Punk Latitudes is a showcase of legendary bands and immersive programming from guest curator Sasha Lord, in support of the inaugural arts and dialogue festival, By The People. Punk Latitudes will feature musical performances from Sneaks, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama),The Messthetics, and Loud Boyz. Between sets, DJs Baby Alcatraz & Alec Mackaye will spin a mix of soul & several decades of punk. The performances will be framed by LA based punk video pioneer Bradley Friedman featuring past to present videos, a panel discussion also including Bradley Friedman, DC punk community authors, musicians, curators, and journalists who have documented the underground music scene. The showcase title Punk Latitudes is a reference to DC and LA being at similar geographic latitudes, DC at 38° and LA at 34°. Despite both of these cities having well known dominant powerful industries, (entertainment and politics) this factor does not hinder the thriving underground culture. In the spirit of the By The People mission to create a space for discourse, Punk Latitudes will foster dialogue bridging the culture from the east and west coasts, as well as from emergent to legendary artists.