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Louis Jacinto Photo Column, Alice Bag

Alice Bag photo by Louis Jacinto

Damn pandemic! In spring of 2020 Alice Bag released her third solo album, Sister Dynamite, and was all set to tour. Then everything came to a standstill, like never before.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Trap Girl

Trap Girl, Echoplex, Los Angeles, 2017 | photo by Louis Jacinto

When I saw Drew Arriola-Sands start singing with her band Trap Girl, “I am the most dangerous girl in the city,” I stopped in my tracks and paid attention to make sure I was gonna be on her side when things go bad!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Los Illegals

Los Illegals, CSULA Exploratorium, Los Angeles, December 3, 1980 | photo by Louis Jacinto

Art meets punk. This performance was the last photograph I took of the initial punk scene. Five days later, John Lennon was murdered and I packed it in.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Extra Fancy

If The Doors had never existed, Extra Fancy would have been the punk equivalent of that band—intelligent, unique sound and, of course, gorgeous front man!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—The Bags

The Hong Kong Café in Los Angeles’s Chinatown opened in response to the banning of punk bands, especially bands with girls in them, from the first Chinatown venue to book punk, Madame Wong’s.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Alice Bag

We’re back! Alice Bag, co-founder of The Bags, is now recording her third solo album and continues to kick patriarchy ass!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—The Screamers

Yes, Tomata du Plenty was like no other punk from the Los Angeles scene of the 1970s in performance. But it was the tightness and sound explosion given him by the other three band members which made The Screamers unlike any other band.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column, The Bags—Beyond Fashion

The Bags, Louis Jacinto

It was always the music not the fashion!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column – The Alley Cats


Punk, But Good Looking Too!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Punks


By 1979, the Whisky A Go Go realized that punk bands would always draw a large crowd. Us kids in the audience were making our own statements with how we dressed. I don’t know who this punk is; I’m hoping she sees this and remembers how she, too, changed the world!