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Dead Kennedys, TSOL, ‘We Got Power!’ Authors bringing punk lit to West Hollywood Book Fair

Dead Kennedys, TSOL, ‘We Got Power!’ Authors bringing punk lit to West Hollywood Book Fair
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D.H. Peligro of Dead Kennedys/Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jack Grisham of TSOL also to read from New Books

The DIY pioneers behind the most complete and immersive history of Los Angeles-area punk, ‘We Got Power!’: Hardcore Punk scenes from 1980s Southern California, will moderate a group reading with fellow punk authors at the massively attended West Hollyhood Book Fair in West Hollywood Park on September 29. Jordan Schwartz and David Markey will join Jack Grisham, frontman for T.S.O.L. and author of ‘An American Demon’, and D. H. Peligro, drummer for Dead Kennedys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nailbomb, and author of ‘Dreadnaught’.
WHAT: O.D.Y. (Our Disaffected Youth): Punk Music from the ’80s to Today
WHERE: Eclectic Cafe Stage, Sunday, Sept. 29, 3:45PM
WHO: Jordan Schwartz, David Markey, D. H. Peligro, Jack Grisham

http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org/

About We Got Power!:
“Essential reading… the funniest of the local mags”-Matt Groening, 1983
“The pair’s gritty, deadpan photos captured the bands, DIY venues, and SoCal vagrants that would eventually define an entire subculture…stunning”-the Fader
“Stunning and beautiful”-AP
“A yearbook for SoCal dropouts who changed the world.”-Inked

Presenting original essays by David Markey, Jordan Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz, Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Louiche Mayorga, Cameron Jamie, Pat Fear, Steve Humann, Tony Adolescent, Jack Brewer, Jula Bell, Mike Watt, Sean Wheeler, Joe Carducci, Daniel “Shredder” Weizmann, and Janet Housden; capturing nearly 400 photos of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Red Cross/Redd Kross, Suicidal Tendencies, the Descendents, White Flag, the Last, the Gun Club, Saccharine Trust, Sin 34, Nip Drivers, Circle One, M.D.C., Big Boys, Youth Brigade, D.R.I., the Butthole Surfers, and many others from the dawn of hardcore punk in Southern California; and reprinting every issue of the influential ‘We Got Power!’ zine from 1981 through 1983, ‘WE GOT POWER!’ is on bookstore and music shop shelves everywhere, and is available directly from Bazillion Points Books, “The first and last words in heavy reading. For more information: http://www.wegotpowerbook/

Bazillion Points Books is the Brooklyn-based subterranean reading refuge behind TOUCH AND GO: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 by Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson; MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew; SWEDISH DEATH METAL by Daniel Ekeroth; DIRTY DEEDS: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC, by Mark Evans; METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen; MELLODRAMA: The Mellotron Movie DVD, and many more. http://www.bazillionpoints.com/

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