There is a photo exhibit being hosted right now at the Central Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library called “From Pop to the Pit.” It’s a collection of photographs that celebrates the L.A. music scene from 1978 to 1989. The “From Pop to the Pit” photo collection gives a “glimpse into a decade in the musical life of a city that produced scores of hit singles, strikingly diverse genres, and tremendous excitement.”
A friend and I checked it out earlier today. It’s not the easiest exhibit to find. It’s located in the History & Genealogy Department… which is located on floor -4 (yes, that’s negative 4) on the lowest level of the
library. Once you find the History & Genealogy Department, the exhibit is on the southernmost back wall. This is NOT a huge exhibit. It’s only about 20 framed black & white photographs, but if you are a fan of 80’s music it is worth checking out. I was surprised to find out how many legendary 80’s bands got their start in Southern California, everyone from The Bangles and the Go-Go’s to Black Flag and Eazy-E to Motley Crew and Slayer.
Again, this is not a huge exhibit. It’s a great way to waste a few minutes of your lunch break! “From Pop to the Pit” runs until June 28, 2015. You can read more about the exhibit on the Los Angeles Public Library’s website.