Recommended Read for Earth Month: Violence Girl by Alice Bag
If you’re into music, grew up in the 70s, are curious about the LA punk scene, or life growing up in East LA, Alice Bag’s book Violence Girl is for you!
“The birth of the 1970′s punk movement as seen through the eyes of Chicana feminist and punk musician Alice Bag. Set against the colorful backdrop of an East LA childhood and the Hollywood Punk Scene, this alternately harrowing and hilarious coming of age tale surveys the sweeping social changes of two decades through a lens of subversive art and thought.” Published by Feral House, 2011.
Right now I’m taking pre-orders, then you can pick it up Ventura College Earth Day Tues April 22, hear her perform and read, and get her to sign it and personalize it! Only $18 and a great read!
“If I could have a punk show where people were on the same wavelength as me, then that could be a community that works together to achieve common goals. We could be a force that changes the world. And you could be a leader. You can be the person making the change happen, not just someone who is along for the ride. Punk rock really taught me that I had much more power than I realized.” Alice Bag Interview with Elona Jones for Bitch, May 2013
Photo by Martin Sorrondeguy at the Masque, 2014.
Come hear Alice Bag Tues April 22 from 630-730pm. Come early to check out the displays and vendors and hear poetry, speakers, authors, and music. Also appearing at Ventura College Earth Day: readings and dj sets by award winning music historian Tony Fletcher (books on the Clash, REM, The Smiths, Keith Moon and more).