LA Punk Icon Alice Bag’s Critically Acclaimed
Self-Titled Solo Debut Album
Out Now on Don Giovanni Records!
Discusses Activism, Transforming Rage & Overcoming The Past +
West Coast Tour Includes Album Release Show in LA This Weekend!
7/2: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
7/8: Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
7/9: San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
7/16: Pomona, CA @ Viva Pomona!, The Glass House Concert Hall
“trailblazing” – The Los Angeles Times
“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 Flagand 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
Profile Photo Credit: Greg Velasquez
Hailed by Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, MTV, FUSE, PAPER, Jezebel, LA Weekly and more, iconic punk rock feminist, author, educator and musician Alice Bag has justreleased her inspiring self-titled solo debut album Alice Bag on Don Giovanni Records. She recently spoke with The Los Angeles Times, premiering the brooding “Weigh About You” video and fearlessly sharing how her childhood experience with domestic abuse, working as a teacher for 20 years and finding her confident voice when performing on stage lead to a life of activism. Directed and edited by Marisol Baltierra with illustration, animation and footage collaboration from Amanda LaMarco and Jeff Edwards, watch the “Weigh About You” video.
As with all of the LA punk luminary’s artistic endeavours, this album is unabashedly honest and unafraid. She tackles topics such as date rape, domestic abuse, immigration and the increasing power of corporations. Still an active part of her community, Alice Bag features all original material written by Bag and includes performances by some of her favorite LA-based musicians. She kicks off a stint of west coast dates with an album release party on July 2 at The Echo in Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Melanie Nissen
About Alice Bag:
Alice Bag was lead singer and co-founder of The Bags, one of the first wave punk bands to form in the mid-1970’s in Los Angeles, CA. She was featured in the seminal documentary on punk rock, The Decline of Western Civilization and went on to perform in other groundbreaking bands, including Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. She has published two books, including the critically acclaimed memoir Violence Girl which is now required reading in gender and musicology courses throughout the country + the self-published Pipe Bomb For the Soul, based on her experiences in post-revolutionary Nicaragua. Her influence on popular music is highlighted in the Smithsonian exhibit, American Sabor