|Preview Pranks! 2!
Read an excerpt from interviews with punk-girl-icon Lydia Lunch and strange-music-fanatic Jihad Jerry (also known as Jerry Casale from DEVO) from the forthcoming Pranks! 2 book from RE/Search.
What is Punk Rock?
V. Vale discusses the origins and history of the San Francisco Punk scene in a new essay: What is Punk Rock and How Did it Begin?
We've all been putting our efforts into the new books.|
Here are some previews.
In case you were wondering, the blog is over. |
|Book Released Winter 2001-02|
Modern Pagans: An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Practices
|Recently Released Spring 2001|
Real conversations 1: Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Billy Childish, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Read all about it-- Excerpts & Introductions
|Mini-reviews by Vale|
In an ongoing effort to document current events in popular culture and highlight fringe history and literature, Vale offers his views:
Complete index of mini-reviews with links
|Tomata du Plenty Obituary
Probably the greatest tragedy of the Los Angeles '77 punk scene was the fact that the Screamers never recorded a record. In San Francisco while staying with Satz of the Lewd, lead vocalist Tomata du Plenty died August 20, 2000.
Obituary of Tomata du Plenty
|Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys lawsuit article
Vale attended the San Francisco trial and spoke with several of the involved parties, including plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers and jurors.
Tower Pulse ultimately pulled the article, due to several factors, according to Peter Melton: 1) Editor who had contracted for article left Tower Pulse and the incoming editor who "inherited" the piece didn't have time to "fact check" the article after East Bay Ray called up and apparently stated an overzealous interest in the legal correctness of all to-be-stated facts. Lawsuit was not threatened, but strongly implied. 2) There was so much going on, that space became an issue, and after bumping the story twice, the story was probably somewhat out-dated.
The net result to you, as interested parties, is that you can read the article right here on the website. It will hopefully get updated and find a print outlet, as the story is not over yet, but here is the article as prepared for Tower Pulse July issue.
Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys article
|eNewletter News Archive|
Back issues of the RE/Search eNewsletter are now posted on-site. The RE/Search eNewsletter is sent about once a month and includes information on up-coming and current events, reports of recent events, and gives special offers to suscribers. eNewsletter No.9 has comments on: Burning Man 2000, City Lights landmark status, the band El Destroyo and more. Please email us with "subscribe" in the subject line to receive the eNewsletter. You can now also subscribe free to the Events list, which is a sporatic email (1-4 per month, estimated) of San Francisco Bay Area events. Please email us with "subscribe Events" in the subject line to receive the events postings.
Martin Denny and fans: Johnny Barlett, Lynn Peril, Barb Mac Donald and Mary Jane Weatherbee.
Bruce Conner opening at the de Young Museum, July, 2000. If you can ID anyone, please let us know. See also a write-up of the show on the all new review page.
So many pictures, so little time, there will be more to this album eventually ...
Punk '77 Party at the Lab
On Tuesday, December 7, 1999 RE/Search Publications and The Lab presented a party featuring an exhibit of James Stark's late '70s punk photography and paintings, as well as rare punk posters and zines, in celebration of the new RE/Search edition of Stark's "Punk '77." James Stark was on hand to sign books at The Lab event. Here are a few more pictures.