Posts tagged punk
Posts tagged punk
Get your head out of your ass, #MetGala. Here is some punk style from East LA, 1977. #LosAngeles #Punk #NowSashayAway
Little Hypocrite, a new song I just wrote for The She*Riffs. Check out the demo version here. First 100 downloads are free!
I’m calling you out, little hypocrite
You think you’re so stealth, little hypocrite
You’re fooling yourself, little hypocrite
But it’s over, it’s over…
“Después de treinta anos la rebelión tiene que ser reinventada por la juventud de la nueva generación…me gustaría que la juventud me brinde un desafío, que no me ofrezcan lo familiar, lo que me guste inmediatamente. Nada que me ha hecho crecer a sido confortable o familiar. Las ideas progresivas, como el art progresivo a veces afrenta al espectador precisamente porque son ideas nuevas, no familiares. Si todas tus amistades visten como tú, escuchan la misma música que tú y piensan como tú seria como vivir en el vacío. La vida es más emocionante cuando estamos en la posición incómoda de tener que evaluar nuestras creencias. Esto nos hace fortalecer nuestras creencias o deshacernos de ellas.” - Alice Bag, interview with Exilio Interior
The full interview is posted in its entirety here.
A song I wrote for our new band, the She*Riffs. We’ll be playing our first gigs in April in Phoenix.
BooHoo, he started to cry
A short snippet of Balaclavas, performed by Allison Wolfe, Drew Denny, and some weird old bag in a pink dress. Video by Angie Skull, from the LA ZineFest. #FreePussyRiot
Trashing of the Troubadour and the Elks Lodge St. Patrick’s Day show. I want to clarify that as far as I know, there is no “riot” footage contained in any of the clips that will be shown. The films are of concert footage. So LAPD - stand down. ~ Alice
More specifically, this is what a Chicana punk feminist looks like.
“Punk taught me that I am the architect of my world. By working together with others who had the same vision and drive, we created and defined a movement that still affects people today. That is powerful. Punk’s strength came from the fact that it was inclusive. I want to use that knowledge to help redefine what it means to be a Chicana. I think in order for the Chicano movement to succeed it has to be inclusive, we have to behave like we’re on the same team. If we waste precious time and energy criticizing each other we will never achieve anything. We have to value the diversity within the Chicano community if we expect the mainstream to value diversity. We have to lead by example.” Alice Bag, November 2012
Screamers, Halloween 1978. Image by Gary Panter.
Island of Misfit Toys, 1977. Photo by Ruby Ray. Left to right: Unknown, Hellin Killer, Trudie Arguelles, Pleasant Gehman, Bobby Pyn (not yet Darby Crash), Nicky Beat, Alice Bag, Delphina, Lorna Doom (wearing Germs shirt), Pat Smear, Jena Cardwell (?)
“I knew I was different from other kids at an early age. By the time I reached high school, I had a well-defined sense of “otherness” that I found to be a common streak among members of the early punk scene. We were all outcasts and had been ostracized in one way or another, for our ideas, our tastes or our appearances. So naturally, we all bonded over finding other misfits like ourselves.” - Alice Bag