Journey to the End of the Bay: Punk Rockers Spill Their Guts
Litquake and Porchlight Storytelling collaborate for true tales of punk-rock anarchy and excess, launching the new book "Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day," by Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor.
Storytellers include Lynn Breedlove, Anna Joy Springer, Bucky Sinister, Oran Canfield, Rozz Rezabek, Jesse Luscious, John Geek, Chicken John, Kareim McKnight, Johnny Strike, and Hank Rank. Live music by the Avengers' Penelope Houston and her band.
Book sales and signing to follow. Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.
6 pm dinner + show
8 pm show only
Broadway Studios (formerly the On Broadway)
435 Broadway, San Francisco
Admission: $15 General, $30 includes dinner at 6pm
This show is ALL AGES!
JOHNNY STRIKE is a founding member of the protopunk band Crime, and the author of "Ports of Hell" and "A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above." crimesf.com
HANK RANK aka Henry Rosenthal is drummer for Crime, and his son and daughter are in the band Lou Lou & the Guitarfish. crimesf.com
By the time ORAN CANFIELD was ten, he had lived in nearly 15 different situations, including two years as a circus juggler and a stint at San Francisco's legendary outlaw commune The Farm. He is the author of the memoir "Long Past Stopping." orancanfield.com
A former pseudo-revolutionary suburban East Bay acid-punk dirtbag kid, JOHN GEEK founded Geekfest. He fronts the Fleshies, Triclops! and the Street Eaters, and is an overeducated Berkeley wingnut doing archaeology and cultural heritage preservation.
ANNA JOY SPRINGER was a member of the bands Blatz, Cypher in the Snow, and the Gr'ups. She is now an ex-punk Buddhist dyke writer of cross-genre works about the complicated intersections of love and grief, and teaches writing at UC San Diego.
LYNN BREEDLOVE is known for his work as front-thang for homocore band Tribe 8, his bike messenger-stripper romance novel and short film "Godspeed," and his traveling trans-up comedy one-freak shows. His new book is "Lynnee Breedlove's One Freak Show." lynnbreedlove.com
ROZZ REZABEK was front man of Negative Trend and Theater of Sheep. Continues to write "LoverLegendLiar," his yet unpublished memoir of scandalous seminal obscurity and 15 minutes that lasted way too long. myspace.com/rezabek
JESSE LUSCIOUS aka Jesse Townley is a 924 Gilman and KALX volunteer. Alternative Tentacles employee. Band member of Blatz, Gr'ups, Criminals, and Frisk. Green Party politician and elected Berkeley official. All-around rabble-rouser.
Onetime Cloyne Court denizen KAREIM MCKNIGHT was clinic defender for the Women's Choice movement, and co-founder of Direct Action Against Racism, Roots Against War, and Not in Our Name. She lives in Oakland.
CHICKEN JOHN is a contrarian, game show host, politician, ringmaster, chaos maker, riverboat mechanic, and all-purpose hatcher of unrealistic balderdash. chickenjohn.com
BUCKY SINISTER has released one CD and written four books, the latest of which is "Get Up," a recovery book for the punk crowd. buckysinister.com
PENELOPE HOUSTON balances her dark folk rock solo career with fronting the reformed Avengers and glorious library day job. penelope.net
JACK BOULWARE is the author of "Sex, American Style" and "San Francisco Bizarro," and tromped the city throughout the 90s scribbling for SF Weekly and The Nose magazine. He is co-founder of Litquake. gimmesomethingbetter.com
San Francisco native SILKE TUDOR was a columnist and nightlife editor at SF Weekly for ten years. She currently lives in an anarchist service community on New York's Lower East Side, where she slings soup for the poor. gimmesomethingbetter.com
San Francisco, CA 94133
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