THE PUNK SINGER DOCUMENTARY: BENEFIT SCREENING
Peace Over Violence

$15 / $20 day of event, (presale link below)

This is the kick off event for Denim Day in LA & USA! Join us for a screening of The Punk Singer and Q&A panel at the LA Derby Dolls Doll Factory!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Derby Dolls Doll Factory-1910 W Temple Street, Los Angeles

6PM doors open

7PM Derby Dolls Program & Intro

7:15-8:35PM Film

8:35-9:15PM Q&A panel moderated by Martha Gonzalez (Scripps College) featuring Director Sini Anderson, Jack Halberstam (USC), Alice Bag (The Bags) and Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile)!

Mohawk Bend will be serving beer and food trucks will be on site.

Parking is available for $10 at the Silverlake Medical Center, 1711 West Temple, (near the intersection of Temple and Union), one block east of the Doll Factory.

http://shop.peaceoverviolence.org/

* Your receipt will be your ticket to the show.

Hell yeah, Pussy Riot bloodied but unbowed in their new protest action: Watch: Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland

Clip of Get Out! performed by Las ChiChis (CHIcanas CHIngonas) at Cal State LA last night. This was our first time performing this song on stage. The video begins at the end of the second verse.

Get Out! Words and music by Alice Bag

Boo Hoo - he started to cry
Bam - came the punch to the eye
You provoke him he says
Don’t you know how he gets?

Thud - when your head hits the wall
Oh no - you’re starting to fall
Why do you push him away?
You know you want him to stay

Cause you love him
And he’s sorry (he’s so sorry)
Much more than the time before
And he loves you (you really want to believe)
And he’s sorry
He won’t do it anymore

Crack - boots and your ribs collide
Hush - quietly bleeding inside
And as you fade from the scene
You can hear the sirens scream

But you love him
And he’s sorry (he’s so sorry)
Much more than the time before
And he loves you (you really want to believe)
And he’s sorry
He won’t do it anymore

He’s so sorry
He won’t do it anymore
He’s so sorry

How many times will you touch a hot stove
To see if a flame will burn?
How many times must he beat you senseless
Oh baby, when will you learn?

Better get out…

AMERICAN SABOR EVENTS AT CSULA

Speaker Series/Concert Series
California State University, Los Angeles
Music Recital Hall
Friday, January 24th
**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**

“Chicanas in the East L.A. Music Scene”
Panel/Concert Featuring:
Alice Bag, Teresa Covarrubias, Lysa Flores, Martha Gonzales performing as ChiChi (CHIcanas CHIngonas)

1-2:45 p.m. Panel: “Chicanas in the East L.A. Music Scene”
Featuring musicians Alice Bag of the Bags, Martha Gonzales of Quetzal, Lysa Flores, and Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan (see bios below). This panel showcases the story of the women who rock and forged a place for women’s voices in LA punk music scenes of the 1970s and 1980s and the subsequent starring role of Chicanas in the East LA music scene of the 1990s and 2000s up to the present. As active musicians today these mujeres are sembrando future sounds and scenes. An evening concert will follow later that evening.

7:30-10pm Concert: “Chicanas in the East L.A. Music Scene”
In a historic collaboration, three generations of Chicana musicians come together to celebrate and acknowledge the central role of women in the making of the East Los Angeles sound. Alice Bag of the influential punk band the Bags, Teresa Covarrubias lead singer of the Brat—one of the first Chican@ punk bands, and Martha Gonzales of the break out East L.A. band Quetzal join forces and perform together for the first time on stage at the CSULA Music Hall. They will be backed up by an all–female band that will include Gloria Estrada, guitarist for La Santa Cecilia, percussionist Caitlin Moss, and Vaneza Calderón on bass. Opening the night will be Lysa Flores, another famed Chicana musician from East L.A., in a collaboration with East LA Taiko for a ground breaking experimentation of Chicana Rock and Japanese Taiko.
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Viva la Mujer image by: http://chicanoartmovement.tumblr.com/post/21906559454/dignidad-rebelde-viva-la-mujer-17-5-x-23-inches

Heading to Champaign for the @HipHopPunkFem symposium at University of Illinois. Full schedule here:
http://hiphopandpunkfeminisms.weebly.com/schedule.html

Boston mark your calendars: I’ll be reading at Wellesley College on October 28th, courtesy of Mezcla - Wellesley College, Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies Departments. #MEZCLA

If you can’t make it to @CypressParkLAPL this Wednesday evening, my reading and Q&A will be Livestreamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cypress-park-library

Submit your questions to @CypressParkLAPL in advance using hashtag #AskAlice on Twitter.  

More info here: http://cypressparklapl.blogspot.com/2013/08/alice-bag-will-join-us-october-2nd-to.html

No truly great women have ever stopped to worry about making concessions to the social demands of femininity, let alone the “basic tenets of feminism” which, in my opinion, can be boiled down to the maxim that women are the equals of men. - Alice Bag

No truly great women have ever stopped to worry about making concessions to the social demands of femininity, let alone the “basic tenets of feminism” which, in my opinion, can be boiled down to the maxim that women are the equals of men. - Alice Bag

A sneak peek of our new band, the She*Riffs. Band lineup: Alice Bag, guitar and vocals, Dana Stern, lead guitar and vocals, Chela Mischke, bass and vocals, Miss Amy Young, drums and screams.

No Means No! 
Words and music Alice Bag

She wears stilettos and a tight, tight skirt
She smiles at you, she’s such a flirt
Still no, no, no means no!

You paid for dinner, she made dessert
Those tender kisses, how they made you hurt
But no, no, no means no!

You were both drinking, you walked her home
She let you in, you were alone

She passed out
You pressed your luck
But she pressed charges when she woke up, YOU STUPID FUCK!
No means no!
YOU STUPID FUCK!
No means no!

Now in the courtroom the judge walks in
She wears stilettos, ironic spin
You beg for mercy and leniency
But she responds “That could be me!”

Then she says “no, no, no means no!”

“If Jesus himself, or Mohammed, or Buddha spoke to me personally and said that women are inferior to men, I would still reject that as false dogma because I know with every ounce of my being that this is not true.”  - Alice Bag, Interview with SF Chronicle 2012.

Photo of Pat Bag and Alice Bag by Louis Jacinto.