'Pay Attention: MN Subculture Photography'
For five years, self-taught photographer Adam DeGross has documented the underground punk, hardcore and black-metal scenes in the Twin Cities. His high-contrast, largely black-and-white photos hark back to the heyday of punk, forgoing the polish of digital photography in favor of the uncompromising grittiness of 35mm film. The resulting images of well-known (Dillinger Four) and underground bands (Krum Bums, Bane, Ceremony) are defiantly raw, in-the-moment, stark and unretouched. In a high-meets-low twist, DeGross recently had the honor of being added to the historical Andersen Archives at the University of Minnesota. This weekend, he celebrates the release of his first photography book, "Pay Attention: MN Subculture Photography" with a photo exhibit DJ'd by Dillinger Four's Paddy Costello and live music from False, Frozen Teens, Arms Aloft, Agitate and Ponx Attax. (4 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. Music at 6:30 p.m. Free. All ages. Brickmania, 1620 Central Av. NE., Suite 170, Mpls. 612-545-5263.)JAHNA PELOQUIN