Singer shares new book and album

By Jose Rojas Lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock band, The Bags, Alice Bag, celebrated Women’s History Month last Thursday at East Los Angeles College by sharing fragments of her latest book “Pipe Bomb for the Soul.” Alice Bag is one of the few women and Latinas in punk, and The Bags are one of the earliest L.A. punk rock bands that have heavy influence in modern hardcore…

March 16, 2016

Local Artists shine at the L.A. Zine Fest

By Johanna Calderon, Megan G. Razzetti and Diego Linares The 5th annual L.A. Zine Fest showcased a diverse selection of local publishers at the packed Majestic Downtown on March 7. The fest brings together a community of artists, educators, musicians, writers and students who collectively transform their ideas into realities through zine- making. Zines are short, inexpensive, handmade publications that often feature unconventional subjects. East Los Angeles College student Kristen…

March 14, 2016

CRASS rocks out zine event

  By Megan G. Razzetti  The Collective Revolutionary Association of Students in Solidarity (CRASS) celebrated the release of their latest zine April 30 at the Foyer Theater. Included was a performance by special guest, Chicana punk rocker, author, and educator Alice Bag. Sporting a head of electric blue hair, the author was enthusiastic as she was approached by fans not only students but also members of the surrounding community. As…

May 7, 2014

Memoirs to a ‘Riot Girl’

By Chris Valles Former Elan Alice Bag’s first book “Violence Girl” reveals violent experiences and real life-struggles. Subtitled East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage: A Chicana Punk Story, “Violence Girl” serves as a memoir about Alice’s experiences growing up in East L.A. and coming of age in the 1970’s Hollywood punk scene. The book also details her short-lived career as vocalist for The Bags, a pioneering punk band whose influence…

October 6, 2011