Amy Scherer discusses the early punk and new wave scene in Missoula during the 1980s. She describes some of the bands including Who Killed Society, The Details, and Ein Heit, and her association with some of the band members. Scherer recalls Lya Badgley’s art and clothing store Urbane Renewal as one of the first places to host all-ages punk shows. She also talks the poster art she created for some of the punk shows and various punk bands, leading to a discussion about the intersection of punk and art and her interest in art before, during, and after her involvement in the punk scene.
Subjects: Music; Music—History and criticism; Music—Montana—Missoula; Punk rock music; Punk rock music—Montana; New wave music; Rock music—Montana; Counterculture—United States; Posters; Art; Small business—Montana—Missoula
Personal Names: Scherer, Amy; Badgley, Lya; Miller, Sabina; Scherer, Deborah; Badgley, John Chris; Erickson, Wally; Pepprock, Randy
Corporate Names: Urbane Renewal; Hellgate High School
Geographical Names: Missoula (Mont.); Seattle (Wash.); Portland (Ore.)
Occupations: Artists—Montana; Musicians—Montana
Twentieth century; Twenty-first century
Missoula Music History Oral History Project, OH 473
University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Scherer, Amy, "Amy Scherer Interview, October 17, 2019" (2019). Missoula Music History Oral History Project. 1.