Dead In Your Head: an Interview with Jennifer Clavin


The following excerpt appeared in full in Issue#2 of TEENAGE NEWS. Issue#2 is almost sold out; buy it before you regret its high investment potential.

Bleached is from LA and they play the Bay Area all the time. But The Bay Area shouldn’t feel too special because Bleached is always on the road playing everywhere.  Keep your eyes out for that.  With three, wicked 45’s under their belt, they decided, on April 2, 2013, to grace the world with the release of their debut LP, “Ride Your Heart.” It is available to you closer than you think.


Mia Frightwig Makes Art-Damaged-Rock


What is happening in San Francisco right now might be a snapshot of what is happening in America. The tech money that has come in here, and the way that San Francisco is handling it, is screwing a lot of poor people really hard and in a really bad way. It is ruining people’s lives. We are losing a really important part of San Francisco culture. I feel outnumbered as someone who came up here when I was 16, and as a working class person. I can’t afford to shop at these shops, or eat at these restaurants. If I didn’t have rent control, God forbid I should lose it, I couldn’t afford to stay here. None of my life would be possible… All I can do is write a song about it.


I Went Out For A Pack Of Cigarettes And Never Came Back: Penny Arcade Speaks


Penny Arcade sprung out of New York City’s “Playhouse of the Ridiculous,” which had close ties to her mentor Jaimie Andrews and the director John Vaccaro. Andy Warhol was impressed by her high energy and quick whit, and casted her in Paul Morrissey’s “Women In Revolt.” Recently, Penny has toured the world twice for her production “BITCH!DYKE!FAGHAG!WHORE!,” and creates art that show her political/housing/pirate radio/independent art/AIDS activism.




If you are outta control, here is your Final Warning for Salvation. This past week has been the San Francisco Punk Renaissance Festival (with a lectures at the San Francisco Library, an Art Show & Multimedia Mega-Party at Public Works, and last night’s insane concert at the Minna Gallery). If you weren’t at the Minna Gallery last night you missed out. Alice Bag read from her books and played a concert with her bilingual, all-girl rock band. The Deadbeats (featuring GEZA X) closed the night. It was the Deadbeats first time playing in San Francisco. GEZA X and the band were in fine form with numerous costume changes, and songs that haven’t aged since they were originally recorded nearly forty years ago. San Francisco needs more GEZA X…

These past few days have been the perfect precursor for the magic that is today (September 26, 2016). TODAY IS WHEN THE REAL PARTY STARTS! 


2:00-2:40 No Alternative

2:55- 3:35 VKTMS

3:50-4:35 Drunk Injuns

4:50 – 5:30 The Lewd

5:35 – 6:15 Spoken Word:
5:35-5:50 Michael Stewart Foley
5:50-6:00 Linda XYZ
6:00-6:15 Patrick O’Neil

6:35-7:35 The Mutants: THE MUTANTS ARE TEENAGE NEWS’ FAVORITE BAND. They are all over Issue #2. Their sole release, “Fun Terminal,” hits you with sonic bits of bliss from every direction. They were a highly original art band; like a more perfect B-52’s with an edge and a genuine Punk and artistic drive. They have three lead singers, two guitarists, pop sensibilities, and punk lyrics (“Business people with long hair/hiding plastic things everywhere/recording shows while they’re not there/once they’ve got it, they don’t care”). Their only album, “Fun Terminal,” is a neglected classic that could have made San Francisco the art-punk powerhouse it deserved to be.

7:50 – 8:50 Frightwig and Alice Bag with Frightwig: Frightwig were the true pioneers in women-punk. They were a major catalyst behind the Riot Girl Movement. You have probably seen the picture of Kurt Cobain wearing their band shirt. They are playing their own gig, and one night they are backing up Alice Bag (LA), formerly of the Bags, another mover and shaker who gave Chicano-Rock a face in Punk music.


9:05-9:35 Special Recognition: Awards

9:50-10:45 The Avengers: The Avengers played the Sex Pistols’ last show. They are fronted by Penelope Houston who has endured the San Francisco music scene since her Avengers’ days. The Avengers were a teenage-punk band with political goals.

11:00-12:00 PM Cheetah Chrome: Cheetah Chrome gained his initial notoriety when he was in the Dead Boys. The Dead Boys were a legendary CBGB Punk band that showed any boy with a dream can create something that endures.


Post by August Bernadicou


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Last night TEENAGE NEWS caught Frightwig at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. It was a perfect show that no true “Punk” shoulda missed. Frightwig are original gangsters, the true pioneers behind the Riot Grrrl Movement. Their debut album “Cat Farm Faboo” gives Punk a knockout punch and establishes Girl-Art.

TEENAGE NEWS doesn’t give half a shit what you think, Frightwig is San Francisco’s most ferocious and talented band. It is time to bow down or die.

photo by Ana Grillo © 2013

Bambi Lake is Back and Better Than Ever!!


Bambi Lake is the performance artist that reestablishes your faith in Art. She extends her stage presence into her everyday life. She will change your life because she uses knowledge from the past to be combative in the future. Bambi Lake is unsinkable and immortal. Watch out world because she is coming back strong.


PUNK HAPPENS AGAIN IN SAN FRANCISCO at the 2015 Punk Renaissance Festival


40th Anniversary Punk Festival Takes Over San Francisco In September

In 1975 Punk took over San Francisco.  Punk hit San Francisco before it hit Los Angeles, and even though their music scenes are often lumped together their differences are vast.  The new music genre created a scene that gave alternative culture a previously unseen visibility. Independent record labels, independent zines, and independent clothes all supported Punk as much as Punk supported them.  More so than ever, San Francisco was connected together by a common cause. A new DIY attitude created an organic art space that sprung from the streets out of necessity. Artists and mindful learners came together to create something, anything, that gave their life and drive to contribute meaning. Punk was all-inclusive and despite the now mass-marketed clothes, there was no uniform and requirements.

Punk Elegies: An Interview with Allan MacDonnell


Allan MacDonell got his start writing for Slash Magazine. Slash was one of the first Punk zines, and its wide distribution gave Punk a previously unheard of visibility. Allan’s first book Prisoner of X: 20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine is critically acclaimed, and Rolling Stone Magazine has called his most recent memoir, Punk Elegies,“Luridly entertaining.”  Punk Elegies is an honest glimpse into Los Angeles’ First Wave of Punk. TEENAGE NEWS cannot recommend it enough. 


Arthur Brown Still Sets Trends and Paves The Way For The Future


Since 1968 Arthur Brown has simultaneously confused, impressed, educated and shocked the world with his highly original performance art that extends untouchable concepts into the masses’ hands. He made the first performance art album, he was one of the first performance artists to tour internationally, and he was first to utilize several cutting edge technologies that both set the trend and envisioned the future. Arthur Brown’s latest invention, the “Brain Hat Helmet,” makes it possible for thoughts to create music in real time. READ AND LEARN; Arthur Brown uses his knowledge from the past to be combative in the future.