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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thanks San Francisco

We had a great time telling our War Stories in and for San Francisco

Here are some reviews:
Grimy Goods
The Bay Bridged

We also dig the preview from the Bay Bridged

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!"