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Alice Bag.

‘Born Alicia Armendariz  to Mexican immigrants who lived in East L.A.,  she emerged in the '70s Hollywood punk scene.  Her furious screams would define the aggressive vocal style of the time. Rising over distorted electric guitar and sped up bass and drums, her voice created a thick dissonant texture – a trademark of the early punk sound that echoed L.A. tension.’

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Vexing: Female voices of East L.A. Punk

Co-curators Colin Gunckel and Pilar Tompkins present an inspiring array of materials from a lost chapter in punk music history. This well-received exhibit was presented at the Claremont Museum of Art from May 18 to August 31, 2008.

Amazing! I would love to archive a collection like this!

The final episode of documentarian Angela Boatwright’s series from Living Off the Wall concludes with “The Show”.  See the fifth episode of the series and stay tuned for new episodes with another documentarian!

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The Brat at Plaza de la Raza

I could never live in Los Angeles or move into the [Hollywood] Hills. I grew up in the East Bay. That’s where I’m from and that’s what I’m used to. I think it’s got a lot to offer.
—  Billie Joe Armstrong (Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day, Sept/2009)