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

 

Kim Fowley the Lord of Garbage Unloads His Waste For TEENAGE NEWS

ISSUE #1

This excerpt originally appeared in its entirety in TEENAGE NEWS #1 from May 2013.  I interviewed Kim Fowley on January 9, 2013 at 9:30PM.  Kim Fowley wrote the introduction, spewing out a short 3rd-person bio.  During the interview he kept reassuring me that this would be the last interview he ever did because he was expecting to die any moment.  Over a year later, he is still alive in West Hollywood, California where the world wishes him the best as he continues his fight against cancer.  Kim Fowley has been involved in 5,000 songs and deserves recognition.