Punk pioneer Alice ‘Bag’ Velasquez tells all in ‘Violence Girl’ (videos)

by JUAN E. ROTTEN on March 28, 2012 in Cultura, Video

Alice now

Alice then

Alicia Velasquez AKA “Alice Bag” — music scene pioneer in first-wave L.A. punk band The Bags — went on the road this winter to promote her autobiography Violence Girl. After a record store appearance, she answered a few questions for Punk Globe magazine.

Here’s the interview and the “trailer” for her book. Yes, books have trailers. And check out The Bags performance video and the vintage gurl-punk Cholitas footage — all below.

The Punk Globe interview:

The book’s “trailer:”

The Bags perform in the documentary The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization:

And some more Alice, back in the post-Bags Cholita days…

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Trey Buchet March 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

Thanks for posting! Great Cholita clip. They were a fun band!!! loved Chicas de hoy. Seeing a 6 ft tall drag queen sing “I’m not a puta, I’m a princesa” was tops!

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