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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 19 - WAR STORIES!

 









San Francisco - we're doing it again!  WAR STORIES is coming to you on July 19 at Swedish American Hall.  Get your tickets here!

Noise Pop Presents:
WAR STORIES: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves at Swedish American Hall
Friday, July 19, 2019

ALL AGES! Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm 
Fully seated show - first come, first served
 
Featuring:
Peter Case (The Nerves, Plimsouls)
Jeff Drake (The Joneses)
Chip Kinman (The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird)
Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's)

Curated & Presented by:
Pleasant Gehman (The Screaming Sirens, The Ringling Sisters)
Theresa Kereakes (Lobotomy Magazine, Punk Turns 30)

Moderator:
Michelle Villegas Threadgould (Contributor for CNN, Pacific Standard, KQED; author of the forthcoming Why Rage Against the Machine Matters)


War Stories is a raucous evening of off-the cuff storytelling by some of the wildest, loudest and most influential punk rock, new wave and rock’n’roll icons.

The San Francisco line up is specially curated and presented by musician and writer Pleasant Gehman and photographer Theresa Kereakes, the duo behind the LA punk rock 70's fanzine Lobotomy. Every person on stage either has Bay Area roots or performed regularly “back in the day” at venues such as Mabuhay Gardens, Berkeley Square, The Farm, The Covered Wagon, The Sound Of Music, The Deaf Club and Gilman Street.

The San Francisco line up for War Stories includes musicians who currently call the Bay Area home (Peter Case, Jane Wiedlin, Jeff Drake) and Californians who faithfully punked out in The City (Chip Kinman with The Dils, Pleasant Gehman with The Screaming Sirens). LA-based curators Pleasant and Theresa made constant trips to San Francisco to see and perform with bands from the late 1970’s through the late 1990’s.

War Stories, a spoken word/storytelling free-for-all, takes place the night before Chip Kinman, co-founder of The Dils (with late brother Tony) perform a punk rock tribute to the revered punk venue Temple Beautiful.

Pleasant Gehman: "Many of us have known each other for decades: we’ve hung out, played music and gotten drunk together; a few of us were longtime roommates. We’ve played shows with each other and have been on the road together (back in the day as well as more recently) bringing our 'OG' punk essence to other cities, states and countries. We’ve all set the bar for contemporary music, raised all kinds of hell, broken laws constantly and gleefully…. and we’ve lived to tell, in fact, many of us have also actually written books chronicling the wild times. This show is about our insane stories…and YOU GET TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!"

Moderated by Michelle Villegas Threadgould, Journalist & Contributor at KQED, CNN, New York Observer & author of the forthcoming book "Why Rage Against the Machine Matters"

Monday, November 05, 2018

THANKS, LOS ANGELES

We sure had fun talking about our War Stories with you!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Just added: FLEA and ABBY TRAVIS tell their War Stories!

JUST ADDED! Two LA Punk Rock MVP's have joined the cast of WAR STORIES to share their own tales of music, mayhem and magick with us. ABBY TRAVIS, who's played bass with The Lovedolls, The Go-Go's and KMFDM will share bad-girl gossip alongside the inimitable, funky FLEA, who rose from the rough & tumble club circuit to stadiums with the band he co-founded, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.






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WAR STORIES: 
Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves

ABBY TRAVIS (The Lovedolls, The Go-Go's, KMFDM)
CHIP KINMAN (The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird, Ford Maddox Ford)
DAVE CATCHING (Tex & Horseheads, The Modifiers, Eagles of Death Metal)
FLEA (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
JENNIFER FINCH (L7)
KEITH MORRIS (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!)
MIKE WATT (The Minutemen, Dos, Firehose)
PLEASANT GEHMAN (The Screaming Sirens, The Ringling Sisters)
THERESA KEREAKES (Lobotomy Magazine, Punk Turns 30)
DJ LINA LECARO

Sunday, October 7, 2018
The Roxy Theatre
9009 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:30pm doors
8pm show

$40 adv & $45 dos
seated show - first come, first served



War Stories is a raucous evening of off-the cuff storytelling by some of the wildest, loudest and most influential punk rock, new wave and rock’n’roll icons. The line up is specially curated and presented by Pleasant Gehman and Theresa Kereakes -- the duo behind the '70s LA punk rock zine Lobotomy.

"Many of us have known each other for decades: we’ve hung out, played music and gotten drunk together; a few of us were longtime roommates. We’ve played shows with each other and have been on the road together (back in the day as well as more recently) bringing our “OG” punk essence to other cities, states and countries.  We’ve all set the bar for contemporary music, raised all kinds of hell, broken laws constantly and gleefully…. and we’ve lived to tell, in fact, many of us have also actually written books chronicling the wild times.

This show is about our insane stories…and YOU GET TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT! "

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

War Stories Strikes Again! October 7, Los Angeles






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WAR STORIES: 
Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves

CHIP KINMAN (The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird, Ford Maddox Ford)
DAVE CATCHING (Tex & Horseheads, The Modifiers, Eagles of Death Metal)
JENNIFER FINCH (L7)
KEITH MORRIS (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!)
MIKE WATT (The Minutemen, Dos, Firehose)
PLEASANT GEHMAN (The Screaming Sirens, The Ringling Sisters)
THERESA KEREAKES (Lobotomy Magazine, Punk Turns 30)
DJ LINA LECARO

Sunday, October 7, 2018
The Roxy Theatre
9009 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:30pm doors
8pm show

$40 adv & $45 dos
seated show - first come, first served



War Stories is a raucous evening of off-the cuff storytelling by some of the wildest, loudest and most influential punk rock, new wave and rock’n’roll icons. The line up is specially curated and presented by Pleasant Gehman and Theresa Kereakes -- the duo behind the '70s LA punk rock zine Lobotomy.

"Many of us have known each other for decades: we’ve hung out, played music and gotten drunk together; a few of us were longtime roommates. We’ve played shows with each other and have been on the road together (back in the day as well as more recently) bringing our “OG” punk essence to other cities, states and countries.  We’ve all set the bar for contemporary music, raised all kinds of hell, broken laws constantly and gleefully…. and we’ve lived to tell, in fact, many of us have also actually written books chronicling the wild times.
This show is about our insane stories…and YOU GET TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!"
 

Friday, February 02, 2018

Punk Conference Weekend!

So - Pleasant Gehman and I are participating in the UCLA Punk Conference taking place on February 9 and 10.

And, this is what we are presenting:


LOBOTOMY MAGAZINE: A Teenage Historical Record of Punk Rock

In the mid-1970s, bored and unmoved by mainstream rock n roll, teens and young adults started to make rock n roll rebellious again. No one covered PUNK ROCK in the mainstream media, and if it was covered, it wasn’t understood.

For UCLA’s Punk Conference 2018, Pleasant Gehman and Theresa Kereakes will discuss the path they took that made their fanzine, Lobotomy, the written and visual foundation of the birth and growth of punk rock in Los Angeles as well as a presenter and commentator of the worldwide punk movement.  A projected slide show of Lobotomy Magazine pages and photos from the 1970s will illustrate the talk.



Pleasant explains, “I always knew punk was going to be a cultural moment that was as important as Paris in the 1920’s, The Beats in North Beach in the 1950’s, or the Warhol scene in New York. Punk rock created a space for our own community, and I documented it all. Lobotomy Magazine gave a voice to women, disenfranchised youth, groundbreaking artists and writers and other cultural misfits.”

Theresa continues, “if you’ve ever texted anyone ‘pictures or it didn’t happen LOL,’ you will understand why I started taking pictures at concerts. For us, pop culture and especially our own subculture is an important component of history.”

We saved the very best for last though -- On Sunday night, at the historic El Cid on Sunset Blvd., we gathered as few of our friends to regale the public with War Stories, Tales of Punk Mayhem by the Perpetrators Themselves

 ALL of the advance tickets are sold out.  There will be severely limited tickets at the door.  I say, maybe come have dinner here and buy a ticket and stay for the show....

Anyway - that's all we got and we hope to see you, Los Angeles!