Feminist punk artist discusses memoir – The Daily Aztec

On Nov.16., Alice Bag, also known as Alice Armendariz, spoke to San Diego State students about her memoir "Violence , East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage: A Chicana Punk Story. In addition to being a feminist author, …

Chicana Punk Icon Alice Bag Set to Release Her First Album

Alice Bag Is a Chicana Punk Icon, But She's About to Release Her Very First Album. By Jhoni Jackson. 01.15.16. Photo by Greg Velalsquez. Courtesy of Alice Bag. I t took some convincing from a ...

Alice Bag: The Punk Rock rebel who became an elementary ...

Alice Bag was born Alicia Armendariz on November 7, 1958, in the barrio of East Los Angeles. Her parents were impoverished immigrants from Mexico. As a youngster, Alice had few friends in school, and was often the target of bullies. ... In 2011, Alice published her memoir, Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage: A Chicana Punk Story ...

Violence : Feral House

Alice Bag "The book's slices of punk life from thirty-five years ago also document a flashpoint for a city rich with talent and anger, erupting into something completely oppositional to the feel-good, pastoral, and often saccharine Laurel Canyon melodies and glistening surf music of the preceding decade." – City Watch LA

Alice Bag Quotes (Author of Violence )

18 quotes from Alice Bag: 'What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I've made.', 'My sexuality is not an inferior trait that needs to be chaperoned by emotionalism or morality.', and 'If anyone hits me, they can expect to be hit back, and harder. I never turn the other cheek because in my experience that doesn't work.'

Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a ...

Alice Bag's memoir is less about the first-wave LA punk scene that she was such an integral part of and more about family, growing up, finding yourself, and testing your limits. A discursive book written in short chapters, "Violence " is a quick read, even though it's more than 300 pages long.

Women Will Rock at Women of Rock Tonight | The LA Beat

Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir. In order to get a more balanced history, Tanya Pearson started The Women of Rock Oral History Project. So far Pearson has collected more than 30 interviews with women musicians like Lydia Lunch, Alice Bag, Exene, and Donita Sparks.

ALICE BAG: AN L.A. PUNK LEGEND - Please Kill Me Online

Alicia Armendariz (aka Alice Bag) is a Los Angeles punk legend, not just for her groundbreaking first band the Bags (featured in Penelope Spheeris's Decline of Western Civilization), but for her outspokenness, activism, writings, and embodying the D.I.Y. ethic instilled in her by her mother.Lucretia Tye Jasmine spoke with Bag for PKM. When L.A. punk legend …

Alice Bag's Punk Odyssey - MTV

Alice Bag's Punk Odyssey The L.A. punk legend talks about her memoirs and decades-in-the-making solo debut Molly Lambert mollylambert 06/09/2016

Interviewees — Women of Rock

Alice Bag. Singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist Alice Bag co-founded pioneering LA punk band, The Bags, one of the first wave of punk bands to form in the mid-1970s. She has remained active in music, performing in bands Castration Squad, Stay at Home Bomb, Cholita!, and has published two memoirs.

Violence by Alice Bag ⋆ Green Woman Store

Alice Bag paved the way for a generation of musicians inspired by her ferocious, confrontational and provocative performance style, and of course, her powerful music. This is her memoir. The proximity of the East L.A. barrio to Hollywood is as close as a short drive on the 101 freeway, but the cultural divide is enormous.

Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a ...

Alice Bag wrote her memoir Violence as a series of blog posts. She doesn't consider herself a writer. In that sense, this is a DIY punk book! Growing up in the 80's hardcore era, The Bags were...

Alice Sebold steps out of her $6M home after black man ...

Alice Sebold, who was raped in 1981 but accused the wrong man of the crime, resulting in him spending 16 years in prison, was seen …

Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Punk Band ...

–Alice Bag, singer for the Bags, author of Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story "Best punk memoir that I've ever had the privilege of reading. In a punk scene dominated by middle-class, white males, you can't forget Spitboy, four brave women playing music with the intensity of an out-of-control forest fire.

Tilt | Alice Bag

Tilt by Alice Bag, released 17 May 2018 Tilt Winter fades I hardly saw Spring usher in A gentle thaw Morning breezes And jasmine nights On scent and song Our dreams take flight And I feel my world Tilt your way I feel my world Tilt your way Here they come now Those sunny days The lighter steps And the warming rays Orange skies Like fires glow It's …

Xicana Women Claim Their Rightful Place In Punk | by The ...

Today, while Xicanas like Spitboy's Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Alice Bag publish memoirs and journalists begin to map out black Riot Grrls experience in the '90s, women of color are organizing ...

The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Punk Band

—Alice Bag, singer for the Bags, author of Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story "Best punk memoir that I've ever had the privilege of reading. In a punk scene dominated by middle-class, white males, you can't forget Spitboy, four brave women playing music with the intensity of an out-of-control forest fire.

Diary of a Bad Housewife

In my world, women who looked like Gladys took care of kids, did housework, warmed up tortillas. I glimpsed myself, just for a second in all my sexist, racist and colorist ugliness and I quickly stepped away from the mirror. "Oh, I don't know," I lied. Francie knows what I'm …

Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a ...

Alice [Bag], without exaggeration, allows the reader to understand how exciting and in-the-moment things could be—but also how quickly and easily things can go bad and come to an end.With The Bags in the middle of it, it was a time of incredible innovation, explosive creativity and recordings that stand the test of time."—

Alice Bag Book Reading - Cornell

"Alice Bag is a Latina punk rock pioneer and a product of the same scene that gave us Black Flag and the Germs." - Stereogum "Bag continues to inspire new generations of musicians and feminists alike." - Le Sigh "As an author, educator, lifelong badass and the leader of The Bags, among many other bands, she's been a prolific and guiding light for Chicana …

Alice Bag on Memoir and Empowerment | Bandcamp Daily

The punk icon combats oppression through art on her very first solo record.

Alice Bag | Alice Bag

Alice Bag is a singer/songwriter, musician, author, artist, educator and feminist. She was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, one of the first punk bands to form in the mid-1970s in Los Angeles. She was featured in the seminal documentary on punk rock, The Decline of Western Civilization and went on to perform in other groundbreaking ...

Life at the Canterbury | Red Bull Music Academy Daily

But, as Alice Bag notes in her memoir, one of the killers turned out to be a security guard. "Everybody was on guard for a minute," X says. "Even in the scene, there were some pretty questionable people. You have to remember that the whole attitude was a lot of, just utter acceptance and forgiveness, no matter how bratty and weird you were.

About Alice Bag | Flickr

Alice Bag is one of the most wonderful woman to grace our generation! I am lucky enough to have drank whiskey and sparks in a boat in Berkeley parked in an alley with her! Thank you for helping me be a strong individual! Your strength is so apparent that it over flows in just distant contact! xoxoxooxoox

Violence | Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood ...

Alice Bag is a Self Identified punk, Chicana, and feminist. She was the lead singer in The Bags, then played bass in Castration Squad, and contributed to other punk bands as well. She is still a performer, an author, and a feminist archivist. Her memoir begins with her childhood in East L.A., growing up as the chubby in a cockroach ...

It Took Alice Bag 40 Years to Make a Solo Album, and It ...

Other songs on Alice Bag address political and social issues, especially violence against women, a major theme of Bag's acclaimed 2011 memoir, Violence , From East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage ...

Alice Bag | Biography & History | AllMusic

The memoir earned rave reviews, and during her book tour, she performed some of her songs at several stops. In 2015 Bag self-published a second book, Pipe Bomb for the Soul, which focused on her experiences in Nicaragua. In 2016 Bag returned to music with her first solo album, an eclectic and outspoken effort titled Alice Bag.

Review: Alice Bag, 'Blueprint' : NPR

Ruben Salazar, a Chicano reporter and outspoken opponent of police brutality, was shot and killed that day — a tragedy that had a huge effect on a young Alice Bag, who later wrote in her memoir ...

Why Didn't More of Us Question Alice Sebold's Memoir?

When the news broke just over two weeks ago that Anthony Broadwater, the man who served 16 years in prison for the rape of The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold, had been exonerated, the literary community was shocked. As the story (which at this point you probably already know) goes, Sebold meticulously detailed her assault and Broadwater's 1982 trial …

Violence : East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a ...

Alice Bag wrote her memoir Violence as a series of blog posts. She doesn't consider herself a writer. In that sense, this is a DIY punk book!Growing up in the 80's hardcore era, The Bags were not well known to me for some reason.