Alice Bag, just last year; that’s after bouncing off a book tour for her 2011 memoir, Violence Girl, as well as teaching gigs (she’s also noted to be a pastry chef). Talk about resilience.
You can’t talk about American punk-rock music without mentioning Alice Bag. As a young, feminist Chicana outcast from East L.A. in the 1970s, Bag was the epitome of punk. Her Mexican influences brought a distinctive sound to the typical all-white, male-dominated scene, while her post-glam bedlam stage persona made The Bags a staple in the genre. Throughout the years she’s been in countless numbers of bands, including the Castration Squad, The She*Riffs and Cholita, and after 40 years in the game continues to push against the grain. The 58-year-old dropped her self-titled solo debut,