Legendary punk rock singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist Alice Bag debuts her “Turn It Up!” video which features LA’s Pony Sweat crew. “Turn It Up!” is the new single off her second full-length solo album, Blueprint, on Don Giovanni Records.
Based in Los Angeles, Bag was the lead singer and co-founder of The Bags — who were among the first wave of punk bands to emerge from that city during in the mid-1970’s — and also performed in Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. This new album features an all-star roster of guest vocalists, including Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Sex Stains), Francisca Valenzuela, Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), andMartin Sorrondeguy (Los Crudos, Limp Wrist).
The title “Blueprint” is a nod to the process of construction — of a home, a life, the world — and the problems that pop up mid-build. The songs often find their inspiration in real-life moments that caused Bag to take stock and assess her own blueprint– to take a stand or fix a problem: personal, political, or both. “We’re all constantly building structures of many different kinds,” explains Bag. “So, it’s up to us keep things on track and moving in the direction we want to see them go. Otherwise, we end up with an idiot in charge.” Revered for her searing lyrics and fiery performance, Alice Bag will make appearances at Amoeba Music, The Echo, Museum of Latin American Art, Ladyfest and more.