Bootleg Theater Presents
Ford Madox Ford (Chip Kinman of The Dils), Ausencia
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
The Avengers were one of the first and most influential female-fronted punk bands in the US. In two short years, June of 1977 to June of 1979, singer Penelope Houston led The Avengers in just over 100 performances, from the Mabuhay and the Masque to supporting the Sex Pistols at Winterland (that group's legendary final show). They headlined shows with X, the Go-Go's, and the Dead Kennedys. During their brief existence, The Avengers released the We Are The One 7" on Dangerhouse Records and the four-song 12" EP on White Noise. In 1983, drummer Danny Furious and bassist Jimmy Wilsey gathered together these and other studio recordings for the full length self-titled LP -- the infamous "Pink Album" -- which would soon become the band's essential release. Out of print for decades, Avengers has been the lost artifact of the first wave of American punk.
New generations of music fans continue to discover The Avengers, and this never-ending demand has spawned countless bootlegs and two official collections of alternate material. As long-time fans wear out their original LP's and new fans scour the Internet for dubious downloads, the question arises again and again; "When will the 'Pink Album' be officially
re-released?" After literally years of effort the band has succeeded in making this release possible.
Ford Madox Ford (Chip Kinman of The Dils)
Returning to the stage after a decade long self-imposed exile, seminal punk rock legend Chip Kinman is back. Kinman’s supercharged Blues band Ford Madox Ford is reimagining Blues with the same left of center delivery that Kinman’s genre busting country band, Rank and File, brought to blowing the doors off country music.
Together with guitar phenom Dewey Peek, bassist Matt Littell and drummer S. Scott Aguero, Kinman’s mission is to reintroduce blues to a roots starved populous. “We are planning on doing everything; recording, touring, winning a Grammy...so that’s the plan” states Kinman.