For the second year in a row, San Jose will be home to the Think and Die Thinking Festival, a celebration of punk rock, alternative culture and the DIY philosophy that comes along with it.
From Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26, Think and Die Thinking will take over the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, located on The Alameda in San Jose. All orders of bands — from punk to indie to electronic to experimental — from all over the Bay Area are scheduled to perform; vegan food will be served, art will be exhibited, crafts sold and zines distributed.
TADT organizers make no bones about their intention to strengthen the indie and punk scene in San Jose, “a place that has been historically lacking, for whatever reasons,” according to the bio on the festival’s Facebook page.
The festival was put together by San Jose indie-pop outfit Sourpatch (video above), who will perform along with other bands, such as (but not limited to) Acid Fast, Ugly Winner, Hazel’s Wart and Wild Moth.
All proceeds from the festival go to benefit the venue, which was founded in San Jose in 1981 in response to “Santa Clara County residents voting to repeal ordinances extending housing and employment protections to lesbians and gay men.” Since then the center has grown, and so have the number and variety of services it offers to the local LGBT community.