Tue 3/21 @ 7-9PM
Alice Bag, lead singer of pioneering 1970s Los Angeles punk rockers the Bags, is one of those awe-inspiring but obscure legends of punk. It would have been enough that hers was one of the city’s earliest punk bands, at a time when most rockers were just beginning to hear about the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. That she was a woman and Hispanic in a genre dominated by white males and based on testosterone-fueled aggression made her stand out even more.
She has written a couple of books about her life and her experiences. Her 2011 memoir, Violence Girl: East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage explains how and why she was attracted to punk rock. She expanded on her ideas in 2015’s Pipe Bomb for the Soul, talking about a month she spent in post-revolutionary Nicaragua.
She’ll be at My Mind’s Eye Records in Lakewood, reading from her books, singing some songs and chatting with fans. It’s free and all ages.