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A Closet Case

When: Fri., June 5 2015

In 1976, Dave Treat lived in Lakewood on Giel Avenue. His neighbor was Stiv Bators, singer in the punk band Frankenstein (which would become the Dead Boys). At that time, Treat was studying photography at Cooper School of Art. Bators asked him if he would shoot a promo photo for the band, so they went downtown on Saturday and spent most of the day shooting. For one photo, Treat had them climb over a fence between two buildings and move to the back. That photo became their promo photo and their template for their first album. Treat recently discovered the photos from that shoot in his closet. With help from the vintage store/record shop/record label Blue Arrow Records, he’s put together an exhibit he’s calling Stiv 1976: Lost Photos of Stiv Bators and the Dead Boys. The exhibit opens tonight with a reception from 6 p.m. to midnight at Gallery 160. (Niesel)

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