(Originally run in Razorcake #79, April / May 2014) My name is Alicia Velasquez, but I’m better known as Alice Bag. I grew up in East L.A., the daughter of Mexican immigrants. In the late 1970s, I was the lead singer of a band called The Bags, one of the first wave of Hollywood bands
It’s been a whirlwind year for Liz Suburbia, who saw the release of her first book, Sacred Heart, published by Fantagraphics Books. The artist and author opened up in an email interview about how punk rock and comics helped mold her approach to art, how she’s teaching herself to improve her craft, and her thoughts on the internet’s role in creating a platform for marginalized voices to be heard.
Articles Of Faith unleashed a dizzyingly coordinated and rhythmic three-guitar attack, literate lyrics that embraced sheer poetry as well as the anger of underground America, and a bracing, flexible hardcore style that still feels pertinent and prescient. Singer Vic Bondi continues to pack such ferocity, commitment to contemporary issues (like problematic military drone campaigns, “psychopathic patriots,” and environmental damage), and a boiling sense of urgency on his newest solo outing Primary.
The archive site has everything we posted between 2001 and August 2016.