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Eastside Punks, Episode 2: The Brat

In our second installment of Eastside Punks, we focus on East L.A. legends The Brat. Formed in the late 1970s, vocalist Teresa Covarrubias, guitarists Rudy Medina and Sidney Medina, bassist Lou Soto, and drummer Robert Soto quickly cornered the market on smart, taut pop delivered with righteous punk fury by one of the tightest bands in the area.

Razorcake #68 from 2012, featuring Tenement, The Stains, Amy Oden, Dresden

Razorcake #68 from 2012, featuring Tenement

Tenement: Interview by Justin Telephone. Wisconsin punk rock that’s equally poppy, heavy and noisy. In the grand tradition of the Descendents, Ergs!, Die Kreuzen, and John Coltrane.

Razorcake #67 from 2012, featuring The Stains, Cheap Time, Dead Uncle

Razorcake #67 from 2012, featuring The Stains

The Stains: Interview by Jimmy Alvarado. Straight up, an oral of one of the godfathers of Los Angeles punk rock. For a band of this caliber, you’d better believe this will be a two parter.

Talkin’ Punk, Politics, and Poetry: D. Boon and Beyond

Talkin’ Punk, Politics, and Poetry: D. Boon and Beyond

The theme will be “Talkin’ Punk Politics and Poetry: D Boon and Beyond,” and it will include a “who’s who” of punk icons from across the country and eras, including: Mike Watt, Ronnie Barnett, Brian Brannon, Chip Kinman , Mish Miller/Bondage, seminal photographer Edward Colver, Jimmy Alvarado, Ben Merlis, Christian Kidd/Arnheiter, and David Jones.

Teenage Alcoholics: Punk Rock in East Los Angeles by Jimmy Alvarado updated and revised 2017

Punk Rock in East Los Angeles by Jimmy Alvarado

I feel it’s important to stress that this was intended to be a primer on East L.A. punk and not a definitive history.