Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Punk music fights against poverty" at the Amador Music Hub

Mother Lode progressive and Zapatistas frontman Nick Pistoia
Amador Ledger Dispatch writer Gwen Bohdan published a great blog about the upcoming show this Tuesday.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Introducing Smalltown Punks Against Rural Poverty

By David Roddy

The light side of Vicious.
The children of British firefighters could expect to receive little loot on Christmas Day, 1977. The preceding month, the Fire Brigades Union, which represented around 30,000 workers, declared a national strike after the government ignored a requested pay raise. In working class West Yorkshire, the infamous Sex Pistols gave the children of striking firefighters—as well as the laid-off workers and one-parent families—a free benefit show, along with loads of free merchandise surrounding the release of their first album, “Nevermind the Bullocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.” How the spitting, swearing, drug adled Sex Pistols translated “Anarchy in the UK” into a free show for the children of a striking union may not be immediately obvious.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Occupy Calaveras" in the news.

You can read the coverage by the Union Democrat here.