Like most of the great bands of the first wave of L.A. punk, the Bags didn't leave behind much of a recorded legacy. With major labels unwilling to sign the early L.A. bands, they had to wait until local indies got their act together in order to record, and as a consequence the Bags released just one single and a few compilation tracks during their 1977-1980 existence. Lead singer Alice Bag was a more important figure on the Los Angeles music scene than the Bags' tiny…
"1, 2, 3, 4," Alice Bag chants as she sways to the beat of the metronome. She's in the control room of a secluded recording studio in Echo Park, preparing to add vocals to a track that is close to her heart.
"No te despediste," she sings, melodically and somberly, on "Inesperado Adios," a Spanish song inspired by a student she taught when she lived in Arizona two years ago.
It's a chilly October night and the L.A. punk veteran is recovering from a cold. It adds a hoarseness to her voice…
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…