No, no they don’t, but it’s Thanksgiving next week and you’re going to have to spend a lot of time with them anyway, and as was the case in high school you’re going to want to have a cathartic experience with 70s punk rock immediately thereafter. Thus, BAM‘s end-of-November series Punk ‘n’ Pie (geddit?) (I actually mean that seriously, I didn’t get it until it was pointed out to me; it’s a pun playing off the Thanksgiving staple pumpkin pie).
Things start off tonight with Breaking Glass, about a young punk girl who becomes a new wave star — sort of like a Brit version of Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, maybe? After that, there’ll be of-the-moment looks at punk, New Wave and reggae-ska; biopics and docs on Joe Strummer and Ian Curtis/Joy Division; Derek Jarman weirdness; and the greatest love story of our time, Sid and Nancy.