berkeley, CA
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This Is Not A Step
PLEASE NOTE: These passes include entry to the shows at Gilman on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, NOT THURSDAY at 1234 Go!

This Is Not A Step: Celebrating 20 years of More Than Music

Passes are $36 + fee and include entry to the shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 924 Gilman.

Please bring your 924 Gilman membership card or purchase one at the event for $2.

June 28/29/30 at 924 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA

(An additional show is at 1234 Go! in Oakland on June 27)

A weekend of Politics, Music and Community.



Friday at Gilman:

Constatine Sankathi
Fred Thomas
Big Crux
The Exquisites
Street Eaters

Saturday at Gilman:

Los Crudos
Talk Is Poison
No Statik
Coke Bust
Permanent Ruin
Hunting Party

Sunday at Gilman:

Iron Lung
The Body
Neon Piss
Subservient Fuck

***Schedule subject to change***

Workshops, Speakers and other fun stuff:

Josh Ploeg - Vegan Snack Attack After-Party

Andy Cornell - "Subculture and Politics: Lessons from Movement for a New Society" talk and reading

and more to come!


THIS IS NOT A STEP is a four-day festival of punk music and culture in Berkeley, CA, commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the first More Than Music Festivals, hosted in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. While rooted firmly in the here-and-now, THIS IS NOT A STEP celebrates the original intent and energy connected to the More Than Music festival series, which helped lend a tangible form to a new and vital interpretation of American punk and hardcore.

The interconnectedness of each momentthe then and the noware reflected in their titles. More Than Music fired a flare for the contrarians, misfits and outcasts of the waning establishment American Hardcore scene, emphasizing community, inclusivity and punk's potential to change individuals as well as their world. Perhaps it should come as little surprise that many witnesses, then, remain involved in the DIY underground today, in the Bay Area and around the country. While sure to be a fun homecoming for many older "kids," this is no lifeless reunion, but rooted rather in the art, music and politics of those active today.

THIS IS NOT A STEP takes its name from a Bay Area hardcore band, Torches to Rome, in order to challenge sometimes latent notions of entitlement, careerism and passive consumption in our would-be, could-be community. While punk is much more than a stepping stone, perhaps at its best it is also more than a phase to be swanned through, a look or a clique to master and move on, or an end result to be achieved and then retired.

In the spirit of each parallel tradition, the organizers of THIS IS NOT A STEP invite you to join the crowd this June in the Bay Area to celebrate the inspiration of punk's rich past, the energy of the vibrant scene today, and its potential for the future.


THIS IS NOT A STEP will benefit the following:

The family of our beloved friend Sarah Kirsch (http://maximumrocknroll.com/for-sarah-kirsch/) as well as the following organizations which meant a great deal to her:

The Pacific Center for Growth - http://pacificcenter.org/about-us


The San Francisco Trans March - http://www.transmarch.org/

A portion of proceeds will also go to helping Joseph Mattson (LA writer and member of 90's diy punk band Constatine San Kathi) in his legal struggles. - https://www.wepay.com/donations/973646171


contact us at thisisnotastep2013@gmail.com

There is an additional show on Thursday June 27, which is NOT included with these passes

Thursday at 1234 Go!:

Conquest For Death
Naked Lights
Wet The Rope
Dead Seeds


924 Gilman (View)
924 Gilman Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Festivals
Music > Punk

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: 924 Gilman
On BPT Since: Nov 18, 2010
This is Not a Step

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