Check out the Mutants! Saturday 4/30/16 Bottom of the Hill!

Don’t  miss this opportunity to see the Mutants at the Bottom of the Hill this Saturday April 30th at 9:00 PM! The Mutants will be co- headlining with Roy Looney and the Phantom Movers and joined by Apogee Sound Club for an incredible evening. Check out a clip by Lil Mike from the Mutants show 9/26/2016 at SF Punk Renaissance!

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9/26 SF Punk Renaissance: Connie Champagne joins the Mutants!

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Just announced! Connie Champagne will be joining the Mutants to sing the girls’ parts at the Verdi Club on 9/26! Singing the parts made famous by Sally and Sue, who are no longer performing with the Mutants, is the irrepressible Connie Champagne

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From Connie’s Web site!

San Francisco Chronicle

Connie’s finest moment occurs when her voice eclipses all else, grabbing hold of a song like a 100-dollar tip and living up to the reward with passion paid in full.
San Francisco Sentinel

From the moment she steps onstage, Champagne is pitch-perfect.
Los Angeles Times

Connie Champagne began her eclectic career with roles at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and Theatre on the Square, and holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. She was recruited by Vegas In Space director Phillip R. Ford to portray the cult heroine Neely O’Hara in his long-running stage adaptation of Valley of the Dolls, which inspired her interest in drag as a theatrical form. An “unwitting pioneer of the Cocktail Nation,” Champagne was the winner of the SF Weekly Wammie Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer for her work with Scrumbly Koldewyn in Connie Champagne and her Tiny Bubbles.

Champagne has toured extensively with swing band The New Morty Show, and recorded a CD, Morty-fied, on SlimStyle Records. She continues to sing with the group to this day. In addition to NMS, Champagne has shared the stage with a variety of artists and groups including: Romeo Void (supporting Cindy Lauper), Brian Setzer, Chris Isaak, the Magnum Brutes, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and Royal Crown Revue, and has been nominated for the Cable Car Awards’ Entertainer of the Year. The San Francisco Examiners’ Readers Poll, compiled by staff writer Julian Guthrie, rated Connie #30 among “…the Top One Hundred Best Things About San Francisco,” (ten notches above the Golden Gate Bridge!) Robin Eisgrau of New York’s THE PAPER magazine listed Connie among her top ten faves, and Research Magazine creator V Vale devotes a chapter to Connie�s unique life and career in his book Swing! The New Retro Renaissance (V Search Publications).

Well-known for her roles portraying Judy Garland, Champagne first appeared as the legendary star in the Off-Broadway production of Christmas With The Crawfords. New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger described Champagne’s performance as “a subtle masterpiece of parody and homage.” Champagne again received rave notices for her performance as Garland�this time on the other side of the rainbow�in the Los Angeles production of Judy’s Scary Little Christmas directed by Broadway legend Kay Cole, for which she won the Ovation Award� for Best Actress in a Musical. Inspired by Harry Lit of Castrobear Presents, Champagne, along with director F. Allen Sawyer and musical director Joseph Collins, created iMAGINE Judy Garland: An Evening With Connie Champagne, which played to sold-out audiences at the Empire Plush Room. The show was subsequently the recipient of the Dean Goodman Award for Outstanding Cabaret show. With Collins and Sawyer again on board, Champagne revisited Garland at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. As she did in iMagine/cite>, Champagne assembled the repertoire Garland might sing today�ballads from the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Elton John, show-stoppers from Peter Allen and John Cameron Mitchell, and some improbable rock tunes that take on a whole new meaning, once they’ve been Judy-fied.

In her spare time, Champagne also sings with the Mood Swing Orchestra, performing traditional big band tunes in the style of the 1940s. Last summer, she appeared as Rossignol in Thrillpeddlers’ acclaimed production of MARAT/SADE, at Brava Center for the Arts, directed by Russell Blackwood and produced by Marc Heustis.

Connie Champagne currently lives in San Francisco.

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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 ….