Alice Bag, Neighborhood Brats, The Alley Cats
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
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Formed in San Francisco in 1977 by Penelope Houston (vocals), Greg Ingraham (guitar), and Danny Furious (drums). Jimmy Wilsey took over bass duties early on. They quickly became favorites on the West Coast punk scene at clubs like Mabuhay Gardens and Whiskey a Go-Go. The classic Dangerhouse single, "We Are the One," was released later that year. Supporting act for what turned out to be Sex Pistols' last show, they recorded another anthem, "The American in Me," with Steve Jones. After Greg left in late '78, Brad Kent (ex- DOA) joined and the band recorded the Nietzschean power ballad, "Corpus Christi." Known around the punk world and without ever having played outside the West Coast, the group disbanded in 1979.
In support of "Died For Your Sins," Penelope and Greg played a few shows as the scAvengers in 1999 with Joel Reader (ex- Mr. T Experience) on bass and Danny Panic (ex- Screeching Weasel) on drums. In 2004, they started to play select shows in Europe and US.
Alice Bag (born Alicia Armendariz on November 7, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is a
punk rock singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist. Alice was lead
singer and co-founder of The Bags, one of the first wave of punk bands to form in the
mid-1970's in Los Angeles, CA.
Her first book, Violence Girl, East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage is the story of her
upbringing in East LA, her eventual migration to Hollywood and the euphoria and
aftermath of the first punk wave. Violence Girl reveals how domestic abuse fueled her
desire for female empowerment and sheds a new perspective on the origin of
hardcore, a style most often associated with white suburban males.
An outspoken activist, feminist and a self-proclaimed troublemaker, Alice has remained
active in music since the late 1970's and published her second book, Pipe Bomb for
the Soul in 2015.
Her self-titled debut LP was released in 2016 on Don Giovanni records
"She's an icon in the punk world of Los Angeles and beyond." - LA Weekly
"Alice Bag is a Latina punk rock pioneer and a product of the same scene that gave us Black Flag and the Germs." - Stereogum
"On "No Means No," she's tapped into an equally youthful sound, finger-wagging about the entitlement that enables rape culture with the kind of spirited humor that bands like Tacocat, T-Rextasy, and Chastity Belt employ as a salve against exploding with rage." - Pitchfork
"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 punks, and ... she continues that force-of-nature output with fierce songs of protest and massive shredding." - Jezebel
American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 2010 from the ashes of Roofie & The Nightstalker, and relocated to Los Angeles in late 2012.