Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Viva Pomona! Alice Bag -
Shanon & the Clams and others
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Highland Park CA
More information to come.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Lysa Flores - Pop Up Show -
401 Main St. Los Angeles CA 90017 US
Special guest performance by Robert Lopez (aka El Vez)
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Cal Plaza Grand Performances
Quetzal 20th anniversary Show
Cal Plaza Down Town Los Angeles CA
Performing with East LA Taiko in collaboration with Quetzal.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
A conversation with Alice Bag and Lysa Flores -
Long Beach CA US
A Conversation with Alice Bag and Lysa Flores
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended, call 562.437.1689.
$9 / Members Free
Friday, January 24th, 2014
Cal State Los Angeles
Chicanas of East LA -
Los Angeles CA
AMERICAN SABOR EVENTS AT CSULA
Speaker Series/Concert Series
California State University, Los Angeles
Music Recital Hall
Friday, January 24th
**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**
â€œChicanas in the East L.A. Music Sceneâ€
Alice Bag, Teresa Covarrubias, Lysa Flores, Martha Gonzales plus Special Guests
1-2:45 p.m. Panel: â€œChicanas in the East L.A. Music Sceneâ€
Featuring musicians Alice Bag of the Bags, Martha Gonzales of Quetzal, Lysa Flores, and Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan (see bios below). This panel will showcase the story of the women who rock and forged a place for womenâ€™s voices in the East Los Angeles punk music scene of the 1980s and the subsequent starring role of Chicanas in the East LA music scene of the 1990s and 2000s. An evening concert will follow later that evening.
7:30-10pm Concert: â€œChicanas in the East L.A. Music Sceneâ€
In a historic collaboration, three generations of Chicana musicians come together to celebrate and acknowledge the central role of women in the making of the East Los Angeles sound. Alice Bag of the influential punk band the Bags, Teresa Covarrubias lead singer of the Bratâ€”one of the first Chican@ punk bands, Lysa Flores- famed Chicana activista, actresss and songwriter and Martha Gonzales of the break out East L.A. band Quetzal join forces and perform together for the first time on stage at the CSULA Music Hall. They will be backed up by an allâ€“female band that will include Gloria Estrada, guitarist for La Santa Cecilia, percussionist Caitlin Moss, and Vaneza CalderÃ³n on bass. Opening the night will be Lysa Flores in a collaboration with East LA Taiko for a ground breaking experimentation of Chicana Rock and Japanese Taiko. The members of East LA Taiko include Fredo Ortiz of Beastie Boys, Maceo Hernandez- the demon drummer of LA and Dave Jones of Carnage Asada.
Biographies of Featured Panelists/Performers:
Â· Alice Bag â€“ Alicia Armendariz Velasquez (aka Alice Bag) is a punk rock singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist. She is most famous for being a member of The Bags, one of the first bands on the L.A. punk scene. The Bags were notable for having two female lead musicians (Patricia Morrison co-founded the group with her school friend, Bag) and for pioneering an aggressive sound and style which has been cited as an early influence on what would become the hardcore punk sound. Bag went on to appear and perform in other Los Angeles based rock bands including Castration Squad, The Boneheads, Alarma, Cambridge Apostles, Swing Set, Cholita - the Female Menudo (with her friend and collaborator, performance artist Vaginal Davis), Las Tres, Goddess 13 and Stay At Home Bomb. Bag's memoir, Violence Girl, From East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage - A Chicana Punk Story, was published by Feral House in Fall 2011.
Â· Teresa Covarrubias â€“Raised in Boyle Heights in East L.A., Covarrubias recorded and performed as lead singer of The Brat in the 1970s and 1980s. The Brat was an influential Chicano punk band from East Los Angeles formed by Covarrubias and guitarist brothers Rudy and Sid Medina. The Brat featured Covarrubiasâ€™ aggressive, yet melodic, punk vocals critiquing social inequality. The Brat never found breakthrough success and remained an underground East L.A. Chican@ act until breaking up in the late â€˜80s. After the Brat broke up Covarrubias joined Chicana feminist groups Las Tres and Goddess 13. These groups, along with other Chicana musical formations, influenced the shape of L.A.s early punk scene in both Hollywood and East L.A. She continues to be an important East L.A. performer.
Â· Lysa Flores - Flores, a first generation Mexican-American, has been a pioneer in the â€œEast Losâ€ alternative scene since her teens and was named by Newsweek as one of â€œ20 young Latinos to watch in the new millenniumâ€. A woman of many facets Flores is a singer songwriter, activist, actress, producer and started her own recorded label in 1998. For her starring role in the critically acclaimed film Star Maps, Flores earned a â€œBest Debut Performanceâ€ nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. Flores also served as the films Musical Director and Produced the ground breaking soundtrack that introduced Chicano and Mexicano artists to an international audience. Refusing to be categorized by society's stifling labels, she moves easily through musical genres and art forms with a unique style. She has toured extensively both the US and Europe and has recorded and collaborated with such luminaries as Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez, indie-rock legend Jonathan Richman, John Doe, Peter Case, David Hidalgo(Los Lobos), guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake (X, the Knitters).
Â· Martha Gonzales â€“ Dr. Gonzalez was born and raised in East Los Angeles and is a Chicana artivista (artist/activist), feminist music theorist and professor of Chicano Studies at Scripps College in Pomona. She has been the lead singer and percussionist for the band Quetzal for the last 17 years. The unique blend of East Los Angeles sounds as well as the social justice content in the work of Quetzal has sparked dialogue and theoretical work among various artist communities, culture theorists, and scholars across the country, Mexico and Japan. They have produced five full-length albums and in 2013 won the Grammy for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Album for their latest, Imaginaries.
Â· Michelle Habell-Pallan - Dr. Habell-Pallan is a Professor in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. A respected cultural critic, digital archivista, and exhibit curator, she authored Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana/Latina Popular Culture and co-edited Latino/a Popular Culture. She is co-curator of the award-winning bilingual and currently traveling exhibit American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music and co-founder and co-director the University of Washington Libraries Women Who Rock Oral History Archive.
For upcoming American Sabor Events at CSULA, please visit https://americansabor.org/exhibition/venue/1534
Thanks to the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, the Experience Music Project and the University of Washington for their sponsorship of this event.
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
BAM FEST -
18th Street Santa Monica CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2012
18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nicole Gordillo t - 310-453-3711 106 | c - (310) 621-0992 | email@example.com
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Saturday October 6, 2012
3rd Annual Beer Art & Music Festival hits sunny Santa Monica for a Good Cause!
Santa Monica, CA- On Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., 18th Street Arts Center, is bringing its renowned BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) to the Westside of L.A. Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest celebrates the best of locally-produced art and music in conjunction with a variety of delicious craft beers. With 35-plus craft breweries, 4 bands, 3 galleries, open artist studios, an artist market, and gourmet food trucks, BAM Fest is well equipped to draw record-breaking crowds in its third year as one of the West Sides' most anticipated festivals.
Known for being the first Craft Beer Festival in Santa Monica, this year's attendance is anticipated at close to 1,500. And the event is a steal, with tickets priced at just $35 before September 22nd, $40 after that and $45 at the door. BAM Fest attendees not only feel great because they're spending a Saturday afternoon sipping in the sun, meeting artists and checking out great art while listening to groovy tunes, but also because they know that all proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a 24-year old, influential non-profit arts organization in Santa Monica. Santa Monica resident and owner of Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen, Kaveh Karimi, says "BAM Fest is probably my favorite event of the year. It brings a community together and truly helps a great cause".
This year 18th Street is teaming up with LA craft beer industry veteran Martin Svab (formerly of Stone Brewing Co. & Naja's Place) to help facilitate the beer side of the festival. Participating craft breweries range from big to small, including the popular and larger Sierra Nevada Brewing and Ballast Point Brewing Company to the smaller but equally great Angel City, Monkish and Beachwood Brewing. From cool-fermented lagers to warm-fermented ales, the craft beer offerings at 18th Street's Beer, Art and Music Festival offer a range of styles for tasting enjoyment. For the beer connoisseur, this year BAM Fest is showcasing unique and unreleased beers on tap, including a rare Smog City barrel-aged beer. This year will also include a Duvel-Moortgat Brewery tent featuring a number of the Flemish family's Belgian-style beers. And for those that aren't as fond of beer there will also be an area to sample some of Southern California's finest wines as well as home brewed sodas by Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club. Just as any artist painstakingly toils over each detail of a masterpiece, today's craft brewer goes to great lengths to produce unique, award-winning works of art. With the marriage of beer, art and music, BAM Fest has brewed a one-of-a-kind fundraising event.
The music lined up for BAM Fest is just as diverse as the beer samples. From the addictive rock & roll sounds rooted in rural blues, early country, and Appalachian folk music of "The Americans," to the sultry vocals, feminist chicana lyrics and powerful Japanese Taiko drums of "Lysa Flores and East L.A. Taiko" the featured music at 18th Street's festival is sure to make attendees groove. The Los Angeles-based trio, "American Bloomers," is founded on authentic pop music that is steeped in classic rock and folk harmonies, while "The Dustbowl Revival" mix a spicy roots cocktail with their dance-inducing live sets that merge old school bluegrass, swamp-gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930's. Between band sets, artist and DJ, "Freshair" will fuse an array of musical styles to keep the crowd jammin'.
BAM Fest attendees also get the special opportunity to explore a dynamic installation of new work by 18th Street's Lab Artist, Eamon Ore-Giron. Incorporating sculpture, video, painting, music and performance Ore-Giron references the alternate guitar tuning scale E-B-G-D-B-G unique to the Central Andes, by likening this indigenous Spanish musical scale with the merger of folk, pop, historical and conceptual references throughout his interdisciplinary artworks. Themes of tourism, revolution, design, and public sculpture are at play in the works, while formal questions about the relationship between functional sculpture and introspective form are explored. In addition, artworks are available for purchase at an artist marketplace organized by past 18th Street Artist Fellow, Ana Guajardo, and the resident artists who live, work and create daily at 18th Street open their studios for attendees to experience works in progress.
Need a little something to soak up all the scrumptious brews? The bold and flavorful authentic Mexican dishes by the Border Grill Truck or the sublime banh mi and Vietnamese tacos from the Nom Nom Truck might just do the trick. Or perhaps a half-pound "maneater" sized burger from Baby's Badass Burgers or a family-farmed pork bratwurst or spicy "hot" dog with signature Devil Sauce from Let's Be Frank Dogs is more your style. In addition, Fresh Brothers Pizza will be offering complimentary pizza samples that should keep your grumbling stomach at bay. Without a doubt, BAM Fest 2012 is poised to draw a fun crowd in its third year as Santa Monica's 'hoppiest' annual event.
Tickets are on sale at: http://18thstreet.org/events/bam-fest-2012. A list of participating Breweries is attached. For more information about BAM Fest 2012 and 18th Street Arts Center visit: www.18thstreet.org.
Participating Craft Breweries
Anchor Brewing Company - Angel City Brewing Company - Ballast Point Brewing Company - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing Company - Bootlegger's Brewery - Boston Beer Company - Brasserie d'Achouffe - Brewery at Abigaile, The - Brewery Ommegang - Brouwerij West - The Bruery - Cismontane Brewing Company - Cosmic Ales - De Koninck - Drake's Brewing Company - Duvel-Moortgat - El Segundo Brewing Company - Firestone Walker Brewing Company - Golden Road Brewing Company - Hangar 24 Brewing Company - Ladyface Ale Companie - Lagunitas Brewing Company - Liefmans - Maredsous - Monkish Brewing Company - New Belgium Brewing Company - North Coast Brewing Company - Pizza Port, Carlsbad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Smog City Brewing Company - Stone Brewing Company - Strand Brewing Company - Surf Brewery - TAPS Fish House and Brewery
18th Street Arts Center's mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making. We value art-making as an essential component of a vibrant, just and healthy society. 18th Street provides a hub for contemporary art through two program areas: 1) A three-tiered Residency Program that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue and 2) A Public Events and Presenting Program that focuses on engaging the public and revealing the art-making process through exhibitions, events, talks, publications and other opportunities. Our Residency Program supports artists in three ways: Short-term residencies, for national and international visiting artists who live at 18th Street for 1-6 months; Medium-term residencies, of 3 years to advance California artists' careers; and Long-term residencies that mentor Californian artists and 'anchor' organizations.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 11 am - 5:30 pm
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
NALIP Conference Sheraton Universal Hotel
NALIP Conference -
Universal City CA
Price: Must have conference pass
I will be joining Alice Bag for a presentation on her Violence Girl Book.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
The Punk Museum
Writers and Other Cool Strangers -
1640 N. Spring St Downtown LA CA 90012
Joining Alice Bag....Violence Girl.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Cal State Northridge
Shades of Silence and Trauma -
Panel discussion and performance.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Violence Girl -
Echo Park CA
Price: Buy a book!
Alice Bag Violence Girl reading!
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Cal Plaza Grand Performances
Cal Plaza Down Town Los Angeles CA
Lysa will be joining ELA Taiko for two songs. Come check it out!
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Studio for Southern California History
LA Loves Leo Limon -
Performance at 8PM
977 N Hill China Town CA
Opening reception for LA loves Leo Limon. 7-10
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
East side luv wine bar
1st street Boyle Heights ca
Joining Fredo Ortiz on his new project!
Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Gold Line Metro
East Los Angeles ca
Opening of Gold Line Metro
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
East Los Angeles College
East Los Angeles College ca
Land of a Thousand Dances book release
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
LATINA DANCE PROJECT
BOOTLEG THEATER IN LOS ANGELES
Sunday, January 25th, 2009
CHUCHO'S JUSTICE CENTER
1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302 Inglewood CA
All or nothing HC
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Dia De Los Muertos -
Barker Block - Art District Downtown Los Angeles ca us
9th annual Day of the Dead Celebration.
Friday, August 29th, 2008
Lysa Flores EP Release -
1835 First St Boyle Heights ca
sponsored by Rock N Roll Radio
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
Henry Miller Library big sur
Big Sur- with John Doe -
Saturday, June 14th, 2008
SPINE OF CALIFAS TROPICO DE NOPAL
SPINE OF CALIFAS -
1600 BEVERLY BLVD ECHO PARK CA 213 481 8112
WITH RICHARD MONTOYA
Friday, June 6th, 2008
East Side Luv
Lysa Fredo and Marco -
First St at Boyle Boyle Heights
with Marco Renteria of the Jaguares
and Fredo MgNasty of the Beastie Boys
Friday, February 8th, 2008
CYNDI C.'S BDAY -
MARIACHI PLAZA 1ST STREET BOYLE HEIGHTS CA 90027 US
CELEBRATING CYNDI C'S BDAY!
Saturday, July 21st, 2007
The Living Room
DATE CHANGE 7-21 11pm -
154 Ludlow St New York ny
154 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
Jensen Rec Center
Silverlake Blvd Echo Park Ca
Price: $10 Advance $12 Door
with Alice Bag, Ollin, The Revolts and Dios Malos
Friday, December 1st, 2006
9pm sharp -
Washington DC US
The Lysa Flores Band will open for the El Vez Merry Mexmas show.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Day of the Dead
Lysa Flores with Go Betty Go, Las 15 Letras, y mas
Saturday, October 7th, 2006
Mexicali Biennial 06 -
Calle Bravo #470 entre Lerdo y LoÌpez Mateos Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico MX Mexico
PRESS RELEASE The MexiCali Biennial is pleased to announce the inaugural installment of its bi-national, dual-venue exhibition of contemporary art and music. Featuring artists and musicians from southern California and the bordering Mexican states, the MexiCali Biennial aims to provide a platform for border crossing, progressive art exhibitions and events. These events encourage dynamic cultural exchanges that resonate within the fluid context of the US-Mexico border. This border biennial distinguishes itself by tapping into the unique aesthetic derived from a culture of art, music and critical dialog evolving from the confluence of both countries in a region defined by its hybridism. The 2006 MexiCali Biennial encompasses two events, one on either side of the US-Mexico border. The first is an exhibition comprised of thirteen Los Angeles-based artists at the Casa de la TiÌa Tina, an alternative art and music space in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The second phase of the biennial is a contemporary multi-media event with visual artists, live bands and DJs from both Los Angeles and Mexicali at Chavez Studios in East Los Angeles, California. Characterized by it open-endedness, the curatorial approach of the organizers reflects the unencumbered nature of cultural diaspora and urban sprawl. Thematic concerns lie in the overarching context of this exhibition being seen as a biennial. Curated solely by invitation, the participating artists are free to address the inherent conditions of the exhibition sites as they see fit. The intent is not to ask artists to respond to issues characteristic of this region, but instead to expose international audiences to the wide variety of artworks that are currently produced intuitively from within this context. Future incarnations of the MexiCali Biennial may occur at odd intervals, as this project is not limited to a bi-annual platform. No restrictions are to apply to venue type which may include institutional, alternative, or non-traditional art spaces as well as conceptual locations such as the internet, public interventions or by word of mouth. Non-regional, international participants will be included in future exhibitions and events. 2006 featured artists include Andrew Armstrong, Jesse Benson, Gomez Bueno, Cindy Santos Bravo, Luis G. Hernandez, Ed Gomez, Skylar Haskard, Gustavo Herrera, Hugo Hopping, Kristi Lippire, Ruben Ochoa, Mike Rogers, and Matt Wardell. Projects involve on and off-site installations and border-crossing interventions including Ed Gomezâ€™s â€œ100 Envelopes from Los Angeles to Mexicaliâ€, consisting of 100 envelopes mailed between California and Mexico each containing a one-inch section of a map of the US-Mexican border, to be reassembled in the gallery. Mike Rogers fosters communication in his installation entitled â€œTelephone/TeleÌfonoâ€ consisting of two 10-foot telephone poles on either side of the border fence separating Calexico and Mexicali, connected by the string and tin cans of a childâ€™s telephone game. Cindy Santos Bravoâ€™s multi-layered construction investigates histories of imposed security barriers across international borders. Musical guests at both events will include Los Angeles-based performer Lysa Flores, whose alternative rock en espanÌƒol sound has earned her recognition as one of the leading voices of the genre north of the border. Flores was named by Newsweek as one of 20 young Latinos to watch in the new millennium. She has toured internationally for over ten years with legendary performer El Vez, and has opened for renowned musicians including Green Day, Los Lobos, Victoria Williams and Jaguares. Multiple musical groups will perform at each event and DJs from Mexicali and Los Angeles will spin.
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
Henry Miller Library
with Greg Graffin of Bad Religion
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
The Plimsouls and The Lysa Flores Band.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
$10 advance at
Silverlake Blvd Silverlake CA 90027 US
St Patrcks Day show with OLLIN