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Video: Aloud Queens Event with Exene

If you weren’t one of the lucky people who squeezed into the Los Angeles Central Library January 9 for Queens of Noise: Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now, you can now see for yourself just how funny and passionate my copanelists Exene Cervenka and Allison Wolfe were. The Aloud series has posted the video on Vimeo. We discuss Pussy Riot, Rock Camp for Girls, Riot Grrrl, Beyonce, the Runaways, and a lot more. If you want a piece of feminist punk history, Exene is selling off many of her earthly possessions at a sale that starts today.

Queens of Noise: Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now from ALOUDla on Vimeo.

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Great Article About Aloud Queens Event

Larry Wilson of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune wrote a nice article about the Aloud Queens of Noise event.

 

Exene changes the world without her underwear on the outside: Larry Wilson.

 

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Queens of Noise ALOUD Podcast Available

Exene Cervenka Photo by Gary Leonard

The podcast from the Queens of Noise event at the Los Angeles Central Library with Exene Cervenka, Allison Wolfe, and myself is now available at the LAPL site. Please listen and share!

Queens of Noise- Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now | Los Angeles Public Library.

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“The Feminist Meeting”

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Exene, Allison, and Evelyn

Why do we keep reinventing the wheel? How come every generation of women musicians has to address all over again the confrontation between expression and exploitation, as if a hundred women haven’t gone before them? These were some of the questions raised last night at Queens of Noise: Music, Feminism, and Punk: Then and Now, the Aloud event at the Los Angeles Central Library that I hosted with amazing extra-special guests Exene Cervenka and Allison Wolfe.

Apologies to those who were not able to get in to “the feminist meeting,” as one would-be attendee described the event (according to a colleague). The podcast will be posted next week — and goddess, I hope it goes viral. Of course I’m biased, but, led by an Exene on fire, we addressed crucial issues of the value of and need for women to make themselves heard, not just seen. Riot Grrrl, Rock Camp for Girls, Pussy Riot, the Runaways, X, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Kathleen Hanna, Bratmobile, mentoring, self-esteem, Sister Rosetta Thorpe, books, history, documentation, activism, etc. — these were just some of the issues and topics we addressed in a wide-ranging, cross-generational conversation. The audience asked sharp questions. And Exene sang a song. It was an EPIC night.

 

Queens of Noise – Event – Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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“Serious, Sizzling Entertainment.”

Jonny Whiteside in the LA Weekly gave our Queens of Noise night Thursday at the LA Central Library a lovely writeup. Expect “serious, sizzling entertainment” from me, Exene Cervenka, and Allison Wolfe.

Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways – 7:15 p.m. January 9 – Los Angeles Central Library | Los Angeles | Voice Places.

 

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Flavorpill Picks Queens!

Flavorpill picked the Queens of Noise night January 9 too.

Queens of Noise – Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now – Flavorpill.

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Allison Wolfe Joins Me and Exene

The extremely good news is that Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Cool Moms, Original Grrrrl) has been added to the Queens of Noise bill at the Los Angeles Public Library. The bad news: The event “sold out” within hours. Still, keep checking the site for standby tickets or come early that night and hope to grab a seat.

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