SF Punk Renaissance 9/25 “SOMA” Winston Tong w Lx Rudis and Moucci, Richard Driskell, Donovan Drummond

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Photo by Mark Hanford who captured so many exceptional performances with equally exceptional photos.

A brilliant performance captured by Eric Goodfield on 9/25 at 111 Minna during SF Punk Renaissance: The Wild, Beautiful, and Eclectic Side of Punk. Always an honor, a profound thank you

SOMA Winston Tong w Lx Rudis and Moucci, Richard Driskell, and Donovan Drummond

111 Minna Winston Tong w Lx Rudis and Moucci joined by Richard Driskell and Donovan Drummond All photos by Mark Hanford

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Spotlight on Performance Art: 9/25 Jeorgia Anderson stuns at 111 Minna SF Punk Renaissance

SF Punk Renaissance: The Wild, Beautiful, and Eclectic Side of Punk 111 Minna, Zappa Room Friday September 25, 2015

A true original among originals, Jeorgia has performed with early punk groups from VS to Tuxedo Moon and as The Mechanical Bride for years. Her performance art never fails to amaze. Don’t miss this legend when she performs in the early evening at 111 Minna on Friday September 25, 2015!

Jeorgia will also co-MC the Verdi with Raymond Ernest Andre III

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Jeorgia Anderson and Ruby Ray Photo by Bobby Castro

Here’s a bit about Jeorgia from her own biography

Jeorgia Anderson: Jeorgia Anderson is a living artist who has performed in SF, NY, and LA for centuries. After her studies at UC Davis and USF, Jeorgia created guerilla art exhibits on the street in a series called “Art Goes…” which included a burned out building, shoe store, and rehearsal studio. Experimental music, fashion, and art led her to La Mammelle, the Dadaists, and punk rock in SF. She got a guitar and Olga asked her to play in VS, as seen in Hardcore California and Excapees books. Jeorgia went to NYC with Tuxedomoon and stayed for years, appearing in the scene with bands, films, and fashion. Returning to SF in the 80s, she started her own record label Staccato Dysdain and released two vinyl singles as The Mechanical Bride. Heading to LA in the ’90s, Jeorgia wrote and recorded more of her songs and made a public access TV show, MECHANICAL BRIDE, which ran for 13 years and showcased her music and hyper visual images. Finding the digital revolution a sad excuse for reality, Jeorgia is fascinated with preserving the analog ways. The SF punk reunions by Punk Rock Sewing Circle have brought together the real people who were there and new people who care.

Spotlight on Music: The Iconic Alice Bag Performs at SF Punk Renaissance 9/25 and 9/26!

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Punk Rock Sewing Circle is pleased to present the iconic Alice Bag at 111 Minna on Friday September 25 and 9/26 at the Verdi Club! On 9/25 Alice will perform with her own band and on 9/26 she will be backed by the original San Francisco Riot Girrrls Frightwig!
Alice Bag
(born Alicia Armendariz on November 7, 1958in
Los Angeles, California) is a punk rock singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist. Alice was lead singer and co-founder
of The Bags, one of the first wave of punk bands to form in the
mid-1970’s in Los Angeles, CA.
Her first
book, Violence Girl, East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage is the story of her
upbringing in East LA, her eventual migration to Hollywood and the euphoria and aftermath of the first punk wave. Violence Girl reveals how domestic abuse fueled her desire for female empowerment and sheds a new perspective on the origin of hardcore, a style most often associated with white suburban males.
An outspoken activist, feminist and a self-proclaimed troublemaker, Alice has remained active in music since the late 1970’s and published her second book, Pipe Bomb for the Soul in 2015. The ongoing influence of Alice’s style can be seen in the traveling Smithsonian exhibition, American Sabor. She has been profiled by PBS, AARP and has been an invited speaker at colleges including Stanford, Wellesley and USC. Her
memoir, Violence Girl, is now required reading in gender and musicology courses throughout the country.
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In 2011, Alice Bag’s memoir, Violence Girl – East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story provided a window into the critical events taking place in Los Angeles in the 1960’s and 70’s, as seen through the eyes of a young Chicana protagonist. Violence Girl ends in the mid-1980’s with the ascendancy of the neo- conservative Reagan era, the evolution of punk into hardcore, and an educational expedition to Sandinista Nicaragua.
In Pipe Bomb for the Soul, Alice Bag invites the reader to join her for one life-changing month in post-revolutionary Nicaragua. From Managua to the small town of Esteli, Alice encounters people and situations that challenge her long-held beliefs and force her to evaluate the true costs and value of the American Dream. An excellent companion piece to Violence Girl, Pipe Bomb for the Soul builds on the anti-authoritarian spirit of punk that proposed self-empowerment as a way of life.
In keeping with the spirit of the book, Bag made the decision to self-publish Pipe Bomb for the Soul in May 2015.
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Press and Reviews:
“Fierce and funny, feminist and political, and punk as f___,
Violence Girl is a true survivor’s tale. An introduction to an irrepressible spirit you’ll be glad you met.”
– Bitch
“After decades of dudes telling their stories of punk’s formative years in memoir, we finally get one of L.A. punk’s most crucial figures—Alice Bag, frontwoman of The Bags
—telling her tale. Unsentimental and tough, she gets out from under her patriarchal family and finds her place among a crew of motley, misfit kids as they accidentally invented the American West Coast punk in bands like X, Black Flag, Germs and her own band, The Bags.” –Jessica Hopper,
Rookie ” Alice Bag is back in book form and is as explosive as ever.
Pipe Bomb For The Soul
excels in rekindling that revolutionary fervor existing in Nicaragua as it attempteda more pluralistic socialist democracy while mired in a bloody U.S.-backed Contrawar.” – OC Weekly
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SF PUNK RENAISSANCE: THE MASTER CALENDER

SF PUNK RENAISSANCE

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk

SEPTEMBER 20-27, 2015

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO!

Welcome to the master calendar for SF Punk Renaissance!

See you in September!

 

SUNDAY 9/20 ELI’S MILE HIGH CLUB 3629 MLK. Jr. Way, Oakland, EAST BAY BANDS. Celebrating the breadth, history and diversity of East Bay 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

MONDAY 9/21st WALK INTO THE PAST Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of punk’s early days. Join Eric Bradner and Raymond Ernest Andre lll on one of 4 narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All Ages. Time and location TBA

TUESDAY 9/22nd El RIO 3158 Mission St. SF NEW PUNK BANDS Scott Alcoholocaust presents exciting New punk bands in a co-production with The Punk Rock Sewing Circle. It’s a night of new music, new energy, and the same old madness that we have always loved! Over 21

WEDNESDAY Sept 23rd 2:30-4:30 PM Koret Auditorium SF Public Library Main Branch 111 Larkin SF The Power of the Word: Fanzines and the Pioneering of Punk Rock Journalism, Join pioneering journalists for a panel on zines at the Koret Auditorium in the Main branch of the SF Public Library. V. Vale, Mickey “Creep,” and Verna Wilson (of Ripper) will discuss their experiences as pioneers in the punk rock scene and examine the pivotal function of fanzines between the years 1975 – 1981. All Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

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WEDNESDAY 9/23 6:00 PM-12:00 AM Public Works 161 Erie St Opening Night Extravaganza. Tunnel Vision, the Punk Photography Exhibit, opens in the Roll Up Gallery and punk photography, flyers, art, and posters fill the balance of the space in this one night extravaganza! Check out the gallery show in the Roll Up Gallery (open 9/23-10/2), peruse the one day massive punk photography and art show hung throughout the venue, view rare punk films (including the recently unearthed Deaf Club films) dance to live music with Gimme Danger (Stooges Tribute band w/ members of Chrome and Thrill of the Pull) and pogo the night away with early era punk spun by our DJ extraordinaire Bryan James! 21+. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

Featured photographers include Sue Brisk, Joe Truck, Kamera Zie, Ruby Ray, Richard Alden Peterson, Vince Anton, George Sera, Erich Brogger, and Jack Jackson.

Film Makers include: Matt Huestis, Bobby Castro, Bruce Geduldig, Joe Target Rees, Starling Cinema, Richard Gaikowski, rare 16mm films Babeth Mondini VanLoo

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THURSDAY 9/24th 1:00-10:00 PM THE ODD FELLOWS BUILDING 26 7th St SWAP AND SHARE AND PUNK PANELS. Punk Records, Punk Collectibles, Punk Books, Punk Flyers, and Zines Some are selling some are sharing their collections in this combination SWAP SHARE AND TELL. Peruse rare punk albums, books, art, buttons, zines, and flyers and talk with the people who are displaying and vending. Authors from Michael Stewart Foley and Marc Zegans to photographers Bobby Castro and Ruby Ray will be on hand to sign their books. Please donate at the door to the tampon drive. All Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

6:00 PM -10:00 PM “ SHUT UP AND LISTEN” It’s a night of panel discussions with seminal figures from the first era scene. Listen first and questions later; panels are all about the questions. Come prepared for some lively discussion on “The Intersection of Queer and Punk Cultures” and “Punk: What went Wrong… and Right.” Panelists on the “The Intersection of Queer and Punk Cultures” include David Dictor, Terrence Allen Smith (Joan Jett Black) Dominique Leslie, Don Baird Moderator: Eric Brogger

“Punk: What went Wrong… and Right” Panelists: Val Vale, Jeff Bale, Denise Sullivan, Peter Urban. Moderated by Michael Stewart Foley, author of “Fresh Fruit for Rotting VegetablesAll Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

THURSDAY 9/24 TBA Walk into the Past Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of our youth. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era.

Friday 9/25 111 MINNA- ZAPPA ROOM 111 Minna SF 7:00 PM-12: 30 AM THE WILD, BEAUTIFUL, and ECLECTIC SIDE of PUNK featuring legendary first era punk artists and bands. San Francisco legends The Toiling Midgets return with their swirling guitar sounds after a two-year hiatus. LA based The Deadbeats w/ Geza X make their first ever Bay area appearance. Artistic genius Winston Tong (Tuxedo Moon) with Lx Rudis (The Units) make a rare appearance and the iconic Alice Bag returns to the Bay Area with a stunning reading and musical performance. Marc Zegans premiers his new book of poetry “ The Underwater Typewriter “Release date 9/25. Performance Artist Jeorgia Anderson and Spoken Word artist Jennifer Blowdryer mesmerize while L’Egregore rivets with their multimedia performance art. It’s a night of first era punk legends. 21 +. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

Kim Selzer and Winston Tong will exhibit Album and Poster Art

Friday 9/25 TBA WALK INTO THE PAST Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of punk’s early days. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All ages. Time and Location TBA

Saturday 9/26 VERDI CLUB 2424 Mariposa 2:00 PM-12: 30 AM First Era Punk Bands It’s a step back into time, featuring an Old School Punk lineup of headliners from the Mab Days. Former Dead Boy, Cheetah Chrome will headline in a rare appearance and The Avengers take the stage with their classic punk anthems. Before there were Riot Girrrls, there was Frightwig; Frightwig will perform a set and then also back Alice Bag. Legendary SF punk band, The Mutants melodically assault and Seattle transplants turned hometown heroes, The Lewd, return with the 1979 line up. South Bay icons Los Olvidados and The Drunk Injuns return after an absence of decades and the long standing SF punk stalwarts VKTMS open the musical proceedings. All ages. Tampon Donation

Authors: Patrick O’Neil (Gun, Needle and Spoon) and Michael Stewart Foley (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables) will be on hand to read and sign their recently released but soon to be punk classics!

Photographers Bobby Castro, Russell Allen, Mark Hanford, Alanna Alberts, and Andy Zicklin will exhibit their stunning photos of fans, bands, and memories on the historic walls of the Verdi Club

SUNDAY 27TH LUCKY 13 2140 Market St, San Francisco, BARBACUE Close off the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Celebration week on the patio of the Lucky 13. 21 +

SUNDAY 9/27 TBA Walk into the Past Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of our youth. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All Ages

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SF Punk Renaissance Saturday September 26 at the Verdi Club- It’s a Night of First Era Punk!

On Saturday September 26th, Punk Rock Sewing Circle returns to the Verdi Club for an extended show of first era punk from 2:00-12:30 AM!

For those who missed SF Punk Homecoming in 2013, the Verdi Club is a historic Italian American Social Club in Portrero Hill. Constructed in the 1920’s, this hall charms with the faded elegance of Old San Francisco. On Saturday, the walls will reverberate with the sounds of first era punk as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Punk Rock!

Former Dead Boy, Cheetah Chrome will headline this outstanding event in a rare appearance.

The Mutants return with their first San Francisco show in over two years and The Avengers, San Francisco’s own punk legends, will take the stage with their classic punk anthems.

Alice Bag will make a long awaited return to San Francisco playing a special set of punk classics backed by our own Frightwig.

Never fear if you are looking forward to “A Man’s Gotta Do..” Frightwig will also play a separate set of their original music.

Seattle transplants, The Lewd, return with their original 1979 line up!
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South Bay legends Los Olvidados and The Drunk Injuns return after an absence of decades and our very own VKTMS open the musical proceedings.

Writers Patrick O’Neil (Gun, Needle and Spoon) and Michael Stewart Foley (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables) will be on hand to read and sign their recently released but soon to be punk classics!

Photographers Bobby Castro, Russell Allen, Mark Hanford, Alanna Alberts, and Andy Zicklin will exhibit their stunning photos of fans, bands, and memories on the historic walls of the Verdi Club!

For those who are wondering how to eat and not miss any of the sets, never fear! The talented chefs of the Verdi Club will be on hand with some delectable creations. And for those with a sweet tooth, Frozen Kuhstard will be stopping by with their fantastically indulgent frozen custard; outstanding in its simplest form and better even still dressed up as an adult sundae.
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Join us in Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk– it only comes around once in a lifetime!

See you in September!

Oh yes, we almost forgot-we may have some very special guests dropping by ….