LAST DAY OF PUNK IN SAN FRANCISCO SATURDAY 9/26

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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! 

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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.

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS!!!

Post by August Bernadicou

 

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

INTERVIEWS, reviews

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.

The Mutants: Tracks On Tracks In Your Face (Brendan Earley & Fritz Fox)

INTERVIEWS, ISSUE #2

The Mutants were San Francisco’s seminal punk band and dominated California’s first wave of Punk/Art Rock. They had 7 band members and 3 lead singers (2 female, 1 male). They formed in 1977, and released their sole album “Fun Terminal” in 1981 a year after their EP debut. In Issue #2 we spoke with Brendan Earley (the guitarist) and Fritz Fox (the singer). Here is excerpt from their track by track commentary. For the full feature buy TEENAGE NEWS: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201876845/teenage-news-2-music-zine-features-john?show_panel=true