Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk

SEPTEMBER 20-27, 2015


Welcome to the Master Calendar for SF Punk Renaissance!

tickets: http://www.punkrocksewingcircle.com

Photo featured above

The Mutants by Bobby Castro

SUNDAY 9/20/15 ELI’S MILE HIGH CLUB, 3629 MLK. Jr. Way, Oakland, Time TBA

Celebrate the breadth, history, and diversity of the East Bay’s punk bands. The bands at Eli’s include Dr. Frank (Frank Portman) of The Mr. T Experience. solo, Impatient Youth (old school Mab faves),
The International Café Revue including members of The Jars, Young Adults and Psycotic Pineapple (all early Berkeley punk bands),
Yo (Bruce Rayburn’s band after Xmas Eve),Edge City Ruins (featuring Jules Worsey -guitar of Kwik Way), Ike Eichensehr (vocals) of Boneless Ones, 13 and Fang. Co-produced by Eli’s. All ages


The first of four punk walking tours, this walking tour focuses on South of Market punk landmarks. Join your host, Raymond Ernest Andre lll on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks Learn about the clubs, rehearsal spaces, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystalized and erupted on these very streets. All ages welcome.


TUESDAY 9/22/15 El RIO, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, Time TBA In association with the Punk Rock Sewing Circle, Scott Alcoholocaust presents exciting new punk bands at the El Rio. It’s a night of new music and energy that taps the old punk rock vein. Over 21 only.

WEDNESDAY 09/23/15, 2:30-4:30 PM, THE POWER OF THE WORD: FANZINES AND THE PIONEERING OF PUNK ROCK JOURNALISM, Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library Main Branch, 111 Larkin, San Francisco

In a co-production of the San Francisco Public Library’s new Punk Rock Archive and the Punk Rock Sewing Circle, Peter Urban, veteran of numerous punk ‘zines, moderates a panel, which includes publishers and writers V. Vale of Search and Destroy, Mickey of Creep, and Linda Walker and Verna Wilson of Ripper. The panelists will discuss the importance and centrality of punk fanzines and their personal experiences as pioneers of punk journalism, during the years 1975 – 1981. All ages welcome. Free



At the opening night extravaganza for the SF Punk Renaissance, Public Works will be filled with the sights and sounds of early era punk. Rare and never before shown works of punk photography will be exhibited in the Roll Up Gallery (Exhibit Runs from 9/23-10/2/15) and the entire venue will be hung with rare punk flyers, photography, and art from the first era. Beginning at 6:15 PM, rarely seen examples of punk rock film and video will be shown, including: Joe Target’s Stand Up, Mark Huestis’ Whatever Happened to Susan Jane, Richard Gaikowski’s Deaf Punk, excerpts from Starling Cinema’s recently completed punk documentary Buried in the Mix, Bruce Geduldig’s Childhood Prostitute and Cell Life, Bobby Castro’s The Mab, and Babeth M. Vanloo’s Sex Pistols and the Berlin Wall. The Richard Gaikowski Deaf Punk Films are a collection of recently discovered archival 16 mm films made at the historic early era punk venue, the Deaf Club. The films are being made available to the Punk Rock Sewing Circle through the estate for this one night showing.

The Tunnel Vision photography exhibition (running through 10/02/15), features the photographic works of Vincent Anton, Joe Truck, Richard Allen Peterson, Sue Brisk, Jack Johnson, George Sera, Erich Brogger, Ruby Ray, and Kamera Zie in the Roll Up Gallery. Numerous additional works included in the greater venue include large works by Ruby Ray, Kamera Zie, and Bobby Castro, collage pieces by artist Jeff Raphael, album art from artist Kim Seltzer, and a host of other individual artists. Illustrating the incredible breadth, number of shows, and artwork of the era an enormous collection of historic flyers and posters  will cover several walls.

Joe Truck

Don Bowles Photo by Joe Truck


Joann and Jim 1979 Photo by Sue Brisk

vince anton

Target Bust 1978 Photo by Vincent Anton


Live music by Stooges tribute band Gimme Danger follows the films (featuring members of Chrome and Thrill of the Pull) and then it’s on to a first era dance party. Pogo the night away to early punk classics spun by our DJ extraordinaire Bryan James. 21 and over only.

$10.00  individual ticket includes admission and a drink ticket. Admission package to 111 Minna and Public Works $25.00 (no drink ticket); Admission Package to Verdi Club and Public Works $45.00 (no drink ticket)  All access pass to 111 Minna, Verdi Club and Public Works( includes drink ticket to Public Works $65.00

THURSDAY 9/24/15, 1:00 – 10:00 PM, SWAP, SHARE and TELL, ODDFELLOWS HALL, 26 7th Street, San Francisco

More than a record swap meet, Swap, Share, and Tell kicks off with an opportunity to peruse a vast array of punk records, books, ‘zines, flyers, and other collectibles for sale. Vendors from PM Press, ReSearch, Superior Viaduct, Mod Lang Records, Subterranean Records, Frightwig, to the Punk Rock Sewing Circle are joined by individual punks offering items from their personal collections for sale or simply to share the memories. The swap meet features a reserve early bird access 12:00 – 1:00 PM and opens to the general public 1:00 – 5:30. Authors Michael Stewart Foley, Marc Zegans, Artist Winston Smith and photographers Bobby Castro and Ruby Ray will be on hand to sign their books. All ages welcome.  12:00 PM-1:00 PM $5.00 Early Bird Admission benefits Tampon Drive  Free after 1:00 PM

At 6:00 PM it’s Shut Up and Listen, Shut Up and Listen, is a night of panel discussions with seminal figures from the first punk scene. The evening begins with a panel discussion on The Intersection of Queer and Punk Cultures, moderated by Erich Brogger. Panelists include David Dictor, Terrence Allen Smith (Joan Jett Black), Dominique Leslie, and Don Baird. Following audience questions and a break, the night’s second panel on Punk: What Went Wrong…or Right? will be moderated by Michael Stewart Foley (author of Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables) Panelists include V.Vale, Jeff Bale, Denise Sullivan, and Peter Urban. All ages welcome. Free


The second Punk Walking Tour, this tour focuses on locations around the Tenderloin!  Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past sites of major early punk employment and where bands were born The Strand and the Egyptian; Wander past the clubs, rehearsal spaces, dope spots and soup kitchens. Contrast the corporate Warfield Theater with disreputable dives like the Sound of Music club. Explore the queer/punk intersection, visit spots related to punk’s forgotten record of social activism, and hear about some of the old buildings in their early 20th Century heyday All ages welcome. Free 2:00 PM Odd Fellows Hall 26 7th St


The third Punk Walking Tour Join your host, Eric Bradner, on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks.

Wander past the sites of punk shopping mall, the Compound, venues like the legendary Deaf Club and the Tool & Die, theaters, record companies, community centers and crash pads, galleries and after hours party spots, and everyone’s favorite, the 22 Fillmore bus. Hear about how popular our brightly colored hair made us with both cops and the neighborhood, and hear the stories hundred-year-old buildings have to tell, even if the structures themselves have been erased by “progress”. All ages welcome. Free 2:00 PM 16th and Missionnear Bart Walgreens side

FRIDAY, 09/25/15, 7:00 PM-12: 30 AM, THE WILD, BEAUTIFUL, AND ECLECTIC, 111 MINNA – ZAPPA ROOM, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco

PUNK ART9-TOIEING MIDGETS at I-BEAM 7-19-1982 photo by bobby castro

Toiling Midgets Photo by Bobby Castro

THE WILD, BEAUTIFUL, and ECLECTIC SIDE of PUNK Dramatic, mesmerizing and mysterious, these legendary early era punk artists and bands never disappoint. The Toiling Midgets return with their swirling guitar sounds after a two-year hiatus. LA based The Deadbeats w/ Geza X unleash a night of stunning visual and sonic contrasts, Enigmatic genius Winston Tong with Lx Rudis mesmerize in a rare appearance and the iconic Alice Bag provides a stunning reading and musical performance. Marc Zegans premiers his book of poetry “ The Underwater Typewriter.“ Performance Artist Jeorgia Anderson enthralls while L’Egregore rivets with their multimedia performance art. 21 and over only. $25.00 Admission includes Admission to 111 Minna and Public Works; $65.00 All Access Pass includes admission to 111 Minna, Verdi Club and Public Works. All Access Pass includes a drink ticket for Public Works only


Deadbeats at Dangerhouse Reunion 2014


Deadbeats w/Geza X at Dangerhouse Renion 9/14


Winton Tong w/Lx Rudis at SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning 5/2/15 Photo by Bobby Castro

SATURDAY, 09/26/15, 2:00 PM-12: 30 AM, FIRST ERA PUNK BANDS, THE VERDI CLUB, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco

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Mutants 1979  by Bobby Castro

Featuring an Old School punk line-up of headliners from the Mab days, it’s an evening of traditional old school punk.  Dead Boy, Cheetah Chrome headlines in a rare Bay Area appearance. The Avengers (freshly returned from a European tour) take the stage to deliver their classic punk anthems. Before there were Riot Girrrls, there was Frightwig, who will perform a set and then transform into a backing band for Alice Bag. Legendary SF punk band, The Mutants melodically assault and Seattle-transplants turned hometown heroes, The Lewd, return with their 1979 line up. Representing for the South Bay, the heavyweights of Skate Punk bands, the Drunk Injuns tear it up. Preceding them are legendary VKTMS, still kicking it harder than most. And long standing punk stalwarts No Alternative open the musical proceedings.

Complimenting these musical performances are pieces from the punk literary arena, Authors Patrick O’Neil (Gun, Needle and Spoon) and Michael Stewart Foley (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables) read from and sign their recently released works and Linda XYZ of @lienNation will perform her provocative spoken word

Photographers Bobby Castro, Russell Allen, Mark Hanford, Alanna Alberts, and Andy Zicklin will exhibit their stunning recent photos of fans, bands, and memories from recent events on the historic walls of the Verdi Club. All ages welcome. $45.00 Admission includes Admission to Verdi Club and Public Works; $65.00 All Access Pass includes admission to 111 Minna, Verdi Club and Public Works. All Access Pass includes a drink ticket for Public Works only


The Avengers Photo by Bobby Castro

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The Mutants Photo by Bobby Castro


The Lewd Photo by Bobby Castro


VKTMS w Nyna photo by Bobby Castro

Photos by Bobby Castro are among those featured at the Verdi Club


In the Alley photo by Bobby Castro


In the Alleys Photo by Bobby Castro

SUNDAY, 09/27/15, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, PUNK ROCK RENAISSANCE AFTER PARTY, LUCKY 13, 2140 Market Street

Negative Trend and Toiling Midgets guitarist Craig Gray tends the bar and selects the soundtrack for this final celebration of punk rock’s 40th anniversary celebration. If you haven’t died yet, step up to the bar and name your poison, while socializing with the crème de le crème of the pioneering punk community of San Francisco. 21 and over only.

SUNDAY, 09/26/15, WALK INTO THE PAST 722 Montgomery 2:00 PM

The last of four punk walking tours, this tour focuses on locations around the North Beach district. Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks.

Just out of the shadow of the Financial District, ramble past the sites of creative percolation such as the Search and Destroy/ReSearch house, the Savoy Tivoli, and the steps above Broadway. View Dirk Dirksen Alley and punk temples the Mabuhay Gardens and On Broadway, coffee houses, sex shops, cheap hotels and fly-by-night nightclubs. Stroll Broadway, witnessing the influence of the beats, books, and boobs, and hear tales of the Barbary Coast, hippies, and of course, the punks. All ages welcome. Free



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