Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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Colin Peden

Punk rock started as a kind of music for people who didn’t fit in. San Francisco, a city that has long been a place for outsiders to make their own communities, was one of the centers of this movement.

San Francisco was also on the forefront when it came to women joining the punk scene.  Enter Penelope Houston. In 1976, she and some friends started one of the most influential San Francisco punk bands ever—The Avengers.

Colin Peden

 

I’m inside what looks like it could be a college library or a research institute. People sit quietly working at desks and tables, surrounded by shelves full of periodicals and rows of storage boxes that are neatly indexed by color and symbol. Lydia Athanasopoulou shows me around. She’s the senior content coordinator here -- kind of like the head librarian.

Punk Show! San Francisco punk from the beginning of the movement. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, Penelope Houston, SF band Flesh World, and local musicians Fang.

Fang 2014

Hardcore band Fang, which formed in Berkeley in 1980, plays THE punk venue 924 Gilman this Friday, June 19 at 7pm. Tickets are $14 at the door.

Bay Area Beats: Flesh World

Jun 15, 2015
Top L-R: Andrew Luttrell (Bass), Scott Moore (Guitar) Bottom L-R: Jess Scott (Vocals, Guitar), Diane Anastasio (Drums)
Melissa Farley

In our latest episode of Bay Area Beats we'll hear from the band Flesh World. They've been playing together in San Francisco since 2012. Guitarist Scott Moore comes from the hardcore punk scene while singer Jess Scott used to play a punk genre called noise pop. Together, they make something altogether new. They talk about their new album The Wild Animals in My Life and the naked truth about how they met at Maximum Rock and Roll Headquarters where Scott Moore lived at the time.

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