The 'B' Girls, Death Valley Girls, Kamala & The Karnivores + readings & performances by Lydia Lunch, Carla Bozulich's "Bloody Claws"

Women of Rock Oral History Project Presents:

The 'B' Girls, Death Valley Girls, Kamala & The Karnivores + readings & performances by Lydia Lunch, Carla Bozulich's "Bloody Claws"

Fri · June 22, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls
Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:

“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).
The 'B' Girls
The 'B' Girls
Cynthia Ross’ Toronto-born all-female punk band The 'B' Girls were booking regular gigs at the legendary CBGB's in New York City, they wrapped up a North American tour with The Clash, and their songs were being produced by artists like Debbie Harry. But at the height of all this success, the band fell apart and the music they recorded for their debut album was never released. Now, 40 years later, they're back together, touring, and their debut album, “Bad Not Evil,” was released on Bomp records last year.
Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch, born 2 June 1959 in Rochester, New York, USA, began her activity in 1977 with Teenage Jesus And The Jerks as lead singer and guitar player, taking part in the No Wave Movement. She has been an actress in experimental movies by Richard Kern and by Beth B & Scott B, and she's also known for her spoken word performances. She's still producing music and collaborating on several projects as her latest one Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, beside leading her solo career too. She's also involved in writing and has edited books of poetry and fiction, including "Adulterers Anonymous" in collaboration with X's Exene Cervenka, and the novel "Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary".
Carla Bozulich
Carla Bozulich
Carla Ragin Bozulich (born December 24, 1965) is an American musician based in Los Angeles, known for her work as the lead singer, lyricist and founder of both The Geraldine Fibbers and Evangelista and as a founding member of Ethyl Meatplow and Scarnella. Her 2006 album, Evangelista, was released by Constellation Records, that label's first release by a non-Canadian artist. In 2007, she also named her ever-evolving touring group Evangelista eventually recruiting bassist Tara Barnes and keyboardist/sampler Dominic Cramp as permanent band members. However, the rest of the lineup of Evangelista as a recording, performing and touring band changes each time they play or record. In keeping with this change, the albums Hello, Voyager, Prince of Truth and In Animal Tongue were released under the band name Evangelista. In 2014, Constellation released Boy, with Carla Bozulich credited as solo artist. This album consists of more conventionally structured songs than those appearing on the Evangelista albums. Bozulich has also been involved in other projects, including collaborations with Francesco Guerri and Sarah Lipstate. In addition to singing and composing music, she is known to play guitar and work with samples and sound experimentation. She was born in New York City.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/