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The "Akron Sound" Pop-up Museum

Presented by Akron Sound Museum at Summit Artspace, Akron OH

May 19 2016
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Jun 04 2016
The "Akron Sound" Pop-up Museum

Performance by Rachel Roberts 7-9 during the June 4th Artwalk

In response to a British subject asking to describe Akron, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame responded. After his answer Akron was known throughout the world as “The Liverpool of the Americas.”

From the mid-70s throughout the 80s Akron was churning out so much great music that the movement was to be known as the “Akron Sound.” Bands such as The Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey, Devo, The Bizarros and Chrissie Hynde had been signed by major record labels and there was a second wave of Akron Bands impossible to categorize were ROCKIN’ the underground music scene. The bands Trudee & The Trendsetters, The Action, Unit 5, the F-Models The Walking Clampetts, The Bettys and many others played incredible original music in the hopes of being signed as the previous bands did. Their legacies have continued to inspire the musicians throughout the 90s and on into today.

The “Akron Sound” Museum’s mission statement is to foster and promote Akron’s talent and entertainment venues. We

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ADMISSION INFO

Admission is free. Donations in any denomination are welcome and appreciated.

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LOCATION

Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street, 2nd Floor, Akron, OH 44308

PARKING INFO

Free parking behind building.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Elevator access.

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