“If you can remember the ’60s, you weren’t there,” runs the famous quip. But the iconic acts that followed 20 years later have aged a lot more gracefully, as Seattle freelance photographer Mike Hipple proves in his new book 80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today.
Punk, New Wave and the gray area in between are all represented; some musicians have retired, some are still touring and some are newly relevant, including ska-punk-rock-funk fusion group Fishbone, who have simply translated their political engagement from the Age of Reagan to the Age of Trump.
This week at Third Place Books, Hipple will talk about his quest to meet and capture these artists, catch us up on what they’ve been up to and maybe share a drop or two of gossip.
Cindy Wilson of the B-52s is pictured above. See more photos below:
Dave Wakeling, English Beat
Carol Decker from T’pau
Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon Reenactment Society
Thurs., June 21. 7 p.m. Free. Third Place Books, Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. S; 206.474.2200; thirdplacebooks.com